October 18, 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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is participating in the University's Community Fund Drive, which runs through October 31. Donate online or through the paper flier you received through campus mail. Your donation is tax-deductible.
So far, the Community Fund Drive is off to a great start, raising $560,352 University-wide as of October 15. Forty-four CVM faculty and staff have donated a total of $20,595, for a participation rate of 8.76 percent. As of October 15, participation rates by department were:
Academic and Student Affairs: 28.57%
The Raptor Center: 8.33%
Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 8.57%
Veterinary Clinical Sciences: 10.14%
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 10.00%
Veterinary Medical Center: 1.37%
Veterinary Population Medicine: 10.99%
This year, the goal is for colleges and administrative units to double their participation from last year. Last year, the College's overall participation rate was 21.58 percent.
The University is giving away weekly prizes and grand prizes during the fund drive. To enter the drawings, make your donation online or by paper. To see the list of prizes, visit www1.umn.edu/cfd/prizes.html. The College will also award a prize: The department with the highest percentage of participation will receive $100, courtesy of Dean Trevor Ames.
VMC offers opportunity to adopt an exam room Dr. David Lee, director of the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC), is offering faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to "adopt" an exam room.
While Small Animal Hospital exam rooms L and M will soon be undergoing renovations funded by a donor, some other exam rooms could also use some work, and the VMC isn't likely to have the resources to update all of them in the near future.
"They need a personal touch that is hard to expect of central facilities management folks, who are dealing with their own budgetary issues," David says. "What I'm offering may sound crazy to some, but I'm hoping it will resonate with at least a few."
For the next year, the VMC is offering team members and groups the opportunity to adopt an exam room (in the same spirit as the "Adopt a Highway" program). The expectation is that the individual or group will drop in periodically and look at the room as a client would, feel free to make simple improvements (sorry, no painting), let VMC administration know what needs fixing or replacing, etc. Adopters do not need to clean or stock the room (although they should tell VMC administration if it isn't clean). The individual or group will be recognized with a small plaque in the room.
If you would like to adopt an exam room for 2011, contact Nick at email@example.com and let him know which room you would like.
Reminder about VMC discount policy The Veterinary Medical Center updated its discount policy in April. Specific discounts are established for identified groups (veterinary students and staff, for example, are eligible for a 20 percent discount), and apply to accounts to be paid in full at the time of service. The discount is applied at the time charges are entered. Bills not paid in full within 30 days of service will lose the discount associated with that bill unless arrangements are made with the VMC financial office. Bills over 30 days past due (90 days past due for students and staff) with no activity will be sent to collections.
October is Disability Awareness Month University of Minnesota Disability Services is sponsoring a variety of events during Disability Services Month, including a movie night, an art show, and a presentation by Matthew Sanford, "The Courage to Transcend." Events for the remainder of the month include:
Movie Night viewing of Josh Sundquist video, "Laughing at Our Difference": Monday, October 18, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Ski-U-Mah, McNamara Alumni Center
Art Show: Advancing Access for Everyone: Thursday, October 21, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Larson Gallery, St. Paul Student Center
United Health Group Event: Thursday, October 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carlson School of Management atrium. Matthew Sanford's keynote speech, "The Courage to Transcend," will be presented from noon-1 p.m.
For more information, contact Disability Services at 612-626-1333.
Peggy Root Kustritz appointed interim department chair Dr. Peggy Root Kustritz is serving as interim department chair for the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department during Dr. Robert Washabau's semester scholarly leave, which runs through December 31.
Faculty and resident present lectures, receive grant at Dental Forum Drs. Wade Gingerich, Gary Goldstein, and Kevin Stepaniuk attended the 2010 Veterinary Dental Forum in San Antonio September 30-October 3, presenting lectures and receiving a grant.
Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk received a grant from the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry for the project "Evaluation of Odontogenic Infection as an Etiology for Lymphoplasmacytic Rhinitis in Dogs." He also presented four lectures in the advanced, intermediate, and clinical report tracts:
The Use of Bisphosphonates in Veterinary Medicine: Uses for Oral Disease and Oral Sequelae?
