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Prof. Mahendra Pal honoured with lifetime achievement award.

The Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists (ISVPHS) recognized the laudable contributions of Dr Mahendra Pal in field of Veterinary public health in India and conferred him with 'Lifetime Achievement Award' on 4th February' 2014 during the inaugural ceremony of XII Annual Conference of IAVPHS held at Assam Agricultural University, Guwahati.

Dr. Pal is presently working as Professor of Veterinary Public Health, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Immunology and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. He is a distinguished academician and researcher known for his pioneering efforts and research on Cryptococcosis, Aspergillosis, Dermatophytosis, Geotrichosis, Candidiasis, Rhinosporidiosis, Dermatophilosis, Nocardiosis, Rabies and Brucellosis. Prof. Pal has developed sunflower seed agar for rapid laboratory diagnosis and epidemiological investigation of Cryptococcosis (named as Pal's Medium) and PHOL (Pal, Hasegawa, Ono, Lee) Stain and Narayan Stain for morphological studies of fungi and algae.

Prof. Pal has over 350 publications, eight book chapters and four books to his credit. His book on 'Zoonoses' and 'Veterinary and Medical Mycology' have been appreciated by Veterinary and Medical professionals globally. He has guided more than 50 post graduate and doctorate students and was instrumental in starting doctorate program in Veterinary Public Health in Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has been honoured with Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Rashtriya Gaurav Award and Distinguished Teacher Award.

He has travelled to many countries across globe for guest lectures and undertaken collaborative research works for benefit of Veterinary and Medical Mycology. Prof. Pal is the first Asian to work as Deputy Editor for 'Mycoses'--A Journal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology. He is the first Indian Veterinarian who has worked as JSPS Visiting Research Scientist at University of Tokyo, Japan.

Intas Polivet and Indian Veterinary community congratulates and applauds his contribution to the field of Veterinary Public health and Mycology and hope that he adds expertise befiting the veterinary and medical fraternity both in India and abroad.

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Date:Jan 1, 2014
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