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07.30.09

Brinsko Named ACT Vice President

COLLEGE STATION, TX - Steven Brinsko, DVM, Associate Professor and Chief of Theriogenology in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, has been named the 2009 vice president of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).

Brinsko will begin his four-year term as the ACT vice president next month and will then serve in the roles of president-elect, president and past president throughout the three subsequent years.

"It's an honor to be nominated and selected by my fellow theriogenologists for this position. I look forward to addressing the numerous concerns facing the veterinary profession and especially the discipline of Theriogenology," remarks Brinsko.

Brinsko became a Diplomate in the ACT in 1990 and continues to be active in the college's mission of providing an avenue for specialty training in animal reproductive medicine. He is a member of both the ACT's Equine Examination Question Development Team and Educators Working Group on Residency Requirements.

"The ACT is an important resource for the discipline of Theriogenology," notes Brinsko. "By maintaining certification, graduate study, residency and continuing education programs, ACT members ensure a high level of expertise in the field."

Recognized for his expertise in reproduction, Brinsko has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific publications as well as 15 book chapters related to the field of reproduction. He is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and is currently Chairman of Texas A&M University's Interdisciplinary Faculty of Reproduction's membership committee. He has also served as Chairman of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association Reproductive Technology Committee

A 1985 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Brinsko then completed a Theriogenology Residency/Master's degree program at Texas A&M. In 1995 he earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Sciences from Cornell University with minors in reproductive physiology and immunology. He then joined the Veterinary faculty at Colorado State University in 1994 and in 1998 he returned to Texas A&M.

For more information on the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, please visit our website: vetmed.tamu.edu.

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