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CVM Annual Research Forum and Litwack Lecture

 

Friday, April 4, 2014

 

 

Litwack Lecture

 

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Guest Lecturer, Dr. Louis J. Ignarro

"The Road to Stockholm- A Nobel Mission"

Dr. Louis J. Ignarro, a distinguished molecular and medical pharmacologist and 1998 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, is currently Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at UCLA, USA, and an Honorary Professor of Medicine at CUHK. Professor Ignarro discovered that nitric oxide causes vasodilation, inhibits thrombosis, and is produced in arteries as the endothelium-derived relaxing factor. His discoveries have greatly encouraged research in the protective mechanism of the cardiovascular system against pathological conditions and in vascular complications, bearing significant impact on medical development. The University will confer upon Professor Ignarro the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, in recognition of his valuable advice and support to CUHK in its research and development in medicine and science


History of the Litwack Lecture

Dr. Martin Litwack

Litwack

The Litwack Lectures are supported by the Martin Litwack Fund, an endowment created by family and friends as a living memorial to Dr. Litwack, who was an acknowledged leader in establishing the College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University. Dr. Litwack was a charter member of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation and was active in many professional organizations including the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He served as president of the Triangle, Eastern North Carolina and North Carolina Veterinary Medical Associations. Dr. Litwack was also very active in community affairs and received many awards in recognition of his service and leadership, including the North Carolina Association of the Professions Special Recognition Award. Dr. Litwack is perhaps best remembered for his love of his family and profession, his deep commitment to education and to North Carolina State University, and his strong sense of obligation to the North Carolina livestock industry and to the general public.

Research Forum


The Annual CVM Research Forum jointly sponsored by the Faculty Committee on Research and Phi Zeta organization is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 2014, at the CVM and will be followed immediately by an awards ceremony.
The Research Forum will include three levels of participation: a poster session, oral presentations, and innovation presentations open to DVM students, graduate students and house officers.

The poster presentations will be on display all day at the Research Forum. Poster presentations must be set up by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 3rd. Graduate Student authors will be at their posters on Friday from 10:00 - 11:00am; DVM student authors will be at their posters 12:00-1:00pm.

Oral presentations will be limited to 10 minutes (eight minutes for presentation and two minutes for questions). Presentations will be strictly timed to ensure that all are completed in a reasonable time frame.
All CVM faculty are asked to attend and encourage their DVM students, graduate students and house officers to present at the Research Forum. CVM faculty will judge each level. Prizes for posters, oral presentations and innovations categories will be awarded: The top 2 posters, oral presentations and innovations will receive an Award of Excellence - $150 each. The next 2 posters, oral presentations and innovations will receive the Certificate of Achievement – $75 each

Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday February 3, 2014, 5:00pm. Late abstracts will not be accepted

NOTE:

Any non-student who wishes to submit an abstract of their research for poster or oral presentation may opt out of judging if they so wish. Please indicate if this is your preference in the abstract submission email.

Abstracts that do not meet all format guidelines will be rejected without review.

Abstract Submission Guidelines & Poster Information

Oral & Poster Scoring Criteria

 

Schedule

Time
Event
Location
8:00am - 10:00am Oral Presentations North Theater
10:00am - 11:00am Graduate Student Posters Judged Green Commons
11:30am - 1:00pm
Lunch (provided by Vendors & Sponsors) Bioshow
Blue Commons
12:00pm - 1:00pm DVM Student Posters Judged Green Commons
1:00pm - 3:00pm Oral Presentations North Theater
2:00pm - 3:30pm Innovation Showcase Room D-239
3:00pm - 4:00pm Informal session with Dr. Ignarro for Grad Students - by RSVP only BY RSVP ONLY
3:50pm - 5:00pm

Litwack Lecture - Dr. Louis J. Ignarro

The Road to Stockholm- A Nobel Mission

North Theater -

overflow seating in D239

5:00pm - 5:30pm Awards Ceremony (awards presented by Dr. Ignarro) North Theater
5:30pm - 7:30pm Dean's Social Cafeteria

Vendors & sponsors will be available in the Blue Commons 11:00am-1:30pm

Oral Presentations

Time of

Presentation

Author
(Classification-Mentor)

