Dr. Alex Corzo to Receive Broiler Research Award

On July 8, 2011, in NCC Programs, by Maggie Ernst

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) announced this week the names of the individuals who will be recognized for their research contributions at the association’s awards banquet on July 19 in conjunction with PSA’s annual conference. This year’s Broiler Research Award will be presented to Dr. Alejandro “Alex” Corzo, Mississippi State University, in recognition for his work in broiler nutrition. Corzo’s research centered on amino acid requirements, protein expression, profitability, meat quality, feed manufacturing-feed mill efficiency, and immunological responses.  The PSA Broiler Research Award, which consists of a plaque and $2,500, is sponsored by the National Chicken Council and is given in recognition of distinctive research having a strong economic impact on the broiler industry.

PSA also announced the names of three individuals who were selected to be the recipients of the highest honor the association can bestow–the title of “Fellow of the Poultry Science Association.”  The award of fellow represents the highest level of achievement in and contributions to the various disciplines within the broad context of poultry science.  The new PSA Fellows are Dr. Sacit F. Bilgili, Auburn University; Dr. Mohamed El-Halawani, University of Minnesota; and Dr. Henry R. Wilson, University of Florida.