Location: IFAS Straughn Center
We are excited about announcing the annual UF College of Veterinary Medicine Research and Phi Zeta Celebration! Please save the dates of April 13-14, 2023 for attending.
The program begins with a Poster presentation reception in the Straughn IFAS Professional Development Center on Thursday, April 13, from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. This is an opportunity to showcase your research accomplishments over the past year. All faculty, staff, graduate students, post docs, residents, fellows, interns, veterinary students, and research technicians are invited and encouraged to display posters. Poster set up will take place from 3.00pm to 3.45pm. Students competing for Top Dog or Best in Show can also display a poster on Thursday, but it will not be judged or be eligible for a poster prize. On Friday, April 14, Top Dog, Best-in-Show, and guest lecture will take place in the Straughn IFAS Professional Development Center. Lunch will be served and awards presented afterwards.
Thursday, April 13 the poster competition will consist of six categories:
- Undergrads (1st place only)
- DVM Students (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
- Interns/Residents (1st,2nd,3rd place)
- Graduate Students (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)
- Postdoc Fellows (1st, 2nd place)
- VetMed Research Staff (1st,2nd,3rd place)
Prizes will be awarded to the top 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place posters in each category as follows:
- First Place – $150
- Second Place – $125
- Third Place – $75
Posters can be ordered from Target Copy or Renaissance Printing (Size is 36in x 50in)
All poster submissions must be sent in by January 31 at 11.59 PM. Any submissions after that date will not be accepted.
Friday, April 14 will consist of the Top Dog DVM Student and Best-In-Show Graduate Student Oral Competitions at the Straughn IFAS Professional Development Center, starting at 8.50 AM.
The Top Dog Competition will consist of one representative from each class year (2023, 2024, 2025, 2026). The four selected DVM students will go onto compete in the overall Top Dog competition on April 15th.
The Best-In-Show Competition will consist of one representative from each department (CDPM, IDI, LACS, PS, SACS). The five selected graduate students will go onto compete in the overall Best in Show competition on April 14th.
Prizes will be awarded to overall Top Dog and Best-In-Show winners as follows:
- First Place – $1,500
- Second Place – $1,000
- Third Place – $500