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IAAAM Student Award

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The International Assocation for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM) Student Award


The Wildlife Disease Association (WDA) and the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM) jointly provide an award for the best student-authored aquatic animal paper in the previous year’s Journal of Wildlife Diseases (JWD). The scholarship has a value of $1,500 US, which can be used for fees, books, supplies, equipment and other educational expenses incurred by the winner as a student during the pursuit of their graduate degree, or to support travel to conferences plus 1-year’s WDA membership (Student or Regular Member Online Journal) and 1-year IAAAM membership (Student or Full membership, depending on the status of the recipient at the time of the award).

Articles eligible for this award - The primary author MUST have been/or be, a student at the time the article was submitted for publication and MUST CURRENTLY be a member in good standing of the IAAAM or WDA. There are approximately 1-15 articles each year whose authors meet these criteria.

Find out more about the IAAAM-WDA Student Award HERE.

Congratulations to the most recent IAAAM Student Award Winner

Rachel Conway is the winner of the Wildlife Disease Association-International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicines joint award for the best aquatic animal manuscript published by a student in JWD in 2022.

Rachel's paper Histologic lesions in placentas of Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus) from a population with high placental prevalence of Coxiella burnetii appeared in the April 2022 issue, 58(2).

To see previous winners of the joint IAAAM and WDA Student Manuscript award click HERE.