Title

8:00-8:10 Golly, Elizabeth (VS-Jacob) HIGHLY DIVERSE METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS PSEUDINTERMEDIUS (MRSP) ISOLATED FROM CANINES AT THE NCSU VHC
8:12-8:22 Pultorak, Elizabeth (GS-Breitschwerdt) BARTONELLA SPP. IN CANINE CUTANEOUS HISTIOCYTOMA 
8:24-8:34 DiDomenico, Amy (VS-Gookin) IMPACT OF ENTEROCOCCUS HIRAE ON GROWTH AND INTESTINAL EPITHELIAL CELL ADHESION OF ENTEROPATHOGENIC E. COLI
8:36-8:46 Lennon, Elizabeth (GS-Moeser) MAST CELLS PLAY A PROTECTIVE ROLE IN SPONTANEOUS COLITIS 
8:48-8:58 Mackey, Emily (GS-Moeser) SEX-SPECIFIC DEGRANULATION RESPONSES OF MAST CELLS
9:00-9:10 Sills, Shane (VS-Sannes) EXPRESSION OF WNT-5A SIGNALING PROTEIN IN IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY FIBROSIS
9:12-9:22
Tokarz, Debra (GS-Yoder) ZEBRAFISH LARVAE REVEAL A NOVEL MEDIATOR OF MACROPHAGE CHEMOTAXIS
9:24-9:34
Dirscherl, Hayley (GS-Yoder) CHARACTERIZATION OF THE Z LINEAGE MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX CLASS I GENES IN ZEBRAFISH
9:36-9:46
Stranahan, Lauren (VS-Blikslager) REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF PROGENITOR AND STEM CELLS IN CASES OF LARGE COLON VOLVULUS
9:48-9:58
Boss, Mary-Keara (GS-Dewhirst) TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSES TO RADIATION MARGINAL MISS

 

 

     
1:00-1:10
Frantz, Eva (VS-Sherman) THE USE OF TRAZODONE TO REDUCE FELINE TRAVEL ANXIETY AND INCREASE VETERINARY EXAM TRACTABILITY

1:12-1:22

Kasten, Jennifer (HO-Campbell) Hemodynamics and Sedative Effects of Oral Transmucosal Detomidine Gel in Dogs AND ITS reversal with atipamezole

1:24-1:34

McKelvey, Katherine (HO-Bailey) A COMPARATIVE EFFICACY TRIAL FOR TRIMETHOPRIM-SULFAMETHOXAZOLE, GENTAMICIN, AND PENICILLIN USING AN EX VIVO MODEL OF GESTATIONAL DISEASE

1:36-1:46

Warren, Chelsea (VS-Foster) USE OF A NOVEL COLLECTION METHOD TO MEASURE ACTIVE DRUG CONCENTRATIONS IN THE GI TRACT OF CATTLE TO ASSESS RISK OF
ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE IN ENTERIC BACTERIA.

1:48-1:58

Charlton, Anna (VS - Matthews) THE CANINE SACROILIAC JOINT ANGLE: BREED VARIATIONS AND RELATIONSHIP TO LUMBOSACRAL, PELVIC AND STIFLE ANGLES

2:00-2:10

Mzyk, Philip (GS-McGahan) HYPOXIA AND RETROMER AS POTENTIAL REGULATORS OF POLARIZED AMYLOID PRECURSOR PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN RPE CELLS

2:12-2:22

Tomas, Andrea (HO-Lascelles) STIFLE ARTHROTOMY: A NEW MODEL OF SURGICAL ORTHOPEDIC PAIN IN THE DOG

2:24-2:34

Ward, Jessica (HO-Keene) COMPLICATION RATES ASSOCIATED WITH PERMANENT TRANSVENOUS PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION IN DOGS WITH HIGH-GRADE ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK PERFORMED DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS VERSUS AFTER HOURS (97 CASES, 2002-2012) 

2:36-2:46

Webb, Kyle (HO-Neel) CYTOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BLOOD LEUKOCYTES IN ELASMOBRANCHS.

2:48-2:58

Jiamachello, Katrina (VS-Lascelles) QUESTIONNAIRE BASED EVALUATION OF FACTORS INFLUENCING OWNER PARTICIPATION IN CLINICAL RESEARCH WITH CATS

VS = Veterinary Student, HO = House Officer, GS = Graduate Student

Innovation Presentations

 
Title
2:00-2:15

Adam Birkenheuer:

"Successful approaches to treating often fatal cytauxzoonosis in cats"

2:15-2:30

Matthew Breen:  

"New approaches to aid in canine cancer treatment decisions"

2:30-2:45

Bruce Hammerberg: 

"Developing therapeutic anti-IgE monoclonal antibodies for allergic diseases in dogs

2:45-3:00

Paul Hess:  

"Engineering better outcomes for islet transplantation to treat Type 1 Diabetes"

 

Poster Assignments - Graduate 10:00-11:00, DVM 12:00-1:00

Poster #

Author
(Classification-Mentor)

