Activities

ACVR Virtual Scientific Conference 2021, Cerano Harrison Oct. 20-23, 2021

Cerano recorded an oral presentation entitled "Novel quantitative radiographic measures of keel bone damage in laying hens are feasible and repeatable". This recorded presentation was provided to all registrants in the Abstracts section of the virtual conference. There were over 500 registrants for the conference, including veterinary radiologists and radiation oncologists from multiple countries. The virtual conference content will remain available for registrants for 2 more months. American College of Veterinary Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting Reduced (PDF)


Visit to the University of Georgia's Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Cerano Harrison and Dr. Jones visited the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital on May 22, 2021 to collect CT data for Cerano's PhD research project on osteoporosis in laying hens. Dr. Nicole Northrup (Radiology Interim Section Chief) hosted their visit and also took them on a tour of the teaching hospital's facilities.


2021 Focus on Creative Inquiry Virtual Poster Session

Emma McKenney presented her poster "Are quantitative radiographic measures of keel bone damage in poultry generalizable" at the 2021 Focus on Creative Inquiry Virtual Poster Session April 1-2, 2021. The poster session was held via Gather.town and multiple "virtual attendees" visited Emma to learn about her research and ask questions.


Biomedical Engineering Society Virtual Annual Meeting

Alison Harbold presented a digital poster for her team's Creative Inquiry project entitled "Horos Open-source Image Analysis Software Yields Repeatable MRI Measures of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in Sheep Models" at the 2020 BMES Annual Meeting during Oct. 14-17, 2020.


15th Annual Focus on Creative Inquiry Conference 2020, Clemson, SC. Sydney Murphy and Bailey Pedersen - April 1-2, 2020 (Canceled due to COVID-19)

Sydney Murphy and Bailey Pedersen submitted an abstract that was accepted for presentation at the 2020 PennVet Working Dog Conference in Philadelphia, PA and the 2020 FOCI Conference in Clemson, SC. Presentations at the PennVet Working Dog Conference and the FOCI Conference were canceled due to COVID-19, however the abstract was published in the FOCI Conference proceedings and the poster was made accessible through the CI repository.


SC EPSCoR annual State Conference 2019, Greenville, SC - Annah Nieman

Annah presenting a poster at SC EPSCor

Friday, April 12, 2019

Annah traveled to Greenville, SC on April 12 for the SC EPSCoR 2019 annual State Conference. She submitted an abstract summarizing results of her Creative Inquiry project and the abstract was accepted for the poster presentation session of the meeting. Annah enjoyed learning about the many STEM research projects and programs in SC and meeting the other attendees at the conference.


ACVR Conference 2018 Fort Worth, TX - Connie Dragicevich and Emma Rovitz

Connie Dragicevich and Emma Rovitz presenting their research poster at the 2018 joint scientific conference of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association.

Saturday, October 14 - Friday, October 19, 2018

Emma and Connie traveled to Fort Worth, TX on October 14 for the American College of Veterinary Radiology/International Veterinary Radiology Association joint conference. Emma submitted an original abstract which was accepted for poster presentation. On October 15 Emma and Connie were able to attend various seminars in the veterinary radiology field and were granted the opportunity to present the poster to the audience of radiologists. They were fortunate to meet some members of the military that work closely with the dogs used for the study. It was exciting to meet and converse with professionals in the field, and to speak with exhibitors promoting veterinary services and radiology equipment. Emma and Connie want to thank Dr. Jones for all of her assistance with the study and the poster. They also want to thank the Animal and Veterinary Science department and the Creative Inquiry department for funding.


Penn Vet Working Dog Conference 2018 - Amanda Biddlecome and Kris Murray

Kris Murray and Amanda Biddlecome delivering their oral presentation at the 2018 Penn Vet Working Dog Conference.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

On April 20, Amanda and Kris traveled to Philadelphia, PA to present research at the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference. Amanda submitted an application for a poster presentation spot at this conference in the fall and was awarded the honor of presenting a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation in front of the entire conference. While there, Amanda and Kris met many professionals that work in various sectors of the working dog field. They got to discuss the ins and outs of the different sectors and hear about how other groups function and do their jobs as well as hear the latest developments within some of the fields. They presented on April 21 to an audience of about 250 people. Some questions were posed to Amanda and Kris, so they had the opportunity to elaborate in numerous ways on what the research entailed and what the implications are now that it has been completed. Both Amanda and Kris had a fantastic time and are so thankful to Dr. Jones for introducing them to the conference and to the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference for allowing them to present. They are also extremely grateful for the funding that they received for their trip from the Clemson University AVS department and the Clemson University Creative Inquiries department.  


