Dr. Brad Stroud created a legacy as a lifetime learner and was always on the cutting edge of research and technology. Dr. Stroud, who passed away in February 2023, was a friend and mentor to many, an AETA Past President (1990-1991), IETS Past President (1993), AETA Edwin Robertson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (2019), and IETS Distinguished Service Award recipient (2020).
Because of Dr. Stroud’s commitment to the embryo transfer industry, the 2023 AETA Research Award (first awarded in 2022) was renamed in his honor.
The Brad Stroud Memorial Research Award exists to provide an opportunity for funding to support practitioner-initiated research projects that focus on advancing the knowledge and efficiency of applied assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) in livestock species. The goal of the award is to provide some financial support and access to statisticians, to help ensure that the data generated by AETA-funded projects will be robust under critical evaluation and will be of benefit to the AETA membership at large.
The projects awarded in 2023 were funded by the AETA Research Committee and the generous donations of Dr. Stroud’s friends, family, and colleagues. Because of the outpouring of support, the AETA Research Committee was able to approve funding for three research projects.
We are proud to list those projects below, in alphabetical order.
Follicular wave synchronization with/without follicle stimulation in Bos Indicus and Bos Indicus-influenced beef cattle
PI/Co-PIs: Ky Pohler, Cliff Lamb, Damon Smith, Brette Poliakiwski
Machine learning models to predict embryo survival of cryopreservation
PI/Co-PIs: Russell Killingsworth, Cameron Hayden, John Gibbons, Darin Dunlap
Non-invasive techniques to access the genomic stability of in vitro derived preimplantation bovine embryos
PI/Co-PIs: Charles Looney, Kenneth Bondioli, Emily Girka, Ashlyn Brewer
2022 Research Award Recipient
Sucrose Acetate Isobutyrate for Delivery of a Single Intramuscular Injections of FSH for Follicle Stimulation in Beef Cattle
PI/Co-PIs: Kenneth Bondioli, Charles Looney, Erin Oberhaus