2013 Veterinary Medicine Achievements

* Steve Stockham, professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Veterinary Clinical Pathology Hall of Fame Award from the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. The award, which is for individuals who have practiced clinical pathology for 25 years or more and who have made substantial contributions to the profession, recognizes Stockham for his roles as an educator of veterinary students and clinical pathology residents, his numerous contributions to the discipline, and for co-authoring a textbook that is used throughout the world. He also was honored for his annual reviews of the certifying examinations of the European College for Veterinary Clinical Pathology. December 2013

* Gary Anderson, director of the K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the prestigious E.P. Pope Award from by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The award provides the highest acknowledgement of those members who have made noteworthy contributions to the association and who have advanced the implementation and recognition of the specialty of veterinary diagnostic medicine. November 2013

* Three students from the College of Veterinary Medicine earned honors at the annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Sept. 18-21, in Milwaukee, Wis. Recipients and their honors include: Tera Rooney Barnhardt, fourth-year veterinary medicine student and master's student in biomedical science, $5,000 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship; Sara McReynolds, doctoral student in pathobiology, third place in the association's Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards; and Aaron Schaffer, third-year veterinary medicine student and master's student in biomedical science, $7,500 American Association of Bovine Practitioners Amstutz Scholarship and second place in the association's Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards. October 2013

* Two College of Veterinary Medicine students each captured first place in their respective competitions at the annual conference of the Society for Theriogenologists and American College of Theriogenologists. Jessica Klabnik-Bradford, third-year veterinary medicine student, won first place in the student case competition in the poster session. Viviane Gomes, second-year veterinary medicine student, won first place in the oral session of the student case competition. September 2013

* Tera Rooney Barnhardt, doctoral student in veterinary medicine, was one of 15 veterinary students nationwide to receive a scholarship from Zoetis and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation. Scholarship recipients are pursuing careers in large-animal veterinarian medicine. September 2013

* College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members Mike Apley and Dan Thomson were named by Bovine Veterinarian magazine as among the 20 veterinarians who have had extraordinary influence on the beef or dairy industries. Apley, professor and section head for production medicine/clinical pharmacology, was cited for his success as a researcher, educator and practitioner, and for being a highly visible and passionate advocate for judicious use of antimicrobial drugs in animal agriculture. Thomson, the Jones professor of production medicine and epidemiology and director of the Beef Cattle Institute, was cited for his work with the institute and for his service as chair of the World Organization for Animal Health Beef Cattle Production and Animal Welfare Committee. September 2013

* Philip Hardwidge, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, was named a senior international scientist through a visiting professorship program offered by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Only about 60 international scientists receive the award annually. It can be renewed for future years. Hardwidge plans to visit China once or twice a year to help guide collaborative research programs between the college and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. August 2013

* A paper co-authored by David Biller, professor of clinical sciences, won the European Emesis Council Best GI Paper Award 2013. "A multi-institutional study evaluating the diagnostic utility of the spec cPL™ and SNAP® cPL™ in clinical acute pancreatitis in 84 dogs" was selected from publications on the subject of small animal gastroenterology by a combination of members of the boards of the European Emesis Council and the European Society for Comparative Gastroenterology. July 2013

* Sanjeev Narayanan, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of governors of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. May 2013

* Recognized for his leadership in beef cattle health and food safety, Mike Apley, professor of production medicine and clinical pharmacology, received the 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Apley was honored for dedicating his career to improving animal health and veterinary medicine by sharing his insights and expertise on antibiotic use in livestock. May 2013

* Ron Elmore, associate dean of academic programs, admissions and diversity for the College of Veterinary Medicine, was named the recipient of the Association of American Veterinary Medical College's 2013 Iverson Bell Recognition Award for his extraordinary contributions to advancing inclusion and diversity in academic veterinary medicine. Among his many accomplishments, Elmore created the elective course "Practicing Veterinary Medicine in a Multicultural Society, which is designed to help students develop an awareness and appreciation of diversity in all of its dimensions in order to communicate effectively with those from cultures that are different from their own. February 2013

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