Laurie Jaeger Named 2006 Piper Professor

COLLEGE STATION, May 2, 2006 – Laurie Jaeger, associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, has been named a 2006 Piper Professor, an award that carries with it a $5,000 honorarium.

Laurie JaegerThe award was established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation and annually recognizes and honors outstanding Texas college professors.

Jaeger, who joined the Texas A&M faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Public Health, has won numerous teaching honors and citations, including Texas A&M’s Presidential Professorship for Teaching Excellence Award; the Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar Award for the College of Veterinary Medicine; The Association of Former Students College Level Distinguished Teaching Award; the Wiley Distinguished Teaching Professorship in Veterinary Medicine and The Association of Former Students Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching.

She has published dozens of peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters and has reviewed journal articles for the American Journal of Veterinary Research, Biology of Reproduction and the American Journal of Veterinary Research and others. Much of her research is focused on understanding fundamental mechanisms associated with successful implantation and establishment of pregnancy.

Jaeger holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and a Ph.D. and DVM from Purdue University.

The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation was organized in 1950 by Randall Gordon Piper and his wife, Minnie Stevens, the principal donors. The Piper Professors program was established in 1958 and honors professors for superior teaching at the college level, including two- and four-year colleges and universities, both public and private.

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