Vet Student Awarded Second Place at Morris Animal Foundation Annual Meeting

Aimee Jalkanen, DVM Class of 2010, won second place in the poster competition at the Morris Animal Foundation Annual Meeting. Jalkanen was awarded a Veterinary Student Scholarship from MAF last summer and her poster presented the research she completed, "MicroRNA Profiling of Canine Osteoblasts and Osteosarcoma Cells."  

The Annual Meeting was held June 24 to 27 in Denver, Colorado and the poster competition was judged by MAF's scientific advisory board. The top three poster presentations in the categories of Companion Animal and Wildlife research were recognized at the meeting. Jalkenen won second place in the Companion Animal category.

Jalkanen's Veterinary Student Scholarship was sponsored by Doreen Jakubcak and Michael Malchow, who attended the Annual Meeting with Jalkanen. MAF is a non-profit foundation that funds research studies and encourages students to consider careers in research.

For more information, view MAF's web site.

Vet Student Awarded Second Place at Morris Animal Foundation Annual Meeting

Appearing in the photo, from left to right, Michael Malchow, Doreen Jakubcak, Betty White, Aimee Jalkanen, and Dr. Bill Kisseberth.

July 23, 2009

By Michelle Fehribach

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