UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
THE SOCIETY OF PHI ZETA
BETA CHAPTER - CHARTERED IN 1929
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Hill 132 Philadelphia
Moelis Conference Room – New Bolton Center
Vote on nominations for Active and Honorary membership as submitted by Department Chairs: There were no nominations brought forward by the Department Chairs at this time.
Vote on New Officers: Dr. Margret Casal, President and Dr. Charles Vite, Secretary/Treasurer
Student Inductees and Officers Nominated and Accepted as Proposed.
Phi Zeta Induction Dinner – Tentative Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - Hill Pavilion Lobby ~ the speaker will be announced shortly. Faculty should be encouraged to allow students in both third and fourth year to attend. There was consensus that this event should occur before the Phi Zeta Student Research Day event and that the two events should remain as separate events. We can hopefully bring in more corporate sponsorship as well as asking members to kindly pay their dues, as we must have this funding for the dinner. If you know of any corporate donors willing to contribute, please consider asking them. Ashra can provide you with details.
Phi Zeta Veterinary Student Research Day, will be held on March 25, 2010.
Student Induction - 2010
Based upon the cumulative class rank determined for the members of the current third and fourth year classes (2011 and 2010 respectively), at the completion of the 2008-2009 Academic Year (Ranking Completed In August 2009) the following students are eligible for Phi Zeta membership:
For the third year class (2011), there are 113 eligible members at the completion of the sophomore year. Ten percent of the class is eligible for election. The following eleven (11) students are proposed for consideration: Karilyn Abrahamsen, Jenna Beras, Denise Chang, Jessica Fragola, Sarah Kutney-Krykewycz, Christine Mullin, Megan Peddigree, Andrea Pherson, Blythe Philips, Chloe Wormser
(Cumulative GPA: 4.000 – 3.950)
Next two potential students: GPA of 3.943 and 3.933 respectively
For the senior year class (2010), there are 116 eligible members at the completion of the junior year. Fourteen members of the Class of 2010 were inducted at the completion of their sophomore year (or were inducted prior to 2008 as dual degree students). With twenty-five percent (plus/minus one or two) of the total class eligible for election, the following sixteen (16) students are proposed for consideration:
Jeffrey Barnet, Abigail Bertalan, Kristen Bodtmann, Jason Dale, Brittany Gregory, Branka Grubor, Alexis Holroyde, Amelia Khan, Brad Kissell, James Kusmierczyk,
Philippa Pavia, Erin Scott, Lauren Tang, Kate Vanderhoof, Melissa Vetter, Sarah Winzelberg
(Cumulative GPA: 3.996 – 3.793)
Next two potential students: GPA of 3.782 and 3.773 respectively
Inducted as Juniors: Sara Dorman, Maureen Gates, Melanie Hnot, Maho Imanishi, Katherine Kaulius Parker, Ashley Kruegl, Melissa Lewis, Jamie Peddy, Maria Santabene, Julia Shih, Michelle Sobieray, Shannon Sullivan. Inducted as Dual Degree Students Prior to 2008: Jessica Bertout and Mary Robinson.
Student Inductees Nominated and Accepted as Proposed.
The Phi Zeta, Beta Chapter, (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine) faculty membership listing is now available on line on Inside.Vet under “Departments” – “Student Affairs” so that all faculty and staff can view their status. A link has been placed to this listing via the Public Veterinary School Home Page, which also has information about the National Phi Zeta Honor Society. We will also place the minutes on the site.
Paying Dues By Credit Card
We have looked into this previously and have not yet found a satisfactory answer. The most recent response from IT is: “the credit card payment for Phi Zeta would be difficult at best until vendors are changed. The Penn Conference uses a system run by the University Alumni Relations department and although it was free in the past, the University now charges a 5% fee for each payment. There is currently movement from one vendor to another at the University
and it has proven to be very frustrating.”
There was discussion regarding a lifetime membership. We are able to initiate this if we wish; the National Organization does not have any specific requirement for dues at the School level. It was moved and seconded that we offer a Lifetime non-transferable membership for $500.00. This information will be added to the Phi Zeta, Beta Chapter web site, along with other information about dues and the general program. A notice requesting 2010 dues will be sent to all members on Monday, January 4, 2010. Please help support our Chapter of Phi Zeta by paying your annual dues.
