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College Research Day

Advances in Veterinary Medicine Research Day

Due to COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders, the 2020 CVM Research Day is cancelled.

A Book of Abstracts has been compiled from the abstracts submitted by members of the CVM.  Please take the time to peruse through the 2020 Book of Abstracts to learn more about the exciting research taking place in the College.  We look forward to hosting an in-person Research Day in April of 2021.

2020 CVM Book of Abstracts

April 9, 2020 - 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.

This year's faculty chair is Dr. Stephen Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Awards Presentation and Keynote Address - April 9th at 12:00 - 2:00 pm in the  Auditorium


The 2020 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Lee Gehrke, the Hermann von Helmholtz Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a professor of microbiology and immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gehrke's research interests center on molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions and on the pathogenesis of RNA viruses. Current experimental work focuses on understanding how viruses that are closely related in genetic sequence cause highly variable disease outcomes.

Please click on the above link to see this year's book of abstracts.

Research Day Awards and Presentations
Please click on the above link to listen to this year's awards and presentations.


Poster Judging Sessions

Professional Students - April 8, 2020 from 2 - 5 pm

Graduate Students - April 9, 2020 from 8 - 11:00 am

Graduate Students and Post Docs - Continued for 2020 Research Day - Platform Presentations

All CVM Graduate Students and Post Docs have the opportunity to be selected for a Platform Research Presentation to be given prior to the Keynote Address on April 9, 2020. 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 9, 2020 deadline.

Members of the College's Council for Research and Council for Graduate Studies will critically review and identify 2 submitted abstracts for the platform presentations.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michele Morscher ( or 614-292-9203).