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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Connor Owens as the 2021 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Production Division (PhD). Owens will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.
The ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Production Division (PhD) was created to recognize graduate students who have composed in-depth and extensive literature reviews in their thesis or dissertation and allow for these papers to be published in the Journal of Dairy Science® as review papers, making them available as references for citations in original research papers. The winner must be a graduate student (or within 6 months of graduation) at the time of the article submission to the Journal of Dairy Science. The article must be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including references and graphs, have no more than 75 references, and be focused on a topic in dairy science.
Connor Owens was born in Norfolk, Virginia. After completing his bachelor’s degree in animal science at Cornell University, he started his graduate program at Virginia Tech in Rebecca Cockrum’s laboratory. Owens’s doctoral research focused on the influence of the microbiome in the bovine reproductive tract on heifer fertility and calf fecal microbial development. This led to his review titled “Potential mechanisms of interaction between bacteria and the reproductive tract of dairy cattle.” After completing his doctorate, Owens started as a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, studying reproductive aging.
It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Connor Owens with the 2021 ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Production Division (PhD).
About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.