(April 1, 2010 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted the 14th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day. The program provides veterinary students, graduate students, residents and interns an opportunity to present basic science research, applied research, clinical research or clinical case studies.
The 2010 winners in each category were:
• Chanelle Toerien-Hayes – Post-Doctoral Basic Science Research, 1st place
• Rinosh Joshua Mani – Graduate/Resident/Intern Basic Science Research, 1st place
• Amanda Smith, Class of 2010 – DVM Student Clinical Case, 1st place
• Sarah Cramer, DVM – Resident/Intern Clinical Case, 1st place
• Suzanne Genova, DVM – Resident/Intern Clinical Case, 2nd place
• Katie Simpson, DVM – Resident/Intern Clinical Case, 3rd place
• Teresa Seyfert, DVM – Graduate/Resident/Intern Applied/Clinical Research, 1st place
• Amanda Smith, Class of 2010 – DVM Student Basic Science or Applied Research, 1st place
• Amy Edwards, Class of 2011 – DVM Student Basic Science or Applied Research, 2nd place
• Melissa Cordero, DVM – The John King Award, overall Grand Prize Winner
Other presenters included: Satyanarayana Achanta, Heidi Banse, DVM; Pradyumna Baviskar, Robert Carmichael, DVM; Kathryn Cass, DVM; Sara Choquette, DVM; Sarah Cramer, DVM; Grace Hale, Class of 2010; Brittany Hall, DVM; Stephanie Heise, DVM; Brian Herrin, Class of 2013; Kelley Johnson, Shashidhara Marulappa, Kelci McKeirnan, DVM; Danielle Pawloski, DVM; Durasisamy Ponnusamy, Girija Regmi, Grace Richter, Class of 2011; Shasta Smith, DVM; and Chase Whitfield, Class of 2011.
Phi Zeta Research Day was organized by the 2009-2010 officers: Drs. Lyndi Gilliam, President; Lara Maxwell, Vice President; Tim Snider, Vice President Elect; and Chris Ross, Secretary/ Treasurer. A special thanks to Joyce Axton for her tremendous administrative support and to this year’s generous sponsors: Dual-Boarded, Inc., Novartis Animal Health, Pfizer Animal Health, Purina, and the veterinary center’s Office of the Dean and Office of Research and Graduate Education. Next year’s Phi Zeta officers will be: Drs. Lara Maxwell, President; Tim Snider, Vice President; and Chris Ross, Secretary/Treasurer.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center’s Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24-hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.