May 20, 2013
CVM NewsCalendar is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Please submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff, editor, at email@example.com by noon the Friday before publication.
In this issue
- College news
- Become a mentor
- Raptor Release published
- Global Health Fund requests proposals
- CVM volunteer event planned for June 8
- Staff Appreciation Day set for June 27
- Nominations being accepted for the Academies for Excellence
- In the news
- Rat eradication in the Galapagos
- Bald eagle crash landing; Spring Raptor Release
- Dog allergies
- Equine therapy
- Science in Practice Award
- Duluth alumnus
- Dollars for Scholars
- Faculty and staff news
- Faculty members promoted
- Raffaella Teixeira is board certified
- Scientists publish scientific report in JAVMA
- Recent staff promotions
- Welcome to the college
- Student news
- AABP recognizes Dahlke, Kryzer, and Wirt
- Alumni news
- Lisa Tokach to receive Science in Practice Award
- In memory: Douglas W. Carlson
- Clinical Investigation Center
Become a mentor
Every year, the CVM Mentoring Program matches first-year DVM students with practicing veterinarians who provide valuable career information and strategies. The mentoring relationships provide a meaningful learning experience for students outside the classroom, as well as opportunities for professional development, networking, and an exchange of ideas. Mentors have the opportunity to support the development of future leaders in the veterinary profession, expand their professional network, refine their coaching and mentoring skills, and strengthen ties with the College of Veterinary Medicine. The program begins in October and ends the following April. Learn more
Raptor Release published
The Spring issue of Raptor Release, The Raptor Center's magazine, is now online. It includes stories about the next generation of The Raptor Center, recent patients, next-generation research, new and creative ways to give, book reviews, upcoming events, and more.
Global Health Fund requests proposals
The Global One Health Fund, which stemmed from the annual One Health Partnerships Workshop, is requesting proposals that support new partnerships to advance local to global food and nutrition security. Two to five proposals will each be awarded up to $10,000. For details, visit the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety website at www.cahfs.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@cahfs/documents/article/cvm_article_439829.pdf. Submissions are due by 8 a.m. CST Monday, June 3. Direct questions to Carol Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVM volunteer event planned for June 8
The summer CVM Volunteers event will be on Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. at Maplewood Nature Center. CVM volunteers will be planting a new rain garden as part of the Living Streets program, which promotes narrower streets with sidewalks that address runoff management needs. Everyone is welcome—students, grad students, faculty, staff, VDL, VMC, CVM. Bring your family and friends to help, and plan to explore the trails while you're there! The organizers would love a headcount (even if it is tentative) and ages of any kids. Please send maybes, yeses, and questions to Erin Malone at email@example.com. For more information about Maplewood Nature Center, visit www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=342.
Staff Appreciation Day set for June 27
The College's annual Staff Appreciation Day event is planned for Thursday, June 27. The awards program will be held at 11:30 a.m. in 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building.
Nominations being accepted for the Academies for Excellence
The Academies for Excellence, the highest recognition of excellence in teaching and research by Academic Health Center faculty, is accepting nominations for induction in 2013. Recipients receive $10,000 annually for five years to support their teaching and research efforts. The deadline for nominations is Friday, July 12. Learn more
In the news (top)
Rat eradication in the Galapagos
Nature published a news feature on the Galapagos Islands rat eradication effort in which Dr. Julia Ponder and The Raptor Center have been involved. Galapagos hawks were brought into temporary captivity during the project to prevent poisoning from the rat bait. Julia and her colleagues succeeded in keeping 60 Galapagos hawks in captivity, which were released back to the wild. Unfortunately, some of the birds did not fare well after their release: 16 have been confirmed dead. Julia thinks that the birds may have dined on small reptiles that consumed the bait, and that it may pay to keep the hawks in captivity longer in the future.
