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Dr. Prosper Boyaka, Professor, Veterinary Biosciences, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI). He has provided vital leadership to AAI in his service on the AAI Minority Affairs Committee from 2006 to 2012. As chair of the committee from 2009 to 2012, Boyaka initiated multiple enhancements to the annual AAI Minority Affairs Committee Careers and Networking Roundtable at the AAI meeting.
Called "the most exciting two minutes in sports," the Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Lexington, Kentucky.
Class of 2013 graduate Amanda Sherman, was chosen by faculty as the winner of the inaugural Bayer Excellence in Communication Award at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Sherman is headed to North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine to participate in a one-year rotating internship. She plans to pursue a residency in ophthalmology.
On Saturday, May 4, the College of Veterinary Medicine welcomed the 137 new veterinarians into their chosen field at the annual Oath and Hooding ceremony, held at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. Surrounded by friends and family, students received their scarlet and grey academic hood as a symbol of their degree.
Dr. Rich Bednarski was chosen as the recipient of the 2013 AAVC Clinical Faculty Achievement Award. All member institutions of the American College of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) are allowed to nominate one faculty member annually for this award. The Clinical Faculty Achievement Award is given to a member of the AAVC who, for at least five years, has achieved recognition for his or her efforts on behalf of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Maxey Wellman, professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, is the 2013 president of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP), which boasts more than 1,500 members in 28 countries. Dr. Wellman is the director of Clinical Pathology Laboratories, which include the clinical chemistry, cytology and hematology laboratories. These laboratories provide diagnostic services and professional laboratory expertise to the Veterinary Medical Center, departments and research laboratories within the college and university, and the university laboratory animal program.
Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded the Global One Health Award by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) at their World Congress in Auckland, New Zealand. This award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has promoted the global One Health concept, which studies the links between animal health, human health and environmental health.