PVM’s Dr. Michael Childress Appointed to Named Professorship in Comparative Oncology

Friday, June 14, 2024

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Michael O. Childress, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Michael O. Childress, DVM, MS, DACVIM

A faculty member in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Dr. Michael Childress, has been appointed as the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Professor of Comparative Oncology.  The appointment was ratified by the Purdue University Board of Trustees at its meeting Friday, June 7.

Dr. Childress has served on the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty since 2009. His research focuses on developing new therapies and identifying novel prognostic and predictive biomarkers for canine lymphomas.  Dr. Childress is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Cancer Society, Purdue Institute for Cancer Research and Indiana Veterinary Medical Association.

A 2004 DVM graduate of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Childress completed a rotating internship at Kansas State University and an oncology internship at the University of Georgia before coming to Purdue University for a three-year residency in comparative oncology.  He completed the program and earned his MS degree in 2009.  His honors and awards include the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Excellence in Service Award, Purdue Veterinary Medicine Excellence in Research Award and the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department Award for Excellence in Resident Mentoring.

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

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