September 20, 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 email@example.com by noon the Friday before publication.
Leman conference underway The College's 37th annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is currently underway at RiverCentre in St. Paul. One of the international swine community’s premier events, the conference draws swine veterinarians, producers, research scientists, industry experts, government officials, and leading producers from around the world. Learn more
Raptor Center to work with hawks on Galapagos Islands The Raptor Center (TRC) has been invited to work on a project to protect Galapagos hawks on the Galapagos Islands.
"I am absolutely thrilled that when the project managers realized that they would benefit from a veterinarian’s perspective, they contacted us," says Dr. Julia Ponder, TRC's executive director. "In addition to our experience in raptor medicine, surgery, and critical care, we also bring leadership and knowledge in the area of captive management of wild raptors, which will be critical for this project."
Blue Ribbon Panel consultative meetings continue A series of consultative meetings with CVM faculty and staff about the CVM Blue Ribbon Panel subcommittee recommendations began September 9. Part of the Transforming the U initiative, which focuses on the University's core mission and how it will address the financial challenges of expected continued reductions in state funding, the Blue Ribbon Panel was established in December 2009 at the request of the provost and senior vice presidents. Since then, the College has undergone an extensive six-month review of programs and priorities, and a summary report of recommendations has been sent to CVM faculty, staff, and students. The consultative meetings are being led by Trevor Ames, dean, and Paula Buchner, chief operating officer/chief financial officer, who discuss CVM financial challenges, the Blue Ribbon process, and the recommendations of the research, education, service, and operational-efficiency subcommittees.
Faculty and staff who are unable to attend the meeting for their unit are welcome to attend one of the other meetings. The remaining meetings are scheduled for —
The dean has also asked faculty and staff to provide confidential feedback on the recommendations by completing a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BRPSurvey no later than Friday, September 24.
SCAVMA fall sale is Thursday and Friday The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) will host its fall sale on Thursday, Sept. 23, and Friday, Sept. 24, from noon-1 p.m. in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine atrium. Discounted items, hoodies, blankets, T-shirts, hats, and more will be for sale.
Hoof n Woof 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday The annual Hoof n Woof 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 25, at 9 a.m. in Roseville Central Park Lexington East, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville. The event is hosted by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and proceeds benefit Josh and Friends (www.joshandfriends.com/), helping children cope with difficult medical experiences through the special human-animal bond. Registration fees range from $12.50-$20.00. For details and to register, go towww.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1891815.
CVM to be featured at Gophers football game The College of Veterinary Medicine will be the subject of a "University of Minnesota Academic Moment" at the Gophers-Penn State football game at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, October 23. In addition to a short promotional message about the College and Veterinary Medical Center, CVM photos will be displayed on the giant video board in the east end zone.
VMC to unveil Animal Trauma Center The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) will be unveiling its Animal Trauma Center this fall. The animal trauma center model is based on requirements developed for human medicine and leverages the unique capabilities of the VMC's emergency/critical care team and its partner specialty services. The VMC will continue to offer 24/7 emergency and urgent care, but the Animal Trauma Center will help mobilize resources to meet the needs of the region's trauma patients.
University Libraries offer copyright workshops University Libraries are offering these copyright workshops this fall:
Getting Acquainted with Copyright. How many copyrights do you own? How long will they last? Can someone else quote from your paper in their own paper? Can you post your course readings online for your students? Copyright is really confusing—what is it even for, anyway? This workshop will give you a solid grounding in some of the elements of copyright law that are essential to scholarship, teaching, and research. Learn more about protections in the law for educators and about your rights as an author or creator. Discuss and debate with your peers about some of the burning questions in the field, and explore some entertaining and thought-provoking examples. Sessions on October 4 and November 2. For details and to register, go to http://z.umn.edu/meetcopyright.
