Dr. Wayne McIlwraith Recognized with AAEP Research Award

The AAEP honored pioneering surgeon and researcher Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith for his life-long contributions to equine research, specifically in the areas of orthopedics, joint disease, and biologic therapies.
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Pioneering equine surgeon and researcher C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, a University Distinguished Professor who holds the Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Orthopaedics at Colorado State University, received the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) Research Award for his life-long contributions to equine research, specifically in the areas of orthopedics, joint disease, and biologic therapies.

The AAEP Research Award, first presented in 2014, honors an individual who has completed research that has or will make a significant impact on the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of equine disease. McIlwraith received the award at the President’s Luncheon, held on Dec. 4, 2018 during the 2018 AAEP Convention in San Francisco, California.

Colleagues of McIlwraith, who is also founding director of the university’s Orthopaedic Research Center and namesake of its new Translational Medicine Institute, note the honor of nominating him, saying, “His research and educational efforts have improved the health and welfare of virtually thousands of horses worldwide, and we can think of no one more deserving of this award

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