Student Highlights

Pablo Valdes-Donoso

Pablo Valdes-Donoso was awarded with the David A. Benfield Travel Fellowship 2016 from Kansas State University to participate in the North American PRRS Symposium 2016 this last December in Chicago. Pablo presented his 2nd and 3rd Chapter of his PhD dissertation: "Using Machine Learning to Predict Swine Movements within a Regional Program to Improve Control of Infectious Diseases in the US” and “Measuring production losses from endemic animal disease: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) in US sow farms”, the first one published and the second submitted and under revision. Additionally he wrote a short short communication for swine producers in the National Hog Framer Magazine summarizing his findings.  - Read findings here

Kyuyoung Lee won “Best young scientist oral presentation award' in the 'GEOVET 2016: international conference of spatial epidemiology for animal heath�.

Kyuyoung Lee won “Best young scientist oral presentation award' in the 'GEOVET 2016: international conference of spatial epidemiology for animal heath”. The topic for the presentation was "Spatial and temporal characteristics of migration routes of wild waterfowls wintering from 2013 to 2016 in South Korea".

Yunru Huang

Yunru Huang, PhD candidate in epidemiology, won Best Abstract at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition Section on Critical Care.

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Photo: Hanqi Luo, PhD candidate in epidemiology, participated in monitoring the National Fortification Program with industry leads, governmental officials, and non-profit organisations.

Hanqi Luo, PhD candidate in epidemiology, participated in monitoring the National Fortification Program with industry leads, governmental officials, and non-profit organisations.

Photo:UC Davis doctoral student Emily Marlow  received an Early Stage Radiation Investigators (ESRI) Travel award and the best poster award at the Conference on Radiation and Health (CRH).

UC Davis doctoral student Emily Marlow  received an Early Stage Radiation Investigators (ESRI) Travel award and the best poster award at the Conference on Radiation and Health (CRH).

Photo: UC Davis' Jacqueline Barkoski, a doctoral student in epidemiology, is participating in UC Graduate Research Advocacy Day.

UC Davis' Jacqueline Barkoski, a doctoral student in epidemiology, is participating in UC Graduate Research Advocacy Day. (Photo by Kayla Wigley/UC Davis)

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