Joint pathology meetings
Published on February 15, 2006
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Drs. Stromberg and RadinEvent: American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology, 56th and 40th joint annual meetings, respectively, Dec. 3-7, 2005, Boston
Program: The ACVP program included premeeting symposia, an emerging disease focus seminar, and a joint plenary session and specialty group sessions. The ASVCP, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary, held a premeeting workshop, an education symposium, and clinical pathology scientific sessions.


American College of Veterinary Pathologists 

Awards: Young Investigator Award, category of diagnostic pathology, First place: S.M. Birch, Oklahoma State University, for "Correlations between computer-assisted image analysis and histopathology in detecting equine testicular lesions;" Second place: C. Sangster, Western University of Health Sciences, for "Kernicterus in an adult dog;" Third place: G. Gopalakrishnan, Purdue University, for "Esophagitis in camelids: Report of three cases." Category of toxicologic pathology, First place: H. Yamauchi, University of Tokyo, for "Pathway of P53-dependent trophoblast cell apoptosis in cytosine arabinoside-treated placenta." Category of natural disease, First place: R. Luong, The Animal Medical Center, for "Prognostic significance of intratumoral microvessel density in canine soft-tissue sarcomas;" Second place: M.M. Sebastian, University of Georgia, for "Mare reproductive loss syndrome: Irradiated eastern tent caterpillars induce abortion in mares;" Third place: A.L. Warren, Cornell University, for "Epithelioid variant of hemangioma and hemangiosarcoma in the dog, horse and cow." Category of experimental disease, First place: V. K. Newkirk, The Ohio State University, for "Slug-mediated effects of cutaneous UVR exposure;" Second place: K.L. Helke, Johns Hopkins University, for "4-3-3 protein regulates viral-induced neurodegeneration;" Third place: K.A.B. Knostman, The Ohio State University, for "Sodium/iodide symporter regulation by tRA, forskolin, RAS and PI3K in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells." Christopher T. Starost Memorial Oncology Scholarship, First Place: K.A.B. Knostman, The Ohio State University, for "Sodium/iodide symporter regulation by tRA forskolin, RAS and P13K in MCF-7 human breast cancer cells;" Second Place: D. L. Perry, Wake Forest University, for "The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids on prostatic adenocarcinoma development in the prostate-specific pten knockout murine model." Student Poster Awards: Lisa Gooding, The Ohio State University, for "Methylation of the e-cadherin tumor supressor gene in canine mammary cancer;" and Marcia Chien, Cornell University, for "The role of tissue transglutaminase in epidermal growth factor (EGF)-mediated cell motility and invasion." Harold W. Casey Memorial Scholarship: Dr. Branka Grubor, Iowa State University. Distinguished and honorary members: The ACVP elected Dr. Walter Loeb, Paw Paw, W.Va., as a distinguished member, and Dr. Gordon Hard, Tairua, New Zealand, as an honorary member.


New diplomates: The ACVP recognized 39 new diplomates upon successful completion of the certifying examination in Ames, Iowa, Sept. 14-15, 2005. Certified as veterinary anatomic pathologists were Drs. Jonathan Arzt, Bellvue, Colo.; Melanie A. Breshears, Stillwater, Okla.; Patrick A. Caplazi, Pullman, Wash.; Jennifer L. Chapman, Monrovia, Md.; Kathleen M. Colegrove, Timonium, Md.; Michelle M. Dennis, Laporte, Colo.; Oded Foreman, Davis, Calif.; Kyleigh A. Geissler, Tobaccoville, N.C.; Lucy M. Genovese, Southport, Merseyside, United Kingdom; Justin J. Greenlee, Ames, Iowa; Holly M. Kolenda-Roberts, Gainesville, Fla.; Sabu Kuruvilla, Lake Bluff, Ill.; Philippe Labelle, Westbury, N.Y.; Andre-Jean Lambert, Chazy, N.Y.; Malcolm J. Lancaster, Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia; Bridget S. Lewis, Columbia, Md.; Patricia Lin, Everett, Wash.; David K. Meyerholz, Ames, Iowa; James P. Morrison, Durham, N.C.; Robert W. Read, Starkville, Miss.; John F. Roberts, Gainesville, Fla.; Alice D. Roudabush, Dover, N.H.; Ahmed M. Shoieb, Amarillo, Texas; Amy B. Shokek, Elkton, Md.; Taylor Spangler, Davis, Calif.; Thomas J. Steinbach, Sterling, Va.; and Kathleen A. Szabo, Silver Spring, Md.

