A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of Parasitology.

Dr. David S. Lindsay, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Science and Pathobiology, was presented the Henry Baldwin Ward Medal for 2000. Lindsay received the award during the society’s annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Lindsay has been a major figure in international parasitology research for much of the past two decades. Working in the college’s Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease, Lindsay He is also working on an improved diagnostic test for Equine Protozoal Myelitis (EPM), a disease which causes a range of neurological problems in horses. (For the most recent update on EPM in The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, visit http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=94)

In the Ward Medal acceptance speech Lindsay attributed the honor to “a great deal of luck and association with extremely talented people.” He then chronicled the scientists and the organizations he has been affiliated with during a career that has coincided with major advancements in the field of parasitology.

Lindsay worked at Auburn University and the American Parasitology Institute at Beltsville, Maryland prior to joining the Virginia Tech faculty in 1997.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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