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Resident & Graduate Student: Teaching, Service & Research Awards


Resident & Graduate Student Awards 2009



Fan Liao (Veterinary & Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology & Physiology) and Rodriquez Jacabo (Veterinary Clinical Sciences) are awarded Graduate Student Travel Grants.

The Graduate Student Travel Grant Subcommittee of the Graduate Studies Committee has completed its review of grant requests for the June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 grant period. The subcommittee received grant proposals from 56 students, totaling $38,421.00. Given the limited funds available, the subcommittee awarded 35 students a total of $16,352.00 or approximately 43% of the amount requested. www.gradsch.wsu.edu/current-students/grants/summer2009.html




Dr. Andreas Bachelez

Outstanding House Officer Award presented to Dr. Andreas Bachelez, Small Animal Surgery Resident. Chosen by the fourth year students based on his/her excellence in teaching, mentoring, acting as a role model and demonstrating compassion for clients and patients. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




Dr. Courtney Watkins

Dr. Gherry Pettit and Dr. Jack Robinette Surgery Scholarship presented to Dr. Courtney Watkins, Surgery Resident. April 2009 - pictured with Dr. Jack Robinette




Ron & Sheila Pera Scholarship

Ron & Sheila Pera Scholarship presented to Drs. Siddra Hines (resident in equine medicine-not pictured), Carmela Pratt (resident in small animal medicine) and Tracie Romsland (resident in clinical pathology) April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship

Dr. Ron Sande Radiology Scholarship presented to Drs. Tom Wilkinson and Jason Brumitt April 2009 - pictured with Dr. John Mattoon




Dr. Richard Ott Endowment

Dr. Richard Ott Endowment for Graduate Research in Small Animal Medicine presented to Dr Michelle Patrick. Given in memory of Dr. Richard L. Ott to a veterinary graduate student actively engaged in small animal research. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship

Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Caldwell Scholarship presented to Drs. Andy Allen & Kerry Sondgeroth. Given to graduate students with research or clinical focus on production animals April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship

Dr. Lynn A. George Scholarship presented to Danielle Nelson (Pathology/Microbiology Resident). Given to a graduate student in veterinary science studying a basic research problem. April 2009 - pictured with Dean Bryan Slinker




Poncin Fellows

Poncin Group Photo (2008-2009 Awardees)
2008-2009 Poncin Fellows, their mentors, and the Poncin Foundation Bank of American Trustee. Pictured (L to R): Front Row - Cindy Keyser (Bank of America Poncin Trustee), Fellows: Huan Zhao, Jennie Schei, Deborah Duricka, Seth Harris, and Sandra Taylor. Back Row: Kevin Paulson (Bank of America), Mentors: Dr. Dave Rector, Dr. Mike Varnum, Dr. Steve Simasko, and Dr. Bob Mealey (not pictured, Dr. Steven Hines).



NASA Space Grant

Neuroscience second-year graduate student Steven Ford was awarded the NASA SpaceGrant Science Opportunity Fellowship for 2009. His mentor is Murali Chandra.

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