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Annual Student Research Day

Join with students and mentors to learn about the many projects carried out in research laboratories, clinical trials, and field studies at Penn Vet. Three veterinary students and three combined degree (VMD/PhD) students will present their work in oral presentations along with a competitive poster session.

Student Research Day 2022

Annual Research Day – The Details

  • When: Friday, March 18, 2022
  • Time: 12 noon - 5:30 pm, ET
  • Place: Vernon & Shirley Hill Pavilion, Main Floor and Auditorium

Keynote Speaker

Sue VandeWoude, DVM

Sue VandeWoude, DVM
University Distinguished Professor, DMIP, Director, One Health Institute
Colorado State University

About Dr. VandeWoude:

Sue VandeWoude, DVM, is a University Distinguished Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (CSU). She serves as Director of the CSU One Health Institute.

A veterinarian, mentor, and researcher, Dr. VandeWoude has specialized in studying conditions affecting cats, both big and small, including feline immunodeficiency virus, feline leukemia virus, and most recently SARS coronavirus 2.

While a student at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, she spent her summers in the laboratory working on projects at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Georgetown University. During her senior year, she participated in an externship at the NIH and explored laboratory animal medicine. Dr. VandeWoude was drawn to the concept of animal welfare and guiding the use of animals in research in a thoughtful way. Additionally, she conducted a fellowship in comparative medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. VandeWoude has played a variety of roles at CSU, including director of Laboratory Animal Resources and Associate Dean for Research. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, her discoveries are linked to both animal and ecological concerns, and the findings shed light on the emergence and spread of viruses in the human population. Dr. VandeWoude’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, NIH, Morris Animal Foundation, and other federal and nonprofit organizations.

Organizing Committee: Jennifer Punt, VMD, PhD; Elizabeth M. Lennon, DVM, PhD; Michael J. May, PhD; Phillip Scott, PhD; and students Daria Mrugala, Nimisha Pattada, and Stephanie Sila.


Penn Vet Student Research Day 2022

Friday, March 18 – Agenda
12:00 pmOpening Remarks: Dean Andrew Hoffman, DVM DVSc
The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine
12:15-2:20 pmStudent Speakers (10-min talks & 5 min Q&A)
2:20-3:35 pm
Poster Session
3:35-4:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Sue VandeWoude, DVM

University Distinguished Professor, DMIPDirector, One Health InstituteColorado State University

4:30-5:30 pm

Awards and Reception