Mostafa Ghanem, DVM, MVSc., PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine received the Reed Rumsey Award from the American Association of Poultry Pathologists (AAAP). This award is given to an individual dedicated to the advancement avian medicine. Dr. Ghanem received this award in the basic research category for his oral presentation on "Core genome
Reed Rumsey was elected president of the AAAP in July 1979, after having served as vice president during 1978-1979 and on the Board of Directors in 1976-1978. Tragically, he developed cancer and resigned in January 1980. Highly respected by his peers in the industry and academia, he also had great faith in young people and the future of the poultry industry. Shortly before his death, Dr. Rumsey announced that he would bequeath $25,000 to the AAAP for the establishment of a student award program for the advancement of avian medicine. The American Association of Avian Pathologists annually selects an outstanding student(s) to be the recipient of the Reed Rumsey Student Award for Advancement of Avian Medicine.
More information regarding the Reed Rumsey Award can be found online at: https://www.aaap.info/reed-rumsey-award.