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ISU Veterinary Students Win Scholarships at Annual AASV Meeting

March 12, 2010

Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602, traef@iastate.edu


The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 15 veterinary students during the AASV annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. Nine of the 15 students were from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Brent Carmichael received the $5,000 scholarship for top student presentation. Brent is a third-year veterinary student at Iowa State University.  His presentation was titled "The impact of pooling piglet serum samples on PRRSv PCR performance in sow herds being monitored for time-to-negative interval.” Alpharma Animal Health provided the financial support for the Top Student Presenter award.
Additional scholarships totaling $20,000 were provided by Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, on behalf of Elanco Animal Health.
Two ISU veterinary student presenters received $2,500 scholarships: Shamus Brown (VM1) and Melissa Hensch (VM4).
Four ISU veterinary student presenters received $1,500 scholarships: Kate Dion (VM3), Cassandra Roe (VM2), Trevor Schwartz (VM1) and Paul Thomas (VM1).
Two ISU student presenters receiving $500 scholarships were: Abbey Canon (VM3) and Jenna Cherry (VM2).
Forty-four veterinary students representing 11 universities submitted abstracts for consideration. From those submissions, fifteen students were selected to present during the annual meeting. Judges representing private practice, academia and industry selected the recipients on the basis of communications skills in the writing of the abstract and the presentation of the case report, and on applicability of the research to swine medicine.