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.
2018 ACZM Student Manuscript Award
The American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is soliciting nominations for its Student Manuscript Award. This award recognizes up to two outstanding papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature in calendar year 2017 that resulted from research conducted by a veterinary student or a veterinarian during his or her enrollment in a post-graduate training program (internship, residency, fellowship or post-doctoral research degree). The award, in the form of a plaque and up to $1,000, will be announced and awarded at the American Association of Zoo Veterinarian’s annual banquet in Prague, Czech Republic in October 2018. Although preferred, nominees need not be present at the banquet to receive the award.
To nominate a recipient for this honor, an ACZM Diplomate who served as the nominee’s mentor should submit a copy of the published paper in pdf format accompanied by a signed cover letter (also in pdf format) detailing the paper’s merits and certifying that the work described in the publication was conducted while the nominee was engaged in a training program under the Diplomate’s mentorship. The nominee must be the first author on the paper, and the paper must report on original work conducted by the nominee during his/her training program; case reports are not eligible for this competition. There are no restrictions on the journal in which the nominee’s work was published other than that it must be a peer-reviewed scientific publication.
Nominated manuscripts will be reviewed by the ACZM Student Manuscript Award subcommittee, comprised of a chairperson and a minimum of two additional committee members, and the committee’s recommendation will be forwarded to the ACZM Executive Committee for approval. Manuscripts will be judged according to the following criteria: overall scientific merit; writing quality; and potential impact of the work in advancing the field of zoological medicine and the mission of the ACZM.
Nominations are due to the Award Subcommittee chairperson, Kirsten Gilardi, DVM, DACZM (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 1, 2018. Please feel free to contact Kirsten Gilardi if you have questions.
Previous Winners of the ACZM Student Manuscript Award
Lori SH Westmoreland for her manuscript entitled "Altered acrylic acid concentrations in hard and soft corals exposed to deteriorating water conditions" published in Facets 2017 2: 531-544.
Julie Sheldon for her paper entitled “Comparison of total leukocyte quantification methods in free-living Galapagos tortoises (CHELONOIDIS SPP.)" published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 2016 Mar;47(1): 196-205.
Jennifer Hausmann for her manuscript entitled “Experimental challenge study of FV2-like Ranavirus Infection in Previously FV3-like Ranavirus Infected Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) to Assess Infection and Survival" published in the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(4): 732-746, 2015.
Michelle Verant for her manuscript entitled “White-nose syndrome initiates a cascade of physiologic disturbances in the hibernating bat host,” published in BMC Physiology 14:10, 2014.
Sally A. Nofs for her manuscript entitled "Prenatal passive transfer of maternal immunity in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)" published in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 153:308-311, 2013.
Natale Hall for her manuscript entitled "Serum osmolality and effects of water deprivation in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus)" published in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 24(4): 688-695, 2012.
2013 Honorable Mention
Marion Desmarchelier for her manuscript entitled "Evaluation of a fracture pain model in domestic pidgeons (Columbia livia)" published in the Amercian Journal of Veterinary Research 73(3): 353-360, 2012.
2012 No 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.