John Middleton receives National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence

Feb. 9, 2024

John Middleton was recently named the recipient of the 2024 National Mastitis Council Award of Excellence. Middleton serves as chief of staff and associate vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Missouri and is a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The award, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, is presented annually to an individual with evidence of sustained contribution to mastitis prevention and control through research.

The National Mastitis Council (NMC) is a not-for profit professional organization that is committed to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality in dairy cows. The NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, the organization now has approximately 1,100 members in 40 different countries.

“He not only worked diligently to teach each of his students how to be good scientists, but also how to share our work with fellow researchers, producers and industry personnel,” said Pamela Adkins, an assistant professor of food animal medicine and surgery at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. “He worked meticulously through draft after draft to make sure we were communicating our work appropriately and clearly. John’s dedication to the success of his students is visible today, as several of us have gone on to continue to work in academia and develop our careers as dairy researchers.”

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