Three members of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine were among the 2019 Mizzou 18 honorees. The Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board presents the Mizzou 18 award to 18 outstanding Mizzou graduate and professional students in their last year of degree eligibility. The students are chosen for their world-class research, collaboration with faculty and staff, and their demonstrated leadership with undergraduate students.
This year’s honorees were announced Tuesday, Feb. 26, during a reveal ceremony at Traditions Plaza on the University of Missouri campus. All three of the CVM honorees are laboratory animal medicine residents in CVM’s Comparative Medicine Program pursuing research in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury.
Kari Chesney, DVM, was recognized for her involvement as State Affairs director of the Graduate Professional Council, as vice chair of the City of Columbia Energy and Environment Commission, and as a member of the Griffiths Women’s Leadership Society. Chesney’s mentor is Elizabeth Bryda, MS, PhD, professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
Megan Haney, DVM, was the Three Minute Thesis First Place Award Winner, captured first place for her Life Sciences Week poster, and is a member of the Society of Phi Zeta, Pi Chapter. Haney is mentored by Teresa Lever, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Health Professions.
Jake Moskowitz, DVM, earned a spot in the Mizzou 18 through his involvement as an IMSD-EXPRESS mentor, Life Sciences Week winner, and Verne Chapman Young Scientist awardee. Jim Amos-Landgraf, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, is Moskowitz’s mentor.