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Published: Mar 10, 2017

Megan Clark, V’18, received a $43,000 HHMI Fellowship for The role of skin-resident memory T cells in promoting immunity to Leishmaniasis, spanning from August 22, 2016, to August 21, 2017. She is affiliated with the lab of Phillip Scott, PhD.

Jane Karpowicz, V’18, and Ellen Lapuck, V’18, won Penn Vet’s Student Inspiration Award last spring and used the award to carry out their project entitled A Focus on Poultry:
Reducing Morbidity and Mortality for Smallholder Farmers in Uganda. Karpowicz and Lapuck spent one month working in the eastern region of Uganda with a team of Ugandan
veterinarians and veterinary students from Makerere University in Kampala. Together they conducted educational trainings as well as a vaccination program for Newcastle disease virus for farmers in rural villages. The trainings focused on nutrition, predation prevention, breeding, genetics, housing, and disease prevention. Each training concluded with the building of a demonstration chicken coop, which provided a blueprint for farmers to build their own. Alongside the vaccination program, they worked with one of the veterinarians on her project studying the efficacy of the Newcastle disease vaccine. Karpowicz and Lapuck also worked with Veterinarians Without Borders (US) to implement the project. They are proud to have had this opportunity from Penn Vet.

Suna Li, a graduate student in the combined VMD-PhD program, received a scholarship award by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM) Foundation.