Penn Vet Alumni Achievement Award

The Penn Veterinary Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to the veterinary profession.  Service to the profession may be in their veterinary work, research, or in a volunteer capacity doing veterinary work in their community.

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If you have any questions or would like to submit a nomination via standard mail, email, or fax, please contact Kristen McMullen, Director of Alumni Relations, at 215-898-1481 or kmcmul@vet.upenn.edu. She will be happy to help you.

Penn Vet Alumni Achievement Award
  Year Recipients
 2016Stephanie Murphy V’94 GR’96

Tony DeCarlo V'82
Patty Hogan V'92


Joanna Bassert V'89
Catherine McManus V'02

Alumni Achievement 2016 Award Winner

Stephanie Murphy
V’94 GR’96

Dr. Murphy received both her V.M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a comparative medicine postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, along with all of the requirements to gain the status of Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Dr. Murphy was named the Director of the Division of Comparative Medicine, Office of Research Infrastructure Programs in June 2014. DCM’s mission is to develop veterinary scientists as part of the workforce that supports and contributes to animal-based research and resources as well as to support biomedical research in the form of diverse models of human disease using vertebrate and non-vertebrate animals or cultured cells. She joined ORIP from the Oregon Health and Science University, where she was a Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, with joint appointments in Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Medicine. Dr. Murphy has published numerous articles, reviews and book chapters related to her research and clinical interests regarding sex differences and the role of sex steroids in stroke as well as development and management of animal models related to stroke and women’s health.

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