Bald eagle crash landing; Spring Raptor Release
ABC News, Bemidji Pioneer, CBS News, Duluth News Tribune, Huffington Post, KARE 11, KSTP, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, United Press International, and USA Today covered the story of two bald eagles that locked talons and crash landed at the Duluth airport. One eagle escaped while being transported to a wildlife rehabilitation center in the back of a pickup, but the other eagle was transported to The Raptor Center. Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director, said the eagle's prognosis is good despite the fact that it had some deep puncture wounds in its leg and one deep abdominal puncture. "Raptors Released into the Wild," a May 6 story in the Minnesota Daily, included photos taken at The Raptor Center's Spring Raptor Release.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. WCCO-TV did a story about pet allergies on May 12, interviewing Dr. Sandra Koch. The Health Talk blog covered the story with "Humans Aren't the Only Ones Who Suffer from Allergies" on May 10, featuring an interview with veterinary dermatologist Dr. Sheila Torres and a photo of Kim Horne and Dr. Sandra Koch testing a dog for allergies.
"Finding Balance, Peace with Horses," a May 6 story in the Minnesota Daily, explored an "Equusnimity" workshop held at the Equine Center. The workshop was one of several efforts to expand University programming in animal-assisted interactions, a natural healing technique where humans work with animals to improve personal well-being.
Science in Practice Award
"U of M Grad to Receive Science in Practice Award," a story on the Minnesota Farm Guide website, reported that Dr. Lisa Tokach, class of 1990, will receive the Science in Practice award at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference at Saint Paul RiverCentre on September 16.
"Dog Survives Being Impaled in Northland Woods," in the May 4 issue of the Duluth News Tribune, told the story of Willow, a dog who was impaled by a branch in the woods and successfully treated by Dr. Mike Shirley of Miller Trunk Veterinary Clinic in Hermantown, Minnesota. Mike was a 1984 graduate of the CVM.
Dollars for Scholars
"Dollars for Scholars Raises $23,000 for Higher Education," a story in the May 6 issue of the Worthington Daily Globe, quoted Dr. Andrew Bents, class of 2011, who was the guest speaker at a Dollars for Scholars event.
Faculty and staff news (top)
Faculty members promoted
Congratulations to the following faculty members on their upcoming promotions:
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
- Connie Gebhart, promoted to professor
- Timothy Johnson, promoted to associate professor with tenure
- Hinh Ly, associate professor, awarded tenure
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
- Margaret Duxbury, promoted to associate clinical professor
- Sandra Koch, promoted to associate clinical professor
- Sheila Torres, promoted to professor with tenure
Veterinary Population Medicine
- Ricardo Chebel, promoted to associate professor with tenure
- Anna Firshman, promoted to associate clinical professor
- Erin Malone, promoted to clinical professor
- Molly McCue, promoted to associate professor with tenure
- Erik Olson, promoted to associate clinical professor
Raffaella Teixeira is board certified
Dr. Raffaella Teixeira, research assistant in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, has successfully completed all requirements to become a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), specialty of large animal internal medicine. Her diplomate certificate will be presented at the 2013 ACVIM Forum in Seattle June 12-15.
Scientists publish scientific report in JAVMA
"Short-term and Long-term Outcomes for Overweight Dogs with Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture Treated Surgically or Nonsurgically," by Drs. Katja L. Wucherer, Michael G. Conzemius, Richard Evans, and Vicki L. Wilke, was published in the May 15 issue of Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Congratulations to these staff members on their recent promotions:
- Beth Lindborg, promoted to scientist, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
- Jennifer Timmerman, promoted to scientist, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (bacteriology/mastitis)
Welcome to the college
Welcome to the following new employees who joined the college in April:
Academic and Student Affairs
Sara M. Dion, principal operations/student services specialist
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Ryoko Hatsugai, assistant scientist
Xi Kang, postdoctoral associate
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
Michala de Linde Henriksen, assistant clinical specialist
Kristin Marie Petersen, senior laboratory technician
Student news (top)
AABP recognizes Dahlke, Kryzer, and Wirt
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has selected Amy Dahlke, Andy Kryzer, and Abigail Wirt to receive AABP Bovine Veterinary Student Recognition Awards. The students will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the 46th Annual Conference of the AABP in Milwaukee September 19-21, where they will each receive an award of $1,500.
