Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards
Mark Bloomberg was a tremendous contributor to The Veterinary Orthopedic Society as a former VOS president, longstanding member, contributor, and supporter. He had special interests in orthopedics, especially sports medicine, and made outstanding contributions to this area in the clinical and research settings. Dr. Bloomberg was also a tremendous supporter and mentor to residents. To honor this special individual, his work, and his devotion to residents, The Veterinary Orthopedic Society has established The Mark S. Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Awards.
One or more awards are given each year to residents submitting abstracts for presentation at the VOS Annual Conference. The awards allow the recipients to travel to the meeting to present their work.
Winners of the prestigious Bloomberg Awards are encouraged to attend the Thursday night banquet. This is the recipient’s opportunity to be recognized by the VOS membership and to “give back” by attending and acknowledging VOS’s contribution to his or her research and career. The Bloomberg lectures will be scheduled for Thursday morning to make attendance at the banquet even easier.
In 2019, through generous donations from endowed Bloomberg sponsors AO Vet North America, Boehringer-Ingelheim, New Generation Devices, Orthomed, Securos, and VOS Past Presidents, and annual sponsor IMEX Veterinary, Inc., we were able to fund seven Bloomberg Memorial Resident Research Awards.
Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards - 2019
Isaac Cortes, III, Oregon State University – “Silicone Cannula Guards for Canine Stifle Arthroscopy Reduce Iatrogenic Cartilage Injury”
Christina De Armond, University of Florida – “Efficiency and Accuracy of 3D Printed Patient-Specific Guides for Angular Limb Deformity Correction in Dogs”
Hayley Gallaher, Mississippi State University – “The Effect of Short and Long-Term NSAID Administration on Osteotomy Healing in Dogs”
Stephanie Grissom, Oregon State University – “Role of Cartilage and Bone Matrix Regulation in Early Equine Osteochondrosis”
Griselda Lam, Michigan State University – “Evaluation of Threaded External Skeletal Fixation Pin Insertion with and without Predrilling in Avian Bone”
Danielle Marturello, Michigan State University – “Mechanical Comparison of Small Interlocking Nail Systems in Torsion Using a Feline Bone Model Surrogate”
Jennifer Whyard, University of Wisconsin-Madison – “Determination of Optimal Torque for Cortical Bone Screw Fixation in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone”
Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards - 2018
Dr. Karen Beste – "Intramedullary, Interlocking Nail Fixation Alone or in Combination with a Cranial Bone Plate to Repair Diaphyseal Femur Fractures in 16 Fouls Weighing Less than 250kg (1993-2016)"
Dr. Kayla Corriveau – "Effect of Proximal Abducting Ulnar Osteotomy (PAUL) on Thoracic Limb Alignment in a Canine Ex Vivo Simulated Weight-Bearing Model"
Dr. Melissa MacIver – "Development of a 3D Type I Collagen Assay to Evaluate Chondrogenesis of Canine Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells"
Dr. Leah McGlinchey – "An Objective Assessment of the Effect of Desensitizing the Median Nerve on Lameness Originating from the Cubital Joint"
Dr. Lynn Pezzanite – "Equine Mesenchymal Stem Cells Possess Antimicrobial Properties"
Dr. Cole Sandow – "Evaluation of the Short-Term Effects of Intra-Articular Administration of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Horses with Experimentally Induced Synovitis"
Dr. Allen Simon – "Biomechanical Comparison of Three Lumbosacral Stabilizing Implant Devices in Canine Cadavers"
Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards - 2017
Dr. Carla Appelgrein
Dr. Daniel Davis
Dr. Jennifer Godfrey
Dr. Jessica Leasure
Dr. Deandra Owen
Dr. David Suarez-Fuentes
Dr. Albert S. H. Tsang
Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards - 2016
Dr. Ellison Aldrich – Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Alexis Bilmont – Toulouse Cedex, France
Dr. Seth Bleakley – Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Adam Breiteneicher – College Station, TX
Dr. Elizabeth Collar – Philomath, OR
Dr. Elsa Ludwig – Blacksburg, VA
Dr. Alex Padron – Glen Allen, VA
Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards - 2015
Dr. Judith Bertran – Columbus, OH
Dr. Yonathan Buks – Glendale, CA
Dr. Brittany Jean Carr – Columbia, MD
Dr. Nina Kieves – Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Benjamin Spall – Pullman, WA
Dr. Dane Tatarniuk – Roseville, MN
Dr. Selena Tinga – Gainesville, FL