Each spring, the college sets aside a day to celebrate our diverse research activities and to build our research community.

Research Day is Wednesday, April 22, 2020

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.

Dr. Jonathan Epstein

The Pensinger Lecture in Comparative Medicine Presenter, Dr. Jonathan Epstein

Research Day activities are co-sponsored by Zoetis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Phi Zeta and the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Research and Advanced Studies.

 

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2020 Itinerary

100 Large Animal Clinic

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

Annette McCoy, 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
Annette McCoy, 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 no later than March 16, 2020.

  • 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 The Pensinger Lecture in Comparative Medicine; Keynote address
Dr. Jon Epstein, DVM, MPH, PhD
Vice President for Science and Outreach
EcoHealth Alliance
New York, NY 

Understanding the Ecology of Emerging Zoonoses

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 no later than March 16, 2020.

  • 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