The UF CVM Research/Phi Zeta Celebration was held April 13, 14 & 15 at the college. See our research and winners!
Congratulations to our winners of the CVM Research/Phi Zeta celebration Awards presentation Friday afternoon. Many thanks to all the participants and judges!!!
POSTER COMPETITION (Judges: Dr. Rowan Milner, Dr. Paul Cooke, Dr. Carlos Risco, Dr. John Dame, Dr. Michael Schaer, Dr. Dan Brown)
DVM Students – Award – Name – Research Title
1st place – Alexa Stephen –The effects of natural and synthetic retinoids on feline squamous cell carcinoma cell lines.
2nd Place S. Carly Dworkin – Impact of heat treatment on dirofilaria immitis antigen detection in shelter dogs.
3rd Place – Christopher Alling – Duration of systemic humoral immunity in beef bulls following therapettic vaccination against Tritichomonas foetus.
Graduate Students/Postdocs – Award – Name – Research Title
1st Place – David Dreier – Utilizing in vitro assays to predict vitellogenin induction in male fish.
2nd Place – Nick Musselwhite – Adaptive mechanisms governing tracheobronchial cough: in vivo experiments and model simulations.
3rd Place – Anderson Veronese – Estrous characteristics of heifers with differing genotype for daughter pregnancy rate and heifer conception rate.
Resident/Interns/Fellows – Award – Name – Research Title
1st Place – Alex Fox-Alvarez – Temporary percutaneous t-fastener gastropexy and continuous decompressive gastrostomy in dogs with experimentally induced gastric dilation.
2nd Place – Rachel Davy –The effect of catheter location and flush volume on the time for contrast to reach the heart in a porcine model of a cardiac arrest.
3rd Place – (A Tie for 3rd Place!) Jennifer Martinez & Kayla Harding – Acute kidney injury in dogs with pit viper envenomation. And Receptor tyrosine kinase expression in spontaneously occurring canine adrenal tumors.
GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS (Graduate Studies Committee: Dr. Iske Larkin, Dr. Rick Johnson, Dr. David Pascual, Dr. Dan Lewis))
Excellence in Masters Studies – Samantha Koda
Excellence in Doctoral Studies – Natalie Steckler
Excellence in Clinical Science Research – Alex Fox-Alvarez
Excellence in Basic Science Research –Hongbin (Vicky ) Wang
Charles F. Simpson Memorial Scholarship – Selena Tinga
FACULTY AWARDS (Graduate Studies Committee – See above)
Zoetis Award for Research Excellence – Mansour Mohamadzadeh
C.E. Cornelius Young Investigator Award – Brad Case
FVMA Clinical Investigator Award – Jim Wellehan
GRADUATE STUDENT BEST IN SHOW COMPETITION (Judges: Dr. Rick Johnson, Dr. Iske Larkin, Dr. David Whitley, Dr. David Pascual)
Award – Name – Research Title
1st Place – Ana Bascunan – In-vivo three-dimensional stifle kinematics in goats with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency.
2nd Place – Ley Cody Smith – Investigating estrogen receptors as targets of pro-fibrogenic signaling in the lung.
Department Winner – Jessica Jacob – Phylogenomic characterization of novel sea otter poxvirus.
Department Winner – Anje Bauck – Effects of lidocaine on inflammation in equine intestine subjected to manipulation and ischemia.
DVM STUDENT TOP DOG COMPETITION (Judges: Dr. Linda Hayward, Dr. Chris Sanchez, Dr. Roy Curtiss,)
Award –Name – Research Title
1st Place – Rachel Corlett – Survey of angiostrongylus cantonensis in Northwestern Florida.”
2nd Place – Federico Cunha – Droplet digital PCR quantification of uterine bacteria associated with metritis in lactating dairy cows.
Class Winner – Geoffrey Zahn The effects of tibial plateau leveling osteotomy on patellofemoral kinematics in dogs: an in vivo study.
Class Winner – Rosalind Kopp – Evaluation of new sternal bone marrow aspiration techniques to increase initial stem cell yield and reduce time for culture expansion of a therapeutic dose.
To read more about these research projects, click here: Research Symposium 2017 booklet