ACVIM Congratulates 2012 Award Recipients at ACVIM Forum
Joseph Taboada, former JVIM associate editor awarded the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award
Now in its twenty-ninth year, the ACVIM Forum continues to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of ACVIM Diplomates. Each year two awards are presented: the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence, given in recognition of outstanding achievements and dedication to the veterinary profession by an ACVIM Diplomate; and the ACVIM Distinguished Service Award which is given in recognition of outstanding dedicated volunteer service by a Diplomate to ACVIM.
The ACVIM Foundation added a new award this year, the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of an ACVIM Diplomate who has supported the Foundation's efforts. If you would like to nominate someone for one of the 2013 awards, the deadline is 2/4/13. Nomination forms and more information can be found at www.ACVIM.org.
Congratulate the 2012 Award Recipients
Richard W. Nelson, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), recipient of the ACVIM Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence.
Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence: Richard W. Nelson, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) (Davis, CA) has spent the majority of his career focused on endocrinology and small animal medicine, an area for which he is nationally and internationally known and respected. Over the span of his 35-year career in veterinary medicine, his contributions to the field have been many. He has published numerous landmark papers relating to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders in dogs and cats. He has also authored and coauthored several major text books, including Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction and Small Animal Internal Medicine, both of which are well recognized worldwide as premier texts in the field. Dr. Nelson's expertise on the subject of canine and feline diabetes mellitus has impacted the management of diabetic dogs and cats, and several of his treatments are still used today. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 60 chapters in books.
Joseph Taboada, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), recipient of the 2012 ACVIM Distinguished Service Award.
Distinguished Service Award: Joseph Taboada, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) (Baton Rouge LA), board certified in 1989, is an active member of the ACVIM community and has provided distinguished service for over 10 years in every sense of the word. “Joe,” as he is known, has assumed many roles in his specialty, the College, and the ACVIM Foundation. He has served on numerous committees, including Residency Training, General Examination, Academic Affairs, nominating, and Specialty Exam. He also gave his service to ACVIM serving on its Board of Regents as President, President Elect, and Vice President of the Small Animal Internal Medicine Specialty. For 5 years he also served as associate editor for ACVIM's distinguished Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Joe has been a strong advocate for the College and has served as a mentor to numerous students, interns, and residents, many of which are now ACVIM Diplomates. He's also been a strong presence within the ACVIM Foundation, serving on the board as President and Past President, as a passionate advocate helping to raise support for the Foundation's mission, and as co-chair of the Development Committee.
Ray Dillon, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) giving his acceptance speech of The First Annual ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award at the 2012 ACVIM Forum in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The First Annual ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award: A. Ray Dillon, DVM, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) (Auburn AL). In an effort to engage more Diplomates with the Foundation, the ACVIM Foundation Distinguished Service Award was created to honor an ACVIM Diplomate who has supported the Foundation's efforts not only monetarily but also as a volunteer. Award nominees would have been successful in raising awareness, raising money, and furthering the mission of the Foundation. When the selection committee first discussed the award, Dr. A. Ray Dillon was the natural choice as the first recipient.
Dr. Dillon was the Chair of the Exploratory Committee commissioned to initiate a Foundation dedicated to research of clinically important diseases. He then became the first President of the ACVIM Foundation, from 1998 to 2001, and served on the Board as Past-President for an additional 2 years. He was the driving force behind the Foundation in those early years. In addition to his financial support and the large amount of time dedicated to launching the Foundation, Ray was responsible for the recruitment of many of the charter members and initial supporters who became the backbone of the Foundation.
2012 ACVIM Forum Abstract Recipients
ACVIM would also like to extend congratulations to the 2012 ACVIM Forum Abstract Recipients. These 10 candidates were selected from over 425 submissions to receive this year's 2012 ACVIM Forum Resident Research Awards. In addition to having their abstracts published in the May/June issue of JVIM, winners received a $500 prize and a recognition plaque.
Ames, Marisa – Cardiology, North Carolina State University
THE EFFECT OF HIGH DOSE PIMOBENDAN ON THE FUROSEMIDE-INDUCED RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN-ALDOSTERONE-SYSTEM (RAAS)
Beasley, Michaela – Neurology/Pharmacology, Mississippi State University
THE PHARMACOKINETICS OF SINGLE DOSE EXTENDED RELEASE KEPPRA® WITH AND WITHOUT FOOD IN HEALTHY ADULT DOGS
Blumerich, Celeste – Equine, Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
COMPARISON OF AIRWAY RESPONSE OF RECURRENT AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION AFFECTED HORSES FED STEAMED VERSUS NON-STEAMED HAY
Bradley, Allison – Infectious Disease, Colorado State University
INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF A MODIFIED LIVE FELINE HERPESVIRUS 1 AND FELINE CALICIVIRUS VACCINE INDUCES CROSS PROTECTION AGAINST BORDETELLA BRONCHISEPTICA
Cameron, Starr – Neurology, Cornell University
SURGICAL REMOVAL OF FELINE INTRACRANIAL MENINGIOMAS: CLINICAL FEATURES AND OUTCOME IN 121 CASES (1994-2011)
Kreuder, Amanda – Food Animal, Iowa State University
BIOAVAILABILITY AND PHARMACOKINETICS OF ORAL MELOXICAM IN LLAMAS
Park, Fiona – Hematology, Ontario Veterinary College
ASSESSMENT OF HYPERCOAGULABILITY IN CANINE PITUITARY-DEPENDENT HYPERADRENOCORTICISM
Saelinger, Carley – Cardiology, Louisiana State University
OPTIMIZATION OF IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR (ICD) DEFIBRILLATION THRESHOLDS IN DOGS
Scott, Victoria – Equine, The Ohio State University
EFFECT OF BODY POSITION ON ABDOMINAL PRESSURES IN ADULT HORSES
Weinstein, Danielle – Nephrology/Urology, University of Pennsylvania
THE EFFECT OF BODY POSITION ON INDIRECT SYSTOLIC BLOOD PRESSURE MEASUREMENT IN DOGS
Call for Research Abstracts
The ACVIM invites submission of research reports and research abstracts for short communications at the 2013 ACVIM Forum, June 12–15, in Seattle, Washington. ACVIM Diplomates, ACVIM Candidates, members of other specialty groups, and those working in areas related to veterinary internal medicine are encouraged to submit. Research reports will be published in the 2013 ACVIM Forum Proceedings and research abstracts will be published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) as well as in the 2013 ACVIM Forum Proceedings.
Abstracts may be submitted for consideration in the research report category (25-minute presentation) if presented by an active researcher the field. Established investigators, post-doctoral students, and young faculty may be considered, but residents and graduate students may not present in this category. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1, 2012. For more information, please visit www.ACVIMForum.org.
The 2013 ACVIM Forum will be held June 12–15 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. Online registration is available starting November 1. To register, or for more information, please visit www.ACVIMForum.org.