Certified as veterinary clinical pathologists were Drs. Susan P. Boyd, Hatfield, Herts, United Kingdom; Jennifer L. Brazzell, Stillwater, Minn.; Stephanie C. Corn, Columbus, Ohio; Sonya L. Keller, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Kelley A. Penraat, Lafayette, N.J.; Theresa E. Rizzi, Stillwater, Okla.; Elizabeth Spangler, Auburn, Ala.; Jennifer D. Steinberg, Worcester, Mass.; Heather L. Tarpley, Athens, Ga.; Craig A. Thompson, West Lafayette, Ind.; Leanne Twomey, Gainesville, Fla.; and Tamara B. Wills, Vancouver, Wash. Dr. Adrienne F. French, Philadelphia, already a diplomate of veterinary anatomic pathology, received certification in veterinary clinical pathology.
Officials: Drs. Paul Stromberg, Columbus, Ohio, president; Mary Anna Thrall, Fort Collins, Colo., vice president/president-elect; Derek Mosier, Manhattan, Kan., secretary-treasurer; and R. Keith Harris, Chazy, N.Y., immediate past president 

American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology

Awards: Young Investigator Award: Roberta Di Terlizzi, Kansas State University, for "Comparison of protein concentrations in precolostral and postcolostral bovine sera using spectrophotometric, refractometric, electrophoretic, and radioimmunodiffusion methods."
Officials: Drs. M. Judith Radin, Columbus, Ohio, president; Christine S. Olver, Fort Collins, Colo., president-elect; Marlyn S. Whitney, Columbia, Mo., secretary; Sonjia M. Shelly, West Sacramento, Calif., treasurer; and Susan J. Tornquist, Corvallis, Ore., immediate past president 

Maine VMA 


Event: Annual meeting, Jan. 7, Portland
Awards: Veterinary Service Award: Drs. Mike Opitz, Orono; and William Bryant, Mount Vernon. A 1964 graduate of Free University in Berlin, Dr. Opitz served as extension veterinarian at the University of Maine for 25 years. A poultry specialist, he was known for his expertise in Salmonella, establishing control programs that have been used as models in other states. Dr. Opitz also assisted Maine's salmon farms. A 1991 graduate of North Carolina State University, Dr. Bryant practices at Winthrop Veterinary Hospital. During his tenure as MVMA president in 2005, he was active in legislative affairs, helping to revise Maine's rules governing rabies vaccinations. Dr. Bryant also helped bring Maine's veterinarians and legislators together in agreement on an education program regarding vaccine protocols.
Officials: Drs. John Flowers, Gardiner, president; Anne Del Borgo, Brunswick, vice president; Thomas Ahlers, Portland, treasurer; and William Bryant, Mount Vernon, past president


Utah VMA


Drs. Sharp, King, and Allen
Event: Annual meeting, Sept. 17, 2005, Lehi
Awards: Veterinarian of the Year: Dr. Roddy Sharp, Salt Lake City. A 1975 graduate of Colorado State University, Dr. Sharp owns Brickyard Animal Hospital. He serves as Utah's alternate delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates.
Officials: Drs. Bruce King, Axtell, president; Drew Allen, Salt Lake City, president-elect; and Roger Rees, South Jordan, past president