A devastating disease outbreak followed by a complete renovation of her workplace made 2015 and 2016 memorable for Stacy Pollock. The Willmar, Minn., resident’s many contributions during this time and over her 25-year career earned her national recognition at a meeting of her peers this October in Rhode Island. The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) presented Pollock with the 2019 Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services—the first time the award has been presented.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, which celebrated the College’s research program and honored faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.
The University of Minnesota has honored René Carlson, DVM, with its highest alumni award. Carlson earned her degree in 1978 from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The award was presented posthumously to her husband, Mark. She passed away in late March.
Four University of Minnesota alumni, faculty, and research partners have been named recipients of Point of Pride Research Day awards. All awards are based on set criteria, and honor faculty and alumni who show outstanding work in their field.
Out of the 23 veterinary graduate students nationwide who applied for the Early Stage Investigator Award, Elaine Norton, DVM, MS, PhD student, and Sian Durward-Akhurst, BVMS, MS, PhD student, have both been selected as finalists. Only five finalists were chosen.