CRWAD 2012 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 2012 Calvin Schwabe Award was presented by Dr. H. Morgan Scott (back row far right) to Dr. Ian Dohoo ( front row, second from the right).
2. The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) were presented by Dr. H. Morgan Scott (far left in photo).
Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics: Oral - $300 awarded to each of two winners
a) No. 057, Brandy Burgess, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Risk factors for environmental contamination with Salmonella enterica in a veterinary teaching hospital.
b) No. 034, Audrey Ruple, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Syndromic surveillance for nosocomial infections in small animal veterinary referral hospitals.
Food and Environmental Safety: Oral – $300 awarded to each winner
a) No. 093, Katie Smith, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: Discovery of novel alternatives to antibiotic growth promoter to protect food safety.
b) No. 079, Sanaz Salehi, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS: The role of flagella in the attachment of Salmonella enterica serovar Kentucky to broiler skin.
Poster: $300 awarded to the winner
a) No. 059P, Joshua Ison, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX: A Meta-analysis of the association of Lactobacillus acidophilus NP51 administration with Escherichia coli O157 in feces and on hides of feedlot cattle.
Mark Gerhart Memorial Award: $1000 awarded to the winner and presented by Dr. H. Morgan Scott.
a) No. 032, Brandy Burgess, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Nasal shedding of Equine Herpesvirus-1 from horses in an outbreak of Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy in Western Canada.
3. The Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award was presented by Dr. Carol Chitko-McKown (at left) to Dr. Michael P. Murtaugh (at right).
4. The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Awards (AAVI) presented by Dr. Laura Miller (far right), Awards Chairman.
First Place Oral: $500 award, certificate, and AAVI Membership
No. 122, Basavaraj Binjawadagi, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH: Nanoparticle based inactivated adjuvanted porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus vaccine elicits superior cross protective immunity.
Second Place Oral: $250
award, certificate, and AAVI Membership
No. 125, Roxann Brooks, University of California, Davis, CA: Development of a mouse model for delineating protective immune response(s) specific for epizootic bovine abortion.
Third Place Oral: $100 award, certificate,
and AAVI Membership
No. 126, Aimee Benjamin, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT: Use of dermal fibroblasts to predict the innate immune response to bovine mastitis.
Poster, 1st Place: $350 award, certificate, and AAVI Membership
No. 081P, Stephanie Neal, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: The effect of maternal colostral immune cells on neonatal health and immune development.
Poster, 2nd Place: $150 award, certificate, and AAVI Membership
No. 075P, Anne Johnson, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA: Staphylococcus aureus inhibition of dendritic cell apoptosis.
Poster, 3rd Place: $75 award, certificate, and AAVI Membership
No. 079P, Mari Lehtimaki, Virginia Tech. Granzyme B release is triggered by activation of bovine lymphocytes.
5. The Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Awards (AAVP) were presented by Dr. Roman Ganta.
The Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine: $150 awarded:
No. 173, Laura Manzi, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI: Anthelmintic effect of proanthocyanidin extract of cranberry leaf powder on Haemonchus contortus and Caenorhabiditis elegans.
The American Association of Veterinary
Parasitologists: $50 plus 1 yr. AAVP membership and Annual Meeting Registration at the AAVP:
No. 170, Alejandra Betancourt: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY: Evaluation of the systemic inflammatory reaction to anthelmintic treatment in ponies.
6. The NC-1202 Enteric Diseases Research Awards were presented by Dr. Rodney Moxley.
1st Place Oral: $100 awarded
No. 107, Xiaosai Ruan, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD: Development of a modified live vaccine against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli-associated porcine post-weaning diarrhea.
2nd Place Oral: two awarded at $50 each
a) No. 106, Chengxian Zhang, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD: Safety and immunogenicity studies of a modified heat-labile toxin (LT) and heat-stable toxin (ST) fusion protein (LTS63K/R192G/L211A-3xSTaA14Q) in a murine model.
b) No. 109, Fabio A. Vannucci, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN: Laser capture microdissection coupled with RNA-seq analysis to evaluate the transcriptional response of pigs experimentally infected with Lawsonia intracellularis.
Poster:, $100 awarded
No. 067P, Muhammad Soofi, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Targeting Salmonella essential genes with antisense peptide nucleic acid.
7. The Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award was acknowledged by Dr. Mary DeBey to Dr. Leon N. D. Potgieter. Dr. Potgieter was not in attendance.
8. The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM) were presented by Dr. Mary DeBey (far left).
The Don Kahn Award – $400 awarded
No. 187, Yan-Yan Ni, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA: Attenuation of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus by molecular breeding of the virus envelope genes from genetically divergent strains.
InVitro: $200 awarded
No. 001, Kenneth Brandenburg, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI: Inhibition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation on a biological wound dressing.
Molecular: $200 awarded
No. 005, Kevin Howe, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS: Evaluation of invasion by nonpathogenic Salmonella enteric serovar Kentucky in poultry intestinal epithelial cells.
InVivo: $200 awarded
No. 148, Heidi Pecoraro, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Genome evolution and antigenic variation of canine influenza virus H3N8 in U.S. dogs.
Poster: $200 awarded
Poster No. 103P, M.K.S. Rajput, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD: Non adherent CD14 negative bovine monocyte derived dendritic lose their capacity to produce infectious bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) during its development.
9. The Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards, sponsored by the Animal Health Institute and the Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation, were presented by Dr. Bob Ellis (at right):
First Place Award: $200, Plaque, and Laboratory Biosafety book
No. 026, Nadia Saklou, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Environmental survival of Equid Herpesvirus -1.