Young Investigator Award
Kari Ekenstedt wins first place in Young Investigator Award competition;
will make presentation at international conference
Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, post-doctoral associate in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, won first place in the recent Young Investigator Award competition sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Ekenstedt and four other finalists presented their work at the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium hosted by the University of Georgia on August 5-8. Graduate veterinarians pursuing advanced research training through doctoral or post-doctoral programs were eligible to compete for the award.
Ekenstedt's abstract, "Whole Genome Association Analysis Reveals Two Loci Strongly Associated with Leonberger Polyneuropathy," was also selected for an oral presentation at the Fifth International Conference: Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases in Baltimore, Maryland, September 22-25.
Ekenstedt's advisor is Dr. Jim Mickelson, professor, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.