Thursday, July 21, 2011

Retired Penn Vet Prof Receives Lifetime Award

Dr. Donald F. Patterson has received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Lifetime Excellence in Research Award, which recognizes a veterinary researcher on the basis of lifetime achievement in basic, applied, or clinical research.

Dr. Patterson retired from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. Some of his career highlights include training the first chimp to complete a suborbital space flight in 1961, and being the Founder and Director of the Center for Research in Comparative Medical Genetics, both the first such NIH-supported centers at a veterinary school.

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