Excellence Rewarded – Malinowski receives 2012 Equine Science Award

PHOENIX, AZ (July 17, 2012) – Karyn Malinowski, director of the Equine Science Center at Rutgers University and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, received the 2012 American Society of Animal Science and Equine Science Society’s Equine Science Award. She was honored at the society’s annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

     Malinowski’s research and extension programs concentrate on improving the wellbeing and quality of life of the equine athlete while ensuring the vitality and viability of the equine industry, both statewide and nationally. Malinowski’s research on recombinant equine growth hormone (eST) led to the licensing of that drug in Australia for the treatment of geriatric horses. Her research on the effects of aging has resulted in a large body of information on the care of the older equine athlete.

     Malinowski is an alumna of Rutgers, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, a Master’s degree in Animal Science, and a Doctorate in Zoology. She joined the faculty in 1978 as the first female Equine Extension Specialist in the United States. During her tenure at Rutgers, Malinowski has been devoted to educating young people through her involvement with the New Jersey 4-H Horse Program, the American Youth Horse Council and through her interactions with students. Malinowski has also taken the lead role in building the equine science program at Rutgers University. She has long been active in cultivating funding for research and extension programs from horse industry sources as well as research companies.

     The ASAS-ESS Equine Science Award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of extension, research, teaching or agribusiness in the equine industry. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world. Go to asas.org for more information