CRWAD 2013 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 2013 Calvin Schwabe Award was presented by Dr. Annette O'Connor to Dr. Yrgo Grohn.

 Schwabe Award Recipient from AVEPM

AVEPM 2013 Student Awards Recipients

2. The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) were presented by Dr. Annette O’Connor (far right); assisted by Dr. H. Morgan Scott (far left).

Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics: Oral - $300 awarded to each winner

a)  No. 060, EM Corbett, Michigan State University, St. Paul, MI.  The effect of feeding a direct fed microbial on antimicrobial resistance in fecal coliforms from dairy calves.

b) No. 038, JL Bromberek,  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.   What influences treatment and end-of-life decisions for lymphoma affected dogs.

Ecology and Management of Foodborne agents:  $300 awarded to the winner
No. 046, CL Cazer, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.   Assessing antimicrobial pressure on commensal enterobacteria of beef cattle fed chlortetracycline for growth promotion, metaphylaxis or diseases treatment.

Poster: $300 awarded to the winner
No. 018P, DM Dewsbury, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.  Prevalence of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroups and associated virulence genes in feces of commercial feedlot cattle.

Mark Gearhart Award - For best manuscript in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine:
$1,000 awarded to the winner; presented by Dr. Annette O’Connor.

No. 079, J. Ribeiro Lima, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MNNetwork analysis of cattle movements in a previously infected area with bovine tuberculosis in Minnesota, US – A framework for risk-based surveillance.

Alternate Lecture delivered by Audrey Ruple-Czerniak, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.

3. The Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award was presented to Dr. Ian Tizard, Texas A&M University, by Dr. Laura Miller.

AAVI 2013 Student Awards

4. The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Awards (AAVI) presented by Dr. Laura Miller (far left), Awards Chairman; assisted by Dr. Susan Eicher (far right).

First Place Oral: $500 award, certificate, and membership
No. 099, Valerie E. Ryman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  Oxylipid production by bovine macrophages in response to Streptococcus uberis.

Second Place Oral: $250 award, certificate, and membership
No. 098, William Raphael, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.  Oxidized polyunsaturated fatty acid metabolites are associated with leukocyte inflammatory markers in periparturient dairy cows.

Third Place Oral: $100 award, certificate, and membership
No. 102, Sally R. Robinson, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.  Broadly neutralizing antibodies against Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus: a rapidly evolving RNA virus.

Poster, 1st Place: $350 award, certificate, and membership
No. 055P, Mari K. Lehtimaki, Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.  Staphylococcus aureus antigens induce long term Th17 cell responses.

Poster, 2nd Place: $150 award, certificate, and membership
No. 064P Jagadish Hiremath, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, OARDC, FAHRP, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH.  Differential expression of DAP12 molecule and its associated receptors in the lungs of pigs infected with swine influenza

Poster, 3rd Place: $75 award, certificate and membership
No. 047P, Alejandro Benítez-Guzmán, Laboratorio de Investigación en Tuberculosis Bovina, Microbiología e Inmunología, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico D.F., Mexico.  AIF nuclear translocation is induced by Mycobacterium bovis infection in bovine macrophages.

AAVP and STBM 2013 Student Awards

5. The Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Awards (AAVP) were presented by Dr. Bill Stich (on left).

a) The 2013 Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine: $150 awarded
No. 133, Emily Reppert, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Characterization of the tick bite site in sheep experimentally infected with the human NY-18 isolate of Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

b) The American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists: $100 plus 1 yr. AAVP membership and 2014 Annual Meeting Registration at AAVP.
No. 136, Carly Barone, Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. Anthelmintic efficacy of cranberry leaf powder and cranberry leaf proanthocyanidin extract on ovine Haemonchus contortus.

Enteric Diseases Research 2013 Student Awards

6.  The NC-1202 Enteric Diseases Research Awards were presented by Dr. David Francis (on right).

Lynn Joens Memorial Award:
1st Place Oral, $200
No. 117, Q. Chen, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.  Isolation and characterization of porcine epidemic diarrhea viruses associated with the 2013 disease outbreak in US swine.

2nd Place Oral, $100
No. 119, J. Oh, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea. Development of a stable cell line expressing porcine epidemic diarrhea virus spike S1 protein for the production of subunit vaccine antigen.

David Francis Award for Poster: $100 awarded
No. 070P, L.W. Noll, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. A four-plex real-time PCR assay for the detection and quantification of Escherichia coli O157 in cattle feces.

7.  The Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award was presented by Dr. T. G.  Nagaraja, to Dr. M. M. Chengappa, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

ACVM 2013 Student Awards

ACVM 2013 Student Award presented by Dr. Mary DeBey

8.  The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM) were presented by the ACVM awards chairman Dr. Steven Olsen (top photo, far right).  Dr. Mary DeBey assisted (bottom photo, on the right).

Don Kahn Award: $400 awarded
No. 147, M. Han, Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, ILNon-structural protein 1-mediated interferon modulation as a common strategy for porcine, equine, murine, and simian arteriviruses.

InVitro: $200 awarded
No. 005, F. Leite, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.  Antigenicity of Envelope Protein Complexes of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis.

Molecular: $200 awarded
No. 016, S. Menon, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.  Characterization of an outer membrane protein adhesin of Fusobacterium necrophorum subsp. necrophorum.

InVivo: $200 awarded
No. 144, L.M. Linke, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.  A novel avian influenza antiviral technology using RNAi targeting avian epithelium and respiratory tissues.

Poster: $200
No. 086P, X. Wang, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.  Deep sequencing analysis of PRRSV genetic variation among cell types.

2013 Biosafety and Biosecurity Section Student Award at CRWAD

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: $300 and Plaque (received Laboratory Biosafety book in 2012)
No. 024, Nadia Saklou, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO: Evaluation of activated hydrogen peroxide and peroxygen disinfectants as misting applications.

First Place: $300, Plaque, and Laboratory Biosafety book
No. 023, Xiangdong Li, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS: Pigs immunized with modified live Chinese high pathogenic PRRSV vaccine are protected from North American PRRSV strain NADC-20.

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