Beginning in 1981, The Dorothy R Havemeyer Foundation began sponsoring workshops of particular interest to equine researchers and clinicians. Dr. Douglas F. Antczak, Havemeyer PI, lead the charge with a series of workshops on Lympoho Alloantigens in the horse.
The superior content and ability of the attendees led to over 145 workshops with more planned for 2022 and beyond. These workshops have enabled summer fellows, veterinary students and residents, clinicians in private practice and researchers from industry to meet on a common ground and learn from one another.
Venue: Barcelona, Spain
Venue: Mendenhall, Pennsylvania
Awards and Recognition
Foundation President Gene M. Pranzo Receives AAEP's Leadership Award
Mr. Gene M. Pranzo, CEO and President of The Dorothy R. Havemeyer Foundation, has been named the recipient of the George Stubbs Award for leadership of the Foundation and its mission to improve the general health and welfare of horses. The George Stubbs Award recognizes the contributions made to equine veterinary medicine by individuals other than veterinarians.
Mr. Pranzo has been instrumental in developing the Foundation from its inception in 1979 to its role in scientific research, workshops, and publications on equine reproduction, behavior, and infectious diseases and on the creation of an equine genetic map.
“I see it as an award to the Foundation rather than to me,” says Pranzo. “It is, without doubt, a tribute to the work of our Principal Investigators and the outstanding workshops the Foundation has held year after year. And I am particularly pleased that recognition comes to the Foundation in the year of its silver anniversary.”
The award was presented at the Presidents’ Luncheon during the American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Convention on December 7, 2004, in Denver, Colorado.
Foundation Principal Investigator Sue McDonnell Receives AAEP's Prestigious George Stubbs Award
Ms. Sue McDonnell, Ph.D., a Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation Principal Investigator has been named the recipient of the George Stubbs Award for her “revolutionary equine behavioral research.” The George Stubbs award recognizes the contributions made to equine veterinary medicine by individuals other than veterinarians.
Through her innovative research methods, McDonnell has provided monumental insight into the understanding of equine behavior, physiology, and welfare. As a Havemeyer Foundation Principal Investigator, she maintains a semi-feral herd of ponies at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School at New Bolton Center for the study of equine social behavior and development of undomesticated environment.
McDonnell’s pioneering research in reproductive physiology has enabled her to implement proven methods for resolving problematic behavior in stallions and mares. Continually promoting compassion for horses, McDonnell has worked with the AAEP to address welfare issues related to the pregnant mare urine industry in the United States and Canada.
The award was presented at the President’s Luncheon during the American Association of Equine Practitioners 57th Annual Convention on November 22, 2011, in San Antonio, Texas.
Foundation Principal Investigator Douglas F. Antczak inducted into Hall of Fame
Douglas F. Antczak, Principal Investigator and the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine was inducted into the University of Kentucky Equine Research Hall of Fame on October 25th, 2009 by the Gluck Equine Research Foundation.
Dr. Antczak has served as a Havemeyer Principal Investigator since the early 1980s and has led and participated in numerous Foundation workshops. He actively participated in the Foundation’s Horse Genome Project from the very beginning. Antczak is the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine at the James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, where he joined the staff in 1979. In 1994, he became the director of the Baker Institute for Animal Health, a post he held for 15 years until mid-2009.