2017 Award Winners

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

Hohn Johnson Research Award
Dr. Jeffery Biskup, "Long-term Fate of Decellularized Allografts Used for Cranial Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Dogs: A Clinical Trial"

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Jennifer Whyard, "Determination of Optimal Torque for Cortical Bone Screw Fixation in Equine Third Metacarpal Bone"

Best Awards - 2017
Best Research Poster Presentation: Dr. Riley Shugg, "The Effect of Cyclic Axial Loading on Fixation Wire Tension in Single Ring Circular External Skeletal Fixator Constructs"
Best Clinical Poster Presentation: Dr. Samuel Franklin, "The Effect of Platelet-Rich Plasma on Osseous Healing in Dogs Treated with Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy"
Best Research Podium Presentation: Dr. Kaitlyn McNamara, "Exposure to Donor Bone Protein Induces Tolerance in Massive Cortical Allograft Recipients"
Best Clinical Podium Presentation: Dr. Sebastian Knell, "Outcome and Complications Following Stabilization of Coxofemoral Luxations in Cats Using Mini Tightrope® System"
Best Bloomberg Presentation: Dr. Jennifer Godfrey, "Effect of Regional Limb Perfusion Volume on Concentrations of Amikacin Sulfate in Synovial and Interstitial Fluid Samples from Anesthetized Horses"


2016 Award Winners

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

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Susan Stover, University of California, Davis, "Heel movement and hoof wall deformation with different length horseshoes applied to the hoof." $22,596

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Megan Ann Mickelson (Dr. Peter Muir, supervisor), University Wisconsin-Madison, "Variance associated with subject velocity and trial repetition during force platform gait analysis in a heterogeneous population of clinically lame dogs.” $6,400

Best Awards - 2016
Best Poster Presentation: Dr. Samuel Franklin, Watkinsville, GA
Best Research Podium Presentation: Dr. Brian Saunders, College Station, TX
Best Clinical Podium Presentation: Dr. Fred Wininger, Creve Coeur, MO
Best Bloomberg Presentation: Dr. Elizabeth Collar, Philomath, OR


2015 Award Winners

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

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Matthew Allen, University of Cambridge and The Ohio State University, “Motion Capture Analysis of Stifle Joint Kinematics following Total Knee Replacement in Dogs.” $39,616.00

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Adam Breiteneicher, Texas A&M University, “Ex-vivo Effect of Sliding Humeral Osteotomy (SHO) on Thoracic Limb Alignment:  Implications for Management of Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP) and Medial Compartment Disease.” $12,000.00

Best Awards - 2015
Best Poster Presentation: Dr. Robert Bearden, College Station, TX
Best Research Podium Presentation: Dr. Samuel Franklin, Watkinsville, GA
Best Clinical Podium Presentation: Dr. Malcolm Ness, Cramlington, Northumberland, U.K.
Best Bloomberg Presentation: Dr. Selena Tinga, Gainesville, FL


2014 Award Winners

Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards – 2014
Dr. Andrea L. Henderson – Knoxville, TN: Cross-Sectional Area and Asymmetry of Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles for Dogs with and without Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis
Dr. Barbara Hunter – Corvallis, OR: Equine Synovial Fluid Tiludronate Concentrations Following Intravenous Regional Limb Perfusion with Low or High Dose Tiludronate
Dr. Stephen C. Jones – Gainesville, FL: In-Vivo Three-Dimensional Stifle Kinematics during Daily Activities in Dogs
Dr. Katie Kennedy – Pullman, WA: Effects of Low-Level Laser Therapy on Bone Healing and Pain in Dogs Following Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Dr. Jessica Knapp – Columbia, MO: Classification of Antebrachial Limb Deformities: A Retrospective Review of 101 Limbs from 2006-2013
Dr. Brad B. Nelson – Ft. Collins, CO: A Comparison of Radiofrequency Probe and Sharp Transection for Tenoscopic-Guided Desmotomy of the Accessory Ligament of the Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon
Dr. Owen T. Skinner – Dorset, U.K.: Computed Tomographic Evaluation of Canine Elbow Congruity during Arthoscopy in an Ex-Vivo Model

