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Postdoc/Graduate Student Awards

Student's name:

Rachana Bhattarai

Major advisor:

Dr. Christine Budke

Award name:

2014 High Impact Achievement Recognition Award- Large Grant Recipient Award

Purpose of the award:

This award recognizes a graduate student who received an extramural grant or pre-doctoral or doctoral fellowship worth more than $50,000.

Date of award:

January 30, 2014

 

Student's name: Rachana Bhattarai
Major advisor: Dr. Christine Budke
Award name: 2013 CVM Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship
Purpose of the award:

This scholarship recognizes success achieved in the following areas:

  • GPA in graduate course work
  • Participation in the CVM Graduate Student Association
  • Publications
  • Presentations (platform and poster)
  • Awards/Honors
  • Extracurricular/Service activities
Date of award: August 27, 2013

 

Student's name: Rachana Bhattarai
Major advisor: Dr. Christine Budke
Award name: High Impact Research Achievement Award for First Author Publication
Purpose of the award: This award was given to Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduate students for publishing first author articles from their research.
First author articles: Bhattarai R., C. M. Budke, H. Carabin, J. V. Proaño, J. Flores-Rivera, T. Corona, R. Ivanek, K. F.
Snowden, A. Flisser. 2012. Estimating the non-monetary burden of neurocysticercosis in Mexico.
PLoS Negl. Trop. Dis. 6(2): e1521. doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0001521. [impact factor 4.69]

Bhattarai R., C. M. Budke, H. Carabin, J. V. Proaño, J. Flores-Rivera, T. Corona, L. D. Cowan, R.
Ivanek, K. F. Snowden, A. Flisser. 2011. Quality of life in patients with neurocysticercosis in Mexico.
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 84(5): 782-786. [impact factor 2.4]

Date of award: April 20, 2012

 

Student's name: Bikash Bhattarai
Major advisor: Dr. Jane Welsh
Award Name: Johne's Disease Integrated Program (JDIP) Travel Award
Purpose of the award: The JDIP offers, through a peer review process, travel awards to post-doctoral appointees and graduate students who present abstracts at the meeting. This award recognizes the outstanding research of graduate students and post-doctoral appointees from all over the world.
Presentation title: Bhattarai, B., G.T. Fosgate, J.B. Osterstock, C.P. Fossler, S.C. Park, A.J. Roussel. Effect of positive test results for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis on weaning weights in beef cow-calf herds. 11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Sydney, Australia.
Date of award: February 5-10, 2012.

 

Student's name: Bikash Bhattarai
Major advisor: Dr. Jane Welsh
Award name: International Association of Paratuberculosis, Helping Hands Fellowship
Purpose of the award: The International Association of Paratuberculosis provides funding for 10 individuals from lower income countries to participate in the 11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis. Selection of these persons was based on the economic status of the individual's country of origin, a written statement of interest in Paratuberculosis, potential for future contributions to the field and scientific merit of a submitted abstract.
Presentation title: Bhattarai, B., G.T.Fosgate, J.B. Osterstock, C.P. Fossler, S.C. Park, A.J. Roussel. Effect of positive test results for Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis on weaning weights in beef cow-calf herds. 11th International Colloquium on Paratuberculosis, Sydney, Australia.
Date of award: February 5-10, 2012.
Bikash Bhattarai receiving the Helping Hands Fellowship from Dr. Ramón A. Juste, President of the International Association of Paratuberculosis
Bikash Bhattarai receiving the Helping Hands Fellowship from Dr. Ramón A. Juste, President of the International Association of Paratuberculosis

 

Student's name: Bikash Bhattarai
Major advisor: Dr. Jane Welsh
Award name: Outstanding graduate student platform presentation (Second place)
Purpose of the award: This award was given for outstanding graduate student platform presentations at the annual Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Research Symposium.
Presentation title: Bhattarai, B, Fosgate, GT, Osterstock, JB, Park, SC, Roussel, AJ. Culling decisions based on microbiological and serological test results for the control of Johne's disease in beef cow-calf operations.
Date of award: April 20, 2012

 

Student's name: Raju Gautam
Major advisor: Dr. Renata Ivanek
Award name: Training award in Stochastics Applied to Biological Systems
Purpose of the award: To train new generation of graduate students in the interface of mathematical and biological sciences. This award is administered through the Joint 2012 MBI-NIMBioS-CAMBAM summer Graduate Workshop at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Participants are selected competitively from the pool of applicants from around the world who demonstrate the potential of applying mathematical tool to solve complex biological problems in their research.
Date of award: June 18-29, 2012.

 

Student's name: Raju Gautam
Major advisor: Dr. Renata Ivanek
Award name: High Impact Research Achievement Award for First Author Publication
Purpose of the award: This award was presented to the Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences graduate students for publishing first author articles from their research.
First author article: R. Gautam, M. Bani-Yaghoub, W. H. Neill, D. Dopfer, C. Kaspar, R. Ivanek, 2011. Modeling the effect of seasonal variation in ambient temperature on the transmission dynamics of a pathogen with a free-living stage: Example of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in a dairy herd. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Vol. 102, pp. 10-21 [impact factor 2.2].
Date of award: April 20, 2012