Rosenberg and Other Gluck Foundation Members Welcome New Chair & Vice Chair
This week the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Foundation named Dr. Stuart Brown, DVM of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute as their new chair and Michael Banahan, Director of Operations for Godolphin LLC as their Vice Chair.
Brown takes the reins for the organization for Case Clay, Chief Commercial Officer at Three Chimneys Farm, who served as the chair from 2012 until January of 2017.
“Stuart and Michael are both hard working and dedicated, with strong commitments to the horse business and a keen understanding of the issues that we as an industry are facing,” said Dan Rosenberg, who sits on the Gluck Equine Research Foundation board.
Part of the UK Ag Equine Program in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the Gluck Center’s focus is scientific discovery, education and dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of the health and well-being of horses. The areas of research targeted by the Gluck Center includes genetics and genomics, immunology, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal science, parasitology, pharmacology/toxicology and reproductive health.
“The Gluck Equine Research Center has been the leader in so many vital facets of equine research, including the development of vital vaccines, research into bone development, reproduction and most recently leading in mapping out the equine genome,” said Rosenberg.
World-renowned for its contributions to global equine health, the Gluck Equine Research Center is perpetually at the forefront of major advancements in equine veterinary science.
Added Rosenberg, “There are several very important issues that are being addressed by Gluck researchers. We are in need of new vaccines for emerging diseases, we are in need of new methods of combating parasites. We need to keep horses safer and sounded on the track. We need to find means to detect and treat conditions that compromise pregnancy. We need to utilize our understanding of the genome to treat injuries and illness. Scientists at the Gluck Center are working in all of these areas, as well as others, and I’m proud to have served on this board.”