Research Day is Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Research Day features formal presentations as well as a lunchtime poster session, where college researchers including veterinary students, graduate students, trainees, staff, and faculty members present their research progress. A keynote speaker from outside of the college, whose work broadly addresses college research efforts, is selected through a process of nominations and voting.
Research Day is also a time to recognize outstanding effort with the presentation of graduate student awards and the initiation of new members into Phi Zeta, the honor society of veterinary medicine.
Research Day activities are co-sponsored by Zoetis, Phi Zeta and the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Research and Advanced Studies.
8:15 AM Welcome
Peter Constable, Dean
8:20 AM Presentation of Graduate Student Awards
Lois Hoyer, Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Studies
- Joseph A. Alberts Award, for an outstanding College of Veterinary Medicine graduate student
- Paul B. Doby Award, for an outstanding College of Veterinary Medicine graduate student who is conducting infectious disease research applicable to food animals
- Dr. Victor E. O. (Ted) and Carroll J. Valli Award, for an outstanding graduate student in pathology or clinical pathology
Tim Fan, President, Mu Chapter of Phi Zeta
- Phi Zeta Literary Award — Basic Science
- Phi Zeta Literary Award — Clinical Applied Science
8:30 AM Phi Zeta Initiation
Tim Fan, President, Mu Chapter of Phi Zeta
8:40 AM Student Lightning Talks
Six student abstracts will be selected by the Research Advisory Committee. Students will have 2 minutes and one Powerpoint slide to present a preview of their poster and attract an audience for the Noon Poster Session. Faculty judges will evaluate the quality of the lightning talk and the poster presentation and award prizes of $500 that can be used toward research-related activities. Three total prizes will be given, with one being a People’s Choice Award. Speaker names and presentation titles will be announced on March 5, 2018.
8:40 AM Student Speaker #1
8:43 AM Student Speaker #2
8:46 AM Student Speaker #3
8:49 AM Student Speaker #4
8:52 AM Student Speaker #5
8:55 AM Student Speaker #6
9:00 AM Pensinger Lecture in Comparative Medicine; Keynote address
Targeted Treatments For Fragile X syndrome: Modifying the Translational Pathway
Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis MD, PhD is a Pediatric Neurologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Neurological Sciences, and Biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She established the comprehensive Fragile X Clinic and Research Program in 1991, through which she provides care to over 600 patients with fragile X syndrome (FXS). Her research has included studies of medical issues, epilepsy and psychopharmacology in FXS, characterization of neurological problems in FXTAS, and in particular translational work in FXS including outcome measures and biomarkers, natural history, newborn screening, and design and implementation of clinical trials of new targeted treatments in FXS. Her laboratory studies the cellular role of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP), relationship between FMRP and clinical function, and methods for optimizing genetic testing in fragile X-associated disorders. More recently she has expanded clinical management and translational work to other developmental and degenerative disorders including Niemann-Pick type C, Down syndrome, Rett syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, Phelan McDermid syndrome, sex chromosome aneuploidies and Angelman syndrome. She is on Advisory Boards for the FRAXA Research Foundation, National Fragile X Foundation numerous pharmaceutical companies working in the neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders space. She is Chair of the Clinical Committee of the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium. She has received numerous awards and honors including the Jarrett Cole Award for clinical work in FXS in 2002, the Hagerman Award for excellence in FXTAS research in 2004, the FRAXA Champion Award in 2011, an Autism Speaks Top Ten Research Accomplishment for 2012, the Ups for Downs Commitment to Excellence Award in 2012, the NFXF William and Enid Rosen Research Award in 2014, the March of Dimes Jonas Salk Research Award in 2015, the American Academy of Neurology Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology in 2016 and the John Merck Fund Sparkplug Award in 2016.
10:00 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM-Noon Student Speaker Competition
Six student abstracts will be selected by the Research Advisory Committee. Students will have 12 minutes for their presentation and 3 minutes to answer audience questions. Faculty judges will evaluate the quality of the presentation and three speakers will win $1000 that can be used toward research-related activities. Speaker names and presentation titles will be announced on March 5th, 2018.
10:30 AM Student Speaker #1
10:45 AM Student Speaker #2
11:00 AM Student Speaker #3
11:15 AM Student Speaker #4
11:30 AM Student Speaker #5
11:45 AM Student Speaker #6
Atrium, Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building Noon-2:00 PM Lunch and Poster Session