Dr. Mary Ann Thrall
Dr. John Cullen
Dr. Donald Meuten
Dr. Melinda Wilkerson
Event: American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, joint annual meetings, Nov. 15-19, 2008, San Antonio
Program: The ACVP program included premeeting symposia, a joint plenary session, specialty group sessions, and an emerging disease focus seminar. The ASVCP held a premeeting workshop, an education symposium, a teaching forum, slide and chemistry case reviews, and clinical pathology scientific sessions.
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Awards: Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: D. Russell, Cornell University, for "Immunohistochemical detection of vitamin D receptor in canine mast cell tumors"; Second place: M. Ilha, University of Tennessee, for "Reproductive pathology of 32 female Vietnamese potbellied pigs"; Third place: G. Shaw, Johns Hopkins University, for "Chitinolytic mycotic shell disease and branchitis in captive American horseshoe crabs." Category of toxicologic pathology, First place: K. Maratea, Purdue University, for "Short-term interference with TGF-Beta signaling causes delayed development of heart valve disease in Sprague-Dawley rats"; Second place: A. Brice, Johns Hopkins University, for "Minocycline arrests CD4+ T cells in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle and increases the activation threshold"; Third place: T.Y Lin, The Ohio State University, for "OSUHDAC-42, a novel HDAC inhibitor, exhibits biologic activity against human and canine malignant mast cells through both histone dependent and HSP90 dependent pathways." Category of natural disease, First place: C. Himsworth, University of Saskatchewan, for "Destructive polyarthritis in aborted bovine-fetuses: A possible association with Ureaplasma diversum infection?"; Second place: T. Southard, Johns Hopkins University, for "Spontaneous cutaneous and subcutaneous tumors in aged male Long-Evans rats"; Third place: J. Hughes Hanks, University of Missouri, for "Hepatitis and enteritis caused by a novel herpes virus in two monitor lizards (Varanus SPP)." Category of experimental disease, First place: C. Martin, The Ohio State University, for "Effect of zoledronic acid therapy in an in vivo model of bone invasive feline oral squamous cell carcinoma"; Second place: J. Reis Jr., University of Georgia, for "Detection of vesicular stomatitis New Jersey virus in experimentally infected cattle using situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry"; Third place: J. McCleese, The Ohio State University, for "A novel Hsp90 inhibitor, STA-12-1474, exhibits biologic activity against osteosarcoma." Christopher T. Starost Memorial Oncology Scholarship, First place: A. Sargeant, The Ohio State University, for "Chemopreventive effects of OSU-A9, a potent indole-3-carbinol-derived agent, in prostate cancer"; Second place: T.Y Lin, The Ohio State University, for "OSUHDAC -42, a novel HDAC inhibitor, exhibits biologic activity against human and canine malignant mast cells through both histone dependent and HSP90 dependent pathways." Student Poster Awards—Experimental disease: C. Willson, North Carolina State University, for "Protein expression changes during bladder tumor development induced by o-nitroanisole in F344 rats"; Clinical pathology: R. Traslavina, Cornell University, for "Effects of pre-analytical handling on serum potassium levels of healthy laboratory mice." Society of Toxicologic Pathology Student Speaker Award: A. Brice, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for "Minocycline arrests CD4+ T cells in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle and increases the activation threshold." ACVP/AAVLD Diagnostic Travel Award: R. Johnson, Purdue University, for "Hypertrophic osteopathy associated with an intra-abdominal neoplasm in a cat." Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Gillian Beamer, The Ohio State University. Distinguished and honorary members: The ACVP elected Dr. Paul Hildebrandt, Frederick, Md., as a distinguished member and Dr. Chris Gardiner, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as an honorary member. Drs. Matthew Wallig, Urbana, Ill., and Daniel Morton, Groton, Conn., received presidential awards for meritorious service to the college.
