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February 24, 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
    • 2013 Highlights available online
    • One Health Partnerships Workshop planned for May 1
    • RESPOND project highlights: January
    • Opportunities
      • Global Food Ventures Funding
      • President's Award for Outstanding Service
      • Public Health Hero Award
      • Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals
      • Outstanding Community Service Award
      • Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives funding 
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Jim Collins to serve on NAHLN Coordinating Council
    • David Polzin interviewed for Health Talk
    • Dairy Herd Network publishes faculty member's article about lameness
  • Student news
    • Roland Lefebvre and Nikko Poulos participate in AVMA Legislative Fly-in
    • Cara Cherry successfully defends MPH research
    • USDA seeks applications for summer intern program
  • In the news
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • Humane Society partnership
    • Antibiotic-resistant bacteria
    • The Raptor Center
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links

College news
2013 Highlights available online

"2013 Highlights," a four-page summary of 2013 college highlights in the areas of preparing the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary researchers, discovering and sharing new knowledge, serving the community in Minnesota and around the world, and distinguished achievements, is now available online. Hard copies are available from CVM Communications in 460 Veterinary Medical Center.

Hill's College Feeding Program undergoes changes

The Hill's College Feeding Program has undergone some changes, including a new ordering system and procedures. For information and registration instructions, as well as ordering deadlines, distribution dates and times, and contact information, visit Hill's College Feeding Program.

One Health Partnerships Workshop planned for May 1

The sixth annual One Health Partnerships Workshop is hitting the road with the theme "Seeing One Health Partnerships at Work." The Center for Animal Health and Food Safety is hosting the workshop on May 1, when participants will explore how One Health works in the "real world" by going on-site and seeing practitioners in government, academia, the community, and the private sector as they work across disciplines to solve challenges at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment. Learn more and register
 

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RESPOND project highlights: January

The work of the RESPOND project, a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, took CVM faculty and staff to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam in January. Activities included:

  • One Health Central and East Africa University Partnership meetings. Drs. Katey Pelican and Deb Olson traveled to Kampala, Uganda, to discuss the development of a public health training program and other collaborations with colleagues at Makerere University. Katey also met with the One Health residency team, the new resident mentor, and potential residency partners.
  • Southeast Asia One Health University Network course modules demonstration. A team of 31 faculty members, including Drs. Jeein Chung and Karin Hamilton, finished writing a modular framework for teaching One Health concepts. To disseminate the modules, Jeein traveled to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam with other RESPOND partners to introduce and demonstrate sessions of the One Health course modules to more than 120 regional faculty members.
  • Rabies Health Education.  A two-day workshop to discuss how to improve education on rabies and other zoonoses was held for medical students at Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Dr. Jeein Chung made a presentation about rabies surveillance systems in North America.
Opportunities
  • Interdisciplinary research proposals for Global Food Ventures funding are due February 28. Learn more
  • Nominations for the President's Award for Outstanding Service are due March 7. The award honors active or retired faculty or staff who have gone well beyond their regular duties and demonstrated an unusual commitment to the University community. Learn more
  • The Minneapolis Health Department is seeking nominations for the Minneapolis Local Public Health Hero Award. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. March 7. For a nomination form, contact Markeeta Keyes at markeeta.keyes@minneapolismn.gov.
  • The University is accepting nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals, which are due March 14. The U-wide award recognizes leadership by international alumni, former students, and friends of the University, and highlights their outstanding accomplishments. For guidelines and profiles of past recipients, see Leadership Award.
  • The Institute on the Environment is accepting proposals for Spring 2014 Discovery Grants. Funding supports highly innovative, world-class research activities with a one-time investment of $50,000-100,000. Initial concept papers are due March 21.
  • Nominations for the University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award are due April 4.
  • The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for three funding opportunities: the University Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Research Grant, and Planning Grant for community-academic research teams. Proposals are due in April. To learn more, visit the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives website
Faculty and staff news
Jim Collins to serve on NAHLN Coordinating Council

Dr. Jim Collins, director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, has accepted an invitation to serve on the National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Coordinating Council as an NAHLN laboratory representative. The NAHLN is part of a national strategy to coordinate the nation's federal, state, and university laboratory resources to allow authorities to better respond to any type of animal health emergency, including bioterrorist events, newly emerging diseases, and foreign animal disease agents that threaten the nation's food supply and public health.

