July 12, 2010
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
- Introducing CVM NewsCalendar
- Veterinary Practice News spotlights College
- Recycling program to launch resource recovery pilot program with CVM
- Re-enrollment underway for Hill's College Feeding Program
- Raptor Release published
- In memory: Dr. Walter Bonnett
- Global Health Institute-Uganda planned for August
- Google Analytics: CVM Web traffic report for June
- Faculty and staff news
- Welcome to the College
- Leslie Sharkey to be inducted into AHC Academy for Excellence
- Researchers publish papers in veterinary journals
- Mark Chalkley passes Australian memberships exam
- Gail Buhl receives Roger Tory Peterson award
- Student news
- Chas McBrien successfully defends M.S. research
- In the news
- Students featured in Bemidji Pioneer
- Raptor Center cited in story about bald eagle
- Research news
- You can help important research efforts
- Urolith Center seeks cats for clinical trials
- Other studies enrolling in the Veterinary Medical Center
- Mark your calendar
Introducing CVM NewsCalendar
This is the first issue of CVM NewsCalendar, a new biweekly e-newsletter for College of Veterinary Medicine faculty, staff, and students. Online and e-mail editions of CVM NewsCalendar will be published every other Monday. Please submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff, editor, at email@example.com.
Veterinary Practice News spotlights College
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is featured in the Veterinary Practice News online Vet School Spotlight this month. "Minnesota Values People Skills, Too" includes an interview with Dean Trevor Ames, a slide show, and "at a glance" statistics. See the feature at www.veterinarypracticenews.com/vet-school-spotlight/
Recycling program to launch resource recovery pilot program with CVM
The University Recycling Program has teamed up with St. Paul custodial teams and the CVM to create a resource recovery pilot program for the Veterinary Medicine complex. The pilot program will approach material recovery on a systems level, targeting custodial recovery, personal education, and container placement to maximize recovery. The pilot program will expand the collection of materials to include organics (compostables) and polypropylene in labs. Trash, recyclable, and organic materials are often treated as trash rather than resources, and this program is looking to change that, says Emma Wright, St. Paul recycling coordinator.
Re-enrollment required for Hill's College Feeding Program
Members of the Hill's College Feeding Program now need to re-enroll in the program, and those who require Prescription Diet will need to have a current prescription on file. Re-enroll at www.hills-holos.com. Please direct any questions to Jenna Fier at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan Peterson at email@example.com.
Raptor Release published
The Spring/Summer issue of The Raptor Center's publication, Raptor Release, is now online at www.cvm.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/documents/asset/cvm_asset_201998.pdf
In memory: Dr. Walter Bonnett, class of 1954
Dr. Walter A. Bonnett, class of 1954, died of heart failure on June 25 at age 88. One of the first local veterinarians to specialize in pets rather than farm animals, Bonnett built four pet hospitals, starting in Edina in 1958. He was one of a group of veterinarians who founded the Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services in 1979, and was president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association in 1980. Services have been held. See the full Star Tribune obituary.
Global Health Institute-Uganda planned for August
Global Health Institute-Uganda will be held at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, August 1-15. This four-credit, graduate-level, study-abroad opportunity will focus on zoonotic disease, global public health concepts and practices, participatory epidemiology, and applied biostatistics within the framework of One Health. Debra Olson of the School of Public Health leads the faculty team for the course, which includes Dr. Dominic Travis, associate professor with the CVM, faculty from the Schools of Public Health and Nursing, the USAID RESPOND Project with Tufts and DAI Washington, and faculty members from Makerere University and health organizations in Uganda. In addition to University of Minnesota graduate students, students from the School of Public Health and other health science programs at Makerere University and other African universities will participate in the class. For details and registration information, visit www.sph.umn.edu/outreach/go/gouganda.asp.
Google Analytics: CVM Web traffic report
Top 10 CVM Web pages
By number of visits, June 2010
- College of Veterinary Medicine
- Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
- The Raptor Center
- Veterinary Medical Center
- Education and Student Services
- Equine Center
- Veterinary Anatomy
- Minnesota Urolith Center
- Veterinary Continuing Education
- Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
By the numbers
For the top 10 most visited Web pages, the number of visits ranged from 36,292
for the CVM home page to 1,525
for the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department home page
percent from May). Visits to the CVM home page came from 8,979
people in 95
countries and territories; 19
percent were new visitors.
