Carol J. Cardona has received the Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists. Cardona is an assistant professor/Extension Specialist in the department of Population, Health and Reproduction/Veterinary Medicine Extension. The association recognized Cardona at an awards ceremony July 21.
The Bayer-Snoeyenbos New Investigator Award is given to a member or associate member of the American Association of Avian Pathologists AAAP whose career as an independent investigator in poultry medicine began less than seven years ago and who during this time has made meritorious research contributions to the avian field.
Cardona's research emphasizes infectious diseases in poultry, particularly those of viral origin. She is currently working on a project of the National Integrated Food Safety Initiative Project: The Role of Immunosuppression in On-farm Food Safety, in which she and her team will assess the prevalence of harmful bacteria in those chickens that already have suppressed immune systems.