August 13, 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 email@example.com by noon the Friday before publication.
In this issue
- College news
- University Libraries offer resources for instructors
- Call for nominations: McKnight Land-Grant Professorships
- CVM Web traffic report: July 2012
- Faculty and staff news
- Tom Molitor to be inducted into AHC Academy of Excellence
- Vicki Wilke receives outreach excellence award
- Erin Malone completes interprofessional leadership program
- Researchers publish articles in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Congratulations: recent promotions
- Welcome to the College
- In the news
- Under the lens: U of M reviews 241 centers
- A raptor rescue
- The Horse cites Dr. Stephanie Valberg
- Resident quoted in public health newsletter
- Clinical Investigation Center
- Blood samples needed from spayed cats
- Needs a home
- Micetro, a feline blood donor
University Libraries offer resources for instructors
Getting ready for fall classes? University Libraries can assist instructors in providing ebooks, online articles, streaming videos, images, primary sources, tutorials, and other course materials to students online and/or in the libraries. All materials are accessible from Moodle, via the Library Course Pages on the Libraries homepage, and through the "My Courses" tab in myU. In addition to course reserves, the Library Course Pages bring together academic research tools tailored to an instructor's course. For more information, see instructor support.
Call for nominations: McKnight Land-Grant Professorships
The Office of the Vice President for Research has announced the competition for the 2013–15 McKnight Land-Grant Professorships, a program of career development awards for junior faculty. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding professors. Recipients of this endowed professorship will begin their appointments July 1, 2013, and be awarded a research grant in each of the following two years. Nominations are due Oct. 1. For more information, see McKnight nominations.
CVM Web traffic report: July 2012
Top 10 CVM Web sites
By number of visits
Data from Google Analytics
- College of Veterinary Medicine: 22,185 visits
- Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 9,612 visits
- Veterinary Anatomy: 6,872 visits
- The Raptor Center: 6,553 visits
- Veterinary Medical Center: 6,149 visits
- Equine Center: 5,222 visits
- Education and Student Services: 4,388 visits
- Minnesota Urolith Center: 3,735 visits
- Veterinary Medical Library: 3,341 visits
- Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 2,630 visits
By the numbers
Visits to the CVM home page came from 8,011 people in 96 countries and territories. Ninety-five percent of those visitors were in the United States, and 75 percent of those were from Minnesota, mostly St. Paul. Of the total number of visitors, most (72 percent) were returning visitors; 28 percent were new visitors. Visitors viewed an average of 1.93 pages and spent an average of 3:48 minutes on the site. Most (59 percent) used Internet Explorer and more than half (55 percent) arrived at the site through a search engine, usually Google. The Veterinary Anatomy site had visitors from 110 countries and territories.
Faculty and staff news (top)
Tom Molitor to be inducted into AHC Academy of Excellence
Dr. Tom Molitor, chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, will be inducted into the Academic Health Center's Academy for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning this fall. The Academy for Excellence recognizes Academic Health Center (AHC) faculty who have demonstrated excellence in the educational mission of the AHC. Faculty members inducted into the Academy have made exceptional scholarly contributions to advance learning in their schools and across academic programs at the University. They also advise the AHC on issues of competitiveness and research strategy. Tom will be honored at a reception this fall, where his portrait will be added to the permanent display honoring the members of the Academy on the second floor of Moos Tower.
Vicki Wilke receives outreach excellence award
Dr. Vicki Wilke, assistant professor, received the Student AVMA Community Outreach Excellence Award at the American Veterinary Medical Association convention in San Diego August 3-7.
Erin Malone completes interprofessional leadership program
Dr. Erin Malone, assistant medical director, Large Animal Hospital, attended the 2012 Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) held on July 19-22 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. CAAMP is an interprofessional, open-enrollment course designed for administrative leaders in health professions education.
Researchers publish articles in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
The July-August issue of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine included—
- "A Multi-Institutional Study Evaluating the Diagnostic Utility of the Spec cPL™ and SNAP® cPL™ in Clinical Acute Pancreatitis in 84 Dogs," by K. McCord, P.S. Morley, J. Armstrong, K. Simpson, M. Rishniw, M.A. Forman, D. Biller, N. Parnell, K. Arnell, S. Hill, S. Avgeris, H. Gittelman, M. Moore, M. Hitt, G. Oswald, S. Marks, D. Burney, and D. Twedt. Dr. Jane Armstrong is a professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. The article is online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00951.x/full.