International Resident Research Awards – 2014
Dr. Anna Nutt – United Kingdom:  Risk Factors for Tibial Tuberosity Fracture After Tibial Tuberosity Advancement in Dogs
Dr. Sophie Gibert — France:  Biomechanical comparison of Pin and Tension-band Wire vs. Novel Locking Plate Fixation in a Transverse Patellar Fracture Model in the Dog
Dr. Camille Bismuth – France:  Comparison of Radiographic Measurements of the Patellar Tendon-tibial Plateau Angle with Anatomical Measurements in Dogs:  Validity of the Common Tangent and Tibial Plateau Methods
Dr. Kat Crosse – New Zealand:  Computer-assisted Planning and Three-dimensional Modeling for Surgical Correction of Antebrachial Deformities in Dogs

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Sara Lawhon, Texas A&M University, “Biofilm formation and quorum sensing in Staphylococcus pseudintermedius.” $39,995.00

Best Awards – 2014
Best Clinical Poster Presentation:  Dr. Erica J. Moore, Gainesville, FL
Best Research Poster Presentation:  Dr. Kristin A. Freund, Ft. Collins, CO
Best Resident Podium Presentation:  Dr. Stephen C. Jones, Gainesville, FL


2013 Award Winners

Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards – 2013
Dr. Ryan M Demianiuk – East Lansing, MI
Dr. David C Dymock – Gainesville, FL
Dr. Kristina Kiefer – St. Paul, MN
Dr. John H Pigott – Columbus, OH
Dr. Angela Sartor – Concord, CA
Dr. Jarred M Williams – Columbus, OH
Dr. David M. Wilson – Ft. Collins, CO

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Peter Muir, University of Wisconsin, “Autologous mesenchymal stem cell transplantation in dogs with non-contact cruciate rupture.” $39,995.00

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Ricky Cashmore, “Mechanical evaluation of K-wire orientation, alignment and tension band wire fixation in a tibial tuberosity osteotomy model.” $6,751.00

Best Awards – 2013
Best Clinical Poster Presentation:  Dr. Stephen C Jones, Gainesville, FL
Best Research Poster Presentation:  Dr. Elizabeth Kollar, Pittsburgh, PA
Best Bloomberg Presentation:  Dr. Ryan M Demianiuk, East Lansing, MI


2012 Award Winners

Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Awards – 2012
Dr. Sabrina Barry –Pullman, WA
Dr. Reunan Guillou – East Lansing, MI
Dr. Jennifer Haupt—North Grafton, MA
Dr. Caleb Hudson – Gainesville, FL
Dr. Debbie Reynolds – Guelph, ON
Dr. David M. Wilson – Ft. Collins, CO
Dr. Katja Wucherer – St. Paul, MN

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Stanley Kim, University of Florida, “Comparison of in-vivo femorotibial kinematics in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture after tibial plateau leveling osteotomy or lateral fabellar suture stabilization.” $35,750.00

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Zach Goodrich, Texas A&M University, “Evaluation of thoracic limb alignment in healthy Labrador Retrievers using recumbent versus standing view frontal plane radiography.” $12,000.00

Best Awards - 2012
Best Clinical Poster Presentation: Dr. Meredith Kapler, Knoxville, TN
Best Research Poster Presentation: Dr. Jennifer Warnock, Corvallis, OR
Best Bloomberg Presentation: Dr. Debbie Reynolds, Guelph, ON


2011 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Vicki Wilke, University of Minnesota, “Investigating the Genetic Basis of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture in the Labrador Retriever.” $31,686.00


2010 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Mike Conzemius, University of Minnesota, “Allogeneic Stem Cells as Adjuvant Therapy for Osteoarthritis Caused by Spontaneous Fragmented Coronoid Process in Dogs.” $39,206.00

Wade O. Brinker Resident Research Award
Dr. Eric Carlson, University of Illinois, “Effects of Serum and Autologous Conditioned Serum on Extra-cellular Matrix Synthesis in Equine Articular Chondrocytes Treated with Interleukin-1.” $11,980.00