New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 76 new diplomates on successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 23-25, 2008. Certified as veterinary anatomic pathologists were Drs. Muthafar Al-Haddawi, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Esther Arifin, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Neel Ibn-Anwar Aziz, Laurel, Md.; Dinesh S. Bangari, West Lafayette, Ind.; Gillian L. Beamer, Columbus, Ohio; Jaromir Benak, Leeds, United Kingdom; Ingrid L. Bergin, Ypsilanti, Mich.; Anthony S. Besier, Roleystone, Australia; Luke Borst, Savoy, Ill.; Sebastian J. Brennan, Morris Plains, N.J., Matthew A. Buccellato, Columbus, Ohio; Jennifer A. Cann, Winston-Salem, N.C.; Erica E. Carroll, Silver Spring, Md.; Thomas E. Cecere, Blacksburg, Va.; Taylor B. Chance, Washington, D.C.; Lily I. Cheng, Darnestown, Md.; Amy C. Durham, Philadelphia; Carissa K. Embury-Hyatt, Richer, Manitoba, Canada; David G. Tapia, Ames, Iowa; Gabriel Gomez, Bryan, Texas; Olga D. González, Madison, Wis.; Jessica S. Hoane, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Renee R. Hukkanen; Seattle; Kyathanahalli Janardhan, Manhattan, Kan.; Yava L. Jones, Gaithersburg, Md.; Rebecca A. Kagan, Willowbrook, Ill.; Cameron G. Knight, Palmerstown North, New Zealand; Leah A. Kuhnt, Auburn, Ala.; Brandon N.M. Lillie, Milton, Ontario, Canada; David X. Liu, Mandeville, La.; Alan T. Loynachan, Ames, Iowa; Jennifer Luff, Davis, Calif.; Douglas E. Lyman, Spencer, Wis.; Shannon Martinson, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada; William A. Meier, Sun Prairie, Wis.; Andrew D. Miller, Natick, Mass.; Ikki Mitsui, West Lafayette, Ind.; Rebecca R. Moore, Durham, N.C.; Pamela Mouser, LaFayette, Ind.; Sureshkumar Muthupalani, Norwood, Mass.; Murali V.P. Nadella, Madison, Wis.; Geoff Orbell, Pullman, Wash.; Kiran Palyada, Ithaca, N.Y.; Marcia E. Pereira, Somerset, N.J.; Joëlle Pinard, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Pandiri A.K. Reddy, Raleigh, N.C.; Aaron M. Sargeant, Dublin, Ohio; Denise J. Schwahn, Columbus, Ohio; Emma Scurrell, North Mymms, Herts, United Kingdom; Maureen C. Speltz, Stanchfield, Minn.; Michelle E. Thompson, Montgomery Village, Md.; Gaurav Tyagi, Urbana, Ill.; Arnaud J. Van Wettere, Raleigh, N.C.; Kapil Vashisht, Mattawan, Mich.; Joshua D. Webster, Lafayette, Ind.; and Moges W. Woldemariam, Tifton, Ga.
Certified as veterinary clinical pathologists were Drs. Mehrdad Ameri, Plattsburgh, N.Y.; Rannou Benoit, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada; Seth E. Chapman, Columbus, Ohio; Tanya M. Grondin, Glen Allen, Va.; Aristodimos Hatzis, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom; Natalie (Tasha) Kowalewich, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; Michal Neta, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Indira S. Pargass, Valsayn North, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies; Caroline Piché, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada; Felipe Reggeti, Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Angela B. Royal, Columbia, Mo.; Laura A. Snyder, Pinehurst, N.C.; Jaime Tarigo, Cary, N.C.; Ashlee S. Urbasic, Champaign, Ill.; Julie L. Webb, Madison, Wis.; Angela L. Wilcox, Reno, Nev.; Matthew L. Williams, Smyrna, Ga.; Randolph J. Wilson, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Shanon Zabolotzky, Sacramento, Calif. Dr. Kurt L. Zimmerman, Blacksburg, Va., received dual certification in veterinary anatomic and clinical pathology.
Officials: Drs. John Cullen, Raleigh, N.C., president; Donald Meuten, Raleigh, N.C., vice president/president-elect; Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., secretary-treasurer; and Mary Anna Thrall, Fort Collins, Colo., immediate past president
American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Mary Anna Thrall, Fort Collins, Colo. A 1970 graduate of Purdue University, Dr. Thrall is a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She also serves as a visiting professor at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Thrall is a diplomate and past president of the ACVP whose research interests include lysosomal storage diseases and ethylene glycol toxicosis. Young Investigator Award: H. Priest, Cornell University, for "Transferrin receptor expression in canine non-Hodgkin's lymphoma." Research Grant Award: Dr. Erica Behling-Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison, was the first recipient of this award. She received $2,000 for "Macrophages derived from sites of granulomatous inflammation and histiocytic tumors in dogs: identification of cellular junctions." Travel grants in the amount of $500 were presented to the following trainees: Drs. Tricia Bisby, Purdue University; Liesl Breickner, University of Tennessee; Janet A. Cruz-Cardona, University of Florida; Keith DeJong, University of California-Davis; and Heather Priest, Cornell University.
Officials: Drs. Melinda Wilkerson, Manhattan, Kan., president; Joanne Messick, West Lafayette, Ind., president-elect; Karen Russell, College Station, Texas, secretary; Dori Borjesson, Davis, Calif., treasurer; and Holly Jordan, Research Triangle Park, N.C., immediate past president