By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
July 25, 2016 – Dr. Thomas D. Crenshaw was named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Mineral Nutrition by the ASAS during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Crenshaw is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees at the University of Nebraska in Swine Nutrition and a B.S. degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Tennessee-Martin.
Two main themes have persisted throughout Dr. Crenshaw’s research in mineral nutrition related to skeletal growth. These include the roles of cation-anion balance and nutritional factors which enhance bone integrity. His research has allowed strong ties with researchers in academia and the commercial swine industry, and importantly, the projects have provided opportunities to train both graduate and undergraduate students. He has provided major input as mentor for 20 M.S. and 10 Ph.D. degree programs.
Dr. Crenshaw has authored or co-authored 93 peer-reviewed publications, 40 conference proceedings and book chapters, 36 extension publications, and 192 abstracts. Current teaching responsibilities include courses in Comparative Animal Nutrition, Swine Production, Applied Monogastric Nutrition, and Experimental Diet Design. In addition to his administrative responsibility as director of the University of Wisconsin Swine Research and Teaching Center, Dr. Crenshaw has supported undergraduate student activities by serving as an advisor for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Student Council (10 years) and as co-advisor for the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity (20 years).
The ASAS Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Mineral Nutrition recognizes excellence in research dealing with mineral nutrition of livestock. The research upon which the award is based is basic or applied research in the area of mineral nutrition and published during the nominee’s lifetime with emphasis on the 10-year period preceding the award. The ASAS Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Mineral Nutrition is sponsored by the Gary L. Cromwell Appreciation Club.
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