AVMA/AVMF Early Stage Investigator Award

2022 Award Recipients

Understanding that animal health research is crucial to the future of veterinary medicine, the AVMF is committed to research, education, disaster relief, and animal welfare in support of the veterinary medical specialty. 

Congrats, 2022 Early Stage Investigator Awards Award Recipients!

First Place: Lynn Pezzanite,
Second Place: Rosemary Bayless
Third Place: Alexa P. Spittler

“Thank you so much to the AVMA for this award. I am honored to have been considered in this company and grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Becoming Faculty workshop. The leaders of this organization are truly inspirational. I look forward to many years of involvement with the AVMA to come!”

Dr. Lynn Pezzanite
Colorado State University

“As an equine internist committed to advancing animal health and welfare through research, I greatly appreciate the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s support of veterinary researchers early in their careers. I am honored to receive this recognition, which will facilitate my continued professional development as a clinician-scientist.”

Rosemary Bayless
North Carolina State University

“I am truly honored to have been selected by the AVMF/AVMA as the third place recipient of the Early Stage Investigator Award. As a young investigator, I have received wonderful support from my mentorship team at Colorado State University as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA). It was such a privilege to be able to present our research on cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of osteoarthritis to veterinary students and researchers from across the country at the National Veterinary Scholars Symposium, and I am so grateful to have had this opportunity.”

Alexa P. Spittler
Colorado State University