Honors and Awards
Recent Trainee Awards
2021 Daversa Family Scholarship Winner - Robert A. Lopez-Astacio, Ph.D. Candidate in Colin Parrish's Lab
2021 Bicknese Family Prize Winner & Winner of the Liz Hanson Graduate Fellowship - Arianna Bartlet, Ph.D. Candidate in Gerlinde Van de Walle's Lab
2021 College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Scholarship Program Recipient - Jonanthan Villanueva, Ph.D. Candidate in Charles Danko's Lab.
Arthur F. North, Jr. Canine Service Award
The North Award was established in 1982 by friends of the late Arthur F. North in recognition of his services as a veterinarian and as an effective advocate of research directed toward improving canine health. A 1935 graduate of Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. North established the Somerset Veterinary Group in Somerville, New Jersey in 1947. He was widely respected for his dedication, integrity, and keen interest in the progress of veterinary medicine, which he demonstrated as a medical and surgical innovator and as a strong proponent of veterinary research. The North Award recognizes those whose contributions to the improvement of canine health and well-being reflect this same spirit of concern for all dogs.
1982 Adelaide Riggs
1983 American Kennel Club
1984 Priscilla Maxwell Endicott
1985 The Marilyn Simpson Charitable Trust
1986 Frances Van Brunt
1987 The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
1988 Atherton Bristol
1989 Jacqueline Lindsay
1990 Dorothy Donnelley
1991 Robert Winthrop
1992 Eleanor Gillis
1993 Albert C. Bostwick, Jr.
1994 Dolly Trauner
1995 Barbara Hartsig
1996 Dr. Robert Kirk
1997 Max Appel, DVM, Ph.D.
1998 Sylvia Van Sloun
1999 The Pender Pet Caring Foundation: Donald Powell, DVM and Mark Johnson, DVM
2000 The Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Charitable Trust
2001 The Gilbert W. & Louise Ireland Humphrey Foundation
2002 Co-recipients: Mary Sloane and Judy Wilpon
2003 Douglas D. McGregor, M.D., Ph.D.
2006 Ellen Frenkel
2009 Philip B. Carter, Ph.D.
2013 Richard Henry, DVM
2014 Leland (Skip) E. Carmichael, DVM, Ph.D. '59
The Founders' Award
This recognition was created in 1990, the year of the Baker Institute's 40th anniversary, as a tribute to the many veterinarians, dog owners, and kennel clubs who contributed to the establishment of the Cornell Research Laboratory for Diseases of Dogs. The award is given to a veterinarian whose contributions to the Institute and to the profession exemplify our founders' commitment to the advancement of veterinary medicine.
1990 Charles Fletcher, DVM
1991 DuBois Jenkins, DVM
1992 Niel Pieper, DVM
1993 Harold Kopp, DVM
1994 G. Clayton Dudley, DVM
1995 John A. Ward, DVM
1996 Robert E. Clark, DVM
1997 Leland (Skip) E. Carmichael, DVM, Ph.D. '59
1998 Gary Johnson, DVM
1999 Keith Richter, DVM
2000 Harold M. Zweighaft, DVM
2001 Richard Henry, DVM
2002 Henry (Hank) J. Travis, DVM
2003 Gustavo D. Aguirre, V.M.D., Ph.D.
2006 Joanne Bicknese, DVM
2014 Joseph Kinnarney, DVM
The John A. Lafore, Jr. Kennel Club Award
The Lafore Award is given on a special basis in recognition of a kennel club or breed organization for its outstanding contributions to the advancement of canine animal health through their support of discovery research and education.
1993 Devon Dog Show Association
1994 Ox Ridge Kennel Club
1995 Irish Setter Club of America
1996 Collie Club of America Foundation
2001 The Finger Lakes Kennel Club
2003 American Border Collie Association