ACZM Student Manuscript Award
STUDENT MANUSCRIPT AWARD GUIDELINES
Updated March 15, 2010
1.) The ACZM provides this award in recognition of the best manuscript published by a veterinarian in a postdoctoral training program that is published in a refereed journal in a given year.
a.) A plaque and cash award ($1000) are presented to the recipient of the award.
b.) The award is provided annually by ACZM, but need not be awarded annually.
2.) The primary author of the manuscript or the mentor must nominate the manuscript by submitting three copies of the published paper and a letter from the ACZM diplomate mentor certifying that the work reported in the publication was carried out while the author was in a post-DVM training program to the chair of the ACZM Manuscript Competition Subcommittee of the Education Committee.
3.) A postdoctoral training program includes internships, residencies, post-graduate degree programs, or post-doctoral fellowships.
4.) Manuscripts for consideration must be published in the calendar year prior to the competition. The call for nominations will routinely occur in the spring of the award year.
5.) Manuscripts limited to case reports will not be considered for this award.
6.) The manuscripts are judged on study design, scientific merit, and written communications skills.
a.) Manuscripts are judged and the annual winner is selected by a panel of ACZM Manuscript Competition Subcommittee members selected by the Subcommittee Chairperson.
2012 ACZM Manuscript Award Competition
We encourage you to nominate veterinarians in your internship, residency or graduate training programs who have published high quality work in 2011 as determined by the publication date of the issue in which the manuscript appears. Articles published in any peer-reviewed journal are eligible for the competition. To nominate a candidate and their manuscript, please send 3 copies of their paper (photocopy is fine) and a brief letter from you as their mentor indicating that the work being reported in the paper was done while the primary author was in a post DVM training program. Nominations should be sent to:
Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, D.V.M., Dipl. ACZM
Director of Animal Health
Kansas City Zoo
6700 Zoo Drive
Kansas Citty, Missouri 64132 USA
and postmarked no later than September 12, 2012. The ACZM Manuscript Award Committee will read the nominated papers and select the winner on the basis of overall scientific merit, cogent and clear writing, and the potential impact of the work on zoological medicine.
This year's award will be presented in October at the annual AAZV Conference.
Previous Winners of the ACZM Student Manuscript Award
Peter A. Black for his manuscript entitled "Pharmacokinetics of tramadol hydrochloride and its metabolite o-desmethyltramadol in peafowl (Pavo cristatus)" published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 41(4): 671-676, 2010.
Sathya K. Chinnadurai for his manuscript entitled “Experimental Infection of Native North Carolina Salamanders with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis” published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45(3): 631-636, 2009.
Robert A. MacLean for his manuscript entitled “Propofol anesthesia in loggerhead (Caretta caretta) sea turtles” published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases 44(1): 143-150, 2008.
2008 No Award
Dr. Christine Fiorello for her manuscript entitled “Demography, hunting ecology and pathogen exposure of domestic dogs in the Isoso of Bolivia” published in Conservation Biology 20(3): 762-771, 2006.
Dr. James Wellehan for his manuscript entitled "Varanid herpesvirus 1: a novel herpesvirus associated with proliferative stomatitis in green tree monitors (Varanus prasinus)" published in Veterinary Microbiology 105(2): 83-92, 2005.
Christine V. Fiorello for her manuscript entitled "Seroprevalnce of pathogens in domestic carnivores on the border of Madidi National Park, Bolivia," published in the journal Animal Conservation 7: 45-54, 2004.
Dr. Brad A. Lock for his manuscript entitled “Use of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibody responses in Argentine boa constrictors (Boa constrictor occidentalis)”, published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research 64 (4): 388-395, 2003.
Chris Dutton’s paper, “Hydromyelia in a Reeves’ Muntjac (Munteacus reevesi)” published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 33: 256-562, 2002.
2002 Award (incomplete records)
Clippinger TL, Bennett RA, Johnson CM, Vliet KA, Deem SL, Or?s J, Jacobson ER, Schumacher IM, Brown DR and MB Brown. Morbidity and mortality associated with a new mycoplasma species from captive American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 31(3):303-314, 2000.
Jean Pare' for his paper “Humoral response and protection from experimental challenge following vaccination of raccoon pups with a modified-live canine distemper virus vaccine” published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases 35(3): 430-439, 1999.
Keith Bensen for his paper
“Characterization of the Renal Portal System of the Common Green Iguana by Digital
Subtraction,” which appeared in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Vol. 30(2): 235-241, 1999.
P. Holz, I. Barker, G. Crawshaw, H. Dobson. The anatomy and perfusion of the renal portal system in the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 28: 378-385, 1997.
Lee A. Young, D.V.M. for his manuscript “Disposition of Enrofloxacin and its Metabolite Ciprofloxacin after Intramuscular Injection in Juvenile Burmese Pythons (Python molurus bivittatus)” appearing in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 28(1): 71-79, 1997.
Ramiro Isaza for his manuscript entitled “The Prevalence of Benzimidazole-Resistant Trichostrongyloid Nematodes in Antelope Collections in Florida” published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 26(2):260-264, 1995.
Lucy Spelman for “Anesthesia of North American river otters with medetomidine-ketamine and reversal by atipamezole” in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 25(2): 214-223, 1994.
Lucy Spelman for “Field Anesthesia in the North American River Otter in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 24(1): 19-27, 1993.
Lamberski N et al. for “Fluid Dynamics of Intraosseous Fluid Administration in Birds. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 23(1): 47-54, 1992.