On September 30, 2014 the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM) presented Dr. Cheryl Chrisman, a founder of the American Association of TCVM and the Founding Editor of the American Journal of TCVM, with the 2014 Ma Shi Huang Award. Dr. Chrisman has been the dedicated editor of the AJTCVM from 2006-2014 and has done much to develop the journal. This year she is retiring from her Editor-in-Chief position and passing the job along to Dr. Judith Saik.
Dr. Chrisman received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1968, an MS degree from the Ohio State University in 1974 and became certified in veterinary neurology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1976. Dr. Chrisman is a certified veterinary acupuncturist from the Chi Institute. She was a professor and Chief of the Neurology Service at UF for 30 years and integrated acupuncture into her neurology practice as well as a member of the UF Acupuncture Service. Currently she is a Professor Emeritus at UF as well as Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and on the Executive Board of the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
The Ma Shi Huang Award is named for the ancient legend of Dr. Ma Shi Huang, a horse doctor who treated a dragon 5,000 years ago in China.