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2015 Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards

The ACVS established the Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards competition to encourage the development of clinically important research and the dissemination of the results of these investigations, particularly those conducted by surgical residents. Congratulations to each of the award recipients.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Veterinary Surgery Publication
    (Research and Clinical)
  • Poster Presentation

Two posters were selected from those presented by residents at the 2015 ACVS Surgery Summit. Eight oral presentations (four from both large animal and small animal categories) were selected from those given in the Residents’ Forum at the ACVS Surgery Summit. Four manuscripts (two clinical, two research) were selected from those published in Veterinary Surgery. Presentations, publications and posters must represent the original work of the resident. Studies may be prospective or retrospective clinical studies or controlled

Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

Research

First Place

Benjamin Duane Shrauner (North Carolina State University), Anthony Blikslager, Jennifer Davis, Nigel Campbell, Meghann Lustgarten, Timo Prange. Standing Lumbosacral Epiduroscopy in Horses.

Second Place

Alexandra M. Gillen (Auburn University), Amelia Munsterman, Ramsis Farag, Reid Hanson, Samuel Ginn. In Vitro Evaluation of a Self-Locking Start Knot for Continuous Suture Patterns with Large Gauge Suture.

Clinical

First Place

Dane Michael Tatarniuk (University of Florida), Donna M. Groschen, Kelly A. Merritt, Mike C. Maher, Nicolas S. Ernst, Murray P. Brown, Troy N. Trumble. Concentrations of Cytokines, Matrix Metalloproteinases, and Tissue Inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Serum and Synovial Fluid Following Injection of Autologous Conditioned Serum into Equine Osteoarthritic Distal Inter-Phalangeal Joints.

Second Place

Nora Mareike Biermann (Atlantic Veterinary College), Aimie J. Doyle, Javier Sanchez, J. Trenton McClure. Observational Study on the Occurrence of Surgical Glove Perforation and Associated Risk Factors in Large Animal Surgery.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

Research

First Place

Bronwyn Fullagar (The Ohio State University), Wei Rao, Xiaoming He, Chen Gilor, Feng Xu, Christopher A. Adin. Nano-Encapsulated Bilirubin Protects Murine Pancreatic Islet Cells Exposed to Hypoxic Stress.

Second Place

Katherine E. Meyers (University of Pennsylvania), Margaret J. Lindem, Michelle A. Giuffrida. An Observational Study of Abstracts Presented at the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Annual Meetings (2001–08) and Their Subsequent Full-Text Publication.

Clinical

First Place

Daniel J. Nucci (Colorado State University), Eric Monnet, Keriann Hurst. Short-Term Outcome Following Thoracoscopic Correction of Persistent Right Aortic Arches.

Second Place

Audrey W. Wanstrath (The Ohio State University), A. Hettlich, Lillian Su, Ashley Smith, Lisa J. Zekas, Matthew J. Allen, Alicia L. Bertone. Intra-Articular Injection of an Autologous Protein Solution for Treatment of Canine Osteoarthritis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Veterinary Surgery Publication

Research

First Place

Dana M. DeSandre-Robinson (Colorado State University), Effect of Dorsal Acetabular Rim Loss on Stability of the Zurich Cementless Total Hip Acetabular Cup in Dogs. Kim S, Peck J, Coggeshall J, Tremolada G, Pozzi A. Veterinary Surgery 44: 195-199.

Second Place

Glen A. Bonin (Louisiana State University), In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of 3.5 mm LC-DCP/Intramedullary Rod and 5 mm Clamp-Rod Internal Fixator (CRIF)/Intramedullary Rod Fixation in a Canine Femoral Gap Model. Baker S, Davis C, Bergerson C, Hildebrandt A, Hulse D, Kerwin S, Moreno M, Saunders W. Veterinary Surgery, 43: 860-868.

Clinical

First Place

Elena S. Addison (The University of Edinburgh), Evaluation of Osteotomy Accuracy and Rotational and Angular Alignment for Cranial Closing Wedge Ostectomy Performed With and Without Alignment Aids. Emmerson T, Puerta B, Groth A, Black T , Smith B, Burton N, Toscano M, Wallace A. Veterinary Surgery, 44: 78–84.

Second Place

Deanna M. Gazzerro (University of Pennsylvania), Short-Term Complications After Colic Surgery in Geriatric Versus Mature Non-Geriatric Horses. Southwood L, Lindborg S. Veterinary Surgery 44: 256-264.

Poster Presentation

First Place

Megan Burke (University of Pennsylvania), Measurement of Digital Laminar and Skin Temperatures during Cryotherapy with a Sleeve-Style Ice Boot in Healthy Horses.

Second Place (Tie)

Kathryn Pitt (University of California Davis, Davis), Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy for Removal of Unilateral Noninvasive Pheochromocytomas in Dogs.

Suzanne Skerrett (Animal Medical Center, New York), Epiglottic Retroversion With or Without Surgical Treatment: 24 Cases.