Judges, Moderators, and Organizing Committee

2023 Keynote Speaker                                                   Organizing Committee

2023 Judges

Parminder Basran, PhD, FCCPM, Associate Research Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University
Dr. Basran has over 20 years of experience ​as a Medical Physicist in Human Oncology, and is excited to bring his medical physics knowledge to the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine through research, education, and clinical support. His goal is to improve the quality of care for cancer patients through the introduction of evidence-based technologies and pragmatic processes in our fast-paced environment.  Dr. Basran has a keen interest in cultivating and fostering future leaders and ​is passionate about improving global access to cancer care.

Luis Campoy, LV CertVA, DECVAA, Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University
 


 

Ruth Collins, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University


 

Jeongmin Song, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University
Dr. Song obtained her Ph.D. from Duke University and her postdoctoral training from Yale in microbial pathogenesis and host-pathogen interplay. Dr. Song launched her independent research program in 2014, and her lab’s research focuses on the mechanisms explaining Salmonella virulence, the interplay between Salmonella and the host, and anti-bacterial outcomes associated with new experimental typhoid vaccines and therapeutics.

2023 Moderators



2022 Judges

Scott Coonrod, PhD, Judy Wilpon Professor of Cancer Biology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Director Baker Institute for Animal Health
Kevin Cummings, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Public & Ecosystem Health, Cornell University
Julia Felippe, M.V., M.Sc., Ph.D.’02, Diplomate ACVIM, Professor of Medicine and Provost’s Fellow for Public Engagement, Cornell University
Toby Pinn-Woodcock, DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Cornell University

2022 Moderators

Carrie Adler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, Cornell University
Jacquelyn Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University
Tim Hackett, DVM, Professor of Emergency and Critical Care and Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences
Megan Fahey & Sydney Womack, Combined DVM/PhD students, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine


2020 Judges

Philippe Baneux, DVM, Diplomate ECLAM, Attending Veterinarian, Director - CARE
Tom Divers, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Rudolph J. and Katharine L. Steffen Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences
Elisha Frye, DVM '10, Veterinary Support Services, Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Cornell University
John Parker, BVMS, Ph.D. '99, Associate Professor of Virology, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell University

2020 Moderators

Elizabeth Moore, DVM '12, PhD '19;  Postdoctoral Associate and Visiting Lecturer, Cornell University School of Biomedical Engineering
Joy Tomlinson, DVM '10, DACVIM, Research Associate Baker Institute for Animal Health, Visiting Lecturer Department of Clinical Sciences


2018 Judges

Dorothy P. Debbie, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Cornell University Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Laura Goodman, PhD '07, Assistant Research Professor, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Scott Palmer, VMD, Adjunct Professor, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences; New York State Equine Medical Director
Heidi Reesink, VMD, PhD '16, DACVS-LA, Assistant Professor, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences

2018 Moderators

Bryant Blank, DVM, MS, DACLAM, Assistant Director, Agriculture Animals, Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) at Cornell University
April Choi, DVM, PhD, DAVCP, Clinical Instructor, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences
Sabine Mann, VMD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ambulatory and Production Medicine Clinic, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Elizabeth Moore, DVM, Assistant Professor, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences


2017 Judges

Theodore G. Clark, PhD, Professor of Parasitology and Immunology, Cornell University Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Susan Fubini, DVM, Professor of Large Animal Surgery, Department of Clinical Sciences; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Hélène Marquis, DVM, PhD, Professor, Cornell University Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Scott Palmer, VMD, Adjunct Professor, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences; New York State Equine Medical Director
Mark Rishniw, BVSc, MS, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences

2017 Moderators

Bryant Blank, DVM, MS, DACLAM, Assistant Director, Agriculture Animals, Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) at Cornell University
Erika Gruber-Hollingshead, DVM, Graduate Student, Cornell University Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Heidi Reesink, VMD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences
Andrew Miller, DVM, Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences


2016 Judges

Craig Altier, DVM, PhD, Professor and Chair, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
James W. Casey, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology, Cornell University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Scott Palmer, VMD, Adjunct Professor, Cornell University Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences; New York State Equine Medical Director
Heidi Reesink, VMD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Large Animal Surgery, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences

2016 Moderators

Bryant Blank, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACLAM, Assistant Director, Agriculture Animals Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)
Bethany Cummings, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences
Kelly Hume, DVM, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Cornell University Department of Clinical Sciences and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Miller, DVM, Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences


2015 Judges
  • Philippe Baneux, DVM, Diplomate ECLAM, Professor (Adjunct) Departments of Biomedical Sciences and of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; faculty member, Field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School, Cornell University
  • James W. Casey, PhD, Associate Professor of Virology, Cornell University Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Susan Hackner, BVSc, MRCVS, Chief Medical Officer, Cornell University Veterinary Specialists (CUVS)
  • Drew Noden, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Embryology and Animal Development, Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Janet Scarlett, DVM, MPH, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
2015 Moderators
  • Kyla Ortved, DVM, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University; Equine Surgeon and Emergency Clinician, Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists
  • Scott Palmer, VMD, Adjunct Professor, Department of Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University; New York State Equine Medical Director
  • Rolfe M. Radcliffe, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, Instructor, Large Animal Surgery and Emergency Critical Care, Department of Clinical Sciences, Cornell University
  • Brian VanderVen, PhD. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University

Organizing Committee

Name Department
Mr. Doug Fink Clinical Sciences
Dr. Kelly Hume, Co-Chair Clinical Sciences
Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Co-Chair Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Tracy Stokol, Co-Chair Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences