Feline Journal Recognizes Star Contributions

Awards presented for most cited paper, most published contributor, most downloaded paper.

Posted: April 30, 2009, 3 a.m. EDT

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The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery presented three Star Awards for outstanding contributions earlier this month in Birmingham, England, in recognition of its 10 years of publishing.

Julie Levy's paper on infectious diseases in feral cats garnered 34 citations
Julie Levy, DVM
The awards were given in three categories:

  • Most cited paper: At press time, “Prevalence of Infectious Diseases in Feral Cats in Northern Florida” had received 34 citations. The award went to Julie Levy, DVM, the Maddie’s Professor of Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and one of the authors of the paper. Levy’s research and clinical interests center on feline infectious diseases, neonatal kitten health, humane alternatives for cat population control and immunocontraceptive vaccines for cats.

  • Most published contributor: Richard Malik, a  lecturer in feline medicine at Sydney University, with 13 papers, 18 case reports, two letters, five diagnosis quizzes, two conference proceedings, one editorial and one ECG quiz. Malik has a particular interest in infectious diseases, neurology and cardiology.


  • Most downloaded paper: A two-part paper titled, “Pain Management in Cats — Past, Present and Future,” combined downloads o
    Sheilah Robertson's essay was the most downloaded, tallying over 5,700 downloads
    Sheilah Robertson
    f 5,744. The paper is by Sheilah Robertson, a professor of anesthesia and pain management at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, and Polly Taylor, a freelance consultant in anesthesia in the United Kingdom.
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Angela    Central, MS

4/30/2009 6:54:35 AM

Maybe Cat Channel can reprint these papers in a condensed version for all of us.

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

4/30/2009 5:42:38 AM

Very interesting. Sounds like these people deserved their awards. Yeah for them!

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