Dr. Ian Tizard honored as University Distinguished Professor
May 14, 2013
Dr. Ian Tizard
(center) was recently honored at a reception recognizing his being
named a Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor, the
highest honor for a faculty member at the university. He is shown
here with Dr. Bhanu Chowdhary (far left), Associate Dean for
Research and Graduate Studies; Dr. Tizard's wife, Claire, (left);
his daughter, Fiona Lockhart, (right); and Dr. Linda Logan,
Department Head for Veterinary Pathobiology (far right).
COLLEGE STATION, TX - The faculty and staff of the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM)
honored Dr. Ian Tizard,
professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology and Director
of the Schubot Exotic Bird Health Center, at a reception Tuesday,
April 23, 2013.
Tizard was recently named a University Distinguished Professor
by a six-person awards committee of previously-named Distinguished
Professors. This title is the highest faculty honor bestowed by
Texas A&M University and means the professor has made at least
one seminal contribution to, is pre-eminent in, and has made a
major impact on his discipline.
"Dr. Tizard's contributions to his discipline, to teaching, and
to our college are immeasurable," said Dr. Eleanor Green, Carl B.
King Dean of Veterinary Medicine. "The impact he continues to make
through research and student engagement helps create veterinary
leaders that will be well prepared to make a difference wherever
Tizard's studies on the health and welfare of both wild and
captive birds and his books-which have been translated into at
least seven languages-and articles on that research clearly qualify
him as one of the leaders in the field and well-deserving of the
honor, said several speakers at the reception.
"Dr. Tizard's contributions are recognized around the world,"
said Dr. Linda Logan, department head for Veterinary Pathobiology.
Logan noted that Tizard had influenced a number of new faculty
members during his career, including serving as one of her first
contacts when she arrived at the CVM in 2003.
"Dr. Tizard is the embodiment of a distinguished professor,"
said Dr. Stephen Safe, Distinguished Professor in the Department of
Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology. "His work in immunology and
parasitology is world-renowned."
Other speakers included Dr. Fuller Bazer, Dr. Donald
Brightsmith, and Dr. James Womack. Drs. Womack and Bazer are also
Tizard acknowledged it took the work of many to get to this
point and thanked his colleagues for their support over the years.
He also recognized those who took their time to coordinate the
nomination process for the award.
Other than three faculty members already mentioned, only one
other professor in the CVM, Dr. Tim Phillips, holds
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