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2010 MAF Veterinary Student Scholar Receives the Earnest A. Hooton Prize for Best Student Poster

The 80th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists was recently held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 12-16, 2011. During the conference Vanessa Hale of Purdue University was honored with the Earnest A. Hooton Prize for best student poster and presentation. Along with that honor was a cash prize of $750.

Vanessa presented her research from 2010 as a recipient of a Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Student Scholar award. Her research examined gut microbes in snub-nosed monkeys in the Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve in Guizhou, China. 

Vanessa was also honored at the recent Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife Meeting held in March in New Orleans, Louisiana. While attending she received a second place Ballard Award from Morris Animal Foundation for her poster and presentation. This award carried with it a $1,500 cash prize.


Posted by MAFon April 22, 2011.

Categories: Animal studies, Veterinary research , Veterinary students

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