Emily Hoffman (picture top right) and Kexin Fang (picture bottom right), both second year students at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, received awards for their posters at the 2022 meeting of the Missouri Physiological Society on Sept. 24 at the NextGen Precision Health Institute at Mizzou. Hoffman’s poster received first prize honors and Fang garnered third prize for her poster. Fang also served as the opening speaker for the event.
Hoffman’s poster is titled, “Furosemide-induced dilation of pulmonary veins as a prophylactic for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.” Collaborators from the CVM Department of Biomedical Sciences are Pamela Thorne, research assistant and laboratory manager, Associate Professor Craig Emter, PhD, and Assistant Research Professor Darla Tharp, PhD. From the CVM Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Equine Internal Medicine Service collaborators are Professor Philip Johnson, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECEIM, Assistant Teaching Professor Kile Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVIM, and Assistant Teaching Professor Lynn Martin, DVM, MPH, DACVIM. Warwick Bayly, PhD, MS, BVSc, a professor of equine medicine at Washington State University, is also listed as a collaborator.
Fang’s poster is titled, “Effect of Glucose and Insulin on the Equine Vascular Endothelial Glycocalyx.” Collaborators are again Johnson, Townsend and Martin, as well as Francisco Ramirez-Perez, PhD, a research assistant in the MU Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Christopher Foote, PhD, assistant research professor at the MU Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.
The purpose of the Missouri Physiological Society is to promote the increase of physiological knowledge, its dissemination, and its utilization in Missouri, with a special focus on integrative, systems and translational physiology. The annual meeting serves as a venue for physiologists to meet and learn about the latest findings, as well as provide students the opportunity to meet with established scientists and receive feedback during the poster session. It also provides teaching faculty with opportunities to connect to discuss the role of physiology in the classroom and the future careers of their students.
By Nick Childress