|OSU Veterinary Center Celebrates its Researchers|
(Stillwater, Okla., April 9, 2013) – Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently held the 17th Annual Phi Zeta Research Day followed by inductions into the Nu Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta, which is the honor society of veterinary medicine.
“Thirty-four participants comprised of veterinary students, graduate students, residents, interns, and post-doctoral fellows shared information about basic science research, applied or clinical science research, and clinical cases,” says Jerry Malayer, PhD and associate dean for research and graduate education at the veterinary center.
Topics were as varied as the presenters and included polycystic kidney disease, stem cell behavior in relation to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, proton beam radiation therapy for targeted cancer treatments, and a total knee replacement in a dog to name a few.
“The complexity of the research projects and the professionalism of the presenters clearly show the high caliber of veterinary students and faculty here at OSU’s veterinary center,” says Todd Holbrook, DVM, equine section chief and Phi ZetaPresident. “I congratulate each and every participant on a job well done.”
Congratulations to the 2013 Phi Zeta Research Day Award recipients:
Dr. Todd Holbrook, Phi Zeta President, with award winners (left to right): Lauren Cunningham, Aaron Herndon, Kellie Whipple, Jennifer Ladd, Jeremiah Moorer, Crystal Lee, Todd Holbrook, and Scharlet Kelly. Not pictured is Ruth Galindo.
Faculty and house officer inductees included Drs. Kim Carter, Jeremiah Moorer, Morgan Murphy, Ashish Ranjan, David Russell, Mike Schoonover, Freya Stein and J. T. Walker. Inducted as an Honorary Member was Tom Oomens, PhD, an assistant professor in the veterinary center’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology.
Third and fourth year veterinary students, who met the high academic requirements, were also inducted into the Nu Chapter. From the class of 2013 were David Bailey, Philip Casale, Lindsay Fultz, Corynn Johnson, Paige Mackey, Michael Ouverson, Raina Pannee, Monika Payne, Mark Schumann, Emily Sharpe, Alexis Torre, Erin Way, Andrea Yakel and Katherine Zseltvay. Class of 2014 inductees were Kathryn Bailey, Audra Blasi, Whitney Fry, Helen Hoerler, Heath Jones, Rachel L’Heureux, Allison Maxey, Kristina Szentirmay and Karen Wong.
Phi Zeta Research Day activities were sponsored by Hill’s, P&G The Iams Company, Pfizer Animal Health, Purina, and the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant university. OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is the only veterinary college in Oklahoma. One of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States, it 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. OSU is preparing students for a brighter future and building a brighter world for all. OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high quality teaching, research and outreach. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.