The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine held its 42nd annual Research Day May 10, 2019, to highlight students’ scientific discoveries. Veterinary professional students, including those who participate in the Veterinary Research Scholars Program, interns, residents, master’s and PhD students, along with postdoctoral fellows, presented their research contributions from the previous year in a poster or oral address.
The day also featured a keynote presentation by University of Missouri Nobel Laureate George Smith, Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Science. In his address, “Chemical Evolution with Phage Display,” Smith talked about some of the advances in medicine that built upon his work. Smith received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. His research led to the production of new antibodies used to cure metastatic cancer and counteract autoimmune diseases.
A total of 73 abstracts were presented during CVM Research Day and $5,375 in prizes were awarded for research excellence. During an afternoon reception, 29 new members were inducted into Phi Zeta, which is the honor society of veterinary medicine.
A photo gallery can be found on the CVM Facebook page.
The following individuals captured awards for their presentations:
Veterinary Professional Students
Kaylie Canda, first place
Prashant Sinha, second place
Tessa Cowser, third place
Kenzi Wattenberger, fourth place
Jenny Howard, first place
Charles Moley, second place
Interns, First-year Residents and Graduate Students
Posters and Presentations:
Monica Witzke, first place
Luis Rivero, second place
Shannon Kelly, third place
Second- and Third-year Residents and Graduate Students
Ryan Dashek, first place
Taylor Kelty, second place
Grace Robinson, third place
Catherine Chambers, first place
Advanced Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Students
Kevin Kaifer, first place
Rachel Olson, second place
Kari Chesney, third place
Kinsey Hilliard, first place
Rayne Lim, second place
Annie Wolfe, third place
Best Overall: Veterinary Professional Students
Best Overall: Interns, Residents, Graduate Students Postdoctoral Students