During the MU College of Veterinary Medicine 2021 Awards Ceremony, five faculty members in the Department of Biomedical Sciences were chosen as honorees. The awards were presented by CVM Dean Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, and Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs Angela Tennison, DVM, during the virtual ceremony held in June.
Faculty members nominate the recipient of the Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence. The award is presented to a faculty member or graduate student whose research related to veterinary medicine holds the promise of national recognition. This year’s winner is David D. Kline, PhD, professor of biomedical sciences. Kline’s research focuses on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
Zoetis also sponsors the student-selected Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award. The student body votes for an outstanding teacher whose ability, dedication, character and leadership contributes to the advancement of the profession. The 2021 award was presented to Erica Malone, PhD. Malone is an associate teaching professor of biomedical sciences.
Students in each academic class select an outstanding teacher to receive a Golden Aesculapius Teaching Award. The Class of 2024 honored David Cross, DVM, PhD, teaching professor in biomedical sciences.
Members of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) in the first- and second-year classes select a faculty member who has made immense contributions to their education and progression through the veterinary curriculum for the SAVMA Teaching Award for Basic Sciences. Brian Frappier, DVM, PhD, associate teaching professor of biomedical sciences, is the 2021 honoree.
Christopher P. Baines, PhD, associate professor of biomedical sciences, received both the undergraduate and graduate Harrison-Kaplan Online Teaching awards for excellence in online student engagement, online course development and online course management and delivery.