Faculty & Staff Recipients of Awards
presented by the College of Veterinary Medicine

P&S Employee of the Year
2017:
 Lisa Gestrine, instructional support specialist, IT Department
2016: Bill Robertson, program coordinator, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2015: Liz Mills, Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center customer service representative
2014: Deb Hoyt, Instructional Technology
2013: Wolfgang Weber, teaching lab assistant, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2012: Joe Brodie, manager, ISU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Histopathology Laboratory
Phyllis Fisher, laboratory supervisor, Histopathology and Clinical Pathology Laboratory supervisor
Liz Mills, Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center customer service representative

Faculty Member of the Year
2017: 
Chad Johannes, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2016: Suzanne Millman, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and Department of Biomedical Sciences
2015: Rachel Allbaugh, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2014: Michael Yaeger, professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology
2013: Darrell Trampel, professor and poultry extension veterinarian, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2012: Locke Karriker, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Merit Employee of the Year
2017:
 Vern Hoyt, office coordinator, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
2016: Tracy Rullestad, animal caretaker, Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center
2015: Deanna Collins, health information technician, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Resident/Intern/Graduate Student/Post Doc of the Year
2017:
Caitlin Wiley, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2016: Jacob Ewing, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2016: Joshua Ydstie, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2015: Dilshan Harischandra, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2014: Kyle Tofflemire, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2013: Lindsey Gilmour, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Kate Hepworth, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2012: Amanda Kreuder, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Service Team of the Year
2017: 
Surgical Education Team
2016: Center for Food Security and Public Health
2015: Ophthalmology Section
2015: Diagnostic Imaging Service
2014: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Molecular and Viral Diagnostics Section
2013: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory's diagnosticians, graduate students and staff responsible for PEDV diagnosis
2012: Office of Curricular and Student Assessment
Department of Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Molecular and Virology Diagnostics Section

Dean's Innovation Award - recognizing a creative and innovative idea that generates new revenue, reduces costs and/or increases efficiency.
2017: Department of Biomedical Sciences (Dr. Michael Lyons and William Robertson): "Utilizing Human Anatomy Lab in Undergraduate Courses"
2017: Karen Harmon, Avanti Sinha, Sarah Bade and Laura Bradner: "Development of Custom Reagents to Use for Diagnostic PCR Assays"
2016: Department of Biomedical Sciences 1-Year, Non-Thesis Masters' Program
2015: Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center overtime reduction plan, submitted by Kathi Cunningham, LVMC business manager
2014: Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital online anesthesia scheduler, submitted by Bonnie Hay-Kraus, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence
2017: 
Brad Blitvich, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
2016: Jianqiang Zhang, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2015: Paul Plummer, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine & Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
2014: Johann "Hans" Coetzee, professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2013: Jeffrey Zimmerman, professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2012: Suzanne Millman, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine & Department of Biomedical Sciences
2011: Al Jergens, professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
2010: Mark Ackermann, professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology
2009: Tanja Opriesnig, professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2008: Annette O'Connor, professor, Department of Veterinary, Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2007: Qijing Zhang, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
2006: Vlastislav Bracha, professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Greg Phillips, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine 
2004: Anumantha Kanthasamy, Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2003: Pat Halbur, Professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2002: Michael Conzemius, College of Veterinary Medicine
2001: Eileen Thacker, College of Veterinary Medicine
2000: Mark Ackerman, professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology
1999: Brad Thacker, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
1998: Mike Wannemuehler, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
1997: Srdija Jeftinija, College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine Research Awards

  • Early Career Research Award
    2017: 
    Dana LeVine, assistant professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    2016: Paul Plummer, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine & Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine 
    2015: Jianqiang Zhang, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
    2014: Gil Ben-Shlomo, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
    2013: Eric Burrough, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
     
  • Mid Career Research Award
    2017: 
    Alan Robertson, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    2016: Suzanne Millman, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine and Department of Biomedical Sciences
    2015: Cathy Miller, associate professor, Department of Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
    2014: Michael Kimber, associate professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
    2013: Arthi Kanthasamy, professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Award
2017: 
Thimmasettapa Thippeswamy, professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
2016: Dr. Steve Carlson, associate professor, Department of  Biomedical Sciences
2015: Shannon Hostetter, assistant professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology

William O. Reece Award
2016: 
Dr. Alex Ramirez, associate professor, Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine
2015: Gayle Brown, assistant director and veterinary specialist, Center for Food Security and Public Health