LMU-CVM Announces Winners of Annual Phi Zeta Research Day

LMU-CVM Phi Zeta Research Day 2021

Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) held the 2021 Phi Zeta Research Day virtually via Zoom on March 5. The event showcased 28 research projects that had been conducted by students over the last year.


“Despite the ongoing pandemic that curtailed our research efforts last year, our students and faculty completed many high-quality research projects. The students did an amazing job presenting their work,” said LMU-CVM Dean Stacy Anderson. “Special thanks to the students, faculty and staff who make research day possible, including LMU-CVM Phi Zeta, the LMU-CVM Research Committee and the University of Kentucky.”


LMU-CVM recognizes, encourages and rewards students who excel in research. Each year, the LMU-CVM Phi Zeta Research Day allows for students to present their research and compete for poster awards. Research Day is also a forum for communication of student research opportunities and is attended by the faculty members from both LMU-CVM, the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center (UK GERC) and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (UKVDL), and students from all three of the pre-clinical year classes of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program and others from the LMU community.


Dr. Michael Stonerook, attending veterinarian and associate professor of veterinary medicine at LMU-CVM, moderated the event. Dr. Emma Adam of the University of Kentucky presented on the summer research opportunities available for LMU-CVM students through the University of Kentucky.

Michael Stonerook      CVM Research Day Virtual Setup


Award winners were as follows:

  • First place was awarded to Jessie Parsons, CVM Class of 2023, for her poster titled, “The Effect of Storage on Salmonella spp. Growth in Equine Fecal Microbial Transfer Fluid.”

  • Second place was awarded to Courtney Wood, CVM Class of 2023, for her poster titled, “Messenger RNA Gene Expression Following Bilateral Third Metacarpal Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Yearling Horses.”

  • Third place was awarded to Brianna Price, CVM Class of 2022, for her poster titled, “Vasculature of the Equine Proximal Sesamoid Bone.”

  • Fourth place was awarded to Ashley Duncan, CVM Class of 2023, for her poster titled, “Surfactant protein D in horses with mild or severe asthma compared to controls.”

  • Fifth place was awarded to Chelsea Facison, CVM Class of 2022, for her poster titled, “Pooled fecal samples for diagnosis of Strongylus vulgaris.”

  • Sixth place was awarded to Taylor Mittleider, CVM Class of 2022, for her Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer Results in Ewes During a Long Day Length Period.”


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 6600 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.


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