Penn Vet Announces Recipients of World Leadership in Animal Health Award, Student Inspiration Award

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Media Contact:Kelly Stratton | skell@vet.upenn.edu | 215-898-1475September 14, 2011

Joan C. Hendricks, VMD, PhD, the Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet), announced that Dr. Ilaria Capua has been named the winner of the 2011 Penn Vet World Leadership in Animal Health Award and that Penn Vet student Dr. Jonathan Lustgarten has been named the 2011 Student Inspiration Award winner.

Both Dr. Capua and Dr. Lustgarten will receive a $100,000 unrestricted grant to use toward realizing their veterinary missions and proposed projects.

“These awards are among the most prestigious and coveted in the world of veterinary medicine,” said Dean Hendricks. “I am always humbled and impressed by the innovative researchers, thinkers and student and professional leaders in the field that are named recipients. Dr. Capua and Dr. Lustgarten are no exception and I congratulate each of them for this distinct honor.”

The presentation of these awards is slated to take place at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 14 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Pennsylvania campus. During the ceremony, Drs. Capua and Lustgarten will present on their work.

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