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Professional Activities

University Memberships and Honors

  • 2012-present, CATalyst Council Board of Directors
  • 2009, Mark L. Morris Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2009-present, Who’s who in America
  • 2007, Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence
  • 2004-2006, NIDDK Urology Study Section
  • 2004, World Small Animal Veterinary Association Award for Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare and Promotion of the Human-Animal bond
  • 2002, American Veterinary Medical Association - Council on Education
  • 2002, Dean's Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate teaching
  • 2001, British Small Animal Veterinary Association Bourgelat Award for outstanding contributions to the field of small animal practice
  • 1998-2004, Ad hoc member NIDDK Urology Special Emphasis Panel
  • 1995, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Faculty Recognition Award
  • 1992, Ohio Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Service Award

Professional Service

  • 1988-present, American Society for Clinical Nutrition
  • 1990‑1991, President, Ohio Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • 1990‑1992, Examination committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition
  • 1992 ‑2010, NIH External advisory committee for the Interstitial Cystitis Database
  • 1997-present, International Association for the Study of Pain
  • 1998-present, Society for Neuroscience
  • 1999-2003,Executive Committee, American College of Veterinary Nutrition (served in all offices)
  • 2006-present, Faculty of the Health Care Communications Institute