Lincoln Memorial University – College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) recognizes, encourages and rewards students who excel in research. LMU organized its first Annual Research Day on November 13, 2015 at its Harrogate campus. Research Day is an annual event that provides opportunities for students to present their research and compete for poster awards. Research Day is also an excellent forum for communication of student research opportunities. This event was attended by LMU-Vice President of Research, CVM faculty members, faculty from University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center (UK GERC) and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UK VDL), students from both the classes of our DVM program.
The program started with a welcome address by Dean Hoffsis followed by presentations by Dr. David Horohov (Director, UK GERC), Dr. Craig Carter (Director, UK VDL) and Dr. Daniel Howe (Director of Graduate Studies, UK Veterinary Science). Drs. Horohov and Carter discussed summer research opportunities for students at the Gluck Center and Dr. Howe informed students about the collaborative DVM-PhD program. Dr. Ashutosh Verma talked about new initiatives for student involvement in research projects during Fall and Spring semesters.
The day featured a keynote address by Dr. Paul Wood, Associate Dean of Research and a world authority on lipidomics. His presentation was titled ‘Equine sperm lipidomics’. Twelve students from LMU-CVM and one graduate student from UK GERC presented their research. Each student first presented a short summary of their project in an oral presentation format and then presented posters. Posters were displayed for an hour, with presenters on hand to discuss their project and finding with faculty, students and visitors. Four faculty judges reviewed poster presentations and selected two students for the poster awards. All participants received a certificate of participation.