Title

1

Borgmann, Matthew (VS-Remillard, Saker)
CHARACTERIZING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADIPOSITY-RELATED PROTEINS AND BODY DEPOSITION OF FAT MASS IN DOGS

2

Boykin, Kimberly (VS-Orndorff) LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES WALL TEICHOIC ACID COMPOSITION AND CELL-TO-CELL SPREAD

3

Braxton, Alicia (VS - Hauck) SEQUENCING FOUR MISMATCH REPAIR GENES IN BOXERS TO IDENTIFY MUTATIONS CONTRIBUTING TO A CANCER SUSCEPTIBILITY SYNDROME

4

D'Costa, Susan (NS - Moeser) CORTICOTROPIN RELEASING FACTOR 2 REGULATES IGE-MEDIATED MAST CELL DEGRANULATION, ANAPHYLAXIS AND INTESTINAL PERMEABILITY

5

Dunnigan, Sarah (VS-Borst) A CHICK EMBRYO LETHALITY TEST FOR ENTEROCCUS CECORUM VIRULENCE

6

Ferrick, Gregory (VS-Law) THE RIPPLING EFFECTS OF ECOTOXICOLOGICAL ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING COMPOUNDS ON FISH IN NORTH CAROLINA WATER SYSTEMS
7
Francher, Taylor (VS-Dorman) MANGANESE OLFACTORY TOXICITY: PHASE I DEVELOPMENT OF A RAT TWO ODOR GO/NO-GO OLFACTORY DISCRIMINATION TASK
8 Gruen,  Margaret (GS-Lascelles) CLINICAL TRIAL APPLICATION OF A CLINICAL PHENOMENON: DETERIORATION FOLLOWING WITHDRAWAL OF ACTIVE MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PAIN IN CATS WITH DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE
9 Heinz, Jessica (VS-Bailey) RESPONSE OF EQUINE CHORIOALLANTOIS TO INFLAMMATORY STIMULI AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
10 Helms, Katie (VS-Sannes) THE ROLE OF WNT7B AND TGF-β1 IN THE EXPRESSION OF FGF9 AND WNT5A BY HUMAN ALVEOLAR TYPE 2 CELLS AND FIBROBLASTS.
11 Hensley, Taylor (NS-Cheng) GENERATION OF THERAPEUTIC CARDIOSPHERE-DERIVED STEM CELLS FROM ADULT CANINE HEARTS
12 Jin, Younggeon (GS-Blikslager) Lubiprostone Protects Against Murine Colitis Principally in a ClC-2-Dependent Manner. 
13 Kapatos, Alexander (GS-Hess) THE TCRβ-DERIVED IDIOTYPE REGION OF NORMAL AND MALIGNANT CANINE T- CELLS CONTAIN PEPTIDES CAPABLE OF BINDING THE DLA-88*50801 ALLELE
14 Kim, Monica (GS-Hauck) Establishing a Metastatic Signature for Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas
15 Knazovicky, David (NS - Lascelles) EFFICACY OF CANINE ANTI-NERVE GROWTH FACTOR ANTIBODY FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF DEGENERATIVE JOINT DISEASE-ASSOCIATED PAIN IN DOGS
16 Kortum, Amanda (GS-Yoder) DIFFERENTIAL EXPRESSION AND LIGAND BINDING INDICATE ALTERNATIVE FUNCTIONS FOR ZEBRAFISH POLYMERIC IMMUNOGLOBULIN RECEPTOR (pIgR) AND A FAMILY OF pIgR-LIKE (PIGRL) PROTEINS
17

Lee, Sung Hyun

(GS-Rodriguez-Puebla )

