Barbara Cox Anthony Chair Named
Dr. Wayne McIlwraith, Director of the Orthopaedic Research Center and
a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, recently was named
to the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed University Chair in Equine Orthopaedic
Research. The endowed chair was created with a $3 million gift from Mrs.
Anthony that the University received during the 2001-2002 academic year.
The gift, made to the Orthopaedic Research Center, also funds a scientist
position and research projects.
Dr. McIlwraith is known as a pioneer of equine arthroscopy and arthroscopic
surgery, and he consults as an equine surgeon around the world. His expertise
is in diagnosing joint injuries in horses as well as researching effective
therapeutic and preventive health care. The author of four textbooks,
Dr. McIlwraith's previous honors include multiple awards for outstanding
teaching abilities as well as recognition for his contributions to equine
and veterinary medicine from a number of professional groups including
the World Equine Veterinary Association, Veterinary Orthopaedic Society,
British Equine Veterinary Association and Equine Veterinary Journal.
Dr. McIlwraith received his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from
Massey University in New Zealand in 1970 and master's and doctoral degrees
from Purdue in 1977 and 1979.