Dr. Roy Montgomery Research Award

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In honor of Dr. Roy Montgomery’s tireless work as a founding member of the EBVMA, the first professional association dedicated toward the research, education and practice of evidence-based veterinary medicine, a research award was created in his honor.

The EBVMA is a relatively small professional organization. Funding for prior awards has come solely from annual membership contributions. In order to provide greater financial opportunities to single or multiple awardees, we are embarking on the development of a donation platform and a crowdfunding campaign during the Summer of 2016. Stay tuned for future Request for Proposals (RFP) and other announcements.

In 2013 our award went to Ronette Gehring BVSc, MMedVet (Pharm), Dipl. ACVCP, Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University for Conversion of Evidence Tables from the USP drug information monographs into a searchable, web-enabled database. Dr. Gehring and her colleagues converted the species and indication specific Evidence Tables that were part of the USP veterinary drug monographs into a searchable web-enabled database. In addition to public searching for information based on target species and indication, the interface allows for contributors to update or add new entries to the database as well.

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In 2014, we announced that Joann M. Lindenmayer DVM, MPH, Associate Professor (PI) and Michael McGuill, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Adjunct Associate Professor (Co- PI) and their colleagues at the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine were awarded for their project, “Strengthening Biostatistics and Epidemiology Application in Veterinary Medical Practice”, with the outcome subsequently published as “Information Wizardry: A six-week course for practicing veterinarians in improving clinical decision-making” (Download PDF, open access).

In collaboration with faculty and staff members of Tufts Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), University Information Technology Educational and Scholarly Technology Services (ESTS) and fellow biostatistics and epidemiology colleagues, they piloted an “online CE module adaptable for veterinary practitioners in different fields and settings that addressed gaps in the understanding and application of statistics and epidemiology”. It was “based on the newest findings on the neurobiology of learning and methods of curriculum delivery”. The authors sought to better understand recognized gaps in the outcomes of training used to assist veterinarians in understanding the potential for the use of electronic medical records towards improving patient and population health.

 

About Stuart Turner

Dr. Stuart W. Turner, a former emergency & critical-care veterinarian in Northern California, is a full-time biomedical informaticist (a healthcare information architect). His background includes post-graduate training, teaching and research in biomedical informatics. His work covers various realms such as clinical decision support, translational medicine, public health (biosurveillance) and the semantic interoperability of health information systems from the design of clinical information models and biomedical ontologies. He is past president of the Association of Veterinary Informatics and the Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine Association.

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About Stuart Turner

Dr. Stuart W. Turner, a former emergency & critical-care veterinarian in Northern California, is a full-time biomedical informaticist (a healthcare information architect). His background includes post-graduate training, teaching and research in biomedical informatics. His work covers various realms such as clinical decision support, translational medicine, public health (biosurveillance) and the semantic interoperability of health information systems from the design of clinical information models and biomedical ontologies. He is past president of the Association of Veterinary Informatics and the Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine Association.