2022 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame inductees announced – The Horse

The Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky (UK) has announced the 2,022 inductees into the Equine Research Hall of Fame. This prestigious award is an international forum to honor outstanding achievements in equine research and those who have paid lasting tribute to the benefit of equine health. To celebrate this legacy, the UK Gluck Equine Research Foundation will induct four scientists into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame on October 26 at Kroger Field, Lexington.

The four’s peers and past winners nominated them for their outstanding achievements in equine research. The inductees are Lisa Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACT, Jennifer Anne Mumford, PhD, and Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.

“In research, we always stand on the shoulders of those who came before us with great discoveries,” said Nancy Cox, UK Vice President for Land Grant Engagement and Dean of the College of Agriculture. , food and the environment. “This year’s recipients have made substantial contributions that will ensure a great future for equine research.

“The success of Kentucky’s equine industry is inseparable from decades of hard work by exceptional equine researchers,” said Stuart Brown, DVM, president of the Gluck Equine Research Foundation. “Although impossible to measure, it is a unique privilege to recognize the impact of these four scientists in improving the health and welfare of the horse and, on behalf of the entire equine community, to show our appreciation.”

Lisa Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS

Over the past 30 years, Fortier has earned an international reputation for his significant contributions to equine joint disease, cartilage biology and regenerative medicine. She has focused her research on the early diagnosis and treatment of equine orthopedic injuries to prevent permanent joint and tendon damage. She is perhaps best known for her work in regenerative medicine, pioneering the use of biologics such as platelet rich plasma, bone marrow concentrate and stem cells for use in horses and humans. Fortier’s lab was also instrumental in breakthroughs related to the diagnosis of cartilage lesions and clinical orthopedic work. A testament to its impact is that 87% of American equine veterinarians now use biologics for regenerative medicine in their equine patients.

Fortier earned his bachelor’s degree and DVM degrees from Colorado State University. She completed her residency at Cornell University, where she also earned a Ph.D. and served as a postdoctoral fellow in pharmacology. She now holds the position of James Law Professor of Surgery at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and sits on the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s Standing Committee on Racetrack Safety.

Katrin Hinrichs, DVM, PhD, Dipl. LAW

Hinrichs has devoted his career to research primarily in equine reproductive physiology and assisted reproduction techniques. More specifically, she focused on equine endocrinology, oocyte maturation, fertilization, sperm capacitation and their application to assisted reproduction techniques.

Hinrichs’ 40 years of research have led to several significant achievements in basic and applied research. Applied achievements include producing the first cloned horse in North America and developing the medical standard for effective intracytoplasmic sperm injection and in vitro culture for embryo production in horses. She has mentored over 85 veterinary students, residents, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in basic and applied veterinary research. Its laboratories have hosted about 50 visiting researchers from all over the world.

Hinrichs earned his bachelor’s and DVM degrees from the University of California, Davis. She completed her residency in large animal reproduction at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Anne Mumford, Ph.D.

Inducted posthumously, Mumford has earned international respect as one of the foremost researchers of equine infectious diseases, particularly equine viral diseases. Her distinguished career at Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, UK began when she became the first Head of the new Equine Virology Unit. His work has focused on the main causes of acute infectious respiratory diseases in horses, mainly equine herpesvirus and equine influenza virus, and, to a lesser extent, Streptococcus equithe causative agent of equine strangles.

Mumford has made many important contributions in these areas, including developing improved vaccines, diagnostics, and international surveillance. She has also helped establish research groups in the related fields of equine genetics and immunology.

During his career spanning more than 30 years, Mumford established the Animal Health Trust as one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the biology, epidemiology, immunology and pathology of disease, including equine herpesvirus rhinopneumonia and equine influenza, as well as bacterial diseases, including Streptococcus and Clostridium.

Stephen M. Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Reed nominators credited him as “the last word in equine neurology”. Reed is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost equine neurologists. His list of 180 peer-reviewed publications includes significant contributions to equine medicine, neurology, physiology and pathophysiology, and has earned him worldwide recognition throughout the equine community. He has shared his accomplishments as a mentor and role model for hundreds of aspiring equine practitioners.

“One of the most unique and refreshing things about Dr. Reed is that he absolutely embodies the need for and overlap of discovery science with clinical assessments to further our understanding of equine neurological disease,” said writes Jennifer Janes, DVM, PhD, associate professor of veterinary pathology. to the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, in their letter supporting the nomination. “This mission served as the foundation and pillars of his long career in equine veterinary medicine.

Reed earned his bachelor’s degree and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University. He completed internship and residency training in large animal medicine at Michigan State University.

Established in 1990, the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame honors members of the international scientific community who have made equine research a key part of their careers, recognizing their hard work, dedication and achievement. Applicants may be living or deceased, active or retired in the field of equine research.

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