Awards Overview

Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians

This award is open to graduate veterinarians who will soon complete or have recently completed a PhD program in the biomedical sciences, or who are in the final 1 to 2 years of residency training in the field of veterinary pathology, medicine, surgery, radiology/imaging, or laboratory animal medicine.

The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will receive a $2,500 honorarium. The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will be invited to present their research at the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Veterinary Students

This award is open to veterinary students who participated in the summer scholar program, attended the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, presented their work in the form of a poster, and completed their proposed project work plan by February 28th.

The recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholar Research Award will receive a $1,500 honorarium, a plaque to recognize the recipient, a travel stipend to return to the summer symposium to present their project, and recognition in the Boehringer Ingelheim-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium program.

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2013 Research Awardees

 
MERIAL VETERINARY SCHOLAR AWARD

Merial presents two awards at the Symposium: one for veterinary students and one for graduate researchers. The recipient of the Merial Veterinary Scholar Research Award receives an honorarium and a travel stipend to return to the summer symposium to present their project. Monica Dias Figueiredo, Merial, presents the 2013 Merial Veterinary Scholar Award to Yuki Nakayama, a fourth-year DVM student at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, for her research on utilizing antibody titers to gauge vaccine efficacy and humoral immunity to upper respiratory tract disease in shelter cats.

 
MERIAL VETERINARY RESEARCH AWARD

As part of the Symposium, Merial traditionally presents a graduate research award to an outstanding young veterinarian who will soon complete or has recently completed a PhD program in the biomedical sciences, or who is in the final 1 to 2 years of relevant residency. The recipient receives an honorarium and an invitation to present their research at the Symposium. Frank Milward, Merial, presents the 2013 Merial Veterinary Research Award to Famke Aeffner, DVM, a PhD candidate in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at The Ohio State University, for her research into aerosolized nucleotide synthesis inhibitor therapy for influenza A (H1N1) infection in mice.