Sara May receives Outstanding Service Award from National Plant Diagnostic Network
Posted: November 9, 2011
Sara was recognized for her leadership in organizing the NPDN Basic Techniques and Fusarium Workshops held at Penn State on May 18-20, 2010. The workshops were attended by plant diagnosticians from around the country to learn essential elements for disease detection and pathogen identification. Instructors teaching in the workshops included Beth Gugino, Elwin Stewart, David Geiser, Gary Moorman, Gretchen Kuldau, and John Halbrendt from Penn State University, as well as Rob Wick, University of Massachusetts; Grace O’Keefe, USDA APHIS; Gail Ruhl, Purdue University; Karen Rane, University of Maryland; Ruth Welliver, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; and Amanda Hodges, University of Florida. The NPDN was established in 2002 to support a consortium of federal, state, and university diagnostic labs capable of networking for the rapid detection of pests and pathogens of agricultural and ecological significance and with biosecurity and economic importance.