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Caldwell, Carney, McIntyre and Patterson: Fellows of the Poultry Science Association

Published: June 15, 2022
Source : https://poultryscience.org/About-Awards-2022
The status of Fellow is one of the highest distinctions a PSA member can achieve. The election to Fellow recognizes members of the Poultry Science Association for professional distinction and contributions to the field of poultry science and service to the Poultry Science Association. Not more than five members may be elected as Fellows at any one annual meeting. A two-thirds majority vote by the Board of Directors is required to elect any nominee as Fellow.
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David J. Caldwell
University of Arkansas
David J. Caldwell grew up in Taylor, a small farming community in central Texas. He received a B.S. in Poultry Science from Texas A&M University in 1991. He then entered graduate school under the direction of Dr. Billy Hargis and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in 1994 and 1997, respectively, in Veterinary Microbiology from Texas A&M University. Following the completion of his Ph.D. program, he joined the faculty of the Department of Poultry Science at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor with a primary research and teaching appointment. During his career as a faculty member in the Department of Poultry Science, he taught undergraduate courses in avian anatomy and physiology, an introductory course focusing upon career exploration and professional development, and the department’s graduate course on general avian physiology. He also taught a graduate course in general immunology that was cross listed within the College of Veterinary Medicine. In recognition for his commitment to instruction, he was awarded the 2008 Land O’ Lakes / Purina Feed Poultry Science Association Teaching Award. His research program generally concentrated on intestinal health and food safety microbiology in commercial poultry. He maintained a commitment to generate applicability with research findings that would extend to commercial industry and other stakeholders. Essentially all research in his laboratory involved graduate student training and research experiences for undergraduate students. He served as Professor and Head of Poultry Science at Texas A&M between 2013 and 2019. He served the Poultry Science Association as an at large Director between 2009 and 2012. He was elected to the Executive Board in 2013 and served as President of PSA in 2015-2016. Since October of 2019, he has served as Head of the Department of Poultry Science and Director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas and the U of A System Division of Agriculture.
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Valerie L. Carney
University of Alberta
Valerie Carney is the Lead of the Poultry Innovation Partnership (PIP) which is a consortium of academia, industry and government working together to advance the Canadian poultry enterprise through excellence in research, technology transfer and training tomorrow’s poultry professionals. Val leads a team of researchers to develop, demonstrate and deliver practical science-informed solutions to the poultry industry. These solutions range from developing students to be industry fluent, to bridging the gap between controlled and on-farm research and building networks to address the needs of the industry.
A native of Edmonton, Valerie Carney completed her BSc Biology at Concordia University and a BSc and MSc in Animal Science at the University of Alberta. Val completed a summer internship and one of her MSc research projects in Ontario with Hybrid turkeys where she studied the effects of lighting programs on female turkey reproductive development. While studying for her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas, she completed a research internship in the pedigree division of Aviagen, North America. Upon graduation, she continued to work with Aviagen as a field and research geneticist.
She returned to Alberta to work with the Alberta government to mobilize research into application. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta from 2012 to 2020, at which time she accepted a position with the Faculty of Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences as the PIP Lead. The University of Alberta is home to a special collection of heritage poultry stocks that Val has collaborated with many to conduct research and programs to support the sustainability and history of these flocks.
Val has served the Poultry Science Association in a number of capacities. In 2006 she was chair of the local planning committee for the PSA annual meeting in Edmonton, served as a Director on the PSA Board from 2006-2009 and was elected to the Executive Board in 2016 and served as President in 2017. Val was recognized in 2022 as an Influential Woman in Canadian Agriculture.
Val enjoys a busy life with her husband and 3 almost fully-fledged children. Her interests include hosting friends and family and gardening.
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Donald R. McIntyre
North Carolina State University – Retired
Don McIntyre is an Adjunct Professor in the Prestage Poultry Science Department at NC State University and is consulting part time in the poultry industry. He is conducting applied and field type research projects concentrating on the health, nutrition, and wellbeing of birds. He also provides technical service to poultry producers and integrators in a variety of disciplines, including reproduction, meat production, processing, and welfare.
Don’s technical training began at NC State University with B.S. degrees in Poultry Science and Animal Science. He then earned an M.S. degree from Colorado State University in 1980 and later returned to NC State University for his Ph.D. in Physiology in 1984.
McIntyre’s experience includes R&D positions at Cargill, Diamond V, Hybrid Turkeys and Oscar Mayer. He also worked as a live production manager for Louis Rich and Pilgrims, was president of British United Turkeys of America (BUTA) and Colorado Quality Research (CQR), and traveled in technical service for Hendrix Genetics, Adisseo and Global Animal Products.
Don served as President of the Poultry Science Association in 2019-20. Over the years, he also served on the Foundation Research Committee of the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPEA), as assistant section editor for the Poultry Science Journal and as President of the Southern Poultry Science Society. Don is a PAACO certified Poultry Welfare Auditor and Trainer and maintains his ARPAS certification as a Professional Animal Scientist.
Dr. McIntyre has served on the Board of Directors of PSA, USPEA, NC Poultry Association, SC Poultry Association, and the National Turkey Federation.
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Paul H. Patterson
The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Paul H. Patterson is an Emeritus Professor of Poultry Science and former Extension Poultry Specialist in the Department of Animal Science at Penn State University since 1992. He graduated from Washington State University in 1979, cum laude with a BS in Animal Science. Following his BS, he worked as an Asst. Herdsman, Feed Mill Asst. and lecturer while getting an MS at Washington State in 1982. He then went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Poultry Science & Nutritional Science, earning a Ph.D. in 1988.
He spent most of his time (70%) on outreach education and extension duties, particularly those dealing with laying hen management, nutrition and egg quality. The other 30% he devoted to research involving nutrition, egg production, handling and storage, waste management, nutrient management and recycling. As a nutritionist the thrust of Dr. Patterson’s career has emphasized the proper utilization/recycling of nutrients tied to animal production. A national authority on this subject he has worked with the World Wildlife Fund, the Chesapeake Bay Alliance and others. He served as PI or co-PI on projects totaling over $7.5M and published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, 450 trade, proceeding, extension and news articles and made more than 400 national/international presentations on these topics. In his career Dr. Patterson has taught more than 30 undergraduate and graduate courses as the main instructor, or as part of a team. He was awarded the Purina Research Fellowship for 11 years, two Extension Team awards from the Am Society of Ag Engineers and Penn States College of Ag Sciences, the Work Horse Award from the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, Penn State University’s Faculty Outreach Award, and the Poultry Science Association’s Phibro Extension Excellence Award and Fellow in 2022.
He has been a member of the Poultry Science and Southern Poultry Science Associations since 1982 and a former Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Director (BOD) and Foundation Board of Trustees for PSA. He is a former President and member of the Am Poultry Historical Society since 1986. He has served on Editorial Boards for Poultry Science, the Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Bioresource Technology, and Egyptian Journal of Nutrition and Feeds. He is a BOD for the National Egg Industry Center in Ames Iowa and the National Egg Quality School where he is the Director of the school and annual speaker. Currently he serves on the Poultry Litter Subcommittee & Scientific & Tech Advisory Committee for the Chesapeake Bay Program, the PSU Bed Bug Task Force and the Environmental Scientific Panel for the United Egg Producers and is still active with a couple of grants and other Poultry & Egg Projects.
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Mentioned in this news release:
David Caldwell
University of Arkansas (USA)
Valerie Carney
University of Alberta
Don McIntyre
Diamond V
Paul Patterson
PennState - University Pennsylvania State
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