Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) held its first Research Day at the Hamilton Math and Science Building on November 13, 2015. Over 200 students, faculty and staff attended the event as well as faculty from the University of Kentucky.
Kicking off the event, Dr. David Horohov, chair of the Department of Veterinary Science and director of the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky (UK) and professor of immunology at LMU-CVM spoke about available research opportunities to veterinary students. Dr. Craig Carter, director of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), a full service animal health diagnostic facility, also shared information about research projects and the UKVDL facility. A keynote presentation on Equine Sperm Lipidomics was made by Dr. Paul Wood, professor of pharmacology at LMU-CVM. The day concluded with poster presentations from twelve students on their summer research projects.
“We are most appreciative of the strong support of Dr. Horohov and Dr. Carter and their faculty who participated in the student research and in the presentations. Research day highlighted the integration of research that has resulted from the cooperative agreement between University of Kentucky and LMU,” said Dr. Glen F. Hoffsis, dean of LMU-CVM.
The students who presented posters included Jordan Bradley, Lorrin Cheeney, Sarah Elzinga, Lindsey Kudlack, Taylor McConnell, Kelly Murphy, Mariah Pearson, Meredith Rice, Bradley Rohleder, Casey Skowron, Lydia Titus, Kayla Wielgus and Jason Wilton.
An awards presentation, sponsored by Fisher Scientific, included two $100 gift cards for the top two poster presentations. The winners were Rohleder for his presentation titled, “Effects of the common sweetener stevioside on glucose and insulin dynamics, and inflammation in horses with equine metabolic syndrome vs. controls” and Wielgus for her presentation titled, “Prevalence and mean intensity of Baylisascaris procyonis in raccoons (Procyon lotor) in Warren County, Kentucky.”
Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 800.325.0900, ext. 7150, or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.