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Dr. Bob Thompson Named the 2017 Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award Recipient

28 February 2017
Boehringer Ingelheim

US - Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is proud to be the new sponsor of the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice award.

This year the award, given by the University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will be presented to Dr. Bob Thompson, DVM with PIC (Pig Improvement Company).

“Boehringer Ingelheim is pleased to join the University of Minnesota in congratulating Dr. Thompson, an outstanding swine practitioner whose work ensures pig health is a priority from start to finish,” says Lara Sheeley, director of marketing for the BI swine division. “BI is committed to supporting swine industry leaders in their pursuit of knowledge and science to drive innovative solutions.”

The Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award is given each year at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference to a swine practitioner who has shown an exceptional ability to utilize science in day to day practice. The swine practitioner who receives the award bears the primary responsibility to move research into the field. Nominations and selection of the winner are governed by the Swine Faculty Planning Committee at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

“For more than 20 years this award has honored some of the most accomplished veterinary leaders in the swine industry,” says Bob Morrison, DVM, MBA, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. “We are excited to partner with Boehringer Ingelheim this year in honoring Dr. Thompson.”

The Science in Practice award reception will take place during the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 16−19, 2017 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. Visit www.lemanswine.umn.edu for more information and to register for the conference.

About the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

In 1974 Dr. Allen D. Leman, a University of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, and Dr. Jim Hanson, a director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s continuing education program, initiated the swine conference to present information and issues pertinent to the swine industry. The conference has transformed from a meeting in a small lecture hall to the annual, international conference we know it as today.

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