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January 27, 2014

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 kirchoff@umn.edu by noon the Friday before publication.


In this issue

  • College news
    • Interviewing for class of 2018 begins January 30
    • Global Health Case Competition includes two CVM students
    • TV ads feature VMC clinicians
    • Camelid conference draws 100 participants
    • Three CTSI grant programs now accepting applications
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Julie Churchill and team publish weight management guidelines for dogs and cats
    • Researchers publish paper in BMC Veterinary Research
  • In the news
    • Red-tailed hawk on ice; snowy owls; Bald Eagle Days
    • U.S. dairy industry
    • Equine skin problems
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Needs a home: blood donor dog
  • Links

College news (top)

Interviewing for class of 2018 begins January 30

Starting January 30, applicants from throughout Minnesota and across the country will be interviewed to fill 102 seats in the College of Veterinary Medicine's DVM Class of 2018. Each aspiring veterinarian will take part in an interview lasting approximately an hour, conducted by two-member teams composed of faculty, staff, and alumni. Applicants will also have a chance to tour CVM facilities, have lunch with current students, and participate in a student-hosted question-and-answer session. Interviews will take place in CVM conference rooms and offices January 30-February 1, February 6-8, and February 13-15. The interview is the last step in the applicant review process. Offers of admission will be extended to candidates in mid-February, with an accept-or-decline deadline of April 15.

Global Health Case Competition includes two CVM students 

CVM students Brittany Borck and Jonathan Clayton will participate in the inaugural University of Minnesota Global Health Case Competition on February 1, when 14 interdisciplinary teams comprised of 80 students from 14 U of M schools and colleges will gather to compete at the Moos Health Science Tower in Minneapolis. Dr. Jeff Bender, professor, will participate as a mentor. Finalist presentations will be held from 3-5 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony. The winning team will represent the University of Minnesota at the Emory Global Health Case Competition at Emory University on March 29. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs, the Global Health Case Competition is an interprofessional learning competition that provides an opportunity for students to collaboratively analyze a real-world global health challenge.

TV ads feature VMC clinicians

TV ads featuring Veterinary Medical Center clinicians Dr. Jane Armstrong, Dr. Gary Goldstein, and Dr. Mike Henson are being aired on CBS this month. The 30-second ads, which are subsidized by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Partners for Healthy Pets program, encourage owners to make sure their pet sees a veterinarian regularly to detect or avoid serious disease. They are running at various times during the "Sunrise This Morning," "Ellen DeGeneres Show," noon news, and late news shows this week.

Camelid conference draws 100 participants

More than 100 alpaca and llama owners, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians gathered at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center on January 11 for the college's annual Camelid Health Conference. Coordinated by Dr. Anna Firshman, the conference included a keynote speech by Dr. Norm Evans, who has treated camelid species for 25 years. Topics included genetics, nutrition, breeding, maximizing fiber, and health concerns such as internal and external parasites. Learn more

Three CTSI grant programs now accepting applications

Need funding for your research? The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) plans to award up to $795,000 in funding to support as many as 21 research projects. Grant programs fund a variety of projects, from early-stage, translational research to clinical research to community-engaged research. Letters of interest are due February 13 by 5 p.m., with full applications due April 9. Learn more and apply at z.umn.edu/ctsifunding.


Faculty and staff news (top)

Julie Churchill and team publish weight management guidelines for dogs and cats

The Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association has published 2014 AAHA Weight Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats, by Drs. Dawn Brooks, Julie Churchill, Karyn Fein, Deborah Linder, Kathryn E. Michel, Ken Tudor, Ernie Ward, and Angela Witzel. Julie Churchill is associate clinical professor and head of the Veterinary Medical Center's Nutrition Service.

