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Dr. Lisa McEwen, Infectious Diseases postdoc was awarded 1st place in the "Oral Presentations Post-Doc" category at the 2012 Science of Veterinary Medicine Symposium. Jennifer Willingham-Lane, Infectious Diseases Graduate Student was also awarded 1st place in the "Oral Presentations Graduate Student" category at the Symposium. Jennifer also won for Best Overall Oral Presentation. Xin Li, Infectious Diseases Graduate Student won 3rd place in the "Poster Presentation Grad Student" category at the Symposium. Congratulations to these winners!
Dr. Mark Tompkins, Infectious Diseases faculty member has been selected as a 2012-2013 Fulbright U.S. Scholar. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) is the Presidentially appointed
12-member board that is responsible for establishing worldwide policies for the Fulbright Program and for the selection of Fulbright recipients.
Dr. Andrew Park, Infectious Diseases faculty member has received the John M. Bowen Award for Excellence in Animal Research. The award recognizes investigators who are successfully developing a sustainable research program.
Dr. Lisa Nolan, former Infectious Diseases graduate student in Dr. Dick Wooley's lab was named the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Nolan earned her D.V.M. degree (1988) and a master’s (1989) and Ph.D. (1992) in medical microbiology from the University of Georgia, Athens. Nolan is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the American Society for Microbiology and the International Society of Plasmid Biology. She serves on the editorial review board of the publication Avian Diseases, and since 2005 has been associate editor of Diseases of Poultry (12th and 13th editions).
VACCINE DEVELOPMENT AWARD
Drs. Eric Lafontaine and Jeff Hogan received funding for their grant, “Development of an adhesin-based vaccine to protect against melioidosis and glanders”, through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD) and the Department of Defense. Total funds are $1,119,346. Read the UGA press release.
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