Endowed Lecture to Honor Dr. Darrell Trampel


Dr. Pat Halbur, College of Veterinary Medicine, (515) 294-6970
Ms. Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602 

November 14, 2014

Dr. Darrell Trampel, a long time poultry extension veterinarian and diagnostician with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, passed away unexpectedly in August. In honor of his many contributions to the poultry industry, an endowment has been established that will invite a distinguished speaker to present the “Dr. Darrell W. Trampel Lecture in Poultry Medicine” at the Iowa Egg Industry Symposium, held annually at Iowa State University.

In announcing the new endowment, Dr. Pat Halbur, chair of the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Department, said, “Dr. Trampel was an extremely talented poultry diagnostician and a nationally renowned expert in poultry diseases. No one cared more about or contributed more to advancing the health and success of the Iowa and U.S. poultry industries.”

Dr. Trampel joined Iowa State in 1982 and is credited with having had a substantial impact on the growth and success of Iowa’s poultry and game bird industries. His work included the annual egg symposium, Pullorum Testing School, National Egg Quality School, annual Iowa area turkey meetings and numerous other local and regional meetings. He also taught a number of veterinary and graduate students, and contributed lectures to undergraduate courses.

“Dr. Trampel exemplified the land-grant university mission,” Halbur said. “We are honored to recognize his 32-year career with this endowment and lecture at one of the premier egg industry gatherings in the nation.”

Funding for the lecture was provided by the department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, the college, and anonymous donors.