Fair Use in Everyday Life. Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and just about anyone who communicates with anyone else. Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody—all involve aspects of fair use. This workshop will discuss examples of fair use situations in visual arts, music, and video, as well as in academic research and writing. Learn to identify situations where fair use applies, and other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward; develop your understanding of the factors that determine whether a use is "fair" and practice applying these concepts with real-world examples. Sessions on September 22 and November 10. For details and to register, go to http://z.umn.edu/copyfair.
Voter registration available Need to register to vote in the upcoming elections? The Veterinary Medical Library is making it easy for you. The library has a supply of Minnesota voter registration applications available by the circulation desk. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 12, and the library will take care of mailing the application for you if you come in prior to this date.
Free boxes Veterinary Student Supply (VSS) has many empty cardboard boxes outside the VSS back door. You are welcome to help yourself to as many as you need. They will be recycled at the end of September.
Lisa Powell publishes book Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client Communication, Morbidity and Mortality, a new book by Lisa Powell, Elizabeth Rozanksi, and John Rush, was just published by Wiley-Blackwell, the international scientific, technical, and medical publishing company. Lisa is an associate clinical professor in emergency and critical care at the VMC; Elizabeth Rozanski and John Rush are clinical professors at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. All three are board-certified diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. To see inside the book and order it on Amazon.com, go to www.amazon.com/gp/product/1405167521/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_jdp.
Faculty and residents make presentations at emergency care, anesthesia conferences Several VMC faculty members and veterinary residents made presentations at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium and American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting in San Antonio September 11-15. The presentations included:
Resident abstract presentations by Dr. Elise Craft (two abstracts), Dr. Sarah Gray, and Dr. Katie Peterson
Case reports, emergency and critical care by Dr. Sarah Gray (two case reports) and Dr. Nina Kieves (2009-2010 intern)
Case report, anesthesia, by Dr. Lindsay Mathews
Seminar on drowning and submersion injury and morbidity and mortality rounds by Dr. Lisa Powell
Resident Focus on evidence-based trauma management and morbidity and mortality rounds by Dr. Kelly Hall
The abstracts are posted on the bulletin board outside the clinical pathology microscope room.
The group stopped for a photo near the Pacific Coast in Nicaragua. Front row, from left: Wendy Illick, Kara Carmody, Whitney Waldsmith, Helga Midelfort-Vognar, Nicole Antonucci, Liz Prescott. Back row, from left: Anna Michael, Dr. Vicki Wilke, Danielle Funaro, Rachel Morgan, Katie Morris, Danielle Hagen, Sara Losinski, Randie Schinzel, Anna Lembcke, Kelsey Ness, Jessica Marder. Not pictured: Lillian Chan
Seventeen students participate in service learning trip to Latin America Dr. Vicki Wilke, assistant clinical professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, and 17 veterinary students spent two weeks on a Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA) service trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua this past summer. From July 26-August 7, the team worked with both small and large animals, providing free spay and neuter surgery, physical examination, catheter placement, dental, deworming, vaccination, and other services in needy communities. They also educated community members about the care of livestock and pets.
In Costa Rica, the group worked out of a church in the small town of Paraiso, outside of San Jose. They used one room for intake and exams and another for surgery and recovery.
"When we arrived, dozens of people were already waiting for us with their pets, which was my first signal that these people were truly dedicated to their animals," says second-year student Whitney Waldsmith. "During the three days we worked there, we saw friendly dogs, new mothers with 10 or more puppies, angry large breeds that required the owner and three students to restrain, and sad hit-by-car cases. One young man came to the clinic all three days, bringing animals he had found on the street and cared for on his own."
In Nicaragua, they often worked without running water, treating emaciated dogs, puppies, and cats covered with fleas and ticks and deworming a large herd of Brahman cattle.
"Some days were difficult, but these people and animals really needed our help," Whitney says. In their time off between clinic days, they expanded their cultural horizons, taking a boat tour, participating in dance lessons and zip-lining, visiting a zoo and snake farm, going to craft markets and beaches, and honing their Spanish language skills.
"The medical skills we developed are invaluable and the memories might be even better," says Whitney.
