CSU's Lappin honored for feline research

May 31, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
Fort Collins, Colo. -- Dr. Michael Lappin, a professor of small-animal medicine at Colorado State's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, won the first-ever Winn Feline Foundation's Excellence in Feline Research Award.

The award recognizes Lappin's studies of feline infectious and immune-related diseases. His research efforts have focused on infectious disease prevention, vaccine-associated adverse side effects, upper respiratory diseases, infectious causes of fever and diarrhea, and zoonotic diseases in cats.

Lappin will receive a $2,500 cash prize for the award, and a matching scholarship will be granted by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for a veterinary student interested in feline medicine.

The award will be presented to Lappin at AVMF's recognition event in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association's meeting in Seattle on July 12.