The Annual CVM Research Forum sponsored by the Faculty Committee on Research is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at the CVM. The forum will be followed by an awards ceremony.
The forum includes the Litwack Lecture, given annually in honor of the late Dr. Martin Litwack, a Raleigh veterinarian and an early advocate of the College of Veterinary Medicine. This year’s lecture will be presented by Dr. Roeland Nusse, Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor in Cancer Research and Professor of Developmental Biology at Stanford Bio-X. Dr. Nusse was awarded the 2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his contributions to the understanding a signaling molecule called Wnt.
The Research Forum will include two levels of participation:
- A poster session, open to DVM students, graduate students, house officers, and staff.
- Oral presentations by DVM students, graduate students/house officers, and staff.
CVM faculty will judge each category. Prizes for oral and poster categories will be awarded as follows:
- The top 2 posters, oral presentations will receive an Award of Excellence – $150 each.
- The next 2 posters and oral presentations will receive the Certificate of Achievement – $75 each.
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. Poster presentations will be on display all day at the Research Forum. Poster presentations must be set up by 5:00pm on Thursday, September 21st. All CVM faculty are asked to attend.