Swine Medicine Education Center interns earn scholarships at 2014 AASV

posted on Monday, March 17, 2014 in News

Congratulations to Deanne Day, Alexandra Buckley and Christine Mainquist!  These outstanding veterinary students were 2013 Swine Medicine Education Center interns.  Deanne was based out of Ames, IA and Alexandra and Christine were based out of Audubon, IA.

AASV Foundation Announces Student Scholarships

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation awarded scholarships totaling $25,000 to 15 veterinary students during the 45th AASV Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX.

Deanne Day, Iowa State University, received the $5,000 scholarship for top student presentation. Her presentation was titled "Infection with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and Streptococcus suis changes the pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur hydrochloride in nursery pigs.” Zoetis 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. Four veterinary student presenters received $2,500 scholarships: Laura Carroll, North Carolina State University, Alexander Hintz, University of Wisconsin, Andrew Kryzer, University of Minnesota, and Jake Schwartz, University of Minnesota.

Five veterinary student presenters received $1,500 scholarships: Daniel Boykin, North Carolina State University, Alexandra Buckley, Michigan State University, Brigitte Mason, University of Illinois, Briana Peters, University of Tennessee and Katherine Wedel, University of Minnesota.

Those student presenters receiving $500 scholarships were: Levi Johnson, Iowa State University, Anna Samson, Colorado State University, Ethan Spronk, University of Minnesota, Elizabeth Stiles, University of Pennsylvania and Ryan Strobel, University of Minnesota.

Fifty-nine veterinary students from 17 universities submitted abstracts for consideration. From those submissions, fifteen students were selected to present during the annual meeting. Zoetis, sponsor of the Student Seminar, provided a $750 travel stipend to each student selected to participate.

A panel of judges 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.

Source:  www.aasv.org


AASV Announces Veterinary Student Poster Competition Awardees

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) provided an opportunity for fifteen veterinary students to compete for awards in the Veterinary Student Poster Competition at the association’s 45th Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX. Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica sponsored the competition, offering awards totaling $4000.

Based on scores received in the original judging of abstracts submitted for the AASV Student Seminar, the top fifteen abstracts not selected for oral presentation at the Annual Meeting are eligible to compete in the poster competition.

Boehringer Ingelheim announced the following awards during the AASV Luncheon on March 3rd:

  • $500 Award – Tyler Te Grotenhuis, Iowa State University – Top student poster entitled “Using placental umbilical cord serum to determine porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) status of breeding herd”
  • $400 awards:
    • Christine Mainquist, Iowa State University
    • Amy Daniels, University of Illinois
  • $300 awards:
    • Christopher Sievers, Iowa State University
    • Brent Pepin, Iowa State University
    • Lisa Yeske-Livermore, Iowa State University
  • $200 awards:
    • Justin Kuecker, Iowa State University
    • Chad O’Connor, University of Illinois
    • Jessica Johnson, University of Minnesota
    • Carrie Lee, University of Minnesota
    • Lauren Glowzenski, University of Pennsylvania
    • Shannon Walsh, University of Quelph
    • Matthew Cook, University of Pennsylvania
    • Lauren Scruggs, Auburn University
    • Christina Yamazaki, University of Prince Edward Island


    In addition to the poster competition awards, each student poster participant received a $250 travel stipend from Zoetis and the AASV.

  • Source:  www.aasv.org