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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
BESTies win awards at the BBS Symposium

Erica Lachenauer (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) won the BEST oral presentation, and Matthew Pennington (Baker Institute for Animal Health & Molecular Biology & Genetics) received the BEST poster award at the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Symposium on Friday August 18, 2017. Congratulate them if you see them!

The BBS symposium, now in its 16th year, is completely trainee run. Kudos to the extremely efficient (and modest!) organizational team who pulled off a seamless and exciting event: Casey Cazer, Claire Zoellner, Amy Vasquez, Kristina Ceres, Karun Kaniyamattam, Michael Betteken, Furkat Mukhtarov, Rachel Jennings, Wendy Beauvais, and Isabel Jimenez. This year's host was the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, and the theme was "Medical Frontiers: Turning Data into Insight."

A tantalizing keynote talk by Theresa Bernardo about the interconnectedness of medicine and data, was entitled: "Technology and Health Trends: Inspire, Interact, and Innovate!"

The full day's events included talks by faculty and by students, two poster sessions, and breakout sessions for skills development. See the full program booklet.

Kudos also to the Veterinary Medicine Office of Graduate Education team, Arla Hourigan and Cindy Grey, and to Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Medicine, Craig Altier, and to Bettina Wagner, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education.