The University of Wisconsin and the CTSA One Health Alliance WILL offer our THIRD Translational Research Immersion Program (TRIP) on SEptember 23-25, 2022.

The 2.5-day agenda is aimed at early career veterinary faculty, and will cover study development, grant writing success, NIH career development awards, collaborations with MDs and other health professionals, guidance on research implementation, good mentoring practices, and personal advice from a team of successful academic veterinary faculty. The goal of TRIP is to provide talented young veterinary clinicians with the skills to launch a focused research program that addresses clinical problems in veterinary species and incorporates spontaneous animal models of human disease.





All times are CENTRAL time. The meeting is in person to promote networking.

Friday morning Sept 23: Study Development

8:00 AM          Breakfast

8:25 AM          Welcome

8:30-9:30         Creating protected time for research. Kelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM), University of Georgia

9:30-10:30      Identifying knowledge gaps and crafting specific aims. Kelly Santangelo, DVM, PhD, DACVP Colorado State

10:30-10:45    Break

10:45-11:45     Incorporating statistical analysis and power estimates into study design. Lauren Trepanier, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP, University of Wisconsin

11:45-12:45    Lunch

Friday afternoon Sept 23; Grantsmanship 

12:45-1:45      Building a compelling grant story and highlighting impact. Jennifer Smith-Garvin, DVM, PhD, University of South Florida

Flip fatal flaws talk to give positive tips

1:45-2:45         Writing grants for veterinary foundations: anatomy of an advisory board review. Jennifer MacLeay, MBA, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, CSO, AKC Canine Health Foundation

2:45-3:00        Break

3:00-4:00         Panel: Growing a funded research program – tips from the trenches

  • Starr Cameron, BVetMed, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), UW-Madison
  • Kelly Santangelo, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Colorado State
  • Vanessa Hale DVM, MAT, PhD, Ohio State

4:00-5:00         Panel: Career Development K Awards for veterinarians

  • Steve Friedenberg DVM, PhD, DACVECC ,University of Minnesota
  • Heidi Reesink VMD, PhD, DACVS-LA, Cornell University
  • Autumn Harris, DVM, DACVIM-SAIM, University of Florida
  • Matthew Atherton BVSc, PhD, DECVIM, Oncology University of Pennsylvania

5:00-6:30 PM Reception


Saturday morning Sept 24: Research teams and management 

8:00 AM          Breakfast

8:30-9:30         Networking tips for successful collaborations across disciplines. Eva Furrow, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), University of Minnesota (also a K awardee)

Need more time with NIH Reporter website

9:30-10:30      Negotiating regulatory hurdles: IACUC, client consent, and budgets. Brian Flesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), University of Pennsylvania

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-11:45    Managing trainees and staff in your research team. Susannah Sample, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

11:45-12:45     Lunch break


Saturday afternoon Sept 24: Research implementation 

1:00-2:00         Tips on subject recruitment. Sarah Moore, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) – Director, Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office, Ohio State        

2:00-3:00         Responsible data analyses: avoiding fishing, cherry picking, and other pitfalls. Emily Griffith, PhD, Associate Research Professor, North Carolina State University

3:15-4:15         Top ten tips in manuscript preparation. Rebecca Stepien, DVM, DACVIM-Cardiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4:15-5:15         Panel: Negotiating the promotion pathway

  • Mike Wood DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM, University of Wisconsin
  • Emily Graff DVM, PhD, DACVP, Auburn University
  • Mandy Wallace DVM, MS, DACVS-SA, University of Georgia


Sunday morning Sept 25: Personal career development 

8:30-9:30         Improving research mentoring relationships: Being a more effective mentor and mentee. Chris Sorkness, RPh, PharmD and Pam Asquith PhD, UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR)

9:30-10:00       Persistence, resilience, and work-life balance. Molly McCue, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM), University of Minnesota 

10:00-10:30    TRIP plan for grant writing coaching. Lauren Trepanier, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:30- 10:45 AM Wrap-up, post-TRIP surveys