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Veterinary Students Earn
Accolades for Research

Second-year veterinary student Kim Dears (right) discusses the results of her research project with (from left) MU CVM Assistant Professor Dr. Tim Evans, MU CVM Associate Professor Dr. Joan Coates and Phi Zeta Research Day keynote speaker Dr. Susan E. Little of Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Crystal Lee, an intern in equine surgery, medicine and community practice at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine, offers a presentation about the research she has conducted during Phi Zeta Research Day.

CVM biomedical sciences graduate student Erin O’Connor (left) and veterinary pathobiology advanced graduate students Lydia Cook and Michael Drake opted to present the results of their research in poster format during the 2010 Phi Zeta Research Day.

Scientific exploration took center stage March 19, 2010, when members of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine chapter of Phi Zeta held their 33rd annual Research Day. Veterinary students, interns, residents and graduate students within the college had an opportunity to present their studies and findings in either poster or a lecture format. The Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine Honor Society awarded grants to conduct research to 17 students within the college last fall. In addition to those award recipients, participants in last summer’s Veterinary Research Scholars Program, as well as 18 other students, presented their work.

Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DEVPC, professor and Krull-Ewing Chair in Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University offered the keynote address entitled: “Tick-Borne Diseases of Dogs and People: Putting One Health into Practice.” Little also spoke to the group during the evening banquet held at the Adams Conference Center with an inspirational address, “Animals, People and Disease.”

The banquet featured the induction of nine new members from the CVM Class of 2010 and seven new members of the Class of 2011 into the honor society. Phi Zeta was founded in 1925, with the CVM Pi Chapter chartered in 1965.

The following students captured awards for their presentations:

Poster Categories:
Veterinary Professional Students
K. James Bilof ― first place
Lauren Wineinger ― second place
William Chamberlin ― third place
Jessica Howard ― fourth place
Second- and Third-year Residents and Graduate Students
Kimberly Ringen ― first place
Erin O’Connor ― second place
Laura Cregar ― third place
Advanced Graduate and Postdoctoral Students
Lydia Cook ― first place
Michael Drake ― second place

Presentation Categories:
Veterinary Professional Students
Lauren Delaney ― first place
Ashley French ― second place
Interns, First-year Residents and Graduate Students
Brooke Fowler ― first place
Lisa Singer ― second place
Kara Osterbur ― third place
Second- and Third-year Residents and Graduate Students
Davin Ringen ― first place
Christine Cocayne ― second place
Luise King ― third place
Advanced Graduate and Postdoctoral Students
Catherine Clark ― first place
Prakash Jayabalan ― second place

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