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STAR Veterinary Student stars in Northern California SETAC conference!

Prathima Anjali Garudadri is participating in the STAR (Students Training in Advanced Research) program.  The STAR program is a competitive funding opportunity for veterinary students to experience veterinary and biomedical research during the Summer months.  Prathima and One Health staff researcher, Jackie Lang, decided to persevere through some of the research limitations at UC Davis during Covid and perform a rigorous Scoping Review with the support of the library’s Systematic Review Service and excellent mentorship of faculty member, Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema.

Prathima was awarded second place for her presentation “Evaluating Health Effects of Microplastics in Marine Mammals:  A Scoping Review” given on September 23rd, 2020 at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Northern California Regional Chapter of the Society of Environmental and Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). The award included $150 , an award certificate, 1-year memberships in North American SETAC as well as Norcal regional SETAC, and the costs of conference registration to attend the upcoming National SETAC annual meeting in November.

Prathima embodies strong researching skills with dedication and self-directed learning.  A hearty congratulations goes out to her and all of the impressive efforts of the veterinary students in the STAR program.

Prathima A. Garudadri
SETAC Award winning STAR student, Prathima A. Garudadri.