- "Equine Multiple Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency (MADD) Associated with Seasonal Pasture Myopathy in the Midwestern United States," by B.T. Sponseller, S.J. Valberg, N.E. Schultz, H. Bedford, D.M. Wong, K. Kersh, and G.D. Shelton. Dr. Stephanie Valberg is a professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department and director of the University of Minnesota Equine Center. The article is online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2012.00957.x/full.
Congratulations: recent promotions
Congratulations to these faculty and staff members on their recent promotions:
- Daniel Almeida, promoted to instructor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
- Claire M. Cannon, promoted to research associate, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
- Mark D. Chalkley, promoted to instructor, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
- Michelle Diehl, promoted to scientist, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (pathology)
- Brooke Drassal-Creighton, promoted to senior veterinary technician, Veterinary Medical Center (Large Animal Hospital)
- Ramesh Kovi, promoted to instructor, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
- Kristy Lashbaugh, promoted to e-learning associate, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
- Jose Mendez-Angulo, promoted to instructor, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
- Nick Skaja, promoted to program/project specialist, Veterinary Medical Center
Welcome to the College
Welcome to the following employees who joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in July:
The Raptor Center
Susan Wenker, office support assistant
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Junji Xing, post-doctoral associate
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Frederic H.N. David, assistant clinical professor
Sara Zaldivar Lopez, post-doctoral associate
Veterinary medical residents
Daniel G. Balogh
Rebecca M. Cervenec
Erin E. Corbin
Sara E. Frtiz
Lisa D. Gorman
Megan J. Maclellan
Mallory C. Salcedo
Jill T. Schappa
Erin D. Vicari
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Debra Chen, junior scientist, viral serology
Kristen K. Peterka, principal laboratory technician
Veterinary Population Medicine
Jason K. Daniels, junior scientist
Carrie Finno, post-doctoral fellow, equine medicine
Michael W. Mahero, analyst
Raffaella Teixeira, research assistant
Veterinary medical residents
Sian A. Durward-Akhurst
Christina A. Foutz
Aniela M. Nelson
Dane M. Tatarniuk
In the news (top)
Under the lens: U of M reviews 241 centers
"Under the Lens: U of M Reviews 241 Institutes," a July 31 article in the Star Tribune, mentioned several CVM-based centers, including the Equine Center, The Raptor Center, and the Swine Disease Eradication Center. The story is online at www.startribune.com/local/164348386.html.
A raptor rescue
The Raptor Center was part of the story, "Rescue in Palmer Lake Park; Hawk Chicks Saved," in the July 26 issue of Minnesota Sun Post.
The Horse cites Dr. Stephanie Valberg
"Understanding Equine Movement Disorders," an article published in The Horse on August 2, cited Dr. Stephanie Valberg, professor and director of the Equine Center. The topic was presented at the 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held May 30-June 2 in New Orleans.
Resident quoted in public health newsletter
Dr. Jeein Chung, a veterinary preventive medicine and public health resident with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, was quoted in the August issue of the American Public Health Association (APHA) newsletter "The Nation's Health" about a recent National Research Council report on veterinary medicine. According to the report, the veterinary health profession needs revamping to better address food safety and security as well as other human health needs. Jeein, who is chair-elect of the APHA veterinary public health special primary interest group, says the report gives needed attention to the shortage of veterinarians in the public sector and in food-animal practice. The article is online at http://thenationshealth.aphapublications.org/content/42/6/10.1.full — but you must be a subscriber to access it.
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
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.
Tuesday, August 21
Technician Grand Rounds
Presented by Vickie Skala
8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
441 Veterinary Medical Center
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/.
Thursday, August 23
Minnesota State Fair
Starts today and continues through Monday, September 3
PhD Thesis Defense Seminar
Epidemiology of Swine Influenza Virus: Surveillance, Airborne Detection, and Dissemination
Presented by Cesar Corzo
Advisors: Drs. Bob Morrison & Marie Gramer
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Friday, August 24
College of Veterinary Medicine Exhibit at Minnesota State Fair
Crossroads Building, Dan Patch Avenue and Underwood Street
Contact: Brian Graves, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 24
Hill's Pet Food Distribution
7:00-9:45 a.m., noon-2:45 p.m.
Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Wednesday, August 29
GOALE Student Orientation
University of Minnesota St. Paul campus
Thursday, August 30-Friday, August 31
GOALE Student Orientation
Camp St. Croix, Hudson, Wisconsin
Monday, September 3
University closed for Labor Day holiday
Tuesday, September 4
Fall full semester and first seven-week session classes begin
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 612-626-3574 or Andrea Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-3157.
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 email@example.com.
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Center for Teaching and Learning workshops
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Hill's College Feeding Program
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