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Graduate Students Receive Prestigious National Awards from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists/Society of Toxicologic Pathology

Congratulations to Drs. Kristin Lewis and Lisa Berman-Booty for their prestigious, national awards!

Dr. Kristin Lewis, PhD student and anatomic pathology resident, recently received a three-year fellowship award from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists/Society of Toxicologic Pathology (ACVP/STP) Coalition and Genentech for her proposal titled, "Structural and Functional Remodeling Following Pharmacologic Intervention in Volume Overload Heart Failure."

In December, Dr. Lewis will be giving a presentation at the coalition’s scientific conference held in conjunction with the ACVP/ASVCP annual meeting in Nashville, TN. In the next year, she will be visiting Genentech for an externship. Her mentor is Pamela Lucchesi, PhD, a professor of pediatrics at The Ohio State University and Principle Investigator in the Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.


Dr. Lisa Berman-Booty, PhD student and anatomic pathology resident, was awarded the Charles and Sharron Capen Fellowship in Veterinary Pathology offered through the ACVP/STP Coalition. Dr. Berman-Booty’s current research focus is on the "Investigation into the Suppression of Carcinogenesis and Tumor Progression by Novel Indole-3-Carbinol Derivatives and Energy Restriction-Mimetic Agents in Murine Models of Prostate Cancer."

 Her academic advisor is Ching-Shih Chen, PhD, professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Internal Medicine, and Urology from the College of Pharmacy. The Coalition is grateful to ACVP for the opportunity to manage this fellowship made possible by the generosity of the Doctors Capen. This is the first Coalition fellowship supported by private funds.

 Both Drs. Charles and Sharron Capen graduated from Ohio State and worked as faculty for the university. Dr. Charles Capen was considered by most as the world authority on veterinary endocrine pathology and was one of a few veterinarians in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences. Dr. Sharron Capen was the first woman faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine and also its first woman full professor. Dr. Sharron Capen practiced in small animal internal medicine with an interest in dermatology and avian medicine



About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:32pm