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Hear it first at the Clinical Investigators' Day

CollegeThe second annual College of Veterinary Medicine Clinical Investigators’ Day will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, and is open to alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends of the College. The event will be held in Lecture Hall 1 of the College's Veterinary Education Center.

The event offers College interns and residents an opportunity to showcase their research programs in basic sciences, clinical research, and applied diagnostics and provides a forum for trainees to sharpen written and oral presentation skills, competencies that will become increasingly important in their professional lives as they compete for prestigious awards at national and international conferences.

"The 2012 event provided a jump-start on preparing for the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians national presentation and competition, where Dr. Brian Butler, an anatomic pathology resident received an award for the best pathology presentation," said Dr. Gerald Duhamel, professor of anatomic pathology and member of the Clinical Investigators' Day planning committee. "Providing opportunities for our residents to demonstrate their skills and share their findings with peers in a peer-reviewed envirnoment is invaluable experience."

The Day will include keynote speakers, an overview of career opportunities offered in the College of Veterinary Medicine after completion of residency training, and a panel discussion of individual research training and career path experiences. The day will conclude with a reception, during which travel award presentations will be made.

“This event provides valuable information for a variety of people,” said Dr. Joel Baines, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education. “Our residents and interns gain tremendous insights by presenting their work in a safe and constructive environment. Those who avail themselves of the presentations are the first to know about hypotheses that question conventional wisdom, investigations that will yield foundational knowledge to delve deeper into some of the most challenging issues facing society, and insights that have the potential to open new avenues for diagnoses, treatments, cures, and prevention strategies.”

More than a dozen residents and interns are expected to offer presentations at the 2013 event, with topics ranging from iPhone applications to canine cancer investigations.

“This year’s program promises to be very exciting,” said Dr. Mary Martin, a co-chair of this year's event along with Drs. Joe Wakshlag and Elizabeth Buckles. “The questions being asked by the interns and residents are thought-provoking, and the research conducted is cutting edge. All of these efforts are destined to improve the quality of life for animals and people.”

Please RSVP for the event with Judy Wood. Lunch will be provided and light refreshments will be made available throughout the day.

“We look forward to hearing from you and hope you will be able to join us in support of the dedicated work our Interns and Residents perform for the veterinary profession,” said Martin, Wakshlag, and Buckles.