KENNETT SQUARE, PA-Dr. Gary Althouse was recently named the Chair of the Department of Clinical Studies–New Bolton Center. “Dr. Althouse brings an extraordinary level of commitment and visionary academic leadership to this position,” said Dr. Joan Hendricks, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine, in making the announcement. As the chief academic officer of the department, Dr. Althouse will be responsible for providing leadership in enhancing the department's role within the School and University, integrating the core activities of the department, developing new and promising areas of research and teaching, and working with the other department Chairs in furthering the mission of the School. The appointment is effective July 1, 2007.
In addition to the new position, Dr. Althouse is a professor of reproduction and swine herd health, and was previously the head of the section of reproductive studies and the endowed Georgia & Philip Hofmann Research Center for Animal Reproduction at New Bolton Center.
A Pennsylvania native raised in Berks County, Dr. Althouse received his BS degree from Sul Ross State University (Alpine, Texas), MS from Texas A&M University, and completed a combined program leading to both DVM and PhD degrees at Iowa State University in 1994. Dr. Althouse is a Diplomate in the American College of Theriogenologists.
Dr. Althouse’s research interests include addressing problems pertinent to male reproduction in veterinary and human medicine, and he remains heavily involved in translational research which has expanded the application of several assisted reproduction technologies in many species.
As a veterinary clinician, Dr. Althouse specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders which have an effect on individual and herd reproductive performance. He is founder and Director of the Reference Andrology Laboratory (RAL), which is located on the New Bolton Center campus in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The RAL ( http://www.vet.upenn.edu/labs/andrology) provides critical and quality control semen analysis services for swine, cattle and equine. This service is currently being provided routinely to clients located in 20 states and 2 Canadian provinces. In addition to his clinical efforts at New Bolton Center and Pennsylvania, Dr. Althouse frequently is requested to provide expertise in the investigation of herd problems both in North America and globally.
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