Clinical Investigators' Day spotlights residents' research

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Dean Lorin Warnick and Midori Asakawa

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

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Michele Edelmann

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

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Daniela Hernandez Muguiro

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.

The Clinical Investigators’ Day organizing committee and co-chairs would like to thank the staff of the CVM and the Office of Continuing Education for their invaluable assistance with organizing this event. Special thanks also goes to the sponsors and supporters of this symposium, who include: Animal Health Diagnostic Center, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education, Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Molecular Medicine, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, the Feline Health Center, Office of Research and Graduate Education, and the Office of the Dean.