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Student & Alumni Achievements

Student & Alumni Achievements

Iowa Student Honored with ASTMH Young Investigator Award

Ms. Angela Toepp, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, recently participated in the Young Investigator Award contest at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s (ASTMH) annual meeting in Baltimore. This award encourages developing young scientists to pursue careers in various aspects of tropical disease research.

[Photo: Ms. Angela Toepp]

Toepp received Honorary Mention from the vectorborne disease immunology and epidemiology section out of more than 20 contestants, and was one of 15 students honored in this way out of 200 entries into the contest. Ms. Toepp works in the Dr. Christine Petersen Laboratory and presented the vaccine trial work for which she has been the primary analyst, “Field trial to assess leishmaniosis vaccine effectiveness as a potential immunotherapy in asymptomatic dogs.”