Neurology and Neurosurgery Resident Awarded ACVIM Research Grant

Published 3/6/2023

Alexa Stephen, DVM
Alexa Stephen, DVM

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine recently awarded Alexa Stephen, DVM, a veterinary neurology and neurosurgery resident at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, the 2022 Holliday Neurology Resident Research Grant.

The ACVIM grant is in memory of Terrell A. Holliday, DVM, PhD, and his contributions to veterinary neurology. According to the grant application, Holliday is remembered as a great scientist, scholar, clinician, teacher and mentor. The purpose of the grant is to provide neurology residents with an opportunity to develop grant-writing skills and to support clinical research as part of a neurology residency training program.

Stephen’s mentor is Ji-Hey Lim, DVM, PhD, DACVIM–Neurology, an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the CVM. The title of the research being funded by the ACVIM is, “Circulating microRNA profiles as a prognostic biomarker in dogs with acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion.”

By Nick Childress