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Pate receives Distinguished Service Award from SSR

Posted: August 18, 2011

Joy Pate, professor of reproductive physiology, recently was recognized with the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction. The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated unselfish service and leadership in advancing the discipline of reproductive biology.
Joy Pate, (right) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Sally Perreault Darney, president of the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

Joy Pate, (right) receives the Distinguished Service Award from Sally Perreault Darney, president of the Society for the Study of Reproduction.

Director of the Center for Reproductive Biology and Health in the Department of Dairy and Animal Science, Pate holds the C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences. She joined the college's faculty in 2008.

 

"Joy Pate's leadership within the field of reproductive biology is exceptional, and it is an outstanding honor for her to be recognized by her national and international peers," said Terry Etherton, head of the Department of Dairy and Animal Science. "I offer my deepest congratulations on this achievement, which is a testament to the extraordinary way in which she serves.

 

"She is an enthusiastic, visionary leader and dedicated mentor."

 

Her nomination cited her "energy, joy and passion" for her work, and Etherton noted her outstanding ability to organize and facilitate scientific meetings where new discoveries have been shared and new collaborations established.

 

A reproductive physiologist, her research focuses primarily on the regulation of luteolysis, prostaglandin production by the corpus luteum, and the interactions between the immune system and the reproductive system. She received her doctoral degree from the University of New Hampshire and her bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.