April 26, 2013 - Dr. Charles Faulkner, assistant professor of veterinary science and director of admissions for the emerging College of Veterinary and Comparative Medicine, received the Meritorious Service Award from the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists at the group’s annual meeting in Bowling Green, Ky., in April.

The Meritorious Service Award recognizes an individual for outstanding teaching, research and/ or community service enhancing the science of parasitology, which is the study of parasites and their hosts and the relationship between them. The award has only been presented eight times since the founding of the Society in 1969. Faulkner previously received the Society’s Byrd Award for best student presentation in 1987 as a student and served the society as vice president in 2000 and president in 2004.

Faulkner earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and taught at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine from 1998 until joining the LMU faculty in 2011. His research interests include diagnostic parasitology; epidemiology and chemotherapy of parasitism; household diagnosis, management and prevention of parasitic infections; zoonotic parasitic diseases, ecology and evolutionary biology of parasitic infection; parasitic infections of Malagasy lemurids, parasitic infections of passerine birds in Great Smoky Mountains National Park; and paleoparasitology of humans and animals.

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Caption: Dr. Charles Faulkner (L) receives the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists’ Meritorious Service Award from Dr. Chris Hall (R), presiding president of the organization’s annual meeting.

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