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Research Awards

Awards Overview

Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians

This award is open to graduate veterinarians who will soon complete or have recently completed a PhD program in the biomedical sciences, or who are in the final 1 to 2 years of residency training in the field of veterinary pathology, medicine, surgery, radiology/imaging, or laboratory animal medicine.

The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will receive a $2,500 honorarium. The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will be invited to present their research at the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Veterinary Students

This award is open to veterinary students who participated in the summer scholar program, attended the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, presented their work in the form of a poster, and completed their proposed project work plan by December 30th.

The recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholar Research Award will receive a $1,500 honorarium, a plaque to recognize the recipient, a travel stipend to return to the summer symposium to present their project, and recognition in the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium program.

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2016 Research Awardees

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MERIAL VETERINARY RESEARCH AWARD FOR GRADUATE VETERINARIANS

Dr. Victoria Baxter received the 2016 Merial Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians, presented by Diane Larsen, Head of Pharmaceutical Development Projects, Merial. The Award includes a $2,500 honorarium and an invitation to present at the current year’s Symposium. Baxter earned her DVM from Texas A&M, is boarded in Laboratory Animal Medicine and completed her Ph.D. in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Cellular and Molecular Medicine program in January 2016. She is currently a Postdoctorial Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baxter provided a short presentation on her work related to interferon gamma modulation of disease manifestation and the local antibody response to alphavirus encephalomyelitis. Victoria was also a participant in the Merial Veterinary Scholars Program in 2008, which helped influence her decision to go into research  

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MERIAL VETERINARY RESEARCH AWARD FOR VETERINARY STUDENTS

Laura LoBuglio, a third-year veterinary student at the University of Minnesota, received the 2016 Merial Veterinary Scholar Research Award, presented by Monica Figueiredo, Director, External Innovation and Lead Finding, Merial. The award consists of a $1,500 honorarium and a stipend to attend the Symposium. LoBuglio conducted the research for which she was awarded at the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute and Schulze Diabetes Institute. She provided a presentation on the Identification and Inhibition of oxidative stress-induced apoptosis pathways in beta cells in diabetes.