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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce José Eduardo P. Santos as the 2022 recipient of the Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award was created to stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension, or industry in applied dairy nutrition. The winner must have made significant contributions to the dairy industry in the area of applied dairy nutrition in one or more areas, such as applied nutrition research related to improved production efficiency, reproductive function, or herd health; integration of innovative nutritional management practices into profitable management systems; or education (including technology transfer and extension) and application of nutritional information to students, producers, and the public. The winner must have made the contribution within 10 years prior to the year of the award and have been a member of ADSA for at least five consecutive years. They must also be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

José Eduardo P. Santos received his DVM degree from São Paulo State University in Brazil. He moved to the United States to complete his MS and PhD degrees at the University of Arizona and a clinical residency in dairy production medicine at the University of California, Davis. After eight years on the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, Santos moved to the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida, where his research and extension programs seek to develop technologies that enhance efficiency of dairy production, in particular improvements in peripartum health and reproduction.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Nutrition Professionals Inc. present José Eduardo P. Santos with the 2022 Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award.

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.