NC State College of Veterinary Medicine 

Annual Research Forum and Litwack Lecture

Friday, April 1, 2022

The Annual CVM Research Forum sponsored by the Faculty Committee on Research is scheduled for Friday, April 1 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. Elodie Ghedin. Dr. Ghedin currently serves in NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a senior investigator. She also holds an affiliated position with New York University as a professor of epidemiology. Dr. Ghedin is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).

The Research Forum will include three 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.
  • Second Annual Research Image Competition – Do you have a scientific image that is beautiful enough to share? Enter your science images in the Research Image Competition at the CVM Litwack Research Day! Images will be enlarged and displayed on Research Day, and winners will be selected by popular vote (fan favorites). The rules are simple:
    – All types of images are welcome – microscopy, protein structure predictions, western blots, clinical photos – anything that you think is visually appealing and is/was part of a research study
    – Everyone is eligible to submit – students, house officers, post docs, staff, faculty
    – The only restriction is that the image must be yours and associated with a past or present research study

CVM faculty will judge poster & oral presentation sessions. Prizes for oral and poster categories will be awarded as follows:

  • The top 2 posters, oral presentations will receive a Top Honor award – $150 each.
  • The next 2 posters and oral presentations will receive an Honorable Mention award – $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 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31st. All CVM faculty are asked to attend.

The abstract deadline is 5:00 pm, March 11. Each participant has the option of requesting either an oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts must be submitted by email to ceregistratio@ncsu.edu and should indicate the preference for oral, poster, or either oral or poster presentation. Litwack Research Forum Abstract Constraints 2022

Litwack Lecture

NC State CVM 2022 Litwack Lecturer Dr. Elodie Ghedin

Dr. Ghedin currently serves in NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a senior investigator. She also holds an affiliated position with New York University as a professor of epidemiology. Dr. Ghedin is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).

Dr. Elodie Ghedin obtained her Ph.D. from McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology in Montreal, Canada. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at NIAID on the cell biology of Leishmania donovani, in 2000 she joined The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR; now the J. Craig Venter Institute) where she worked on the annotation of trypanosomatid genomes. There she led her own group on the Brugia malayi and Influenza Virus genome projects. In 2006 she joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where she was part of the Department of Computational and Systems Biology and the Center for Vaccine Research. In 2014 she moved to New York University where she was a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and a professor of epidemiology in the School of Global Public Health. From 2017 to 2019, she served as director of NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology. In May 2020, Dr. Ghedin joined NIAID’s Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases as a senior investigator. She also holds an affiliated position with New York University. Dr. Ghedin is a MacArthur Foundation Fellow (2011), a Kavli Frontier of Science Fellow (2012), and an American Academy of Microbiology Fellow (2017).

PreviousLitwack Lecture Distinguished Speakers

2022 Poster Presentations with abstracts

2022 Oral Presentation Schedule with abstracts

Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee & Bagels Green Commons
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Oral Presentations A-101
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Oral Presentations North Theater
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CVM Research Image Competition CVM lobbies
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. House Officer/Graduate Student Posters Judged Green Commons
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lab Vendor Show and Lunch

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Blue Commons
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. DVM Student Posters Judged Green Commons
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Oral Presentations North Theater
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Oral Presentations A-101
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Litwack Lecture – Dr. Elodie Ghedin North Theater
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony (awards presented by Dr. Ghedin) North Theater

 

History of the Litwack Lecture 

Martin Litwack

A Legacy of Leadership in Veterinary Medicine

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 NC 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.