On-Line Student Research Journal
Discussion: There was concern about intellectual property and the problem with research being published before it was completed; students cannot publish in a “journal” and then publish in another journal. There was consensus that there are problems with publishing articles in a student-run journal; however, it was suggested that students be offered the ability to illustrate their research on-line via Inside.Vet, with members of Phi Zeta as reviewers. This site would be available only to the PennVet community. Dr. Sertich indicated she would check into summer student scholar research programs at SAS and Dr. Fluharty may be able to help.
The site has been created on Inside.Vet under “Research” (Click on Student Research). Dr. Scott has indicated that his staff is willing to post the abstracts from Student Research Day on this site. Faculty and other students could also post to the site and there was discussion about using this as a searchable data base. Dr. Vite indicated that he would be willing to speak with Dr. Scott about posting the Student Research Abstracts for the March 2010 event.
We should discuss this with students to determine what they would like to see and we should have a small group of faculty members who would be willing to ensure that all postings are appropriate, eg., a form from the faculty mentor giving permission that the research material may be posted.
The University’s Department of Earth and Environmental as an interesting Public site with student research abstracts and posters: website: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/earth/u_research.html
Sample Page below:
EES Majors Who Have Completed Senior Theses: 2008 Environmental Studies Senior Theses
[Click on "Abstract" after each name to see full abstract. Click on "Poster" after each name to see the poster the student presented at the Senior Research Conference.]
(Student's Concentration is in Parentheses after their name. )
Bouda, Martin (Environmental Science) [Abstract] [Poster]
POTENTIAL NATURAL VEGETATION
Catanese, Christina (Environmental Science/Hydrology) [Abstract] [Poster]
COMPETITION FOR SCARCE WATER RESOURCES AS A DETERMINANT OF INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
Cymerman, Rachel (Environmental Economics) [Abstract] [Poster]
TAKING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO MARKET: THE SALE AND TRADE OF MARKETABLE POLLUTION
The University’s School of Arts and Sciences also has a site: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/home/SASFrontiers/
CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal1
The Chinese Primary Care System: Its Evolution, Challenges and Legal Aspects of Reform
Thomas Hou, University of Pennsylvania2
Division: Social Sciences
Dept/Program: Health and Societies
Document Type: Undergraduate Student Research
Mentor(s): Arnold Rosoff
Date of this Version: 01 April 2009
There has been much interest in China and abroad in the Chinese health care system and its legal system. To date, however, there has not been adequate study tying legal reform and health care reform in China. This paper seeks to bridge those disciplines by studying, for many reasons, the most crucial aspect of the Chinese health care system: the primary care system. The author examines herein recent efforts at reform in primary care, and explores some major legal and policy issues relating to both the national and local governments’ efforts at reform, and also citizens’ efforts using the expanding power of the legal system. For this study, the author looked at other academic and government studies on the Chinese health care system and its legal system. He also attended and reviewed presentations and interviewed professors with direct knowledge of the situation in China. The research shows that the Chinese primary care system, and in fact its entire health care system, is undergoing tremendous change and faces similar problems as the United States. National-local government differences in responsibilities might hamper efforts at reform while changes in administrative law have empowered citizens to a degree, although they still depend on the government to take action. Overall, China would likely need to find a culturally acceptable and practically workable balance between national and local power, and between governmental and citizen responsibility, in achieving health care reform.
Asian Studies | East Asian Languages and Societies | Health and Medical Administration | Health Law | Health Policy | International Law | International Public Health | Other Legal Studies | Public Policy
It does appear that there are University avenues highlighting student research.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
PHI ZETA, BETA CHAPTER
December 8, 2009
Current Balance – Wachovia Account: $1,605.23
Phi Zeta Dinner: (Feast your Eyes Caterer - drop off only) April 1, 2009
Dinner for 40 $1,113.25
Wine (Dr. M. Casal) $153.00
Housekeeping (Trustees, UofP) $180.00
Phi Zeta Research Day Student Awds. $1,100.00 3/9/2009
Dual Degree Student Winners and Veterinary Degree Student Winners
First Prize: $250 X 2 = $500
Second Prize: $175 X 2 =$350
Third Prize : $125 X 2 = $250
Phi Zeta Certificates (Nat’l Phi Zeta) 25X $10.00 = $250.00 2/26/2009
Total Expenses: $2,795.25
Two extraordinary gifts: $1,000 Anon. Donor
Dr. Mary Bryant – corporate sponsorship of dinner: $1500.00