PULLMAN, Wash. — Jerry Reeves, a Washington State University professor in animal sciences, has been selected to give the 2001 Distinguished Faculty Address.

Reeves’ public address, “Tomorrow’s Hormone Vaccines: Managing Animal Population and Prostate Cancer,” is planned for 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Kimbrough Hall Auditorium.

For almost 30 years at WSU, Reeves developed and maintained a “diverse and well-balanced program of excellence” in basic and applied research, graduate education, undergraduate instruction and service to the campus, community and state, said his nominators.

In animal sciences, his research “uniquely blends basic science with cutting-edge laboratory procedures to address economic problems of major significance to animals used for food and fiber.” Scientists at other universities laud him as well. One says Reeves — a leader in using hypothalamic hormones in animal husbandry — has “clearly demonstrated … exceptional ability, superb training, profound dedication, high productivity and true professionalism in his field.”

Another, a Nobel Prize in Medicine winner, with whom the WSU faculty member has done collaborative research, said Reeves has the “highest” reputation in endocrinology and reproduction.

Reeves fills the WSU Max and Thelma Baxter Chair for Beef Cattle Research and Teaching in Animal Sciences. His animal sciences academic degrees, both bachelor’s and master’s, are from Oregon State University. His reproductive physiology doctoral degree is from the University of Nebraska.

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