August 17, 2017

Dr. Janice Bahr receives L.E. Casida Award

Dr. Janice Bahr, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is the 2017 recipient of the L.E. Casida Award, presented to her on July 13 during the Triennial Reproduction Symposium.

Dr. Bahr, a Wisconsin native, obtained a B.A. degree at Viterbo University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She accepted an assistant professorship in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Illinois in 1974 where she is now professor emerita.

Dr. Bahr has 180 refereed publications, 32 book chapters, and one book. She has mentored 33 M.S. students, 27 Ph.D. students and 6 postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Bahr has given numerous seminars at U.S. universities and at national and international conferences. She has received many awards, including several for mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Bahr’s method of mentoring was greatly influenced by her mentor, Dr. A. V. Nalbandov, who was a graduate student mentored by Dr. L. E. Casida.

The L.E. Casida Award recognizes excellence in the education of graduate and/or post-doctoral students to conduct research in the area of reproductive physiology and endocrinology.

The award is sponsored by the L.E. Casida Award Fund.

The Triennial Reproduction Symposium, co-hosted by ASAS and the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), was supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2017-67015-26821 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The ASAS Foundation Lauderdale Appreciation Club also provided financial support for the symposium.

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

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Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate