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Winter Wins National Research Award from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Posted July 09, 2014

Randolf Winter
Dr. Randolph Winter

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 veterinary medicine.”

The prestigious ACVIM Research Award is presented annually and recognizes ten active researchers who are on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine.

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