Dr. Andrew Worth's Visit 

Dr. Andrew Worth from Massey University in New Zealand meeting with students in Dr. Jones’ research lab in 2017 to discuss his current research on lumbosacral disease in working dogs.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dr. Andrew Worth  BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery) is an associate professor at Massey University, who has multiple publications dealing with canine lumbosacral intervertebral neuroforamina. Dr. Worth visited Clemson University and met with the research team to discuss projects and trade ideas. With his expropriate, he was able to give multiple members assistance with their projects and provide a different perspective. After meeting, Dr. Worth and the research team went to lunch at Sole on the Green, and the research team was able to ask Dr. Worth more questions and learn about New Zealand. Following lunch, Dr. Worth was able to see some of the campus and continued meeting with other research members and faculty. The research team then treated Dr. Worth to a Clemson tradition, The Esso Club, where Dr. Worth was able to gain a true Clemson experience. Finally, Dr. Worth gave a wonderful presentation to the Pre-Vet Club, where he was presented with a Clemson Pre-Vet sweatshirt to commemorate his trip. The research team is so grateful that Dr. Worth was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to assist with projects and provide the team with invaluable knowledge.    


ACVR 2017 Conference Phoenix, Arizona- Carolyn Hynes and Dr. Jones

Carolyn Hynes presenting her research poster at the 2017 Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Wednesday, October 16- Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Dr. Jeryl Jones and Carolyn Hynes traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to visit the 2017 ACVR (American College of Veterinary Radiology) Annual Scientific Conference. Carolyn presented her abstract poster at the conference and Dr. Jones gave a presentation about updates in publishing and peer review. Dr. Jones enjoyed seeing old friends. Carolyn enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals from a variety of veterinary fields. 


Undergraduate Research Summary Report -  Sara Beeland

Photo of a pointer illustrating the “12 o’clock” tail position that Sara Beeland studied in her Creative Inquiry project.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sara completed an undergraduate research report that summarizes her findings under Dr. Jones's research laboratory. The question Sara set out to answer was "Has there been an increase in degenerative lumbosacral and coccygeal vertebral disease in Pointers and Setters during the past 10 years?" Sara investigated her question with Dr. Jeryl Jones, Dr. Charlie Timmerman, and Dr. William Bridges all of which assisted her with collecting and analyzing data.  

Research Summary Report  


IWDC 2017 Banff, Alberta, Canada- Sara Beeland and Michael Carnevale

Sara Beeland presenting her research poster at the 2017 International Working Dog Conference.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Thursday, April 6, 2017

Michael Carnevale and Sara Beeland got to travel to the International Working Dog Conference in Banff at the beginning of April. This conference had delegates representing 20 different countries across the globe. These delegates included veterinarians, geneticists, behaviorists, working dog trainers, students, and more. Michael gave a talk on his research, while Sara Beeland presented a poster on hers. Sara Beeland's project on sacroiliac joint disease in a variety of species sparked conversations with many different people involved in the working dog world. This conference gave them the opportunity to build connections with people from all over the world, as well as gain a lot more knowledge about issues and advancements in these industries. This was definitely an incredible opportunity that will benefit these students in the years to come.


ACVR 2016 Conference Orlando, Florida- Samantha Sanders, Tina Rowland, and Dr. Jones

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Friday, October 21,2016

Samantha Sanders presenting her research poster at the 2016 Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Veterinary Radiology.

Dr. Jeryl Jones, Samantha Sanders, and Tina Rowland traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the 2016 ACVR Annual Scientific Conference. Samantha and Tina presented their abstract poster at the conference. They also enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals in a variety of veterinary fields.  


EVDI 2016 Wroclaw, Poland Conference - Dr. Jeryl Jones

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016 

Opera performance for attendees at the 2016 European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Scientific Conference.

