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Awards & Grants Committee

 

Chair: Dan Mulcahy
Co-Chair: Bonnie Rapheal

The Awards Committee succession will be as follows:

Committee Member
Date to Rotate off the Committee
Mike Loomis 2016
Dave Jessup 2016
Dalen Agnew 2017
Andy Teare 2018 

The Nomination Committee has been added to this committee to streamline committee efforts.

Members in Action

The Emil Dolensek Award

The previous award winners are: James Foster (1991), Wilbur Amand (1993), Mitchell Bush (1994), Murray Fowler (1995), Billy Karesh (1997), Werner Heuschele (1998), Richard Montali (1999), Linda Munson (2001), Eric Miller (2002), Michael Stoskopf (2003), James Carpenter (2004), Elizabeth S. Williams and E. Thomas Thorne (2005), Mike Cranfield (2006), Scott Citino (2007), Mike Loomis (2008), Don Janssen (2009), David Jessup (2010), Elliott Jacobson (2011), Not Awarded (2012), Bonnie Raphael (2013), Daniel Mulcahy (2014) and Kristen Gilardi (2015).

The current selection philosophy for the award is: "The Emil Dolensek Award is an honor presented to a past or present member of the AAZV in appreciation for exceptional contributions to the conservation, care, and understanding of zoo and free-ranging wildlife reflecting Emil Dolensek's commitment to these purposes. Emil was in the prime of his life and his career, and this award recognizes similar individuals that have advanced the profession and served to link the related disciplines of zoo and wildlife medicine."

The recipient of the award is announced at the annual banquet. The recipient receives a $1,000 cash award.

The Duane Ullrey Award

The previous winners are Duane Ullrey (1999), Ulyses S. Seal (2001), Sue Crissey (2002), William Lance (2003), JoGayle Howard (2004), Oliver A. Ryder (2005), Bill Lasley (2006), David Wildt (2007), Linda Lowenstein (2008), Not Awarded 2009, 2010, 2011), Mike Garner (2012), J. Andrew Teare (2013), not awarded (2014) and Bill Swanson (2015).

The current selection philosophy for this award is: "The Duane Ullrey Award is an honor presented in appreciation for exceptional achievements in the science of wild animal health and for support of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. The recipients will be non-veterinarians or non-clinical researchers who have used sound scientific principles to achieve significant benefits to wildlife and reflecting the commitment of Duane Ullrey to these purposes. Long-term membership in AAZV is desirable."

The recipient of the award is announced at the annual banquet. The recipient receives a plaque.

Lifetime Achievement Award:

The AAZV Life Time Achievement Award is made to honor a lifetime of contributions to the discipline of Zoological Medicine by a current or former member of the AAZV. Awardees must have been a positive force in the development of the discipline through their political, technical, scientific, teaching/mentoring, educational, and/or service contributions that together represent a career long pattern of excellence and inspiration.

This year there were 2 awards given: Marty Dennes and Murray Fowler

Presidential Awards 2015:

Each year at Annual Conference recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements within the association and/or within the animal medicine. We recognized the following individuals:

  1. Mads Bertelson for his diligence in keeping on task the work flow processes of the journal and filling in where needed in the absence of our Journal Editor
  2. John Sykes for his commitment to the Editorial Committee
  3. Susie Bartlett for her diligence in putting together our 2015 scientific program
  4. Jessica Seigal-Willott for her oversight of the Scientific Program Committee
  5. Sharon Deem for her efforts in establishing the groundwork for our Research Committee
  6. Bruce Rideout for his efforts in establishing the groundwork for our Research Committee
  7. Michael Stoskopf for his long standing service on the Awards Committee
  8. Bill Lance for his long standing service on the Awards Committee
  9. Scott Citino for his long standing service on the Awards Committee
  10. Lauren Howard for her dedication to our membership through her efforts with the Member Services Committee
  11. Pam Brownlee for her dedication and service to AAZV since 2007 We wish her an enjoyable retirement with her grandchildren and family

Animal Necessity Inc. Student Manuscript Competition 2015:

Ashley Barratclough  – Graduate Program
 IDENTIFYING DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION IN THE FLORIDA MANATEE (Trichechus manatus latirostris) AND UNDERSTANDING ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

JaCiara Johnson  – Veterinary Student
 SEMEN VITRIFICATION IN FELIDS: A SIMPLIFIED CRYOPRESERVATION METHOD FOR FIELD USE

 

Safe-Capture Veterinary Student Poster Presenters 2015:

Sara Stoneburg
PITUITARY-DEPENDENT HYPERADRENOCORTICISM IN A GOLDEN LION TAMARIN (Leontopithecus rosalia)
Rachel Jania
FIVE YEARS OF HORMONE-ASSISTED CAPTIVE PROPAGATION IN HOUSTON TOADS (Anaxyrus houstonensis): MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED
Ainjil Bills
ESTABLISHING NORMAL THYROID HORMONE VALUES FOR THE MALE GIANT PANDA (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
Holly Wojciechowski
SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MALE LIONS (Panthera leo)
Lauren Kane
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TERRAPENE HERPESVIRUS 1 IN FREE-RANGING BOX TURTLES
Sarah Wahlstrom
OVARIOHYSTERECTOMY AND MANAGEMENT OF POST-OPERATIVE INCISIONAL COMPLICATIONS IN A NORTHERN SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)
Megan Hirano
GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITE BURDEN OF CAPTIVE PRZEWALSKI’S HORSES (Equus przewalskii) IN NATURALLY VERSUS TRADITIONALLY MANAGED HERDS

 

Morris Animal Foundation Post Graduate Manuscript 2015:

Alexandra Goe - 1st place
 EFFECTS OF PARENTERAL EPINEPHRINE AND GV-26 STIMULATION ON INHALANT ANESTHESIA RECOVERY TIME IN TWO ORDERS OF REPTILES

Kathryn Perrin - 2nd Place
 NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY: APPLICATIONS TO ANESTHETIC MONITORING OF IMPALA (Aepyceros melampus)

 

Linda Munson Pathology Manuscript Award 2015:

Vienna Brown - PATHOGENESIS AND IMMUNE RESPONSES OFFRANCISELLA TULARENSIS STRAINS IN WILD-CAUGHT COTTONTAIL RABBITS (sylvilagusspp.)


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