Westmoreland Paper Receives Top Award

Last week, at the awards banquet for the annual meeting of the American College of Zoological Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic, the top award for a manuscript published in the past year presenting work accomplished in a post-DVM training program (residency or graduate studies), was awarded to Dr. Lori  S. H. Westmoreland.  The award was for the paper “Altered acrylic acid concentrations in hard and soft corals exposed to deteriorating water conditions” which appeared in the Journal Facets.  The paper, written with co-authors Jennifer N. Niemuth, Hanna S. Gracz and Michael K. Stoskopf, characterized the metabolomic responses of corals to changes in water quality, and in particular the changes observed in a marker of coral distress, acrylic acid.