Deficiency of cyclin D3 increases the malignant progression of CDK6-dependent skin papillomas.
18 Lindquist, Danielle (VS-Smith) INFLUENCE OF THREE TIMES A DAY MILKING ON HETACILLIN CONCENTRATIONS IN LACTATING DAIRY CATTLE
19 Loose, Rob (VS-Bailey) DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL FOR THE STUDY OF ANTIBIOTIC EFFICACY IN EQUINE UTERINE FLUID
20 Martin, Luke (VS-Foster) MEASUREMENT OF ACTIVE ANTIBIOTIC CONCENTRATIONS IN THE PULMONARY EPITHELIAL LINING FLUID AND INTERSTITIAL FLUID OF HEALTHY CALVES
21 Medland, Julia (GS-Moeser) Early weaning stress in pigs alters the development of the enteric nervous system in a sex-specific manner which contributes to persistent intestinal barrier dysfunction
22 Miller, Adele (VS-Anderson) COMPARISON OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS FROM BOVINE AND CAPRINE MILK
23 Milloway, Matthew (VS-Moeser) CORTICOTROPIN RELEASING FACTOR RECEPTORS 1 AND 2 ARE DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN PORCINE ILEUM AND COLON IN RESPONSE TO DIFFERENT STRESSORS
24 Nye, Carolyn (VS-Mariani) ANALYSIS OF LACTATE CONCENTRATIONS IN THE CEREBROSPINAL FLUID OF DOGS WITH NEUROLOGIC DISEASE
25 Palumbo, Natalie (VS-Gadsby) TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR ALPHA REGULATES THE PROSTAGLANDIN F-2 ALPHA (FP) RECEPTOR IN CULTURED PORCINE LUTEAL CELLS.
26 Park, Karen (NS-Breitschwerdt) REGIONAL SEROPREVALENCE OF FELINE ANAPLASMOSIS, EHRLICHIOSIS, AND BORRELIOSIS IN NORTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
27 Pierce, Callie (VS-Martin) ASSESSMENT OF BROILER BREEDER MORTALITY COMPARING SLAT HEIGHT AND MUSCULOSKELETAL LESIONS
28 Quist, Erin (GS-?) PERIPHERAL BLOOD CHANGES IN RATS DEVELOPMENTALLY EXPOSED TO VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS: SHIFTS IN LEUKOCYTE DISTRIBUTION 
29 Ruppel, Marissa (VS-Dunning) DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A SURVEY INSTRUMENT: ASSESSING OWNER-PERCEIVED QUALITY OF LIFE IN HEALTHY DOGS
30 Schreeg, Megan (GS-Birkenheuer) CYTAUXZOON FELIS CYTOCHROME B PHARMACOGENOMICS: DEVELOPMENT OF A RAPID CYTOCHROME B GENOTYPING ASSAY USING HIGH RESOLUTION MELT ANALYSIS
31 Shelton, Molly (VS-Hanel) MODE OF ACTIVATION SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTS THROMBOELASTOGRAPHIC RESULTS AND ASSAY VARIABILITY
32 Sommerville, Laura (HO-Moeser) NERVE AND MAST CELL INTERACTIONS IN STRESS-INDUCED GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASE: DEVELOPING A NEW CO-CULTURE MODEL
33 Spears, Patricia (NS-Orndorff) INFLUENCE OF CELL WALL TEICHOIC ACID COMPOSITION ON LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES CELL-TO-CELL SPREAD
34 Telford, Corbin (VS-Gilger) SYNERGISTIC EFFECT OF ONCE DAILY TOPICAL 0.03% BIMATOPROST AND 0.5% TIMOLOL MALEATE ON INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE REDUCTION IN NORMAL BEAGLES 
35 Thompson, Candyce (VS-Bailey) AFFINITY OF LACTIC ACID PRODUCING BACTERIA TO ADHERE TO CANINE VAGINAL EPITHELAIL CELLS
36 Traver, Samantha (VS-Foster, Dorman) OLFACTORY TOXICITY IN RATS FOLLOWING MANGANESE CHLORIDE NASAL INSTILLATION
37 Tuohy, Joanne (HO-Lascelles, Fogle) PHENOTYPIC AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MONOCYTES IN DOGS WITH AND WITHOUT OSTEOSARCOMA.
38 Turner, Rachel (VS-Gerard, Fogle) RISK FACTORS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INCISIONAL DRAINAGE IN 502 HORSES UNDERGOING SURGICAL TREATMENT OF COLIC
39 Vandergriff, Adam (GS-Cheng) MAGNETIC TARGETING OF CARDIAC-DERIVED STEM CELLS WITH FDAAPPROVED FERUMOXYTOL NANOPARTICLES BOOSTS CELL ENGRAFTMENT AND THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS
40 Varallo, Nicole (VS-Hauck) CIRCULATING LEVELS OF ANGIOPOIETIN-2 AS A PROGNOSTIC MARKER FOR METASTASIS IN CANINE MALIGNANT MELANOMA
41 Wcisel, Dustin (GS-Yoder) FUNCTIONAL AND GENOMIC CHARACTERIZATION OF NOVEL IMMUNOGLOBULIN-LIKE TRANSCRIPTS IN ZEBRAFISH
42 Werts, Adam (VS-Peterson) INVESTIGATING THE MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF ACTRIIB-FC-ASSOCIATED BRUNNER’S GLAND LESIONS IN MICE
43 Ziegler, Amanda (VS-Sannes) PORCINE ALVEOLAR TYPE II CELLS AS A POTENTIAL MODEL FOR HUMAN ALVEOLAR EPITHELIUM IN CULTURE

VS = Veterinary Student, GS = Graduate Student, HO = House Officer