2009 Veterinary Research Scholars

Click on the participants names to view their national symposium posters.

Michael Bencivenga, VM2, University of MissouriDr. Leona Rubin, PhD
James Bilof, VM1, University of Missouri*Drs. Eileen Hasser, PhD and David Kline, PhD
Jacqui Bloch, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. John Middleton, DVM, PhD, ACVIM and Lisa Britt, DVM, MS, ACVR
Kimberly Dears, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN and Tony Mann, DVM, MS, ACVS, ACVECC
Lauren Delaney, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Harold Laughlin, PhD and Kei Kuroki, DVM, PhD, ACVP
Haley Dingfelder, VM2, University of Missouri*Drs. Philip Johnson, BVSc, MS, MRCVS, ACVIM and Chuck Wiedmeyer, DVM, PhD, ACVP
Jen Fabryka, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Bill Stich, PhD
Natalie Fording, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Amy DeClue, DVM, MS, ACVIM
Ashley French, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Kevin Keegan, DVM, MS, ACVS
Crystal Garnett, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Kim Selting, DVM, MS, ACVIM
Kim Hitt, VM1, Mississippi State UniversityDrs. Lela Riley, PhD, ACLAM and Bob Livingston, DVM, PhD, ACLAM
Jamie Holland, VM1, University of TennesseeDrs. Craig Franklin, DVM, PhD, ACLAM and
Matt Myles, DVM, PhD, ACLAM
Jess Howard, VM1, University of MissouriDrs. David Kline, PhD and Eileen Hasser, PhD
Jessica Juergens, VM1, University of MissouriDr. Jimi Cook, DVM, PhD, ACVS and Aaron Stoker, PhD
Jennifer Menning, VM1, University of MissouriDr. Kim Selting, DVM, MS, ACVIM
Colleen Risinger, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Tim Evans, DVM, PhD, ACT, ABVT and Yuksel Agca, PhD
Rachel Sinnott, VM1, University of MissouriDr. Chris Lorson, PhD
Dan Tappmeyer, Pre-Vet Scholar, University of MissouriDr. Jimi Cook, DVM, PhD, ACVS
Lauren Wineinger, VM1, University of Missouri*Dr. Mike Talcott, DVM, ACLAM
Heather Wise, VM1, University of MissouriDr. Cathy Kovarik, PhD

2009 MU VRSP Activities

Evening Research Topics Course
DateTitle of PresentationSpeaker(s) / Leader(s)
3/3/2009Scholar OrientationDr. Franklin
3/13/2009Phi Zeta Research Day
3/16/2009Mentor OrientationDr. Franklin and VRSP faculty
5/14, 5/21/09Experimental Design WorkshopDr. Keegan and VRSP faculty
5/27, 6/4/09Describing Your Research in 5 minutes:
The Elevator Statement
Dr. Evans
6/16/2009Translational ResearchDr. Cook
6/23/2009Reliability & Validity in Biobehavioral ResearchDr. R Johnson
7/22/2009How to Design a PosterCVM post-DVM graduate students (see text)
7/22/2009Post-DVM Graduate OpportunitiesCVM post-DVM graduate students (see text)
7/27/2009Research in Animal PharmaceuticalsDrs. Greg Royer, Marlene Dragg, Merial
8/13/2009Research in Human PharmaceuticalsDr. LaBranche and Pfizer veterinarians / scientists
8/13/2009Experimental Surgery – a Veterinarian’s RoleDr. Talcott
April, 2010Presentations at Phi Zeta Research Day
Tours, Trips and Social Events
5/14/2009Happy Hour welcome for Kim Hitt (coupled with Dr. Keegan’s talk)
7/22/2009Social Event with post-DVM graduate students to discuss graduate opportunities
7/27/2009Tour of the Merial Research Farm in Fulton, MO (discussion with Drs. Royer, Dragg and Blair)
8/13/2009Tour of the Pfizer, St. Louis, MO (discussion with Dr. Tim LaBranche and several other Pfizer
veterinarians and scientists)
8/13/2009Tour of experimental surgery facilities at Washington University (discussion with Dr. Mike Talcott)
7/16-17/2009Visit Worlds of Fun amusement park (Kansas City, MO) with Kansas State University and
Oklahoma State University scholars – Science Olympics, barbeque and a day at the park
8/6-8/8/09Attend Merck-Merial-NIH Symposium