Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented two awards for research manuscripts.
Dr. Jennifer Buur received the 2007 Phi Zeta Research Award in the Basic Sciences Category. The Psi Chapter at North Carolina State University submitted Dr. Buur's manuscript "Use of probabilistic modeling within a physiologically based pharmacokinetic model to predict sulfamethazine residue withdrawal times in edible tissues in swine."
Dr. D.M.W. Schaefer received the 2007 Phi Zeta Research Award in the Clinical Sciences Category. The Delta Chapter at The Ohio State University submitted Dr. Schaefer's manuscript "Quantification of plasma DNA as a prognostic indicator in canine lymphoid neoplasia."
The awards comprise a plaque and a check in the amount of $750.
Phi Zeta has chapters at 28 U.S. veterinary colleges and at St. George's University in Grenada. Each chapter conducts a local competition and then submits its winning manuscript to the Phi Zeta Research Awards Committee. The senior author of the manuscript need not be a Phi Zeta member but must be a veterinarian who has participated in a graduate or residency training program within the past two years.