Eileen Luke and Mike Hill of The Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) have received the 2010 National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Innovative Program Models.
This team award recognizes the tremendous efforts and accomplishments of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) since its inception in 2002. The NPDN is a collection of Land Grant University plant disease and pest diagnostic facilities from across the United States. The National Repository, maintained by CERIS, contains diagnostic information uploaded from five regions. This project is a cooperative effort with NIFA and several land grant universities.
The nomination was sponsored by Dr. Neal Van Alfen, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California-Davis.