By, Carol Borchert
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences held its 14th Annual CVMBS Research Day on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at the Hilton Fort Collins, showcasing cutting-edge student research and providing an opportunity for local researchers and scientists to connect; enhancing collaborations and communication between basic and clinical researchers alike.
This year saw an outstanding turnout with 97 posters and 45 oral presentations, and 272 attendants signing in at the registration desk. A special thanks to the 52 judges and 12 moderators who volunteered their time. The Golden Pipette Award (the department with the highest average presentation score) went to the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Award winners are listed below with the presenting author underlined and in bold.
Outstanding Oral Presentation - Clinical Research
First Place – Laura E. Selmic, Stewart D. Ryan, Nicole P. Ehrhart, Deanna R. Worley, Jens Eickhoff, Stephen J. Withrow “Oncologic outcome and prognostic factors in 1134 dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma treated at a single institution,” from Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO and the Department of Biostatistics and medical informatics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Second Place – Christine K. Ellis 1,2 Randal Stahl 2 Pauline Nol 3 Ray Waters 4 Mitchell Palmer 4 Kurt VerCauteren 2 Jack Rhyan 3 Matthew McCollum 3, “Differentiation between Healthy Cattle and Cattle Infected with Mycobacterium bovis using the Volatile Organic Compound Profiles Present in Breath,” from 1The Animal Population Health Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO, 2USDA-AHIS-WS-National Wildlife Research Center, Fort Collins CO, 3USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services, Fort Collins CO.4USDA-ADL-National Animal Disease Center, Ames IA.
Outstanding Oral Presentation - Basic Science
First Place – Michelle N. Sullivan, Allison Bruhl, and Scott Earley, “Endogenously-generated lipid peroxidation products dilate rat cerebral arteries by activating TRPA1 channels in the endothelium,” from Vascular Physiology Research Group, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Second Place – Kimberly Yore1, Brian DiGangi2, Melissa Brewer1, Michael Lappin1. “Determination of the Flea Species Infesting Dogs in Florida and Bartonella spp. Prevalence Rates,” from 1Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado; 2 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
Outstanding Poster Presentations
First Place- Christy Wyckoff 1,2, Kurt C. VerCauteren 2 and Mark D. Zabel 1 “Bioassay detection of chronic wasting disease prions in soil,” from 1 Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. 2 National Wildlife Research Center, Wildlife Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Fort Collins, CO
Second Place – Audrey Ruple-Czerniak and Paul S. Morley, “Risk factors for the development of malignant histiocytosis in Bernese Mountain Dogs” from Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Third Place - Ashley Neff1, Ju Youn Lee3, Bin Tian3, Jeffrey Wilusz1,2 and Carol Wilusz1,2, Differential regulation of mRNA stability in human induced pluripotent stem cells,” from 1Cell & Molecular Biology Program and 2Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA and 3Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA.