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Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D. an accomplished equine scientist, is the Director of the Rutgers Equine Science Center at the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES).


She has been a faculty member at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences since 1978 in various roles as an Extension Specialist in Equine Sciences, Animal Sciences Professor and Director of Rutgers Cooperative Extension from 2002-2008.  Her research and Extension programs concentrate on improving the well being and quality of life of the equine athlete while ensuring the vitality and viability of the equine industry, both statewide and nationally. She played a lead role in building the equine science program at Rutgers University and in the formation of the Rutgers Equine Science Center.


 Malinowski is the recipient of many awards, including the American Society of Animal Science – Equine Science Society Equine Award, 2012, the United States Harness Writers Association – Unsung Hero Award, 2012, Governor’s Trophy for Horse Person of the Year, 2010, Rutgers Graduate School Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007, Outstanding Equine Educator Award from the Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society, 2001, Marjorie Van Ness Award from the American Horse Council, 2001, Research Excellence Impact Award from Cook College and NJAES, 2000, and Woman of Distinction from the Delaware-Raritan Girl Scout Council, 2000. In 1995, she became only the second woman in fifty years to receive the New York Farmers Club Award, which was given by the prestigious and venerable Northeastern Agricultural Society to her for her contributions to agriculture.


Dr. Malinowski is the author of over 50 refereed journal articles and abstracts and numerous book chapters.  Her expertise in the area of aging and stress management in horses has resulted in her speaking at numerous international venues, and her Extension project entitled, “Careers in the Green Industry:  Youth Sow Seeds for Their Future,” which involved horses and adjudicated youth, has served as a model for similar programs around the globe.  Malinowski was a member of the team which conducted the prize winning study, The New Jersey Equine Industry 2007:  Economic Impact.


Her research, for two decades has focused on the physiology of aging in horses and in documenting the importance of the New Jersey equine industry to agriculture and open space.  Malinowski’s related expert testimony on numerous occasions was instrumental in influencing policy makers decisions regarding horse racing in the Garden State.


Dr. Karyn Malinowski
Phone:  848-932-9419
Fax:  732-932-2658








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