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2011 Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards

Presented by the ACVS Foundation
Sponsored by Biomedtrix

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

Three posters were selected from those presented by residents at the Symposium. Eight oral presentations (four from both large animal and small animal categories) were selected from those given in the Residents’ Forum at the Symposium. 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 laboratory research.

Large Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

First Place (Tie)

Taralyn McCarrel (Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital), Tom Minas, Lisa Fortier. Optimization of White Blood Cell Concentration in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the Treatment of Tendonitis.

Karine Pader (Purdue University), Lynetta Freeman, Peter D. Constable, Ching C. Wu, Paul W. Snyder, Timothy B. Lescun. Comparison of Transvaginal Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) and Laparoscopy for Elective Bilateral Ovariectomy in Standing Mares.

Second Place

Suzanne Stewart (University of Pennsylvania), Raymond Boston, Tom P. Schaer. Polycationic Coating on Orthopedic Implants Inhibits Biofilm Formation in an Infected Ovine Tibial Osteotomy Model.

Third Place

Belinda Black (University of Guelph), Nicola C. Cribb, Stephanie Nykamp, Donald R. Trout, Jeffrey J. Thomason. Effect of Local Anesthetic Deposition into Structures of the Equine Foot on Subsequent Magnetic Resonance Images.

Small Animal Residents’ Forum Presentation

First Place Clinical

Michael Schlicksup (University of Pennsylvania), David E. Holt, Elaine S. Holmes, Kimberly A. Agnello. The Effect of Abaxial Retraction on Pelvic Geometry Following Pelvic Symphysiotomy.

Second Place Clinical

Michelle Giuffrida (University of Pennsylvania), Dorothy C. Brown. Blinding Terminology in Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials in Dogs and Cats: A Retrospective Study of 195 Trials and a Prospective Study of Terminology Interpretation.

First Place Research

Laura Cuddy (University of Florida), Antonio Pozzi, Daniel D. Lewis, Bryan P. Conrad, MaryBeth Horodyski, Stanley E. Kim, Scott A. Banks, Noel Fitzpatrick. Effect of Proximal Rotational Ulnar Osteotomy on Ex Vivo Elbow Contact Mechanics and Three-Dimensional Kinematics in Dogs.

Second Place Research

Ron Ben-Amotz (The Ohio State University), Chris Adin, Feng Xu. Effects of Intraperitoneal Administration of Bilirubin on Infarct Area and Left Ventricular Function in a Rat Model of Acute Coronary Occlusion.

Veterinary Surgery Publication

First Place Clinical

Graham M. Hayes (University of Cambridge), Use of the Cumulative Summation Technique to Quantitatively Assess a Surgical Learning Curve: Canine Total Hip Replacement. Hayes, G. M., Ramirez, J. and Langley Hobbs, S. J. Veterinary Surgery, 40: 1–5.

Second Place Clinical

Mireia Jordana (Ghent University), Outcome after Lacerations of the Superficial and Deep Digital Flexor Tendons, Suspensory Ligament and/or Distal Sesamoidean Ligaments in 106 Horses. Jordana, M., Wilderjans, H., Boswell, J., Dewulf, J., Smith, R. K. W. and Martens, A. Veterinary Surgery, 40: 277–283.

First Place Research

Melissa Hoffer (University of Illinois), Evaluation of Composite Resin Materials for Maxillomandibular Fixation in Cats for Treatment of Jaw Fractures and Temporomandibular Joint Luxations. Hoffer, M., Manfra Marretta, S., Kurath, P., Johnson, A., Griffon, D., Schaeffer, D., Pijanowski, G. and Przywara, J. Veterinary Surgery, 40: 357–368.

Second Place Research

Stephanie Szabo (North Carolina State University), Evaluation of Postceliotomy Peritoneal Drain Fluid Volume, Cytology, and Blood-to-Peritoneal Fluid Lactate and Glucose Differences in Normal Dogs. Szabo, S. D., Jermyn, K., Neel, J. and Mathews, K. G. Veterinary Surgery, 40: 444–449.

Poster Presentation

First Place (Tie)

Danielle R. Dugat, (Oklahoma State University), Mark C. Rochat, Jerry W. Ritchey, Mark E. Payton. Quantitative Analysis of the Intramedullary Arterial Supply of the Feline Tibia — Is There a Causal Relationship to Delayed and Nonunion Fracture Healing?

Justin McCormick, (Texas A&M University), Jeffrey Watkins. Plantarolateral Plate Fixation for Management of Distal Tarsal Instability in 5 Horses.

Honorable Mention

Daniel Jankovits, (Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles), Bill Liska, Russell H. Kalis. Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head in Small Dogs with Cemented Micro Total Hip Replacement.