VIDA is a nonprofit volunteer organization that that offers international volunteer experiences to students and professionals in medical, dental, veterinary, and other fields. For more information, visit www.vidavolunteertravel.org/. Students interested in going on a similar trip next summer should contact Whitney Waldsmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Star Tribune quotes Jeff Bender "The Fight to Keep Your Burger Safe from E. Coli," an article in the September 12 issue of the Star Tribune, quoted Dr. Jeff Bender, director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. The story is online atwww.startribune.com/business/102698889.html.
Developmental Biology & Stem Cell Institute Symposium—Developmental Plasticity:Cells Changing Their Plans: Tuesday, September 21, 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Coffman Union Great Hall. For details and to register, go to www.dbc.umn.edu/seminars_events.html.
Distinguished Public Lecture-Bringing Prosperity to the Smallholder African Farmer Through Livestock, presented by Dr. Gregg BeVier, senior program officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Tuesday, September 21, noon, Saint Paul RiverCentre. No charge. For more information and to register, go to www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/events/adl/bevier/home.html.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Wednesday, September 22, 7:00-7:45 a.m., noon-12:45 p.m., and 5:00-5:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
CVM Research Seminar—Memory of CD8 Cells: Issues of Quantity, Quality and Location, presented by Dr. David Masopust, Department of Microbiology: Wednesday, September 22, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. David Brown. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at email@example.com or 612-624-2700.
Fifth International Conference: Advances in Canine and Feline Genomics and Inherited Diseases: Wednesday, September 22-Saturday, September 25, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Kari Ekenstedt, post-doctoral associate, will be speaking on the topic "Whole Genome Association Analysis Reveals Two Loci Strongly Associated with Leonberger Polyneuropathy." For conference details, visit http://caninefelinegenomicsconference.org/.
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Grand Rounds: "Diagnostic Electron Microscopy," presented by Dr. Anibal Armien: Thursday, September 23, 8 a.m., 135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Everyone is welcome to attend.
"Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?” Finding & Supporting Healthcare in the Congo: Field Notes from the RESPOND Team: Thursday, September 23, 10-11:30 a.m., 2-520 Moos Tower. Drs. John Deen of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Cheryl Robertson of the School of Nursing will present an open dialogue about their recent experience in Africa’s Congo Basin related to the RESPOND grant. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Jeff Bender, director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety. Immediately following the presentation, 30 U of M students will have an opportunity to take part in Q&A session with Drs. Bender, Deen, and Robertson from noon-1 p.m.; lunch will be provided. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to register, go to www.nursing.umn.edu/AboutUs/Calendar/2010Events/RESPOND/Dr.LivingstoneIPresume/index.htm. The UMConnect link for the event is https://umconnect.umn.edu/healthcare/.
PharmacoNeuroImmunology Seminar: "Toward the Development of Novel Animal Models of Tobacco Dependence," presented by Andrew C. Harris, Ph.D., Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation/Department of Medicine: Thursday, September 23, noon, 1-110 McGuire Translational Research Facility. Sponsored by the PharmacoNeuroImmunology program, Coca-Cola Academic Initiative, and Student Activities Administrative Grant. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Yorie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Thursday, September 23, noon-12:45 p.m., and 5:00-5:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
SCAVMA Fall Sale: September 23, noon-1 p.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine atrium. Discounted items, hoodies, blankets, T-shirts, hats, and more will be for sale.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Friday, September 24, 7:00-7:45 a.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation Clay Shooting Event: Friday, September 24, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, Prior Lake. For details and to sign up, visit http://www.shootforthefuture.info/.
Seminar on Teaching: Intellectual Property: Policy and Best Practices, presented by Janet Shanedling and Greg Brown: Friday, September 24, noon-12:50 p.m., 213 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
SCAVMA Fall Sale: September 24, noon-1 p.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine atrium. Discounted items, hoodies, blankets, T-shirts, hats, and more will be for sale.
