Graduate Students Honored with PVM Research Day Awards

Friday, June 5, 2020

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Among the many changes to Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s spring schedule induced by the COVID-19 pandemic was the cancellation of the annual PVM Research Day.  Nevertheless recipients were selected for the research awards customarily presented during the event.  Congratulations to the following graduate students and residents who received awards:

Phi Zeta Manuscript Award

Basic Research – Dr. Alexandra Dieterly, graduate student, Department of Comparative Pathobiology: “Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Phenotypes in Vertebral Metastases of Lung Cancer

Clinical/Applied Research – Dr. Kenneth Brand, Small Animal Surgery resident, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences: “Effects of Needle Gauge and Syringe Size on Small Intestinal Leakage at Injection Sites”

Phi Zeta Omicron Award

1st place – Dr. David Worth, Small Animal Surgery resident, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences: “Repeatability of Long-Term Carboplatin Elution from Carboplatin-Impregnated Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate Beads

2nd place – Dr. Garrett Oetelaar, Diagnostic Imaging resident, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences: “Antemortem and 1 Postmortem Appendicular Fractures can be Differentiated Using 2 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Signal Intensity Changes in Bone and Soft Tissues

PVM Graduate Student Award

1st place – Dr. Sarah Brookes, graduate research assistant, Department of Basic Medical Sciences

2nd place – Nader Abutaleb, Microbiology graduate research assistant, Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Osborne Award Finalists

1st place – Dr. Victoria Lyons, Ophthalmology resident, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences: “Candida Keratomycosis in a Cat: A Novel Treatment Strategy

2nd place – Dr. Mara Varvil, Clinical Pathology graduate teaching assistant, Department of Comparative Pathobiology: “Pancytopenia in a Four-month-old Kitten

3rd place – Dr. Jase Skelton, Large Animal Surgery resident, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences: “Treatment of Scapulohumeral Luxation with Excision of the Glenoid in a Miniature Donkey


Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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