Professional Activities

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

  • 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

Journal Reviewer

  • American Journal of Veterinary Research
  • Archives of Veterinary Science (Brazil)
  • Canadian Veterinary Journal
  • Ciencia Rural (Brazil)
  • Veterinary Journal
  • Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
  • European Journal of Pharmacology
  • Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Journal of Small Animal Practice
  • Journal of Veterinary Medicine – Series A – Physiology, Pathology and Clinical Medicine (Germany)
  • Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • MEDVEP – Veterinary Scientific Journal (Brazil)
  • Revista Clinica Veterinaria (Brazil)
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology

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)