Posted May 11, 2015
Featuring Jack Harkema

Dr. Jack Harkema has been selected by the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine as a recipient of the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award.

This award is the highest honor given by the school. The school’s Faculty Executive Committee selects nominees for their exceptional leadership, commitment to teaching, and outstanding scientific accomplishments in veterinary science.

Harkema, University Distinguished Professor in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigations, is widely recognized for his work in inhalation toxicology, nasal toxicology, and the toxicologic pathology of the respiratory tract in laboratory animals. The long-range goal of his studies is to understand the basic mechanisms of airway cell injury and repair in order to better prevent or treat the adverse effects of airborne pollutants.

Harkema has received numerous awards and honors for teaching and for research. He is Director of the Great Lakes Air Center for Integrative Environmental Research and is one of seven members on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC), which every five years makes recommendations on air quality standards.

The award will be presented during the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine commencement ceremony on May 21, 2015.

May 11, 2015

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