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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Kathryn Proudfoot as the 2022 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

The ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Dairy Foods 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 six 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.

Hasitha Priyashantha received his doctoral education from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala. He produced his doctoral thesis, titled “Variation in raw milk quality: Impact on milk coagulation and cheese ripening,” by examining some of the causes behind recent increasing variation in the ripening time of a traditional Swedish long-ripening hard cheese. He completed the Erasmus Mundus double degree MSc program in the science of animal-derived foods at SLU (animal science) and the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (food science). He has a BSc in agricultural technology and management from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and completed an internship in dairy science at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Hasitha Priyashantha with the 2022 ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Dairy Foods 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.