University of Kentucky Animal Science Professor Honored By Kentucky Equine Research Staff · May 8, 2012
Laurie Lawrence, Ph.D., a professor in the department of animal and food sciences at the University of Kentucky (UK), was recently awarded the Provost's Distinguished Service Professorship. The designation honors a consistently high level of achievement in contributions to academic disciplines and the university.
After coming to UK in 1992, Lawrence developed an equine nutrition research program that has addressed a number of important issues impacting the horse industry. In addition to writing 21 book chapters, preparing more than 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, and submitting articles for countless popular or professional publications and reports, she has been invited to speak at over 125 presentations nationally and internationally. Lawrence has lectured several times at Kentucky Equine Research nutrition conferences.
Some of the most prestigious awards in her profession have been bestowed on Lawrence. Among these honors are the American Society of Animal Science's Fellow Award, an Equine Science Award, and the American Feed Industry Association Nonruminant Nutrition Award. She has also received the Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Research, the highest honor in the College of Agriculture at UK.
Lawrence continues to serve the industry by training others to contribute to the advancement of equine nutrition knowledge. Lawrence has been involved with UK's Ag Equine Programs since its inception as the Equine Initiative in 2005 and has advised a large number of graduate students.