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Thomas Bonnot Receives the United States Forest Service Chiefs Award

Thomas Bonnot, assistant research professor in the School of Natural Resources, received the United States Forest Service Chiefs Award in 2021. Bonnot is a member of a team being recognized for his work on Brown-Headed Nuthatch Reintroduction. In addition, the team made the list in the BBC’s wildlife magazine of the top 50 reasons to be cheerful in 2021.

Rebecca North Named Association for Science of Limnology and Oceanography Fellow

Rebecca North, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources, has been named as a fellow with the Association for the Science of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). ASLO fellows are recognized as having achieved excellence in their contributions to ASLO and aquatic sciences. The commitment and service of these individuals to ASLO have enabled our society to advance the sciences of limnology and oceanography

Dain Jacobs Receives the American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

Dain Jacob, doctoral student in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, has received the prestigious American Heart Associate (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to enhance the integrated research and clinical training of promising students who are in a predoctoral or clinical health professional degree training program. Jacob is a doctoral student in the Limberg lab.

David Patterson Honored with the Missouri Livestock Symposium Achievement Award

David Patterson, Chancellor’s Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences, received the inaugural Achievement Award from the Missouri Livestock Symposium on Dec. 3. Patterson will become a member of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Hall of Fame. The award recognizes livestock industry leaders for career achievements.

Patterson’s research efforts gained wide industry acceptance over the course of his career, resulting in new strategies to synchronize estrus and ovulation in postpartum beef cows and replacement heifers. His work led to the development of the Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program, a program that enables participants to make practical production, management and marketing decisions based on economics. Patterson was a founding member and chair of the Beef Reproduction Task Force, a group formed to provide scientific-based recommendations for the application of reproductive technologies in cattle. Patterson was recognized as Man of the Year in Missouri Agriculture in 2001 for development and implementation of the Show-Me-Select program.

He is a past recipient of the Continuing Service Award presented by the Beef Improvement Federation; the Frederick Blackmar Mumford Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; the Research Award presented by the National Association of Animal Breeders; the UM System C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission; and the American Society of Animal Science Extension, Animal Industry Service, Animal Management, and Fellow Awards.

Yvonne Hampton Selected to Attend Prestigious Seminar Course

Yvonne Hampton, PhD candidate in Personal Financial Planning, was accepted to attend the 2022 Virtual Value-Based Health Care Delivery Intensive Seminar course through the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness through Harvard Business School. Hampton is one of the selected from over 200 applicants. The seminar is a weeklong, intensive workshop focused on frameworks, application tools and case studies highlighting real-life examples of organizations moving toward value-based care delivery models.

Three IPG Faculty Listed Among 2021 Highly Cited Researchers

Ron Mittler, professor of plant science and technology; Bing Yang, professor of plant science and technology; and Shuqun Zhang, professor of biochemistry; all part of the Interdisciplinary Plant Group (IPG) at the University of Missouri, have been recognized by the Web of Science list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2021. 

This list recognizes world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for the field and year.

Agricultural and Applied Economics Doctoral Students Took Top Honors at Mizzou’s Three Minute Thesis Competition

Lucy McGowan and Barituka Bekee, both doctoral candidates in agricultural and applied economics, took top honors at Mizzou’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. McGowan placed first, and Bekee tied for second and won the People’s Choice award. 3MT competitions challenge students to explain their research in a three-minute presentation that uses only one slide.

McGowan titled her presentation “Using Simulations to Better Understand Entrepreneurial Decision Making.” She advances to represent Mizzou at the Midwest 3MT competition, which the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools will host at its annual meeting in April. Randall Westgren serves as McGowan’s adviser.

Bekee presented “Livelihood Resilience of Rural Households.” Corinne Valdivia serves as his adviser.

Pictured are Xuanyou Liu, Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, (tied for second place), Lucy McGowan and Barituka Bekee.

Samniqueka Halsey Receives Outstanding G.O.L.D Alumni Award

Samniqueka Halsey, assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and CAFNR’s Faculty Fellow for Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity, received the 2021 Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Outstanding G.O.L.D (Graduates of the Last Decade) Alumni award. The Outstanding G.O.L.D Alumni award recognizes alumnus/alumna who have graduated in the last ten years and have excelled in his or her chosen profession. Honorees offer inspiration and encouragement as models for principled leadership and commitment to serving others.

Halsey was recognized at the NEIU Golden Gala and Alumni Awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 16.