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The Society of Phi Zeta Sigma Chapter

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine



Awards given during the 2007 Phi Zeta Research Day

Dr. Charles E. Cornelius Graduate Student Travel Award: Elliot Stevens

Miller Pathology Scholarship Award: Amanda Beck

Benjamin Kurz Research Scholarship: Jon Nauss

A.S.R. Ganta Graduate Student Award: Becky Quesnell

A.S.R. Ganta Veterinary Student Award: Shelby Reinstein

Dr. Harish C. and Ved K. Minocha

Scholarship: Dal-Young Kim

Pfizer Animal Health Award for Excellence in Research: Dr. Bob Rowland


Stacy Borum - Evaluation of the pharmacokinetics of opioid drugs in Greyhounds
K.D. DeDonder - A Novel Approach to Atypical Interstitial Pneumonia in feedlot cattle: Pancreatitis as an Etiology
Leah Wellman - The relative absorption of parathion through porcine and bovine skin



1ST Place:
Ruchira Singh - Oxidative and nitrative stress contributes to hearing loss in Pendred syndrome

2nd Place:

Lara Pickel - Synergistic COX-2 induction by Angiotensin II and pro-inflammatory cytokines 

3rd Place:
Suma Somasekharan - A synthetic peptide, NC-1059, induces a reversible change in barrier function of a model epithelial system



1ST Place:
Elliot T. Stevens - The Effects of Short Term Exposure of Feeder Cattle to Calves Persistently Infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

2nd Place:
R. L. Smith - Sensitivity of PCR for detection of bovine viral diarrhea virus in pooled serum  samples and use of pooled PCR to determine prevalence of bovine viral diarrhea virus in sale barn cattle

3rd Place:
M. E. Jacob - The effect of distiller’s grain on the fecal prevalence and in vitro growth of E. coli O157



Roberta Di Terlizzi -  Elliptocytosis in a dog with a mutant β-spectrin



1ST Place:
M. Ameri – A Flow Cytometric Assay for Detecting Anti-Penicillin Antibodies in Equine Serum

2nd Place:
A. Thornton – Efficacy of a Siderophore Receptor/Porin Protein-Based Vaccine in Reducing Prevalence and Shedding of Escherichia coli O157 in Cattle

3rd Place:
Ray-Miller WM – Comparison of Anesthetic Recovery of Horses placed on a Rapidly Inflating-Deflating Air Pillow or the Floor of a Padded Stall