Spotlight: University of Minnesota Equine Center
The University of Minnesota Equine Center Web site
visits (up 6.56
percent from May) from 2,231
people in 62
countries and territories. About 72
percent found the site via a search engine, and 61
percent were new visitors. Visitors viewed an average of 2.12
pages per visit and spent an average of 2
minutes on the site. The site's pagemaster is Kelly Vallandingham
Faculty and staff news (top)
Welcome to the College
Welcome to the following new employees who joined the College in June:
Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Michael Mahero, veterinary public health resident
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Mythili Dileepan, research assistant
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
Kathryn C. Ambrose
Danielle H. Dito
Laura C. Durant-Elliot
Jamie E. Hoffberg
Veterinary Medical Center
Candace L. Ehler, medical technologist, clinical pathology laboratory
Veterinary Population Medicine Department
Tiffany MacKenzie, graduate school trainee
Joao Gabriel Moraes, junior laboratory technician
Serge Tchuenteu Nzietcheng, development liaison-Kinshasa
Kate O'Conor, veterinary intern
Michael Raleigh, graduate school trainee
Leslie Sharkey to be inducted into AHC Academy for Excellence
Dr. Leslie Sharkey, associate professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, is one of four faculty members selected for induction in the 2010 Academic Health Center (AHC) Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
The AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning serves as the highest recognition of excellence in the AHC educational mission. Those selected have contributed to developing a culture of learning by demonstrating a sustained and recognized commitment to teaching and student learning through innovation, creativity, and dissemination of scholarly works and are known nationally and/or internationally for their expertise in health-related fields. The academy provides leadership to strengthen teaching and learning in the AHC.
Up to four faculty members are selected to the AHC Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning each year. They receive a recurring annual augmentation of $10,000 for five consecutive years (which may be used as an augmentation to their salary or to support their teaching) and a lifetime membership in the Academy.
The announcement of Dr. Sharkey’s recognition was made on July 8 by Dr. Frank Cerra, senior vice president for health sciences and dean of the Medical School. A formal awards ceremony, to take place in September, will be announced at a later date.
Researchers publish papers in veterinary journals
- "Associations of Horse Age, Joint Type, and Osteochondral Injury With Serum and Synovial Fluid Concentrations of Type II Collagen Biomarkers in Thoroughbreds," by Anne M. Nicholson, D.V.M., M.S., Troy N. Trumble, D.V.M., Ph.D., Kelly A. Merritt, B.S., and Murray P. Brown, D.V.M., MSc, was published in the July issue of American Journal of Veterinary Research. The paper is online at http://avmajournals.avma.org/doi/full/10.2460/ajvr.71.7.741.
- "Oral Infection of Weanling Foals with an Equine Isolate of Lawsonia intracellularis, Agent of Equine Proliferative Enteropathy," by N. Pusterla, S. Wattanaphansak, S. Mapes, J. Collier, J. Hill, M. DiFrancesco, and C. Gepart, was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123318704/HTMLSTART.
- "Treatment of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia with Individually Adjust Heparin Dosing in Dogs," by S.E. Helmond, D.J. Polzin, P.J. Armstrong, M. Finke, and S.A. Smith, was published in the the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, online at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/123341604/HTMLSTART.
Mark Chalkley passes Australian membership exam
Mark Chalkley, pathology resident, passed the Australian equivalent of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists exam and is now a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (Veterinary Pathology).
Gail Buhl receives Roger Tory Peterson award
Gail Buhl, manager of environmental education at The Raptor Center, received the Roger Tory Peterson Nature Education Achievement Award from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History. The award recognizes exemplary work in the field of nature education, continuing the legacy of Roger Tory Peterson. An American naturalist, ornithologist, artist, and educator, Peterson was considered one of the founders of the 20th-century environmental movement.
Chas McBrien successfully defends M.S. research
Chas McBrien, a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program, successfully defended his M.S. research, "Growth Dynamics of the Canine Proximal Tibial Physis." His advisor was Dr. Liz Pluhar. Chas will be completing his residency next month and then relocating to Pennsylvania, where he has accepted a position in a private practice clinic. He will be sitting for his surgery boards in February 2011.
