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Penn Vet World Leadership Award 2009 Goes to Murphy

by 5m Editor
15 October 2009, at 7:10am

FRANCE - Dr Frederick A. Murphy has been selected as 2009 Penn Vet World Leadership Award Recipient at a ceremony in Paris.

Dr Frederick A. Murphy has been selected as the second recipient of the Penn Vet World Leadership Award. He received the award on occasion of the OIE worldwide conference Evolving veterinary education for a safer world held in Paris on 12 to 14 October 2009.

"I am very thankful to The Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation for their vision and generosity, and also to the members of the jury who chose me among so many remarkable professionals. I very much value the incredible work veterinarians all around the world do and I think that prizes like the Penn Vet Award greatly contribute to stimulating the vision of our profession," Dr Murphy said.

The award is given annually to a veterinarian who has dramatically changed the practice and image of the profession and substantially influenced the lives and careers of others. Underwritten by the Vernon and Shirley Hill Foundation, the award provides $100,000 in unrestricted funding to the recipient. The Foundation also underwrites the annual Penn Vet Student Inspiration Award recognizing two students for their potential to advance veterinary medicine.

"We could think of no better moment than the OIE world conference on veterinary education to recognize the value of an outstanding veterinarian, researcher and person such as Dr Murphy. Besides, it is the greatest honour for the OIE to be actively participating in this amazing venture initiated by the Hill Foundation," Dr Bernard Vallat, OIE Director General said.

The Penn Vet World Leadership Award was presented on 13 October 2009, in a ceremony at Maison de la Chimie in Paris, France.