College Research Day

Advances in Veterinary Medicine Research Day

April 2, 2015 - Keynote Speaker & Poster Presentations

Advances in Veterinary Medicine Day showcases the research and scholarship accomplishments of veterinary students, residents, graduate students and faculty in the college. It brings the college community together to learn about exciting research being carried out by colleagues. Travel grants are awarded to the best student poster presentations in each of the five areas of study: immunology and infectious diseases, molecular and cellular biology, structure and function, clinical research, and epidemiology and applied research. The awards help students fund their travel to a national or international scientific meeting to present their research.

Awards Presentation and Keynote Address - April 2nd at 12:00 pm

Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, is this year's Faculty Chair.


Dr. Patricia Conrad, professor of parasitology at UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine, will be this year's Keynote Speaker.  Dr. Conrad is also the Associate Dean for Global Programs and the Co-Director fo the One Health Center of Expertise: Water, Animals, Food and Society in the UC Global Health Institute.  She received her DVM from Colorado State University and her PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Dr. Conrad has received numerous awards for her teaching and research, including being elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies in 2011 and awarded a Fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology in 2012.

Dr. Conrad's area of research focuses in the fields of parasitology, emerging infectious diseases, ecology of fecally-transmitted waterborne pathogens and One Health; emphasizing the value of collaborative research and education that considers the interconnectedness of humans, animals and environmental change worldwide.

2015 Book of Abstracts


Poster Judging Sessions

Professional Students - April 1, 2015 from 2 - 5 pm

Graduate Students - April 2, 2015 from 8 - 10:30 am

Graduate Students - Continued for 2015 Research Day - Platform Presentations

All CVM Graduate Students have the opportunity to be selected for a Platform Research Presentation to be given prior to the Keynote Address on April 2, 2015. Each presentation will be limited to 10 minutes. Those interested should mark the appropriate box yes (consider for oral presentation) on the abstract submission form, and submit the form along with their abstract to Michele Morscher by the March 2, 2015 deadline.

Members of the College's Council for Research will critically review and identify 1-3 submitted abstracts for the platform presentations.

Sponsors of Research Day

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of Research Day:

College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate Student Association  
Public Heatlh Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID)  
Center for Retrovirus Research  


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michele Morscher (morscher [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu or 614-292-9203).