Oronasal Fistula Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Repair Techniques
Advanced Imaging to Diagnose Dental Disease: Is it necessary?
Ask the experts: Oral Surgery, Periodontology
Dr. Gary Goldstein presented a lecture in the intermediate tract, GuttaFlow®: Use and Various Techniques in Delivering Methods
Dr. Wade Gingerich presented a lecture in the fundamental tract, Periodontal Disease: Pathophysiology, Recognition, and Diagnosis
Deepti Joshi successfully completes preliminary exams Deepti Joshi, a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program, has successfully completed her preliminary examinations. Deepti's advisor is Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan.
KARE 11, msnbc.com cover Raptor Center Galapagos hawk project KARE 11 and msnbc.com covered The Raptor Center's Galapagos hawk project, interviewing Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director, who will be working in the Galapagos Islands for six weeks starting later this month. The story and video are online at www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=877157.
Care and Management of Captive Raptors: October 19-22, The Raptor Center
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Wednesday, October 20, 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—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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-2700.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Thursday, October 21, 7:00-7:45 a.m. and noon-12:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Pharmacology Department Seminar—Neuropeptides and Neuropeptide Receptors in Flatworms: Targets for New Antiparasitic Drugs? presented by Professor Timothy Day, Iowa State University: Friday, October 22, noon, 2-101 Nils Hasselmo Hall, Tim will be available for brief meetings with U of M Faculty on October 22. If you would like to meet with him, e-mail Jonathan Marchant at email@example.com.
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.
Mouse Necropsy Workshop: Friday, October 29, 9:00-11:30 a.m., 104 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. For more information, contact Josh Parker at 612-625-9770. Register
Fun Run and Halloween Party for Dogs: Sunday, October 31, 11 a.m., Kings Ranch, 17151 Baugh Street NW, Ramsey. Costume and dogs tricks contests and games will follow the run on the lure course; prizes and lunch will be provided. $5 per run. Hosted by the Greater Twin Cities Afghan Hound Club. For more information and directions, contact Vicki at email@example.com or 763-444-4168 or Susan at 651-428-1706.
International Conference on Communications in Veterinary Medicine: October 31-November 2, Napa Valley, California. For details and to register, go to www.iccvm.com/.
CVM Research Seminar, presented by Dr. Yrjo Gregory A. Worrell, associate professor of neurology, Mayo Clinic: Wednesday, November 3, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Edward Patterson. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-2700.
CVM Research Seminar, presented by Dr. Annette O'Connor, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, Iowa State University: Wednesday, November 10, 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.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Tuesday, November 16, noon-12:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Wednesday, November 17, noon-12:45 p.m., and 4:00-4:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
CVM Research Seminar: The Archaeogenetics of Horse Husbandry in Central and East Asia, presented by Dr. Mim Bower, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge: Wednesday, November 17, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Molly McCue. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-2700.
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Thursday, November 18, noon-12:45 p.m.and 5:00-5:45 p.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Hill's Pet Food Distribution: Friday, November 19, 7:00-7:45 a.m., Gortner Avenue dock, Large Animal Hospital
Seminar on Teaching:Development of an Innovative Faculty Tool to Systematically Construct, Bank, and Retrieve Test Items, presented by Ranier M. Adarve: Friday, November 19, noon-12:50 p.m., 213 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
CVM Research Seminar, presented by Dr. Marcel Behr, McGill University Health Center: Wednesday, November 24, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Jaclyn Barnes at email@example.com or 612-624-2700.
CVM Research Seminar: Equine Articular Cartilage Maturation and Repair: New Technologies and Models to Address Longstanding Research Questions, presented by Dr. James McLeod, University of Kentucky: Wednesday, December 1, 3 p.m., 125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Hosted by Dr. James Mickelson. 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.
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, although it is likely that he could be trained to get along with a cat. Finn knows the commands sit, stay, come, down, and heel, and he would love to show you his "jump around." He walks very well on a leash and is trained on an electronic collar and a Gentle Leader. He also knows how to run on a treadmill and 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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