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Jesty earns Resident Research Award

JestyDr. Sophy Jesty, resident in cardiology at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine, earned the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 2008 Resident Research Award at the organization's annual conference held in San Antonio, TX, in June. Her research presentation was titled, "Cardiomyocyte Calcium Transients in German Shepherd Dogs with Inherited Ventricular Arrhythmias."

As the winner of the best abstract, she has been invited to present her research at the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) annual conference in Ghent, Belgium, in September 2008.

In her role as resident, Jesty provides primary care for cardiac cases in Cornell's small and large animal hospitals. Since 2005, she has handled routine and emergency care such as ECG evaluations, echocardiography, thoracic radiography, treatment protocols, and procedures such as PDA closure, balloon valvuloplasty, and pacemaker implantation. Her primary research is in cardiology.

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