July 2, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by noon the Friday before publication.
In this issue
- College news
- New eBook includes chapters by CVM faculty
- A fond farewell to interns and residents
- Raptor Center recognized by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Dr. Julie Menard to receive Leman Science in Practice Award
- Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute requests research proposals
- Student news
- Matt Allerson and Annette McCoy receive Vaughn Larson Scholarship Awards
- In the news
- Indiana dog gets experimental treatment for brain tumor
- The Pig Site cites Dr. Bob Morrison
- Clinical Investigation Center
- Blood samples needed from spayed cats
- Needs a home
- Micetro, a feline blood donor
New eBook includes chapters by CVM faculty
"Cultivating Change in the Academy: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines at the University of Minnesota in 2012," a new eBook published by the University of Minnesota, includes chapters by several College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members. Drs. Tina Clarkson and Tom Fletcher of the Veterinary and Biomedical Science Department were co-designers for the book.
The collection of more than 50 chapters showcases a sampling of academic technology projects underway across the University. Chapters by CVM faculty include:
- “But I’m Giving Up Lecture Time! Alternative Teaching Methods for Pathology," by Rob Porter, Erik Olson, and Deb Wingert
- "Repairing the Break—An Anatomical Saga," by C. E. Clarkson and Kimerly J. Wilcox
- "Adventures with Clickers in Veterinary Medical Education," by Laura Molgaard, Deb Wingert, Al Beitz, and Dave Brown
- "Transitioning Computer Courseware to Mobile Web Apps," by Thomas F. Fletcher
- "Use of Screen Capture Technology to Record Student Presentations Promotes Active Learning in a Large Classroom," by Kathryn Fryxell, Patricia Goodman-Mamula, Martin Wolf, and Rebecca Merica
Learn more at https://cultivatingchange.wp.d.umn.edu/.
Download the free eBook at http://purl.umn.edu/125273.
A fond farewell to interns and residents
Faculty and staff packed the lecture room at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center on June 21 to bid farewell to outgoing interns and residents. House officers were presented with their internship and residency certificates and a light breakfast was provided. See photos from the event.
Raptor Center recognized by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
In June, representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region 3 Migratory Bird Division presented The Raptor Center (TRC) with a letter of appreciation and a plaque recognizing TRC's efforts in wildlife conservation. "It is through . . . unpublicized work that is done at The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota on a daily basis that we are reminded that the welfare of our natural resources are in the stewardship of exceptionally talented and passionate people," the letter said. Read more about what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has to say about The Raptor Center.
Dr. Julie Menard to receive Leman Science in Practice Award
Dr. Julie Menard will be honored with the Allen D. Leman Science in Practice Award at the Leman Swine Conference in September. Established by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and Pfizer Animal Health in 1994, the award honors individuals whose achievements contribute significantly to the body of knowledge related to swine health and management. Dr. Menard graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal in 1987 and has served as a swine practitioner consultant for F. Menard, Inc., a pork and poultry production company in Quebec, ever since.
She is active in the swine community, currently serving as a member of the Quebec Swine Health Advisory Board of the Quebec Pork Value Chain, the advisory board of the Research Chair on Food Safety from the University of Montreal, and the board of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) Area Regional Control and Eradication project, Monteregie area, in Quebec. She has been consulted as an expert advisor for many sponsored Canadian Swine Health Board projects. She is a past president of the Canadian Association of Swine Veterinarians and served on the organizing committee of the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Canada in 2010. Her main responsibilities and focus are sow herd management and PRRS control through gilt acclimation, biosecurity, barn filtration, and regional control projects.
The Leman Swine Conference will be held at Saint Paul RiverCentre September 15-18. Learn more.
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute requests research proposals
The deadlines for the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute University Research and Graduate Student Research grant programs are nearing: Graduate student proposal applications are due July 9, with project funding beginning August 15. University proposal applications are due July 16, with project funding beginning August 22. Both focus on interdisciplinary research and learning. For more information, visit www.hfhl.umn.edu/GrantPrograms/index.htm.
Student news (top)
Matt Allerson and Annette McCoy receive Vaughn Larson Scholarship Awards
Matt Allerson, a Ph.D. candidate in the veterinary medicine graduate program, and Annette McCoy, a Ph.D. candidate in the comparative and molecular biosciences graduate program, are this year's recipients of the Vaughn Larson Scholarship Award. The Vaughn Larson Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for graduate students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine who demonstrate superior scholastic ability, citizenship, and leadership. Two awards are given each year, one to a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program and one to a student in the comparative and molecular biosciences program.