Researchers publish paper in BMC Veterinary Research

"Polymorphisms within the Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase gene (TERT) in Four Breeds of Dogs Selected for Difference in Lifespan and Cancer Susceptibility," by Camille A McAloney, Kevin A. Silverstein, Jaime F. Modiano, and Anindya Bagchi was recently published in BMC Veterinary Research. Camille is a student in the college's DVM program; Kevin is operations manager and scientific lead with the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute; Jaime is a professor and director of the college's Animal Cancer Care and Research Program; and Anindya is an assistant professor with the Masonic Cancer Center. Jaime explained that this work identified polymorphisms in the canine TERT gene, placing its genetic diversification prior to breed derivation and thus reducing the likelihood that this gene is principally responsible for major differences in aging or cancer risk in dogs.


In the news (top)

Bald Eagle Days; red-tailed hawk on ice; snowy owls

The January 17 issue of the Sioux City Journal reported that representatives of The Raptor Center would present programs at the annual Bald Eagle Days event sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Park Service in Yankton, South Dakota. "Red-tailed Hawk Recovers from Freezing Temperatures," a January 16 story on 5 Eyewitness News, included a visit to The Raptor Center (TRC) for interviews with Kelly Scott, community program associate, and Brad Johnson, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. "Snowy Owls Showing Up in High Numbers," a January 11 story in the Star Tribune, included a comment from Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of TRC.

U.S. dairy industry

"U.S. Dairy Industry Wants Price Protections in the Farm Bill," an editorial in the January 15 issue of the Washington Post, cited research by the Food Policy Research Center.

Equine skin problems

"Understanding Scratches," an article in the Horse, included recommendations from Dr. Christie Ward, a specialist in internal medicine at the Equine Center. 


Calendar (top)


Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds


Tuesday, January 28

Seminar: Civil Service Merit Pay Program Implementation
Presented by Laura Larson, human resources director
1 p.m.
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Wednesday, January 29

Bystander CPR Class
Noon-1 p.m. (lunch served)
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

CVM Research Seminar
Sighting the Genetic Cause of Leopard Complex Spotting and Congenital Stationary Night Blindness in Horses
Presented by Dr. Rebecca Bellone, Department of Biology, University of Tampa
Hosted by Dr. Jim Mickelson
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, January 30-Saturday, February 1

Admission interviews for class of 2018

Thursday, January 30

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Grand Rounds
Imaging of Patients with Acute Myelopathy: What We Have and What We're Getting
Presented by Dr. Frederic David
8 a.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

Friday, January 31

Seminar on Teaching
Active Learning 101: A Whirlwind Tour
Presented by Barbara Beers, education specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center


February

Saturday, February 1

Global Health Case Competition
Brittany Borck, Jonathan Clayton, and Dr. Jeff Bender will participate
3 p.m. final presentations begin; 5 p.m. award ceremony
Moos Health Science Tower
Learn more

Tuesday, Feburary 4

Seminar: Civil Service Merit Pay Program Implementation
Presented by Laura Larson, human resources director
1 p.m.
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Wednesday, February 5

Minnesota Veterinary Institute Program
Tour of Oral Pathology
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis
Learn more and register

Thursday, February 6

Campus Conversation
Learn about the University's 2014 capital budget request to the Minnesota State Legislature and how you can be an advocate for the University during the 2014 legislative session, which begins February 25.
Presented by Jason Rohloff, special assistant to the president for government and community relations, along with members of the state relations team
Noon-1 p.m.
Coffman Union
RSVP if you plan to attend. Visit online the day of the event via UMConnect.

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Alumni Reception
5 p.m.
Hilton Minneapolis

Thursday, February 6-Saturday, February 8

Admission interviews for class of 2018

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting

On Thursday, "Small Animal Cutting Edge" speakers include the CVM's Drs. Sandra Koch, Peggy Root Kustritz, Rita Miller, Leslie Sharkey, and Kelly Tart. On Saturday, bovine program speakers include Drs. Sandra Godden, Jeremy Scheffers, and Ulrike Sorge; public health program speakers include Drs. Nick Phelps and Dominic Travis. 