2009 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Reunan Guillou and Dr. Loic Dejardin, Michigan State University, “In Vivo Evaluation of a Novel Total Elbow Arthroplasty System (Tate Elbow™) in Dogs.”  $39,296.00


2008 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Cory Wall, University of Missouri, “Comparison of imaging modalities for diagnosis and treatment decision making for shoulder osteochondrosis in dogs.” $39,980.00


2007 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Award
Dr. Linda Dahlgren, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, "Adipose-derived Adult Stem Cells as Trophic Mediators of Tendon Regeneration." $31,834.00


2006 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Jennifer Warnock, University of Missouri, “Chondrogenic differentiation of normal versus osteoarthritic synovium using sequential exposure of growth factors for fibrocartilage tissue engineering.” $8,790.00

Dr. Kim Agnello, University of California, “Biomechanical comparison of locking compression plate monocortical fixation versus positive-profile pins and polymethylmethacrylate for stabilization of canine cervical vertebral instability." $10,000.00


2005 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. John Janicek, University of Missouri, “In Vitro biomechanical comparison of the dynamic condylar screw and double plating for fixation of diaphyseal radial fractures in adult horses.” $10,000.00 (presented 2006)

Dr. Dominque Griffon, University of Illinois, “Arthroscopic and Three-Dimensional computed tomographic measurement of radio-ulnar incongruence in Labrador Retrievers.” $10,000.00

Dr. Allison Stewart, University of Illinois, “Comparison of fibroblastic growth factor-2 and fibroblastic growth factor-18 for stimulation of mesenchymal stem cell expansion and chondrogenesis.” $10,000.00


2004 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Peter Muir, University of Wisconsin, “Molecular cloning of canine cathepsin K, a collagenolytic cysteine protease expressed in cranial cruciate ligament during rupture.” $9,180.00

Dr. Suanne Lauer, Louisiana State University, “Comparison of two hinged transarticular external skeletal fixator designs for postsurgical stabilization of stifle luxations in dogs.” $9,951.00


2003 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Susan Stover, University of California, “Can suspensory ligament injuries be prevented by a rocker toe horseshoe?” $9,701.00

Dr. Shawn C. Kennedy and Dr. Diane Dunning-University of Illinois, “The effect of meniscal release on meniscal displacement and biomechanics.” $10,000.00

Dr. David Mason, Iowa State University and University of California, “Evaluation of humeral wedge and humeral slide osteotomies for treatment of medial compartment osteoarthritis in the cubital joint of dogs.” $9,900.00


2002 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Grace Elizabeth Pluhar, Colorado State University, “Ex vivo biomechanical testing of modifications to an interlocking nailing system for fixation of unstable canine long bone fractures: Comparison of the use of one versus two distal screws in distal femoral metaphyseal fractures and comparison of the model 11 versus the model 22 system in mid-diaphyseal tibial fractures.”

Dr. Sherman Canapp, University of Florida, “Examination of synovial fluid and serum following intravenous injections of hyaluronan for the treatment of osteoarthritis in dogs.”


2001 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Jimi Cook, University of Missouri, “Characterizing osteochondrosis in the dog: The role of metalloprotineases and biomechanical stress.”

Dr. Ken Johnson, The Ohio State University, “Collagenous matrix remodeling and strength of fatigued canine bone.”


2000 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Mark Markel, University of Wisconsin, “Hamstring graft for repair of cranial cruciate deficient stifle in the dog.”

Dr. Peter Muir, University of Wisconsin, “Role of in vivo microdamage in the propagation of fatigue fracture in cannon bone.”


1999 Award Winners

Hohn-Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Rory Todhunter, Cornell University, “Synovitis, osteoarthritis, and disease modifying medication.”

Dr. A.J. Nixon, Cornell University, “A temporal study of growth-factor and matrix collagen expression in a collagenase induced model of flexor tendinitis in the horse.”


1998 Award Winners

Hohn Johnson Research Awards
Dr. Mark Ethell, Massey University, “Gentamicin, amikacin and ceftiofur elution from polymethylmethacrylate and hydroxyapatite cement.”

Dr. Susan Stover, University of California, “Biomechanical Evaluation of a new technique for improved stabilization of the canine cervical spine.”