PVM Alumnus Honored with American Association of Avian Pathologists Award

Friday, June 30, 2023

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Dean Reed and Dr. Becerra stand together smiling in front of the stage as Dr. Becerra holds up his award plaque
PVM Dean Willie Reed with the Reed Rumsey Award recipient, Dr. Roel Becerra (PU DVM 2022)

Dr. Roel Becerra, of the Purdue DVM Class of 2022, has received the Reed Rumsey Award for Advancement of Avian Medicine from the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP). The award, which recognizes outstanding veterinary students, graduate students, or residents or interns involved in basic and/or clinical research, was presented June 13 during the annual AAAP meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Dr. Becerra currently is a PhD student at the University of Georgia studying poultry diseases. As part of the AAAP meeting, Dr. Becerra gave a presentation on his basic research, entitled, “Protection Efficacy of Recombinant HVT-ND-ILT and the Live Attenuated Tissue Culture Origin (TCO) Vaccines Against Infectious Laryngotracheitis Virus (ILTV) when Administered Individually or in Combination.”

The Reed Rumsey Award is named in memory of a highly respected scholar who held leadership roles in the AAAP in the late 1970s and bequeathed $25,000 to the association for the establishment of a student award program for the advancement of avian medicine. The AAAP annually selects outstanding students to receive the award. 

Click here for more information about the Reed Rumsey Award.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu

Category: Alumni, Our People

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