Combined Degree Colloquium

2nd National Colloquium for Combined DVM/PhD Biomedical Scientists

Welcome!

students in colloquium… to the 2nd National Colloquium for Combined DVM/PhD Biomedical Scientists, hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. The brain child of many veterinary educators, this conference has its origins in national efforts to create a collegial exchange on best practices for training veterinary scientists. The Colloquium brings together all with a commitment to promote the career development of veterinary scientists: the students and trainees, veterinary academic faculty and administrators, and government and institutional scientists. We provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunity for discussions on career development and for trainees to present scientific findings.

Registration is now closed, contact us directly if you need to register.
Travel & Lodging. For information on getting to College Station, see the Travel & Lodging page for the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium. Students will be housed at the White Creek Apartments. (There are no more rooms in the apartments. Contact us for housing options.) We encourage you to arrive in College Station between 2-5PM on Wednesday, August 1, to facilitate check-in. Faculty may make reservations at local hotels (see list with reserved blocks of rooms). Shuttles will be available between the College, White Creek Apartments, and hotels.

Student Oral & Poster Presentations. All students are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract and present a poster on their research to date. Six abstracts will be selected for oral presentations on Thursday morning; all students will present posters that afternoon. Posters may be in either landscape or portrait mode and should be no more than 42″ wide.

Sponsors. We thank our sponsors for their financial support of the Colloquium…

students looking in colloquium

  • The Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
  • The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Schedule

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
6:30 PM Welcoming Reception & Dinner (VENI 101)
— restricted to DVM(VMD)/PhD students and faculty —
Thursday, August 2, 2018 (VENI 106, unless noted)
7:00 AM Breakfast (VENI 101)
8:30 AM Welcome
8:45 AM Combined Degree Student Presentations

Katti Horng
University of California, Davis

Kristen Davenport
Colorado State University

Emily Mackey
North Carolina State University

Emily Pope
University of Minnesota

9:45 AM Break
10:15 AM Stephanie Murphy, VMD, PhD, DACLAM
Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health
10:45 AM Combined Degree Student Presentations

Frances Chen
Cornell University

Elinor Willis
University of Pennsylvania

11:15 AM Col. Jennifer M. Kishimori, DVM, PhD
Office of the Assistant Secretary Defense for Health Affairs (OASD(HA))
Health Protection Readiness and Oversight (HRP&O)
Director, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Medical Countermeasures Policy
11:45 AM Lunch (VENI 101)
1:15 PM Panel Discussion: Careers

Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati

Erin Chu, DVM, PhD
Embark Veterinary, Inc

Tim Kurt, DVM, PhD
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Roxann Brooks Motroni, DVM, PhD
USDA Agricultural Research Station

Noelle Noyes, DVM, PhD
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota

3:45 PM Poster Session (VENI Foyer, 3rd floor)
5:30 PM Closing Remarks
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