AUBURN - Auburn University held its sixth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony Oct. 4 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 20 faculty members. Auburn University Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Boosinger hosted the event and Bob Howell, WSFA-12 evening anchor, was master of ceremonies.
College of Veterinary Medicine Assistant Professor Chad Foradori received the External Consulting Award which recognizes outstanding faculty contributions to government, business, and industry through consulting.
A native of Pennsylvania, Foradori earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He continued his training as a postdoctoral fellow at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Before joining the Auburn faculty in 2010, he was an assistant professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix.
His research focuses on the neuroendocrine control of reproduction; specifically, what factors mediate the release of gonadotropin releasing hormone, or GnRH, and the subsequent release of gonadotropins from the anterior pituitary.
Foradori calls Auburn a well-established and nationally known center for reproductive research and says he came to Auburn because he was eager to work beside respected reproductive physiologists and to further his research in a dynamic environment.
The mission of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine. The college provides programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.
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