CVM Research Day 2023: Displaying the bright future of research in the CVM

April 11, 2023

Two men standing as one points at a poster presentation

PhD student Drew Swartz displaying his Infographic at CVM Research Day 2023

CVM Research Day 2023 took place Thursday, April 6 and was a tremendous display of the diverse research being done in the college. Research Day is an annual event celebrating the College of Veterinary Medicine's research through the voices of trainees while honoring faculty, research partners and alumni who contribute to our research mission. Research Day gives trainees the opportunity to practice skills for communicating their discoveries through infographic and video abstracts to nonscientific audiences, which CVM recognizes as crucial for career development, preparing students to interact with the media, funders, and industry partners or employers. Research Day also provides an opportunity for faculty, students, and staff to share their outstanding work with each other as well as partners and stakeholders outside the college.  

This year, the college expanded its external invitees and had far more external guests than in years past. Between the healthy turnout from the staff, faculty and trainees within the college and the new external guests, the event was a busy and well attended success. With 51 total submissions, there was plenty of research to discuss with the guests. As with every CVM Research Day, the applications are judged by a large number of volunteer judges, both internal and external to CVM. The infographics and video abstracts are ranked based on the judges’ scores and the top 2 contestants win a cash prize for their efforts. This year, both categories saw ties for first place: Emma Persoon and Freya Stein for their infographics, and Natalie Kirk and Lauren Hughes for their video abstracts. Read more about the awards here

Molly's Lab group - 2023 CVM Research Day
Dr. Molly McCue and her proud lab group displaying their awards.
Left to right: Nicole Tate, Freya Stein, Lauren Hughes, Jillian Marlowe, Emma Persoon

CVM Research Day also recognizes and awards people who have made contributions to CVM Research through their work, funding, or other support and other awards. Two faculty members were recognized for their outstanding efforts: Dr. Eva Furrow received the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence, and Dr. Alonso Guedes received the Mark of Excellence Award.

Finally, awards were presented for this year’s Distinguished Research Partner, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc (accepted by Dr. Linda Tikofsky), and Distinguished Research Alumnus, Dr. Scott Dee.

To view the winners of the 2023 Research Day competitions, as well as all of the submissions for the event, visit the 2023 Showcase page of the Research Day website. 

On behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Research, thank you to everyone who contributed to this event and to all those who attended. It was a great success and it could not have happened without all of you. 

OADR Team - 2023 CVM Research Day
The Office of the Associate Dean for Research.
Left to right: Alexander Dausch, Jessica Knight, Dr. Molly McCue, Rebecca Warpeha, Sarah Rodenburg, Ellis Mosier, Shannon Kasperson, Adrienne Burns


Categories: Research