Dr. Michael Lappin, a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences, has been selected to receive the first Excellence in Feline Research Award from the Winn Feline Foundation, the only international charity devoted solely to the advancement of feline health.
He will be presented with the award at the American Veterinary Medical Foundation Annual Convention Recognition Event to be held in July in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Seattle, Wash.
Dr. Lappin studies feline infectious and immune-mediated diseases and has written many primary research manuscripts and book chapters. His principal areas of interest are prevention of infectious diseases, vaccine-associated adverse effects, the upper respiratory disease complex, infectious causes of fever, infectious causes of diarrhea, and zoonotic diseases of cats.
Dr. Lappin received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1981 and his PhD from the University of Georgia in 1988. He was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1987. He is currently a Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
The Winn Excellence in Feline Research Award is accompanied by a $2,500 cash award. It is paired with a matching scholarship award by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for a veterinary student interested in feline medicine. The two awards are designed to promote and encourage feline health studies by both established veterinary research scientists and by those entering this field of study.