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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Meghan Katherine Connelly as the 2022 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award: Production Division (PhD). 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: 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.

Meghan Connelly was born in Rochester, Minnesota. She attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls, where she received her bachelor’s degree in dairy science and agricultural business. After finishing her bachelor’s, she attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she completed her PhD under Laura Hernandez. Connelly’s program focused on understanding calcium and serotonin metabolism in the dairy cow and the role the mammary gland plays. Upon graduation, Connelly joined Vita Plus as a dairy nutritionist and technical services specialist.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Meghan Katherine Connelly with the 2022 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.