Equine Infectious Disease Researcher Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are being sought for the 10th Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Applied Equine Research Award. The award recognizes outstanding research conducted in a specific field of applied equine science over the past five years. The 2009 award will honor advances in equine infectious diseases.

The winner will be recognized during the 11th WEVA Congress in Guarujá-SP, Brazil, from the Sept. 24-27, with a plaque and a $6,000 (U.S.) award. He/she will also be invited to present an oral and written summary of their work to the Congress. Travel and accommodations to WEVA will be covered by the winner from their monetary award.

Award Guidelines
1. National equine veterinary practitioner associations and individual members of those organizations can submit a nomination. Nominees do not have to be members of the nominating association, nor do they have to be the same nationality or live in the country from which the nomination stems.

2. Nominations should comprise of:

  • A brief (not more than one page) cover letter from the nominator, which should include the candidate's name, address, telephone, Fax, e-mail address, and a listing/summary of his/her current and past positions of employment.
  • Listing (not more than one page) of the candidate's major scientific publications from 2004 to 2009 (inclusive).
  • Narrative (not more than one page) of the scientific basis for this nomination (i.e., for what advances in the diagnosis and treatment of equine infectious diseases has this candidate been responsible within the last five years, and why they are noteworthy).

An international panel of experts will select the award winner.

Nominations close Aug. 15, 2009.

Questions may be addressed to Dr. David Hodgson, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine,Virginia Tech, Phase II, Duckpond Drive, Blacksburg, Va. USA 24061-0442; e-mail Heather Parrish at Parrish1@vt.edu; Fax to 1-540-231-1676.

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