|Malayer Named Distinguished Alumnus at Purdue|
Jerry Malayer, Ph.D., is the associate dean for research and graduate education at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He was recently named as a Distinguished Animal Science Alumnus of Purdue University.
Dr. Malayer received his bachelor’s degree (1979) and master’s degree (1986) in animal sciences from Purdue University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1990. His major research interests include steroid hormone action, the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, and molecular diagnostics. Dr. Malayer has served in his current position at the Veterinary Center for the past 6 years.
“We are very pleased that Dr. Malayer has received this recognition from Purdue University. Dr. Malayer is a very accomplished research scientist and excellent administrator,” says Dr. Michael Lorenz, dean, OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Dr. Malayer is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for the Study of Reproduction and Phi Zeta, which is the honor society of veterinary medicine. In addition, he serves on the Editorial Board for Domestic Animal Endocrinology, the Advisory Review Board for Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. He has been a scientific reviewer for numerous professional journals and funding agencies including the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2006, Dr. Malayer was selected for the American Council on Education Fellows Program, a national higher education leadership development program. He was recently re-appointed by Governor Brad Henry to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Health Research Committee.
Established in 1948, the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary schools in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. For more information, visit http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu/.