July 12, 2017

Dr. George Fahey named ASAS Fellow

Dr. George C. Fahey is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award —Research Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

Dr. Fahey is Professor Emeritus of Animal Sciences and Kraft Foods Endowed Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois. An overarching theme of his research is gastrointestinal tract health and the role of macronutrients in the digestive physiology, microbial ecology, and health of the gut. Dr. Fahey’s early contributions were in the area of ruminant nutrition but since the late 1980's, his species emphasis has been companion animals. As a result of his research, new dietary formulations and feeding strategies have been implemented by health care professionals and pet food manufacturers for animals at various physiological states and for those experiencing health problems. Most importantly, 95 postdoctoral research associates, master's degree candidates, and doctoral degree candidates successfully completed their programs under his direction and are now serving with distinction in academia, government, and private industry.

The ASAS Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to animal science and the livestock industry over an extended period of time.

The ASAS Fellow Award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate