(August 18, 2009 Stillwater, OK) – The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences announced that two graduate students were selected for national awards for research excellence in veterinary parasitology from the American Association of Veterinary Parasitology (AAVP).
Kelly Allen, Ph.D. student working with Drs. Eileen Johnson and Susan Little, received the AAVP-Intervet/Scherring Plough Outstanding Graduate Student Award for her research on Hepatozoon americanum, a debilitating parasite of dogs.
Stephanie Heise, Ph.D. student also working with Dr. Little, was selected as the recipient of the AAVP-CAPC Graduate Student Award in Zoonotic Diseases for her research describing novel pathogens associated with the Lone star tick, Amblyomma americanum.
Both awards will be presented at the joint meeting of the AAVP and the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology in Calgary, Canada.
Congratulations, to these two young researchers!
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 Medial 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.