Dr. Jeryl Jones traveled to Wroclaw, Poland after being invited to attend and speak at the Annual European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (EVDI) Meeting. The European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Association and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging held the conference in the beautiful Wroclaw Opera House this year.  The conference allowed attendees to experience state of the art lectures and scientific reports. These reports covered fields of veterinary diagnostic imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, and nuclear medicine in large, small, and exotic animals. The growing conference attracted over 250 radiologists, students, and diagnostic imaging residents from all parts of the world.  Dr. Jones delivered an invited keynote lecture on “Manuscript publishing and peer review tips.” She had a wonderful time hearing from the other EVDI speakers and meeting local veterinary practitioners, which allowed her to continue to expand her knowledge of diagnostic imaging.  A special surprise was given at the end of the conference when attendees were treated to a selection of songs performed by two of the opera company members.


Computed Tomography Scans at Upstate Veterinary Specialists

Computed tomography scan of a sheep research specimen at Upstate Veterinary Specialists.Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8AM

For an exciting collaboration between engineering and animal science, Dr. Jones, Michael, and Tina went with Dr. Fei Peng, Jincheng Lei, and Yuzhe Hong to Upstate Veterinary Specialists of Greenville, South Carolina.  They worked with Michelle Rice to scan two sheep. 


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Trip hosted by Josh Tan-Michael Carnevale

Josh Tan, Medical Imaging Engineer/Analyst Programmer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, discussing 3D printing and other advanced image analysis techniques that he performs in his laboratory.

Monday, May 16, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016

Michael Carnevale had the opportunity to travel to Wake Forest Baptist Center and visit with Josh Tan, MS, Medical Imaging Engineer/Analyst Programmer. The purpose of his trip was to learn different software and techniques that he could implement into his MS research project that he is currently working on. Some of the software that he was taught included; TerRecon (AquariusNetCleint and Aquarius iNtuition Viewer), OsiriX, Horos, Mimics, 3-Matic, 3D Slicer, and Image J. While there, Michael also had the opportunity to meet Joel Stitzel, a chair and professor in biomedical engineering, and got to tour his lab and equipment. 


Virginia Tech Regenerative Medicine IGEP Visit-Tina Rowland

Tina Rowland Kimmett visited the Virginia Tech Regenerative Medicine research group during 2016. She was hosted by Dr. Linda Dahlgren.

Friday, May 6, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Dr. Linda Dahlgren of Virginia Tech’s Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) graciously hosted Tina Rowland as part of an Advanced Laboratory Techniques course.  Tina worked with Dr. Dahlgren and her graduate students as well as Dr. Will Eyestone and his graduate students to expand her knowledge of molecular and cellular biology.  Ms. Rowland also had the honor of attending the 3 rd Annual IGEP Retreat where the program’s graduate students presented their current research.  Tina greatly appreciated the opportunity and would like to thank Dr. Jones and Dr. Dahlgren for making the visit possible.


Dr. Timmerman Pointer Project - Sara Beeland

Dr. Charlie Timmerman, veterinarian from Aiken, SC, worked with Sara Beeland on her Creative Inquiry project about lumbosacral disease in pointers and setters.Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dr. Timmerman created a list of pointers and setters that had radiographs taken of the lower abdominal and/or lumbosacral region within the past 10 years. Sara looked up the radiographs of each patient and saved them to a flash drive to later upload into OsiriX. Sara also recorded the date of examination for each radiograph, the age of the dog during the examination, breed, sex, and weight. This information was brought back to the lab and uploaded into the computer for further analysis.


Dr. Meade Visit

Dr. Jean Meade from Cheat Lake Animal Hospital in Morgantown, WV met with Dr. Jones’ research students in 2015 and delivered a seminar for the AVS department about her program training service dogs for veterans.

Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, 2015

Dr. Jean Meade visited Clemson University to give a discussion on, "Undergraduate courses in dog training and research on the benefit of service dogs for veterans with mental health disorders."  Our lab group had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Meade to discuss current and future research ideas.


Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Visit - Tina Rowland

Police dog memorial statue in front of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Tina Rowland Kimmett visited there in 2015 to learn about canine lumbosacral muscle anatomy from Dr. Larry Freeman.

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 9:30 AM 

Tina Rowland visited the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for a muscle dissection with Dr. Larry Freeman. The insight gained regarding muscle anatomy will be an invaluable part of Tina’s research.