Edited press release
The Board of Directors of the Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) has elected Dr. Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, DACVIM-LA, to complete the remainder of Dr. Paul Lunn’s term on the Committee Permanent Safety of Tracks after Dr. Lunn returned to England. Dr. Cohen is a University Distinguished Professor and Patsy Link Chair of Equestrian Studies at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and has dedicated his entire career to health and wellness. health and safety of horses, serving as a veterinarian for horses before entering the academy. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Cohen has served on five editorial boards, advised numerous practitioners, and contributed to hundreds of scholarly publications. He has received numerous national and international awards for his contributions to horse health.
“We are honored to have someone with such outstanding expertise in equine health and safety as Dr Cohen join the HISA Race Safety Committee,” said HISA CEO Lisa Lazarus . “His deep expertise and decades of experience will be critical to HISA’s efforts to make the race safer with data- and research-
supported solutions. As we navigate program implementation in just a few short months, Dr. Cohen’s in-depth knowledge will be instrumental to HISA’s success and ongoing efforts to develop rules and regulations. determined. ”
“We thank Dr Lunn for his time and significant contributions to the committee, including the important role he played in the drafting of the national accreditation rules and standards that make up the The Track Safety Program was recently approved by the Federal Trade Commission. during the week,” said Dr. Sue Stover, Chairman of the HISA Track Safety Committee. “I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Cohen and know that our program will benefit from his insights gleaned over decades in the field.”