Awards Overview

Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians

This award is open to graduate veterinarians who will soon complete or have recently completed a PhD program in the biomedical sciences, or who are in the final 1 to 2 years of residency training in the field of veterinary pathology, medicine, surgery, radiology/imaging, or laboratory animal medicine.

The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will receive a $2,500 honorarium. The recipient(s) of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award will be invited to present their research at the  National Veterinary Scholars Symposium.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Veterinary Students

This award is open to veterinary students who participated in the summer scholar program, attended the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, presented their work in the form of a poster, and completed their proposed project work plan by December 30th.

The recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholar Research Award will receive a $1,500 honorarium, a plaque to recognize the recipient, a travel stipend to return to the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium to present their project, and will receive recognition in the program.

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National Veterinary Scholars Symposium
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Tufts University
Jul 25-28, 2019

2018 Research Awardees

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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETERINARY RESEARCH AWARD FOR GRADUATE VETERINARIANS

The 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Graduate Award was presented to Dr. Andrew Lewin, who is completing his residency in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Veterinary Medicine, for his work in infectious ocular disease and glaucoma in several animal species. Lewin has been inspired to focus on infectious ocular disease through his work as a shelter veterinarian before starting his residency. As part of his research, Lewin established a nationwide network of cat shelters to provide quantitative clinical scores and eye swabs for cats with ocular and respiratory infections to determine the epidemiology of these pathogens nationwide, which had never been done before. He also obtained viral isolates for genomic sequencing and phylogenetic analysis, making other downstream analyses possible with these samples and the data set..

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BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETERINARY RESEARCH AWARD FOR VETERINARY STUDENTS

The 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Scholar Award was presented to Kathryn C. Taggart, an undergraduate student at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine, for her study of dilated cardiomyopathy in Dobermann Pinschers, a common and devastating disorder that is poorly understood, and for which early recognition is difficult and response to treatment has not drastically changed over last few decades. Taggart has prepared a scientific manuscript of this work as a first author, and the manuscript has been accepted for publication in a respected peer-reviewed journal.