In the news (top)
Students featured in Bemidji Pioneer
Veterinary student Michelle Vedbraaten and incoming student Erika MacKinnon were featured in "Eight Years of School—Bring It On; Local Clinic Offers Students a Close Look at Being a Vet" in the Bemidji Pioneer on July 8. The story is online at www.bemidjipioneer.com/event/article/id/100020164/.
Raptor Center cited in story about bald eagle
The Raptor Center (TRC) was mentioned in a July 2 story in the Hastings Star Gazette about a photographer who identified a bald eagle by its band number. The eagle had been treated at TRC in 1998 after being shot in Michigan. The story is online at www.hastingsstargazette.com/event/article/id/22654/.
You can help important research efforts
- Urolith Center seeks cats for clinical trials. The Urolith Center is enrolling cats in several clinical studies evaluating the effectiveness of diet to manage urinary disease. For more information, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/depts/minnesotaurolithcenter/cat/home.html
- Other studies enrolling in the Veterinary Medical Center. For information 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.
- New Employee Orientation: Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 458 Veterinary Medical Center
- Large Animal Grand Rounds: Fridays, 8-9 a.m., Nutrena Conference Center, Leatherdale Equine Center
Technician Grand Rounds: July 12, 3 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. Dr. Amy Cordner will make a presentaton about blood pressure, discussing the general principles, tips for accurate measurement, why we measure it, and new technology.
Academic Health Center Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Health Sciences: Tuesday, July 13, noon-1 p.m., Weaver Densford Plaza. Hot dogs and cake will be served.
Raptor Bowl: Wednesday, July 14, 2-7 p.m., Brit's Pub and Eating Establishment, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis. This annual fundraising event helps support The Raptor Center. Learn more at www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/donate/Corporate/RaptorBowl/.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Monday, July 19, 7-10 a.m. and noon-3 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Cytology Essential Skills Workshop: Monday, July 26, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 213 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. For details and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/turkey/home.html.
American Veterinary Medical Association Convention: Saturday, July 31-Tuesday, August 3, Atlanta, Georgia. For details and to register, go to https://www.avmaconvention.org/avma10/public/enter.aspx. The College will host a reception for CVM alumni, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 2, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Marriot Marquis, room M106-107.
Nestlé Purina Memories Garden Brick Dedication & Memorial Ceremony: Thursday, August 5, 7 p.m., Nestlé Purina Memories Garden. For more information, contact Sue Allard at 612-624-7624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference: Thursday, August 19-Saturday, August 21, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several CVM faculty members are presenting. For details, go to www.aabp.org/meeting/default.asp.
Minnesota State Fair: Thursday, August 26-Monday, September 6. The College will have an exhibit in the U of M Building on Friday, September 3, from 3-9 p.m.
Mather Lecture-Feline Exocrine Pancreatic Disease: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge, presented by Dr. Robert Washabau: Thursday, September 9, 7 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. For details and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/mather/.
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference: Saturday, September 18-Tuesday, September 21, RiverCentre. For details, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/.
Points of Pride Research Day: Wednesday, September 29, Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building
Class of 1960 50th Reunion: Friday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. By invitation only.
Duke Lecture: Friday, October 1, 4-5 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. Topic: Tracking Apex Predators, presented by Mark Martell, director of bird conservation, Audubon Minnesota, and Dave Mech, founder and vice chair, International Wolf Center, and senior research scientist, U.S. Geological Survey. Free. To register, go to https://cc.ahc.umn.edu/ustar/vce/register_event.cfm?event_id=5181.
Mather Lecture: An Approach to Imaging the Vomiting Patient, presented by Drs. Christopher Ober and Daniel Feeney: October 7, 7 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. For details and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/mather/.
Equine Fall Conference: October 8-9, Leatherdale Equine Center. Topic: Equine Lameness and Clinical Updates
Care and Management of Captive Raptors: October 19-22, The Raptor Center
Companion Animal Symposium: October 21-22, Leatherdale Equine Center. Topic: Immune "Dysregulation." For details and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/fallconf/.
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