Call for proposals for ‘Advancement in PRRS Research Award’

25-10-2010 | |

Despite years of hard work by scientists, researchers, practicing veterinarians, pork producers, animal health companies, and others, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) remains a costly, frustrating challenge to the global swine industry.

Each year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc issues a call for proposals for the Annual Boehringer Ingelheim Advancement in PRRS Research Award Program. The deadline for submissions is January 1 of each year.

Boehringer Ingelheim will provide three U.S. $25,000 awards to the winning proposals for PRRS research in the NAFTA region. Candidates included graduate students, academic researchers, company or private researchers, and practicing veterinarians.

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The 2011 Advancement in PRRS Research Awards recipients will be announced at the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Objective: Examine practical methods of controlling, managing, and possibly eradicating the PRRS virus. The independent PRRS Research Review Board (PRRB) includes:
  • Randy Jones, DVM, Livestock Veterinary Services, Kinston, North Carolina
  • Luc Dufresne, DVM, Seaboard Farms, Shawnee Mission, Kansas
  • Tim Loula, DVM, Swine Vet Center, P.A., St. Peter, Minnesota
  • Bill Mengeling, DVM, PhD, Diplo. ACVM, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
  • Daryl Olsen, DVM, AMVC, Audubon, Iowa
  • Montse Torremorell, DVM, PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Once the three winning year-long research projects are completed and submitted for peer review, PRRB will conduct a second evaluation. Upon acceptance for publication of his or her findings, the first place award recipient will receive an additional U.S. $5,000; second place, $3,000; and third place, $1,000.
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Additional information is available online.
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