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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) is pleased to announce Tom O’Callaghan as the 2022 recipient of the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods. 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 Scholar Award in Dairy Foods was created to recognize a young scholar from the Dairy Foods division and their potential in research and educational leadership and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. Special requirements include 10 years or less since earning a final academic degree, current active membership in ADSA, exemplary research or educational programs (instruction, extension, or industry), and potential for future leadership. The winner must deliver a symposium-type address at the ADSA Annual Meeting that should focus on critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry. A written manuscript of the lecture must be submitted to Journal of Dairy Science®, which will then be reviewed and published in an appropriate section of the journal.

Tom O’Callaghan is a lecturer of food science and technology in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland, and is principal investigator of the FOODIE research group, which focuses on the chemistry, nutri-functional, and techno-functional properties of foods across the supply chain, with particular emphasis on dairy. O’Callaghan obtained his BSc in food science from UCC in 2014 and completed his PhD in the TEAGASC Moorepark Food Research Center in collaboration with UCC between 2015 and 2018. To date, O’Callaghan has received >€2.2 million in research funding and is currently supervising four PhD students and three MSc students.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the ADSA Foundation present Tom O’Callaghan with the 2022 ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods.

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.