Congratulations, Drs. Kissel and Werts!
Casey Kissel, DVM, and Adam Werts, DVM, PhD can now add DACLAM to their names! Our two most recent graduates successfully passed the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine board exam last month! Dr. Kissel is now a Clinical Research Veterinarian in the Gene Therapy Group with the Perelman SOM at University of Pennsylvania, while Dr. Werts just started as a Veterinary Scientist at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. Please join us in congratulating them on this noteworthy accomplishment.
Congratulations, Alicia and Lauren!
Alicia Braxton, DVM and Lauren Peiffer, DVM, DACVP, have received NIH LRP awards! Both are PhD candidates in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program and postdoctoral trainees in MCP’s T32-funded research training program. The NIH LRP (Loan Repayment Programs) is a competitive mechanism through which a portion of the student loans of recipients are paid off by the NIH in exchange for the recipient dedicating at least 50% of their time to qualifying research. We are so excited for them both!
Congratulations to Jessica Herrod, DVM!
Congratulations to Jessica Herrod, DVM on her receipt of a GLAS Grant (Grants for Laboratory Animal Science) for her project “The use of midazolam as an appetite stimulant and anxiolytic in the common marmoset”. This project is mentored by MCP Assistant Professor, Jessica Izzi, DVM, DACLAM. Congratulations, Drs. Herrod and Izzi, and best of luck on your project.
Norm Altman (MCP ’70) receives prestigious service award from University of Miami!
We are thrilled to announce that Norman Altman, VMD, DACVP, DACLAM received the prestigious James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in recognition of over 44 years of exceptional service to the university. Dr. Altman was one of the first graduates of our comparative medicine program, with his training spanning 1967 – 1970 followed by 3 years as a faculty member at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Altman is a Professor of Pathology and Director of the Division of Comparative Pathology as well as Ombudsman at the University of Miami. http://med.miami.edu/news/dr-norman-altman-to-receive-mclamore-award. Congratulations Norm!
Sue VandeWoude (MCP ’90) elected to National Academy of Sciences!
We cannot begin to express how excited we are to share the news that Sue VandeWoude, DVM, DACLAM has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)! Dr. VandeWoude is a 1990 graduate of our T32-funded training program. After completing her postdoctoral fellowship at JHU, she moved to Colorado State University where she has served as a clinician, administrator, teacher and researcher. She has established herself as a leader in the field of retrovirology with her work on retroviruses of domestic and wild felids, and is recognized as an exceptional mentor and advocate for veterinary students and early career veterinarians. Dr. VandeWoude currently serves as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Congratulations Sue!
Congratulations Casey Kissel, DVM, MLAS!
Join us in congratulating Casey Kissel, DVM, MLAS on her new position as a Clinical Research Veterinarian with the Gene Therapy Group at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. We are proud of her accomplishments, and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in her new job!
Congratulations, Dr. Ihms, DVM, PhD, DACVP!
We are proud to share that Beth Ihms, DVM, DACVP, can officially add PhD to her list of degrees! Dr. Ihms has successfully defended her thesis “Unraveling the pathogenesis of cavitary tuberculosis”, mentored by Dr. William Bishai, MD, PhD, in the Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Program. Congratulations, Dr. Ihms, DVM, PhD, DACVP!
Congratulations Yiyao Huang!
Yiyao Huang, MD has received a 2019 P30 Pilot Award from the JHU NIMH Center for Novel Therapeutics for HIV-associated Cognitive Disorders for her application on brain-derived extracellular vesicles and RNA. She has also successfully competed for a 2019 Young Investigator Scholarship from the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles to attend the ISEV2019 meeting in Kyoto, Japan.
Congratulations to Claire Lyons, DVM
Congratulations to Claire Lyons, DVM, for winning a poster award at the Gordon Research Seminar on Megakaryocytes and Platelets earlier this month! Dr. Lyons’ poster on “Platelet-endothelial associations in SIV-associated CNS disease” was one of 4 that received an award of the 70 posters presented at the conference.