Phi Zeta presents research awards

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Dr. Mowat
Dr. Freya Mowat

Phi Zeta, the international honor society of veterinary medicine, recently presented two awards for research manuscripts. Each award consists of a plaque and $1,000.

Dr. Freya Mowat (Bristol ’01) received the 2015 Phi Zeta Research Award in the basic sciences category. The Psi chapter at North Carolina State University submitted her winning manuscript, “Tyrosine capsid-mutant AAV vectors for gene delivery to the canine retina from a subretinal or intravitreal approach.”

Dr. Mowat received her doctorate in molecular genetics in 2009 from University College London and recently completed her comparative ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University. She currently is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at North Carolina State University. Her research interests focus on comparative aspects of retinal disease in companion animals.

Dr. Samantha Parkinson (Wisconsin ’12) received the 2015 Phi Zeta Research Award in the clinical sciences category. The Phi chapter at the University of Tennessee submitted her winning manuscript, “Evaluation of the effect of orally administered acid suppressants on intragastric pH in cats” (J Vet Intern Med 2015;29:104-112).

Dr. Parkinson completed a small animal internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Colorado and is currently in a residency program at the University of Tennessee in small animal internal medicine. Her research interests include infectious and renal diseases.