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.
Holly Neaton, ’79 DVM, remembers traveling 40 miles from her hometown of Watertown, Minn., to campus for all four of her years at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Her commitment to the field of veterinary medicine and the CVM propelled her through her DVM. “I felt we had an excellent education,” she says. “It’s amazing what a veterinary degree will lead you to. I think it opens more doors than any other degree.”
Twenty new students began their studies in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Programs for academic year 2019–2020. Nine are enrolled in the comparative and molecular biosciences program and 11 are enrolled in the veterinary medicine program. Thirteen will pursue PhD’s and seven will pursue master’s degrees.
Kim Demos-Davies, DVM, PhD student, is this year’s Pritchard fellowship recipient at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Demos-Davies focuses her research on solving the problems that patients can experience after receiving radiation therapy.