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WCU Professor Receives Award at Mississippi Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

Dr. Robert Bateman, Professor of Biochemistry for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), received The Dudley F. Peeler Outstanding Contributions to the Mississippi Academy of Sciences Award (the Peeler Award) at the Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) 76th annual meeting at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center February 23-24.
The annual meeting allows students and faculty members from across the state to present addresses, symposia, workshops, scientific papers, and exhibits of interest to the Academy. The Peeler Award recognizes a member of the MAS for long-term service to the Academy. Dr. Bateman has served as MAS division chair and president, and previously received the MAS Outstanding Contributions to Science Award in 2001.
“I am a life member of the MAS,” Dr. Bateman said. “Over the years, my students and I have given 52 scientific presentations at MAS meetings, and I plan to stay involved with this terrific group of scientists, science educators, and students.”

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(left to right) Dr. Robert Bateman, Professor of Biochemistry for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM), accepts The Dudley F. Peeler Outstanding Contributions to the Mississippi Academy of Sciences Award from Dr. Ken Butler, associate editor of the Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences and assistant professor at the University of Mississippi of Medical Center, at the 76th annual meeting at the Hattiesburg Lake Terrace Convention Center February 23-24.