The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its twenty-fourth Annual Research Symposium on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The event will showcase VMRCVM student and faculty research and feature Dwight Bowman, MS, Ph.D. as the keynote speaker.
The symposium is sponsored by Pfizer and the Office of Research & Graduate Studies.
As a parasitologist, the focus of Dr. Bowman's research has been on the biology of parasitic infections, testing of various agents for efficacy against parasites, disinfection of parasites in manures and sewage sludges, and improved diagnostics. Dr. Bowman graduated with honors in biology from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, in 1974. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in parasitology from Tulane University in New Orleans, in 1976 and 1983. He was a postdoctoral scientist/lecturer at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Wisconsin Madison from 1984 to 1987. He joined the faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1987, and is currently a professor of parasitology. He teaches courses in the veterinary, graduate, and undergraduate curricula of the university.
In 2008, he was awarded the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award by the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. In 2009, he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York. In 2009, he was also awarded Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine's first Community Service Award, and a recipient in 2010 of the Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning. He is currently vice president of the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists. He was a founding member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council which officially began in 2002, and has just completed a two-year term as president. He is author of five textbooks on parasitology including Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians. He has published around 200 peer-reviewed papers on the topics of veterinary parasitology, and in addition to being an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 journals, serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Comparative Parasitology, Veterinary Parasitology, International Journal for Parasitology, and the Compendium of Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian.
2011 Research Symposium
2009 Research Symposium
2007 Research Symposium
2010 Research Symposium
2008 Research Symposium
2006 Research Symposium