Georgia Entomologist Receives Lifetime Achievement Award Sponsored by Bayer Dr. Nancy Hinkle receives prestigious award at annual Livestock Insect Workers' Conference

SHAWNEE, Kan., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Nancy Hinkle, professor of entomology at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th Annual Livestock Insect Workers' Conference held in Kalispell, Mont. Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, serves as the sponsor for the $5,000 annual award.

Each year, the Program Committee of the Livestock Insect Workers' Conference selects an award recipient from a slate of peer nominations, and recognizes the recipient during the meeting banquet. The selection is based on a number of criteria; the group seeks to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the animal health industry in livestock entomology.

"Bayer is proud to help celebrate the career accomplishments of livestock entomologists, and this year we applaud the work of Dr. Nancy Hinkle," said Dr. Doug Ross, Manager, Clinical Development Projects, Bayer. "In addition to her professional achievements and dedication to the industry, Dr. Hinkle also has contributed many volunteer hours to the Livestock Insect Workers' Conference for many years."

To date, 26 entomologists have been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award which Bayer has sponsored since the late 1990s.

"Dr. Nancy Hinkle is without question a leading global figure in veterinary entomology, respected and admired by her peers for her long, accomplished and balanced record of extension, research and, especially, service to the field," said Dr. Bradley Mullens, professor of entomology, University of California, Riverside. "The breadth of her knowledge is truly impressive. She has steadily and effectively promoted veterinary entomology in many roles, such as her presidency of the Society of Vector Ecologists and extensive service to the Entomological Society of America. Plus, she does it all with grace, style, the highest standards of ethical conduct."

About Bayer HealthCare

The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,700 employees (Dec 31, 2011) and is represented in more than 100 countries. Find more information at www.bayerhealthcare.com.

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