Matt Sturos, DVM, Dipl. ACVP, recently won the WTS Thorp Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $15,000 for the 2019–20 academic year. This scholarship supports and recognizes graduate students in veterinary diagnostic pathology. Thorp was director of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Lab in the mid 1950’s and the CVM’s dean from 1957–71.
Last year, Sturos was also the inaugural recipient of the Dr. James B. Moe and Janice M. Moe Fellowship, which recognizes a full-time PhD trainee in the field of comparative medicine, specifically related to infectious diseases or pathology. He has been awarded this fellowship once again for 2019–20. This recognition comes with a $1,000 award.
Sturos’ research interests are the transmission, pathogenesis, and prevention of important infectious food animal diseases. He is currently focusing on Senecavirus A in swine.
We launched a new series on the blog last year. Once a month, we are sharing with you a presentation given at the Allen D. Leman swine conference, on topics that the swine group found interesting, innovative or that lead to great discussions.
We can find all of the presentations selected from last year’s conference on the blog here.
Our seventh presentation is by Dr. Andreia Arruda from the Ohio State University regarding the impact people can have on PRRS elimination success.