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The Society of Phi Zeta

Phi Zeta Omicron Chapter

The Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine - OMICRON Chapter

Our Chapter, established in 1962, participates in the overall mission of the Phi Zeta Society to recognize and promote high level scholarship and research. Every year our chapter organizes a research day during which clinical and basic research findings are presented by our faculty, resident, postdoctoral, and student community. During that day invited outstanding lectures are also presented on topics relevant to animal and human health. During the day a number of prizes are bestowed for meritorious research accomplishments.

Join us for the annual Phi Zeta Research Day

The annual Phi Zeta Research Day is to be held at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine on April 13, 2015.

Featured speakers for Phi Zeta Research Day include: 

  • Dr. Tony L. Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, Madison School of Veternary Medicine, Madison Global Health Institute (GHI), University of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa, Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, UGA Odum School of Ecology
  • Dr. Judy Swan, Associate Director for Writing in Science and Engineering, Princeton University

See below for more detailed information.


Chapter Information

Omicron Chapter Officers

Susan Mendrysa, President
Basic Medical Sciences

Wendy Townsend, Vice President
Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Roman Pogranichniy, Secretary
Comparative Pathbiology

Jean Stiles, Treasurer
Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Joanne Messick, Past President
Comparative Pathobiology

Ramesh VemulapalliFaculty Representative
Comparative Pathobiology

Laurie JaegerFaculty Representative
Basic Medical Sciences 

Grad Student Representative: Sarah Waxman

DVM Student Representative: TBA

To view previous chapter officers, click here.

U.S. Phi Zeta Chapters

Institution, Year Chartered
Alpha Cornell University, 1925
Beta University of Pennsylvania, 1929
Gamma Iowa State University, 1931
Delta The Ohio State University, 1934
Epsilon Auburn University, 1948
Zeta Michigan State University, 1950
Eta Texas A&M University, 1950
Theta Colorado State University, 1950
Iota Washington State University, 1952
Kappa University of Minnesota, 1952
Lambda University of California, 1953
Mu University of Illinois, 1953
Nu Oklahoma State University, 1958
Xi University of Georgia, 1959
Omicron Purdue University, 1962
Pi University of Missouri, 1965
Rho Tuskegee University, 1967
Sigma Kansas State University, 1969
Tau Louisiana State University, 1977
Upsilon University of Florida, 1979
Phi University of Tennessee, 1979
Chi Virginia-Maryland Regional CVM, 1984
Psi North Carolina State University, 1984
Alpha Alpha University of Wisconsin, 1987
Alpha Gamma Oregon State University, 1987
Omega Mississippi State University, 1988
Alpha Beta Tufts University, 1991