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.
Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, recently received the Frank Král Award for Achievements in Veterinary Dermatology, which was given by the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology during the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Austin, Texas in April.
Matt Sturos, DVM, recently won the WTS Thorp Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 for the 2019–20 academic year. This scholarship supports and recognizes graduate students in veterinary diagnostic pathology. Thorp was director of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in the mid 1950’s and the CVM’s dean from 1957–71.