Hoof n Woof 5K Fun Run/Walk: Saturday, September 25, 9 a.m., Roseville Central Park Lexington East, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville. Hosted by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Proceeds benefit Josh and Friends (www.joshandfriends.com/), helping children cope with difficult medical experiences through the special human-animal bond. For details and to register, go to www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1891815.
Fall Raptor Release: Saturday, September 25, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (releases at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.), Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center.
Points of Pride Research Day: Wednesday, September 29. Poster viewing and competition, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine lobby; seminars and award presentations, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-alumni Learning Center; reception and poster session, 3:30 p.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine lobby. Dr. Stephanie Valberg will receive the 2010 Pfizer Research Excellence Award, Dr. Michael Collins will be named 2010 Distinguished Research Alumnus, and Dr. Patricia Olson, president and chief executive officer of the Morris Animal Foundation, will accept the Distinguished Research Partner Award.
2010 Alumni Awards Celebration: Wednesday, September 29, McNamara Alumni Center. Anna Michael will receive a Student Volunteer of the Year award.
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Symposium and Food for Thought Summit: Thursday, September 30-Friday, October 1, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Radisson-University Hotel, East Bank, Minneapolis. For details and to register, go to www.arboretum.umn.edu/healthyfoodsummit2010.aspx.
Class of 1960 50th Reunion: Friday, October 1, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. By invitation only.
CVM Research Seminar—Ecosystem Health in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, presented by Dr. Dominic Travis: Wednesday, October 6, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Scott Wells. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at email@example.com or 612-624-2700.
Equine Fall Conference: October 8-9, Leatherdale Equine Center. Topic: Equine Lameness and Clinical Updates
Seminaron Teaching: Strategies for Maximizing Learning Outcomes and Student Engagement in Online and Blended Learning Environments: Friday, October 8, noon-12:50 p.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
CVM Research Seminar, presented by Dr. Montserrat Torremorell: Wednesday, October 13, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Scott Dee. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-2700.
Care and Management of Captive Raptors: October 19-22, The Raptor Center
CVM Research Seminar—Mechanisms of Inflammation Regulation During Infection, presented by Dr. Bruce Walcheck: Wednesday, October 20, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Al Beitz. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at email@example.com or 612-624-2700.
CVM Research Seminar—Food Supply Veterinary Medicine: Modeling of Production, Health, and Food Safety, presented by Dr. Yrjo Grohn, Cornell University: Wednesday, October 27, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Kristy Metivier. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-2700.
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.
Cairn terrier A 4- to 5-year-old neutered male cairn terrier needs a country home. Rescued from a shelter in March, he is not doing well with life in the city. He is fine with other dogs and cats. For more information or to meet him, e-mail Stacy at email@example.com.
Finn, a boxer mix Finn (aka Finnegan Seamus McGee) is an energetic and playful 65-pound, 2 1/2 year-old neutered male. Finn is not getting along with the owner's older dog (who is picking on Finn), and after a year of working with them, the owner is looking for a new home for Finn. A boxer mix, most likely with some Rhodesian Ridgeback, Finn is mostly reddish-brown with a white chest and four white paws. He is eager to please, loves to run, and enjoys learning new things. One of his favorite places is the dog park. Although Finn gets along very well with other dogs, he would probably be at his best in a home where he is the only dog. He also would do well in a home with a well-grounded dog to be his guide, since he is very much a follower and needs you and your dog to be the leaders. He has not had a lot of exposure to children or cats, so he would be best in a home with older children and without cats. Finn knows the commands sit, stay, come, down, and heel. He walks very well on a leash, and he is trained on an electronic collar. He likes to play "hide and seek," but he is really only good at the "seek" part. If you are interested in Finn, please e-mail Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hill's College Feeding Program Order online through the Hill's online ordering system at www.hills-holos.com. For more information about the Hill's College Feeding Program, contact Jenna Fier at email@example.com.
Housing For information about student and off-campus housing, including a housing and roommate search service, go to www.housing.umn.edu/.
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