Alumni news (top)
Lisa Tokach to receive Science in Practice Award
Dr. Lisa Tokach, class of 1990, will receive the Science in Practice award at the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference at Saint Paul RiverCentre on September 16. After graduation, Lisa joined Steve Henry, DVM, in mixed animal practice at the Abilene Animal Hospital in Abilene, Kansas. Later, she worked on a team of veterinarians and producers that addressed swine disease while attempting to keep their clients’ operations profitable and the pigs well-fed. Read more in Minnesota Farm Guide.
In memory: Douglas W. Carlson
Dr. Douglas W. Carlson, class of 1968, passed away on April 22. In addition to being a veterinarian and beef farmer, Doug was a Minnesota legislator in the '70s and '80s.
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
New Employee Orientation: Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 458 Veterinary Medical Center
CVM Research Seminars: Wednesdays, 3 p.m., 135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Grand Rounds: Thursdays, 8 a.m., 135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Comparative Oncology Seminar: Every second Thursday of the month, noon, 280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Large Animal Grand Rounds: Fridays, 8-9 a.m., Nutrena Conference Center, Leatherdale Equine Center
Seminars on Teaching/Conversations on Teaching: Fridays, noon-12:50 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Wednesday, May 22
Dean's Circle Reception
TCF Bank Stadium, Indoor Club Room
Monday, May 27
University closed for Memorial Day holiday
Tuesday, May 28-Friday, June 14
Public Health Institute
University of Minnesota
Seven courses are being taught by CVM faculty members, including Jeff Bender, Mac Farnham, Timothy Goldsmith, Will Hueston, Shaun Kennedy, Nicole Neeser, Serge Nzietcheung, Katey Pelican, Fernando Sampedro, Linda Valeri, and Scott Wells. Two veterinary public health residents are serving as teaching assistants: Cara Cherry (Farm to Table Minnesota) and Tim Snider (Principles of Risk Communication).
Friday, May 31
8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building
- Poster viewing: 8-9 a.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine atrium (outside 125 and 135 AS/VM)
- The event will also include four speakers and an awards ceremony. See the full schedule.
Thursday, June 6
Tell Me Where it Hurts: Pain Assessment and Treatment for the Non-verbal Patient
Presented by Drs. Angie Jimenez and Kerry J. Woodhouse
7 p.m. (complimentary light dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
For details and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/mather/.
Friday, June 7
Provost's Scholarship Open
Benefits students of the University of Minnesota by raising funds to endow student scholarships
University of Minnesota Golf Course
Entry fee: $105
Registration deadline: May 31
Learn more and download the registration form.
Conversations on Teaching
Course Coordinator Meeting
Presented by course coordinators/chairs
135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Saturday, June 8
CVM Volunteer Event
CVM volunteers will be planting a new rain garden as part of the Living Streets program, which promotes narrower streets with sidewalks that address runoff management needs. Everyone is welcome—students, grad students, faculty, staff, VDL, VMC, CVM. Bring your family and friends to help, and plan to explore the trails while you're there!
Maplewood Nature Center
The organizers would love a headcount (even if it is tentative) and ages of any kids. Please send maybes, yeses, and questions to Erin Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Maplewood Nature Center, visit www.ci.maplewood.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=342.
Wednesday, June 12-Saturday, June 15
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum
Learn more and register
Friday, June 14
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building Grand Opening
Noon-2 p.m., program at 12:30 p.m.
Corner of Sixth Street SE and 23rd Avenues SE behind TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis East Bank Campus
RSVP by Friday, June 7, to z.umn.edu/ccrbopening or 612 624-5100.
Thursday, June 27
Staff Appreciation Day
- 11:30 a.m. Awards program, 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
- Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch, Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Lobby
RSVP by Friday, June 14, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013RSVPSTAFFDAY.
Dogs are needed for a variety of studies in anesthesia, cancer, dentistry, emergency/critical care, internal medicine, neurology, and orthopedics/surgery, some of which help cover the cost of care. For information about current studies, visit the Clinical Investigation Center website at www.cvm.umn.edu/cic/current.
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