Recognition Awards

Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

The Zoetis Animal Health Award for Research Excellence, established in 1985 is given to those faculty members who, through their dedication and investigation in research, are chosen from among their peers as an outstanding researcher in the field of veterinary medicine.

Zoetis Award for Research Excellence 2009

Dr. David Rector
Dr. David Rector

Dean Slinker presented the 2009 Zoetis Award for Research to Dr. David Rector from the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology. Dr. Rector has been a leader in developing novel approaches for collecting brain cell activity with minimally invasive techniques.  He has applied these techniques to further the understanding of cortical states during sleep and wake, and in the function of the somatosensory cortex.


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