In the news (top)
Indiana dog gets experimental treatment for brain tumor
"Indiana Dog Gets Experimental Treatment for Brain Tumor" told the story of Peyton, a Chesterton, Indiana, dog that is getting the experimental treatment devised by Drs. Liz Pluhar and John Ohlfest. The surgery was performed by a veterinary neurosurgeon and a neurosurgeon for human patients at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Peyton is receiving anti-tumor vaccines and chemotherapy from the research program and doing well. The story is online at www.nwitimes.com/niche/yourfamily/pets/local-dog-gets-experimental-treatment-for-brain-tumor/article_93492e91-1265-5758-93e1-5cc8153e66bb.html.
The Pig Site cites Dr. Bob Morrison
"Management of PRRS Continues to Improve," a June 27 story on "The Pig Site," quoted Dr. Bob Morrison, professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department. The article is online at http://www.thepigsite.com/swinenews/30151/management-of-prrs-continues-to-improve.
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
Wednesday, July 4
University closed for Independence Day holiday
Thursday, July 12
Comparative Oncology Seminar
Thermal Ablation for Cancer
Presented by Dr. Chris Ober
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Pizza will be provided.
Friday, July 20
Master's Thesis Defense Seminar
Epidemiological and Economic Implications of Air Filtration Systems to Prevent PRRSV in Large Sow Herds
Presented by Carmen Alonso
Advisor: Dr. Peter Davies
213 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday, July 26
CVM Staff Appreciation Day
- Staff awards program: 11:30-noon, 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
- Picnic luncheon: noon-1:30 p.m., lobby of Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building
All faculty and staff are invited. RSVP by Friday, July 13, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2012CVMSTAFFDAY.
Friday, July 27
Hill's Pet Food Distribution
7:00-9:45 a.m. and noon-2:45 p.m.
Gortner Avenue Dock, Large Animal Hospital
Friday, August 3
American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
Starts today and runs through August 7
San Diego, California
For more information and to register, visit www.avmaconvention.org/avma12/public/enter.aspx.
Saturday, August 11
Association of Avian Veterinarians Conference and Expo
Starts today and runs through August 15
For more information and to register, visit www.conferenceoffice.com/aav/.
Thursday, August 9
Memories Garden Reception
Reception: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.
Nestle Purina Memories Garden
Sunday, August 12
Benefits the Equine Center
Gate opens at 11 a.m.; match starts at 2 p.m.
Twin Cities Polo Club Field, Maple Plain, Minnesota
Adults $25/ages 12-18 $10/under 12 free
For tickets, visit www.thepoloclassic.com.
Thursday, August 16
Tee It Up, the Annual Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation Golf Classic
Ridges at Sand Creek, Jordan, Minnesota
To learn more and sign up, visit www.mvma.org/golf.asp.
Wednesday, August 22
Celebrate U! Employee Appreciation Event
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Northrop Plaza and Lawnspace
University staff and faculty are invited. Learn more at www1.umn.edu/ohr/wellness/celebrateu/.
Blood samples needed from spayed cats
The Clinical Investigation Center (CIC) is looking for female cats to help a sponsor validate a new assay to indicate the presence of ovaries or ovarian remnants. If validated, the new assay would be helpful to humane societies, rescue groups, and veterinarians when there is no spay history for female animals. The new test would be a non-invasive way to determine reproductive status.
The CIC needs female cats that were spayed between six months and five years ago. They must be at least 6 months old (all permanent teeth present). A blood sample and a few pieces of information will be requested. If you are able to bring your cat to the CIC, CIC staff will either watch your cat for the day or set up a specific time to take the blood sample. To participate, contact Sara Pracht at email@example.com or 626-3574.
To learn more about other clinical studies currently enrolling in the Veterinary Medical Center, visit the Clinical Investigation Center Web site at www.cvm.umn.edu/cic/current.
Needs a home (top)
Micetro, a feline blood donor
Micetro, a 4-year-old neutered male feline blood donor, needs a foster home. An orange and white domestic shorthair, Micetro is friendly, outgoing, and has been around other cats. Contact Beth Olmstead at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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