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MU Phi Zeta Research Day 2011
Provides Opportunity to Exhibit Projects

Dr. Ed Robb, delivered the keynote address
Dr. Charles Wiedmeyer and Dr. Ed Robb with Rachael Cohn
Kristen Percich presenting her work to Dr. Ed Robb, Dr. Eileen Hasser, Dr. Joan Coates,
and Dr. Tim Evans.

Each year, the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine sets aside a day to showcase the wealth of scholarly research conducted within the college. That day is Phi Zeta Research Day.

This year, on March 18, MU veterinary students, interns, residents, and graduate students presented their research projects to peers, faculty, and judges – either in poster format or lecture format.

Punctuating the day, which included a total of 40 presentations, was a social hour and banquet, during which 19 new members were inducted into the esteemed Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society.

Invited speaker Ed Robb, DVM, MS, DACVN, delivered a keynote address, titled “Innovation, Disruption and Embracing Change.” He closed the evening with an address, titled “Progress, Passion and Risk.” Robb is the vice president of research and development at Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) in St. Joseph, Mo.

The College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Office and Office of Research sponsored the 2011 Phi Zeta Research Day. Pfizer Animal Health also contributed.

The following awards were provided to 2011 Phi Zeta Research Day presenters:

Veterinary Professional Student Posters
First Place, Ben Yarnall
Second Place, Josh Bell
Third Place, Kate Woodard
Fourth Place, Cory Penn

Veterinary Professional Student Presentations
First Place, Katherine Robinson
Second Place, Elizabeth Groth
Third Place, Jessica Sweet

Intern Presentations
First Place, Laura Nafe
Second Place, Ann Bosiak

Resident Poster/Presentations
First Place, Luise King
Second Place, Kara Osterbur

Advanced Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Poster/Presentations
First Place, Prakash Jayabalan
Second Place, Bruno Roseguini


Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Initiation

2011 Initiates Class of 2012:
Tyler Holtmeyer, Kim Dears, Jacque Bloch, Jessica Howard, Lauren Wineinger, Laurie Frasher, Natalie Fording

2011 Initiates Class of 2011:
Katie Horzmann, John Flanders, Veronica Schwartz, Rebecca Juvenal, Jenna Armstrong, Rachel Williams, Jessie Krause, Abigail Whiting, Ashley Chaligoj, Kimberly Hause-Loyd

2010 Initiates Class of 2011:
Anne Beyer, Victoria A Kasten, Beth Skaggs, Michael J Betley, Melanie S Santiago, Sarah K Spidel, Andrew L Swatek

Resident: Meredith Thoen

Faculty: Dietrich Volkmann


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