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Dr. Peter Dickinson recognized for research excellence with 2012 Pfizer Research Award

October 3, 2012

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Dr. Peter Dickinson

Dr. Peter Dickinson received the 2012 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Veterinary Research Excellence at a faculty reception on October 2nd.
As a professor of surgical and radiological sciences and Chief of Service for Neurology/Neurosurgery in the School of Veterinary Medicine’s William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, Dickinson’s core research focuses on malignant primary brain tumors in dogs. His collaborations with researchers at UC Davis and UC San Francisco have helped test the effectiveness of several potential treatments for dogs with these tumors. These clinical trials have not only provided the animals with the potential for longer and higher-quality lives, but also contribute to new developments in human medicine and garnered him recognition as a Hero in Medicine from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011.
Dickinson’s recent research has expanded to include a range of clinically-oriented projects such as collaborations on CNS cryptococcosis, genetics of brachycephaly, and mallard duck anesthesia—all of which illustrate his outstanding role in teamwork that advances veterinary science.
As an outstanding scientist and a highly sought after international speaker, Dickinson has garnered impressive funding from veterinary and human associations including the National Institutes of Health.  He also has active collaborations with several globally respected brain tumor research centers (e.g., UCSF, MD Anderson) and biotechnical companies.  Dickinson’s research accomplishments are an excellent example of true innovative and translational research resulting in important contributions to the School, the veterinary profession and society.
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