Fourth year student receives $3,000 for international travel award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2016
BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) student, Lindsey Hall, (Class of 2017), has received a $3,000 grant to travel to Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. The externship period is from September 6 to October 27. Lindsey will spend the first 2-3 weeks working on bovine reproduction in a lab at the Federal University of Santa Maria, with the last portion of her externship at a local dairy farm with veterinarians from Santa Maria and Nova Petropolis.
Lindsey is originally from Grant Junction, Colorado and her clinical interests are with large animal and food animal veterinary medicine. While in Brazil, Lindsey will assist with routine and emergency veterinary care, reproduction research, milk testing and quality control, record analysis, post fresh cow monitoring programs, surgeries, heifer raising consulting, parasite prevention, nutritional advice and infectious disease testing.
“My primary objective for this externship in Rio Grande Do Sul is to gain clinical experience in rural large animal veterinary medicine abroad, and to gain confidence in my veterinary knowledge in order to become proficient in rural veterinary medicine,” said Lindsey. “This externship will give me a great amount of hands on experience with both dairy and beef cattle in rural areas that have minimal access to modern technologies.”
The Student International Travel Award is provided to LSU SVM students and graduate students interested in One Health studies abroad. The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. Fellowships provide an award of $3,000 towards travel and living expenses abroad for each student who is accepted. In order to qualify, applicants must submit an application for support, which includes curriculum vitae containing education, training, work experience prior research, as well as a cover letter, letters of recommendation, a proposal of no more than three pages and a budget page. Accepted students must also present a poster of their project at the LSU SVM’s annual Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, which will be held on Friday, September 28, 2016.
“I love to travel and go on adventures, and ever since starting veterinary school, I have been looking for ways to incorporate international veterinary medicine into my career,” said Lindsey. “I am confident that after this externship I will have greatly improved my technical skills and knowledge in these areas, and I will feel more confident in working with people of other cultures and languages in veterinary medicine.”
To learn more about the Student International Travel Award program, please contact Dr. John B. Malone, DVM Office of International Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Ingeborg Langohr at email@example.com, or Dr. Joseph Taboada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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