The Poultry Science Association (PSA) this week announced the recipients of this year’s nominated awards. The award recipients will be recognized at the Award Celebration on Thursday, July 13, 2023, during the Association’s Annual Meeting to be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.

The National Chicken Council Broiler Research Award recognizes distinctive research work that has a strong economic impact on the broiler industry, primarily on the economic influence the work has had or will have on the industry. The recipient of the 2023 NCC Broiler Research Award is Dr. Woo Kyun Kim from the University of Georgia.

Woo Kyun Kim is a professor/poultry nutritionist in the Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia. He received a BS in animal science from KonKuk University, South Korea, a MS in poultry science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a PhD in nutritional science at the Pennsylvania State University. He has been trained as a Postdoc Fellow at Texas A & M University and University of California Los Angeles. He worked as an assistant professor/monogastric nutritionist at University of Manitoba before his joining as a faculty member at University of Georgia. His research has been focused on roles of feed additives, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals on nutrient utilization, gut health, and bone health in poultry. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, 22 proceedings, and 183 abstracts, and obtained over $15 million in extramural funding from USDA-NIFA, USDA-CAP, USDA-CBG, USDA-Corporative Agreement, US Poultry & Egg, United Soybean Board, Almond Board of California, and Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC-Discovery). He has given 88 national/international invited talks and mentored 24 graduate students. He was the recipient of the 2020 PSA American Feed Industry Association Nutrition Research Award and the 2021 UGA-CAES Outstanding Mentor Award. His teaching activities include poultry nutrition and vitamins in animal nutrition. Dr. Kim currently serves as a section editor for Poultry Science.