CRWAD 2016 Graduate Student and Other Awards

2016 Mark Gearhart Memorial Graduate Student Award – Jonah N. Cullen,  Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University. 

” The Case-Control Design in Veterinary Sciences: A Survey”

For best manuscript in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine:
$1,000 awarded to Jonah N. Cullen, presented by Julie Funk.

The Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine Awards (AVEPM) were presented by Dr. Julie Funk.

Epidemiology and Animal Health Economics/Companion Animal Epidemiology: Oral – $300 awarded to each winner

No. 068, Nadine Vogt, University of Guelph, Population Medicine, Guelph, ON, Canada, “Waterfowl and the introduction of foodborne pathogens to agricultural and recreational environments in southern Ontario”

No. 049, Enrique Doster, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA; “Shotgun metagenomic detection of Salmonella enterica in feedlot cattle compared to aerobic culture and PCR techniques.”

No. 084, Arati Sharma, Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA; ” Distribution and diversity of Salmonella in shipments of hatchling poultry, United State, 2013-2015″

The Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist Award was presented to Dr. S. D. Srikumaran, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

“Genetic Engineering of Disease-Resistant Animals: A Fantasy or Reality? “

Right to Left: Dr Shyam presenting award to Dr. Srikumaran

The American Association of Veterinary Immunologists Awards (AAVI) presented by Dr. Renukaradhya J. Gourapura, Awards Chairman

First Place Oral: $500 award, certificate, and membership
No. 98, Meredith Frie, Department of Animal Sciences, Michigan State University; “Dairy cows naturally infected with bovine leukemia virus demonstrate abnormal B and T cell responses to routine vaccination”

Second Place Oral: $250 award, certificate, and membership
No. 104
, Santosh Dhakal, Food Animal Health Research Program, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA “PLGA nanoparticle delivery of inactivated swine influenza virus vaccine provides heterologous protection through cell-mediated immunity in pigs.”

Third Place Oral:  $100 award, certificate, and membership
No. 108,Fangjia Lu , Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA “Efficacy and safety of an alpha-D-glucan nanoparticle based vaccine adjuvant.”

Poster, 1st Place: $350 award, certificate, and membership
No. 053P, Maureen H.V. Fernandes, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA” Evaluation of immunodominant B- and T-cell epitopes as inducers of protective immunity against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndome virus.”

Poster, 2nd Place: $150 award, certificate, and membership
No.059P, Sofia Lopez Constantino, Microbiologia e Inmunologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico “Association of Serum Vitamin D (25(OH)D3) levels with PPD status in cattle naturally exposed to Mycobacterium bovis.”

Poster, 3rd Place:  $75 award, certificate and membership
No. 061P, Sandhya Paudel , Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA “The use of igg(t) as a diagnostic tool in foals with naturally acquired rhodococcus equi pneumonia”

Pictured Left to Right: Renukaradhya Gourapura (Ohio State University), Maureen H.V. Fernandes (South Dakota State University), Sofia Lopez Constantino (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Sandhya Paudel ( University of Kentucky)

The NC-1202 Enteric Diseases and Bacterial Pathogenesis Research Awards were presented by Dr. Gireesh Rajashekara and Dr. Weiping Zhang (not pictured)

Lynn Joens Memorial Award for Oral: $150 (to each award winner)

No. 117, Fernando L.L Leite, University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN, USA ” Lawsonia intracellularis vaccination decreases Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium shedding in co-infected pigs”

No. 116, Kim Lam Chiok, Washington State University, Pullman, WA USA ” Dimethyl adenosine transferase (KsgA) contributes to structural and functional integrity of the cell envelope in Salmonella Enteritidis”

David Francis Award for the Poster: $100
No poster winner in 2016

The Distinguished Veterinary Microbiologist Award acknowledged by Dr. Christopher Chase to Dr. Prem Paul, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada: ” Driving through the fog: Understanding type A Clostridium perfringens in enteric disease of animals.”

The American College of Veterinary Microbiologists Awards (ACVM) were presented by Dr. Mary DeBey (on left).

Don Kahn Award: $500 awarded
No. 204, L.R. Joshi, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA” Pathogenesis and infection dynamics of Senecavirus A in pigs”

Oral: $300 awarded

No. 133, Emily Snyder, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA “Prevalence of multi drug antimicrobial resistance in Mannheimia haemolytica isolated from high risk stocker cattle prior to and following meaphylaxis”

No. 35, Pauline Zhang, Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada ” Antimicrobial resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins in Enterobacteriaceae from dogs in Southern Ontario, Canada


Poster: $300 awarded

No. 044, Dipak Kathayat, The Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio, USA ” Discovery of novel narrow spectrum small molecule growth inhibitors for avian pathogenic E. Coli”

The Biosafety and Biosecurity Awards, sponsored by the Animal Health Institute and the Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation, were presented by Dr. Brandy Burgess:

$250 and Plaque awarded to each of the below names:

No.  023, Kelsey L. Spence; University of Guelph, Guelph, ON., Canada “Estimating potential disease spread at an equestrian show in Ontario, Cabada uising an agent- based network model”

No. 206, Pengcheng Shang;Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA “Construction and characterization of a full-length cDNA infectios clone of emerging porcine Senecavirus A”

No. 24, Laura Fargis, Virginia Tech, Christiansburg, VA, USA ” Patient medical records as a reservoir for potential pathogens in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital”

There was no poster award in this session.

Left to right: Kelsey Spence,  Dr. Brandy Burgess and Laura Fargis