Winter Wins National Research Award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Posted July 09, 2014
COLLEGE STATION, TX – Dr. Randolph Winter, DVM, a veterinary
resident at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has been named one of two 2014 ACVIM
Resident Research Award Winners by the American College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) that are working on projects
funded by the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation.
Winter is working with his faculty mentor, Dr. Ashley Saunders,
associate professor and veterinary cardiologist in the Department
of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, to investigate improved methods
of treatment of mitral valve disease in dogs. Their project, titled
“Biologic Variability of N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide
and Cardiac Troponin I in Health Dogs and Dogs with Myxomatous
Mitral Valve Disease”, is aimed at identifying important biological
markers of the disease.
“We are so proud of Dr. Winter on this achievement,” said Dr.
Eleanor M. Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at
the CVM. “This recognition is indicative of our high caliber
faculty and the talented interns and residents we have recruited to
Texas A&M. The discoveries they make in our robust clinical
research program will continue to improve the quality of life for
humans and animals alike.”
Funding for the project came from the AKC Canine Health
Foundation that supports high impact canine health research.
“CHF is committed to funding research that helps move canine
health forward,” said Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF’s Chief Scientific
Officer. “[Both winners] represent our commitment to
supporting young clinician scientists, and we expect that these two
men will be among the next generation of key opinion leaders in
The prestigious ACVIM Research Award is presented annually and
recognizes ten active researchers who are on the cutting edge of
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