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The Society of Phi Zeta Sigma Chapter

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine



Awards given during the 2008 Phi Zeta Research Day

Dr. Charles E. Cornelius Graduate Student Travel Award: Yuwen Zhang

Miller Pathology Scholarship Award: Seth Hartter

Benjamin Kurz Research Scholarship: Jennifer Girard

A.S.R. Ganta Graduate Student Award: Megan Jacob

A.S.R. Ganta Veterinary Student Award: Colette Conway

Dr. Harish C. and Ved K. Minocha Scholarship: Charles Coates

Pfizer Animal Health Award for Excellence in Research: Dr. Steve Dritz



Chanran Ganta - Combination of Nanogel Polyethylene glycol-Polyethylenimine and 6 (hydroxymethyl)-1,4-anthracenedione as an Anticancer Nanomedicine

Anna S. Mashchenko - The Development of the Multiprobe Real Time Polymerase Chanin Reaction Assay for the Detection and Quantitative Analysis of Rickettsia Rickettsii

Amanda Sherck - Characterization of the Secretory Patterns of Cortisol in Holstein Cattle


1st Place:
Lara Pickel
- Inhibition of human lung cancer cell growth by Angiotensin II (Ang II) type 2 receptor (AT2) over-expression

2nd Place:
Elliot T. Stevens
- The Testing and Removal of Feeder Calves at the Time of Arrival to the Feedlot
that are Persistently Infected with Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus and the Subsequent Outcome on Morbidity, Mortality and Performance

3rd Place:
John Patton
- The Replication of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in
Association with CD163 and Regulation by Cytokines


1st Place:
Megan Jacob
- Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Feeding of Distiller’s Grains in Cattle


Kara Schulz - Use of a novel nylon prosthesis ( Wildcat Powercord) for cranial cruciate ligament repair in a cow


1st Place:
Jason Nickell
– Comparison of short term health and performance effects related to prophylactic administration of either tulathromycin or tilmicosin to long hauled, highly stressed beef stocker calves

2nd Place:
Phillip Jones
– "Arthrodesis of the proximal interphalangeal joint without disarticulation and transection of the extensor tendon: a retrospective study"

3rd Place:
Keith DeDonder
– Validation of lung scoring system by comparison of ante-mortem lung sounds with gross and histological post-mortem lung lesions