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05.14.13

Dr. Ian Tizard honored as University Distinguished Professor

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).
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 they serve."

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 Distinguished Professors.

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 this designation.

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