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Phi Zeta Research Day

Monday, April 15, 2019

Pictured with this year’s John King Award recipient Kris Haak (right) is Dr. Jill Akkerman, outgoing president of the Nu Chapter.

At Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences amazing researchers uncover clues to healthier people, animals, and the environment and veterinarians treat challenging veterinary clinical cases every day. Annually, the Nu Chapter of The Society of Phi Zeta hosts Phi Zeta Research Day to recognize veterinary students, interns, residents, graduate students, and post-doctoral associates for their outstanding work.

Congratulations to the presenters in each category!

Best Overall:

  • John King Award – Kris Haak, class of 2019

Established in honor of the late Dr. John King, a member of the veterinary center’s class of 1955, the John King Award recognizes the most outstanding presentation by an Oklahoma State University veterinary student.

Research Poster Session:

  • 1st place – Sai Narayanan, PhD candidate
  • 2nd place – Shannon Remerowski, class of 2020
  • 3rd place – Austin Ciesielski, PhD candidate

Graduate/Post-Doctoral Research:

  • 1st place – Austin Ciesielski, PhD candidate
  • 2nd place – Maria Munteanu, Post-doctoral research associate
  • 3rd place – Sri Sethuraman, PhD candidate
ciesielski and narayanan
Pictured (left to right): Austin Ciesielski and Sai Narayanan
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Pictured (left to right): Sri Sethuraman, Austin Ciesielski and Maria Munteanu

Intern/Resident Research:

  • 1st place – Allison Wilson, resident
  • 2nd place – Clay Hallman, resident
  • 3rd place – Jillian Paegelow, resident

Undergraduate/Masters Research:

  • 1st place – Megan Wohltjen, master's student
  • 2nd place tied – Bhagya Kulasooriya, master’s degree, and Zach Ridge, undergraduate
Jillian Paegelow
ciesielski, munteanu and sethuraman

Pictured (left to right): Bhagya Kulasooriya and Megan Wohltjen

Resident Clinical Case:

  • 1st place – Jenna Young, resident
  • 2nd place – Jane Park, resident
  • 3rd place tied – Erin Stayton and Natasha Williams, both residents

Intern/Veterinary Student Clinical Case:

  • 1st place – Alan Glassman, intern
  • 2nd place – Emily Guenthner, intern
  • 3rd place – Kelsey Bailey, intern
young, park, williams and stayton
Pictured (left to right): Jenna Young, Jane Park, Natasha Williams and Erin Stayton
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Pictured (left to right): Alan Glassman and Emily Guenthner

Special thanks to the sponsors who made the 23rd Annual Phi Zeta Research Day and Awards Ceremony possible – Bayer Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Elanco, IDEXX, Merck, Zoetis, and the veterinary center offices of Academic Affairs and Research and Graduate Education.

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