CRWAD 2014 Graduate Student and Other Awards
1. The Calvin W. Schwabe Award is presented annually by the AVEPM to honor lifetime achievement in veterinary epidemiology and preventive medicine. The 2014 Calvin Schwabe Award was presented by Dr. Annette O'Connor to Dr. Roger Morris.
2. The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) were presented by Dr. Annette O’Connor (far right).
Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics/Companion Animal Epidemiology: Oral - $300 awarded to each winner
a) No. 063, Dixie Mollenkopf, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; Extended-spectrum cephalosporin resistant nontyphoidal Salmonella recovered from clinical human infections in Ohio, USA.
b) No. 070, Andreia G. Arruda, Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Disease investigation using data from a PRRS area regional control and elimination (ARC&E) project in Ontario, Canada.
c) No. 081, Liesel G. Schneider, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA; The effect of morbidity on weaning weight of beef calves.
Ecology and Management of Foodborne Agents: $300 awarded to the winner
No. 046, Charley A. Cull, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA; Feedlot- and pen-level prevalence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in feces of commercial feedlot cattle.
Poster: $300 awarded to the winner
No. 028P, Mythri Viswanathan, Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Molecular and statistical analysis of Campylobacter spp. carriage and antimicrobial resistance in mammalian wildlife and livestock species from Ontario farms (2010).
Mark Gearhart Award - For best manuscript in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine:
$1,000 awarded to the winner; presented by Dr. Annette O’Connor.
No. 085, Noelle R. Noyes, Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA; Mannheimia haemolytica in feedlot cattle: associations with antimicrobial use, resistance and health outcomes.
3. The Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award was presented to Dr. Hyun Soon Lillehoj, Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory, USDA–ARS, Beltsville, MD, by Dr. Laura Miller.
4. The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Awards (AAVI) presented by Dr. Renukaradhya J. Gourapura (far right), Awards Chairman; assisted by Dr. Susan Eicher (far left).
First Place Oral: $500 award, certificate, and membership
No. 114, Vengai Mavangira, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; Oxylipid profiles in biological samples of dairy cows with coliform mastitis.
Second Place Oral: $250 award, certificate, and membership
No. 112, Jose J. Rivera Rivas, Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison, Madison, WI, USA; Effects of conditioned media from Histophilus somni infected bovine brain endothelial cells on fibrin deposition and Factor Xa activity of bovine neutrophils.
Third Place Oral: $100 award, certificate, and membership
No. 100, Drew Magstadt, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA; Evaluation of cross-protection in Fostera PRRSV vaccinated conventional swine challenged with a contemporary, heterologous lineage 9 PRRSV field isolate.
Poster, 1st Place: $350 award, certificate, and membership
No. 045P, Valerie E. Ryman, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA; Quantification of oxylipid profiles in bovine mammary tissue and milk during Streptococcus uberis mastitis.
Poster, 2nd Place: $150 award, certificate, and membership
No. 050P, Kh. Shamsur Rahman, Pathobiology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA; Highly accurate prediction of immunodominant B-cell epitopes of Chlamydia species using physicochemical and evolutionary properties of proteins.
Poster, 3rd Place: $75 award, certificate and membership
No. 034P, Haiyan Sun, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA; Induction of type-I interferons by a synthetic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus strain.
5. The Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Awards (AAVP) were presented by Dr. Roman Ganta (on right).
a) The Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine: $150
No. 153, Arathy D. S. Nair, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA; Real-time PCR Assay Validation for Detecting Rickettsia rickettsii infections in dogs and ticks.
b) The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists: $100 plus 1 year complimentary AAVP membership and/or 2015 Annual Meeting Registration at AAVP:
No. 158, Benjamin Blair, College of Veterinary Medicine, Integrated Food Animal Medicine Systems, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA; Investigation into horn fly burden susceptibility in Holstein heifers.
6. The NC-1202 Enteric Diseases Research Awards were presented by Dr. Radhey S. Kaushik (center).
Lynn Joens Memorial Award for Oral: $150 (to each award winner)
a) No. 129, Lance W. Noll, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA; Pooling of immunomagnetic separation beads does not affect sensitivity of detection of seven serogroups of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in cattle feces.
b) No. 131, Jake R. Elder, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA; Identification and characterization of immune-modulatory CpG motifs of Salmonella.
David Francis Award for the Poster: $100
No. 059P, Govardhan Rathnaiah, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Comparative analysis of IS1096- and Himar1- derived transposon insertion sites in Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis.
7. The Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award acknowledged by Dr. Christopher Chase to Dr. Siba K. Samal, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
8. The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM) were presented by the ACVM awards chairman Dr. Steven Olsen (center).
Don Kahn Award: $500 awarded
No. 165, V. Shivanna, Kansas State University; Characterization of entry events during bile acid-mediated porcine enteric calicivirus replication.
Oral: $300 awarded
No.150, B. L. Petruzzi, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.; Characterization of Biofilm formation by Pasturella multocida.
Poster: $300 awarded
No. 069P, K. Ouyang, The Ohio State University; Comparative Analysis of routes of immunization of a live PRRS virus vaccine in a heterologous virus challenge model.
9. The Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards, sponsored by the Animal Health Institute and the Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation, were presented by Dr. Bob Ellis:
$250, Plaque, and Laboratory Biosafety book awarded to each of the below names:
No. 021, Hind Kasab-Bachi; Population Medicine, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Prevalence, genotypes, and risk factors for Clostridium perfringens among Ontario broiler chicken flocks.
No. 025, Anna C. Fagre; Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Fort Collins, CO, USA; Improved characterization of Salmonella enterica shedding among reptile patients at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
No. 028, Kelsey L. Spence; Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Using social network analysis to understand epidemic potential in equine populations: a pilot study.