USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation presented Dr. Daral Jackwood as the 2018 recipient of the annual Charles Beard Research Excellence Award. Dr. Jackwood is a professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH. He is CEO of LARAD, Inc, which is located at BioHio Research Park. The award is named in honor of Dr. Charles Beard, former director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory and former vice president of research at USPOULTRY.
DR. Jackwood was selected for this award based on his exceptional research on infectious bursal disease. Dr. Jackwood is recognized for his contributions to the understanding of the genetic diversity of infectious bursal disease virus. "The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has been very supportive of our research program over the years, and I am very grateful for this support. The support of the Association has helped us to make meaningful advances in the control and diagnosis of infectious bursal disease," commented Dr. Jackwood.