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AVC Armstrong Scholarship

$2,500 Research Scholarship, Sponsored by Bayer Animal Health

 

The Armstrong Scholarship is awarded annually for excellence in beef cattle clinical research. The recipient must be enrolled in an accredited college of veterinary medicine or in a post DVM graduate degree program. The application is due in January 31st each year.

Douglas A. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

The Douglas A. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship is funded through a memorial established by the friends and family of Dr. Armstrong commemorating his leadership in beef cattle production medicine and through a continuing grant from Bayer animal Health. A committee established by the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) will be responsible for the annual selection of a recipient.

The AVC, an organization that Dr. Armstrong held near to his heart, is an association of veterinarians involved in beef cattle medicine, herd health programs, and consultation. Their mission is to provide continuing education, member support, and leadership among various entities of the beef cattle industry. The AVC strives for optimum productivity of a safe, high-quality product.

In 1997 a memorial scholarship was created in honor of noted veterinary clinical researcher and scientist, Dr. Douglas A. Armstrong. Dr. Armstrong’s success as a practitioner and consultant laid the ground-work for his accomplishments as an investigator in veterinary research. Tall in both stature and respect, Dr. Armstrong’s views were sought by those on the front line of veterinary medicine.

Possessing the keen ability to recognize problems, Dr. Armstrong designed, initiated, and implemented clinical field trials in pursuit of solutions. He had an innate ability to examine data, reported his findings without “over-interpreting” the results, and wasn’t afraid to challenge anyone on an issue in which he believed.

Dr. Armstrong respected those who both sought and shared knowledge. He never hesitated to consult with leaders in his field and was eager to share what he had learned with those who were willing to listen. Conversely, he was suspect of those who guarded information and impatient with those who didn’t listen to an explanation.

Dr. Armstrong was a lifelong thinker, learner, and dreamer. He was regarded by many as a mentor and will be greatly missed.

 

Introduction

The Douglas A. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually for excellence in beef cattle clinical research. The scholarship amount is $2,500 and is awarded to the recipient at his/her school’s annual awards ceremony. The recipient is expected to make a short presentation summarizing his/her research project at a meeting of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants. Transportation and related expenses incurred in attending the meeting will be reimbursed by the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Requirements

Recipients must be actively enrolled in a veterinary school and have a current research project or a graduate veterinarian enrolled in a post-graduate degree program.

To apply:

  1. Complete and submit the online application form. Applications accepted from October 1st to January 31st.

  2. Each application must have 2 (two) letters of recommendation. Your references should fill out the form online.

  3. Submit a current resume (no more than 5 pages) to Paula@AVC-Beef.org.

  4. Upon completion of the project, a written summary of the research project must be submitted. The research project must be completed within 12 months of the scholarship award date.

The completed application, resume, and protocol (protocol included in the application form) must be received on or before January 31 of the award year. Questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to: AVC  – Douglas A. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship, Academy of Veterinary Consultants, P.O. Box 24305, Overland Park, KS  66283, Phone 913-766-4373, Fax 913-766-0474, email Paula@AVC-Beef.org.

The recipient will be announced at the April meeting of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants.

Selection Criteria

Recipient will be selected based on the following criteria:

1. Proposed protocol for clinical research project.

          Design-straightforward, simple design preferred

          Creativity

          Use of sound epidemiological principles

          Demonstrated understanding of sound statistical principles

          Economic analysis

          Practical clinical application

2. Demonstrated interest and involvement with the beef cattle industry

          Background

          Past work experience

          Career goals and objectives

          Academic accomplishments

          Personal references(Each application must have 2 (two) letters of recommendation.) Your references should fill out the form onliine.

Applications accepted for 2015 from October 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015.

 

For questions or comments, contact Paula Lehman at Paula@AVC-Beef.org or at 913-766-4373.

 


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