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|Awards & Grants Committee|
Chair: Terry Norton
The Awards Committee succession will be as follows:
|Date to Rotate off the Committee
The Nomination Committee has been added to this committee to streamline committee efforts.
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 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.
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. Nominations for this award are being accepted. See the committee report's section for details.
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:
PITUITARY-DEPENDENT HYPERADRENOCORTICISM IN A GOLDEN LION TAMARIN (Leontopithecus rosalia)
FIVE YEARS OF HORMONE-ASSISTED CAPTIVE PROPAGATION IN HOUSTON TOADS (Anaxyrus houstonensis): MEDICAL CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED
ESTABLISHING NORMAL THYROID HORMONE VALUES FOR THE MALE GIANT PANDA (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
SPINAL OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MALE LIONS (Panthera leo)
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF TERRAPENE HERPESVIRUS 1 IN FREE-RANGING BOX TURTLES
OVARIOHYSTERECTOMY AND MANAGEMENT OF POST-OPERATIVE INCISIONAL COMPLICATIONS IN A NORTHERN SEA OTTER (Enhydra lutris)
GASTROINTESTINAL PARASITE BURDEN OF CAPTIVE PRZEWALSKI’S HORSES (Equus przewalskii) IN NATURALLY VERSUS TRADITIONALLY MANAGED HERDS
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)
Vienna Brown - PATHOGENESIS AND IMMUNE RESPONSES OFFRANCISELLA TULARENSIS STRAINS IN WILD-CAUGHT COTTONTAIL RABBITS (sylvilagusspp.)
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