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Professional Activities

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

  • 2016 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award – College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University.
  • 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. Class of 2018 (one of 4 finalists for the Pfizer Norden award)- College of Veterinary Medicine. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH, United States.
  • 2016 Major Advisor to Michele Provencher; recipient of the Knecht Resident ACVIM Award 
  • 2014 Major Advisor to Juliet Armstrong; winner - Gertrude Hoeger Clinical Research Award
  • 2013 Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award – College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University.
  • 2013 Major Advisor to Paula Martin Vaquero; recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award of the SCAVMA - Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • 2013 Major Advisor to Juliet Armstrong - Winner of the Basic Research Award. 2013 OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Research Day.
  • 2013 Major advisor to Paula Martin Vaquero; winner of the 2013 Knecht Resident ACVIM Award.
  • 2013 Major Advisor to Juliet Armstrong; Gertrude Hoeger Biomedical Research Award.
  • 2012 Major advisor to Kari Foss; winner of the 2012 Knecht Resident ACVIM Award.
  • 2011 Pfizer Norden Distinguished Teacher Award - College of Veterinary Medicine. The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, OH, United States.
  • 2010 - Excellence in Teaching Award – Class of 2011. College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University.
  • 2010 - Honorary Class President (equivalent to Norden Teaching Award) – Class of 2010. Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.
  • 2009 - Name of the Graduating Class (second highest teaching award) – Class of 2009. Federal University of Paraná, Brazil.
  • 2006 - 1st Prize Ph.D. Poster Category - Graduate Student Appreciation Day - Ontario Veterinary College.
  • 2006 - 2nd Prize Ph.D. Oral presentation Category – Graduate Student Appreciation Day - Ontario Veterinary College.
  • 2006 - Elizabeth Holdsworth Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2005 - Vetoquinol Scholarship in Geriatrics in Companion Animals. Ontario Veterinary College - University of Guelph.
  • 2005 - Laforet Research Assistantship – Single recipient. University of Guelph.
  • 2005 - Biomedical Sciences Graduate Research Assistantship Award – University of Guelph.
  • 2005 - Best Neurology Research Abstract – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - ACVIM.
  • 2005-2006 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship – Awarded to the top 12 international students in Biological and Medical sciences of the province. Ministry of Training and Universities, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2005 - University Graduate Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2004 - University of Guelph Entrance Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2004 - University Graduate Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2004 - Pfizer Graduate Student Award – University of Guelph.
  • 2003 - Kenneth & June Bone Memorial Scholarship – Presented to the graduate student with the best academic and research performance pursuing studies in companion animals – University of Guelph.
  • 2002 - Laforet Research Assistantship – Co-recipient recipient. University of Guelph.
  • 2003 - Kon-Tiki Atkins Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2003 - Ontario Veterinary College Graduate Student Association Travel Award – University of Guelph.
  • 2002-2005 Doctorate studies scholarship – CNPq – National Scientific Research Council of Brazil.
  • 2002 - Doug and Esther Ormond Scholarship for Parents – University of Guelph.
  • 2002 - University Graduate Scholarship – University of Guelph.
  • 2001 - Honorary Class President – Graduating class of Veterinary Medicine. Federal University of Paraná, Palotina, PR, Brazil.
  • 2000 - Professor of the 4th Year – Graduating class of Veterinary Medicine. Federal University of Paraná, Palotina, PR, Brazil.
  • 1999 - Honorary Class President – Graduating class of Veterinary Medicine. Federal University of Paraná, Palotina, PR, Brazil.
  • 1996-1997 Master studies scholarship - CNPq – National Scientific Research Council of Brazil.
  • 1993 - Scientific initiation scholarship – CNPq – National Scientific Research Council of Brazil.

Professional Service

  • Practice limited to clinical neurology and neurosurgery

Associate Editor

  • BMC Veterinary Journal

Journal Reviewer

  1. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
  2. Archives of Veterinary Science
  3. BMC Veterinary Journal
  4. Canadian Veterinary Journal
  5. European Journal of Pharmacology
  6. Frontiers in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
  7. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  8. Journal of American Animal Hospital Association
  9. Journal of Small Animal Practice
  10. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  11. MEDVEP – Veterinary Scientific Journal (Brazil)
  12. PLOS ONE
  13. Research in Veterinary Science
  14. Revista Clinica Veterinaria (Brazil)
  15. Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  16. Veterinary Journal
  17. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
  18. Veterinary Record
  19. Veterinary Surgery

Teaching

  • VM 603 - Veterinary Neurobiology (Clinical Neurology) (Team taught)
  • VMC 6015.02 - Small Animal Medicine Techniques (team taught)
  • VCS 719 - Clinical Problem Solving and Treatment in Small Animal Internal Medicine II (Team taught)
  • VCS 822.04 – Neurologic and neuromuscular diseases (Graduate course – team taught)