Hilton Minneapolis
Learn more and register

Friday, February 7-Saturday, February 8

Minnesota Association of Veterinary Technicians Annual Convention
Hilton Minneapolis
Learn more and register

Monday, February 10

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Kalpna Gupta, associate professor of medicine
Hosted by Sabita Roy
Noon-1 p.m.
2-520 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Wednesday, February 12

CVM Research Seminar
Composition and Assembly of the Outer Spore Layers of Bacillus anthracis: The More We Learn, the Less We Know
Presented by Dr. George Stewart, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Missouri
Hosted by Dr. Yinduo Ji
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Legislative Briefing and Reception
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak St. S.E., Minneapolis
To attend, please reply by Tuesday, February 11.
Learn more

Thursday, February 13-Saturday, February 15

Admission interviews for class of 2018

Friday, February 14

Seminar on Teaching
Course Coordinator Meeting
Presented by Al Betiz, Erin Malone, and Tom Molitor
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Sunday, February 16-Thursday, February 20

Western Veterinary Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
Learn more and register

Friday, February 21

Conversations on Teaching
One Note
Presented by Farhad Anklesaria, senior educational technology consultant, Office of Information Technology
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Monday, February 24

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Marc Jenkins, director, Center for Immunology
Hosted by Alice Nomura
Noon-1 p.m.
2-520 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Wednesday, February 26

CVM Research Seminar
From Genomics to Translational Medicine: Developing Effective Therapies Against Malignant Vascular Tumors
Presented by Dr. Brad A. Bryan, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Texas Tech University
Hosted by Erin Dickerson
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Friday, February 28

Seminar on Teaching
Using Case Studies
Presented by Melissa Palmer, PhD, teaching assistant professor, Department of Animal Science
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center


Long-range major events calendar

American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Visit
April 6-10

White Coat Ceremony
April 13
1:30 p.m.
Northstar Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center

The Raptor Center 40th Anniversary Event
April 24 

International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS)
April 27-30
The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis
Learn more

Commencement
May 10
10 a.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall 



Clinical Investigation Center (top)

Dogs and cats are needed for a variety of studies, some of which help cover the cost of care. For information about current studies, visit the Clinical Investigation Center website at www.cvm.umn.edu/cic/current. 


Needs a home: blood donor dog

Buster, a blood donor dog with the Veterinary Medical Center, is a 1-year-old boxer mix, weighs about 60 pounds, and is very energetic and playful. Buster is not recommended for a home with small children or cats because he likes to put things in his mouth and doesn't really understand that he is not a puppy. If you are interested in meeting him, contact Beth Olmstead at johns547@umn.edu.


Links (top)

AVMA News Bytes and other news
www.avma.org/news/info_rss.asp

Center for Teaching and Learning workshops
www1.umn.edu/ohr/teachlearn/workshops/index.html

CVM NewsCalendar
Back issues of CVM NewsCalendar are at www.cvm.umn.edu/cvmnewscalendar/home.html.

CVM Volunteers
www.cvm.umn.edu/facultystaff/cvmvolunteers/

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Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine's Facebook page.
Visit the Veterinary Medical Center's Facebook page.

Hill's College Feeding Program

Housing
For information about student and off-campus housing, including temporary housing, go to www.housing.umn.edu/.

Job openings
For information about positions available at the College, visit www.cvm.umn.edu/employment/. For detailed information about current job openings, how to apply, and application materials, go to the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources at www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html

LinkedIn Group for the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=3826768&csrfToken=ajax%3A2643584546424817841

Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum
http://hist.cvm.umn.edu/ 

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Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine's Twitter page.
Visit the Veterinary Medical Center's Twitter page.

Veterinary Continuing Education
www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/

Veterinary Medical Library
http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/vetmed

Veterinary Practice News
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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 kirchoff@umn.edu.

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