The P. P. Levine Award is presented each year to the senior author of the best paper published in Avian Diseases, as determined by the AAAP Awards Committee. This award is named for Dr. P. P. Levine, the founder and first editor of Avian Diseases. The journal was first published in May 1957 from Cornell University, where Dr. Levine earned his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees and spent most of his professional career. Papers are evaluated and the winner is selected based on four criteria: clear statement of objectives; originality of approach; clarity of presentation of data; and impact of results on science. The winning paper selected from Volume 55 of Avian Diseases was entitled: “Viral Competition and Maternal Immunity Influence the Clinical Disease Caused by Very Virulent Infectious Bursal Disease Virus.” The author of this paper and the recipient of the 2012...

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