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Dr. Hennig Receives Research Award from Dean of Agriculture Scott Smith

Dr. Hennig (left) receives Thomas Poe Cooper Award from
College of Agriculture Dean M. Scott Smith.

Dr. Hennig Receives Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Research

(Spring 2011) - UK-SRP Program Director Bernhard Hennig has received the Thomas Poe Cooper Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research from Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture.

Dr. Hennig's research focuses on the utilization of tissue culture model systems in the study of nutrition and atherosclerosis, with emphasis in the role of nutrients on biomedical and molecular mechanisms of vascular endothelial cell function, injury and protection. His research has involved the injurious effects of individual fats (e.g., fatty acids, cholesterol and their oxidation derivatives) on vascular endothelial cells and protection against such injury by certain vitamins and minerals (e.g., vitamin E and zinc).

In addition to his role as UK-SRP Program Director and core leader of the Administrative Core, Dr. Hennig is the primary investigator for Project 1: Superfund Chemicals, Nutrition, and Endothelial Cell Dysfunction.

The Thomas Poe Cooper Award is made annually to a member of the faculty of the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station selected as having performed agricultural research of the greatest importance to the people of Kentucky.