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2018 Veterinary Research Scholars


2018 Veterinary Research Scholars

(L to R):  Keith Lewy, Kaitlyn Hastings, Jacob Herford, Meghan Lancaster, Ally Fitzgerald, Sarah Stuebing


Ally FitzgeraldScholar: Ally Fitzgerald: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Butch KuKanich
VRSP Project: A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation.
Research Presentations:
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Cho P, Komp M. A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation. Poster presentation at the Boehringer Ingelheim NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium College Station, TX Aug 2018.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M.Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-acting Analgesic with Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019. Tied for 3rd place in poster competition.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason, D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M. Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-Acting Analgesic with a Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Poster presentation at the Riley County Bugapalooza, Manhattan, KS Apr 2019. Received 1st place Public Health Poster Award.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D, Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer B, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S, Mason, D, Jensen G, Orchard R, Cho P, Komp M. Clinical Efficacy of an Oral Long-Acting Analgesic with a Human Abuse Deterrent in Perioperative Dogs. Oral abstract presentation at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) Biennial Symposium, Overland Park, KS Aug 2019. Won the ACVCP/AAVPT Graduate Student Research Award.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Cho P, Komp M. A Multi-dose Study Analyzing the Pharmacokinetics and Analgesic Properties of a Novel Oral Methadone Formulation. Oral abstract presentation at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) Biennial Symposium, Overland Park, KS Aug 2019.
  • Fitzgerald A, KuKanich B, KuKanich K, Rankin D Upchurch D, Comroe A, Crauer RB, Berke K, Klocke E, Gonzalez S,  Mason D, Orchard R, Jensen G, Cho P, Komp M. A Clinical Model of Perioperative Acute Pain in Dogs. Poster presentation at the Pain in Animals Workshop (PAWS). National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Oct 2019.
Jacob HerfordScholar: Jacob Herford: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Bruce Schultz
VRSP Project: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export.
Research Presentations:
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station TX, Aug 2018.
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019. 2rd place in poster competition.
  • Herford J, Lillich J, Schultz BD. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce vas deferens epithelial MRP4 expression and prostaglandin export. Poster presentation at the Natural and Assisted Reproduction: Science and Outcomes Symposium, Philadelphia PA, June 2019.
Keith LewyScholar: Keith Lewy: KSUCVM Class of 2021
Mentor: Natalia Cernicchiaro
VRSP Project: Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease.
Research Presentations:
  • Lewy K, Beyene T, Feuerbacher L, Nagaraja TG, Cernicchiaro N. Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, College Station, TX, August 2018.
  • Lewy K, Beyene T, Feuerbacher L, Nagaraja TG, Cernicchiaro N. Antibiotic resistance in gut commensal bacteria in feedlot cattle treated for bovine respiratory disease. Poster presentation at the Phi Zeta Research Forum, Manhattan KS, Mar 2019.

Research Fellowship: American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Fellowship, May-Aug 2019
Sponsored by the University of Missouri, School of Veterinary Medicine, http://vrsp.missouri.edu/related-program-in-lab-animal-medicine/

Mentors: Ericcson A and Franklin C

Research Presentation:

  • Lewy K, Zhang C, Olthoff B, Birch M, Ericcson A, Franklin C. The impact of various gut microbiota transfer methods on the development of colitis in response to dextran sulfate sodium. Poster presentation at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, Worcester, MA, July 2019.