Clinical Investigators' Day spotlights residents' research
The fourth annual Clinical Investigators’ Day took place Friday, October 16 in conjunction with the fall New York State Veterinary Conference, held at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Clinical Investigators’ Day provides CVM residents and interns with an opportunity to present their research to the veterinary community at large. In addition to serving as a forum for the presentation of important research, the event promotes interaction among students, faculty, practitioners, and alumni.
Fourteen residents from disciplines across the college described their work in areas ranging from small animal nutrition to salmonella infections in dairy cattle. Their abstracts and presentations were judged by a panel of CVM faculty. Presentations were moderated by Kyla Ortved (Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists), Scott Palmer(Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences), Rolfe Radcliffe (Department of Clinical Sciences), and Brian VanderVen (Department of Microbiology and Immunology). In addition, Kristy Richards (Department of Biomedical Sciences), delivered the keynote address, focusing on implications of her research on human and canine lymphoma. The day ended with a reception and an awards presentation hosted by Interim Dean Lorin Warnick. The winners are:
Best Overall Presentation: Midori Asakawa, BVSc (Resident, Clinical Pathology), “Canine Lipoproteins Enhance Fibrinolysis and Alter Fibrin Clot Structure.” Mentor: Erica Behling-Kelly, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Best Scientific Content: Michele Edelmann, VMD (Resident, Ophthalmology), “Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Canine Indolent Corneal Ulcers.” Mentor: Eric Ledbetter, Department of Clinical Sciences
Best Abstract: Daniela Hernandez Muguiro, BVSc (Resident, Clinical Pathology), “Effect of Various Anti-Platelet Drugs on Ex VivoEquid Herpesvirus Type1-Induced Platelet Activation.” Mentor: Tracy Stokol, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Best Presentation Style: Tiva Hoshizaki, BVSc (Resident, Shelter Medicine), “Streptococcus Equi Subspecies Zooepidemicus in a Population of Shelter Cats: A Case Series.” Mentors: Elizabeth Berliner and Janet M. Scarlett, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Winners received funding for travel to present their future research findings.