David Polzin interviewed for Health Talk

Dr. David Polzin, professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, was interviewed for "A Global Research Network Yields Big Results for Dogs with Kidney Disease," a February 20 story on the Academic Health Center's Health Talk blog.

Dairy Herd Network publishes faculty member's article about lameness

Dr. Gerald Cramer's article, "Using Success Factors to Address Lameness," was posted on Dairy Herd Network on February 12. Gerald is an associate professor with the Center for Dairy Health, Management, and Food Quality. 

Student news
Roland Lefebvre and Nikko Poulos participate in AVMA Legislative Fly-in

CVM students Roland Lefebvre and Nikko Poulos joined 100 other veterinary students and veterinarians in Washington, D.C., to participate in the American Veterinary Medical Association's Legislative Fly-in on February 9-11. The two-day event is an opportunity for participants to learn more about government, meet with members of Congress on issues important to veterinary medicine, and urge their members of Congress to support legislation that affects veterinarians and the health and welfare of animals. Seventy-one of the participants were students, representing nearly every veterinary college in the United States. Other participants included members of the AVMA executive board and veterinarians from throughout the country. Learn more about the legislative fly-in

Cara Cherry successfully defends MPH research

Dr. Cara Cherry presented her MPH research, “Knowledge and Perceived Implementation of Food Safety Risk Analysis Framework in Latin America and the Caribbean Region” on February 5. Cara was advised by Dr. Fernando Sampedro.

USDA seeks applications for summer intern program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine is accepting applications for its summer intern program. Learn more and apply online at USAJOBS. Note: The "open period" for applications ends Monday, February 24.

In the news
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

The news that the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine had developed the first PEDV swine herd surveillance test in the United States was reported by a variety of media outlets:

For links to more stories about PEDV, visit Storify.

Humane Society partnership
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria

"FDA Study Alleges Antibiotic Oversight," a February 3 article posted by Agweek, included a quote from Dr. Randy Singer, associate professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department. 

The Raptor Center

"Rockford’s Middle School Transformation Includes Exploration, Authentic Learning," a story published in Press & News, discussed The Raptor Center's education programs and included a photo of Mike Billington, interpretive naturalist, holding a peregrine falcon. 

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

Monday, February 24

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Validating Burnet's Clonal Selection Theory for CD4+ T Cells
Presented by Dr. Marc Jenkins, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School
Hosted by Alice Nomura
Noon-1 p.m.
2-520 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
Refreshments will be provided.
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

Thursday, February 27

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Grand Rounds

  • "Atypical Fungal Infection: Case Study and Review of Treatment Options," presented by Dr. Lisa Gorman
  • "Challenges in the Management of Hemophilia A Patients," presented by Dr. Mallory Salcedo

8 a.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

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
 

March
Sunday, March 2

Deadline for Hill's College Feeding Program participants to order food
11:59 p.m.

Wednesday, March 5

CVM Research Seminar
Presented by Dr. Venkatramana Divana Krishna Bhat, Veterinary Population Medicine Department, and Dr. Elise Lamont, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, March 6

State of the University Address
Presented by President Eric W. Kaler
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Learn more; watch the State of the University address online.

Friday, March 7

Conversations on Teaching
Mobile Devices in Clinical Education
Presented by Abhishek Chatterjee
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Monday, March 10

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Charles Howe, Mayo Clinic
Hosted by Jessica Rotschafer
Noon-1 p.m.
11-157 Phillips Wangensteen Building
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Wednesday, March 12

CVM Research Seminar
CRML Biomaterials
Presented by Dr. Jason Bjork, Department of CRML Biomaterials, 3M Corporate Research Center
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, March 13

Comparative Oncology Seminar
Role of Coat Color Genotypes in Risk and Severity of Melanoma in Gray Quarter Horses
Presented by Dr. Raffaella Teixeira
Noon
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Friday, March 14

Seminar on Teaching
Effective Flipping: Tips for Enhancing Learning
Presented by Mike Smart
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Sunday, March 16

Deadline for Hill's College Feeding Program participants to order food
11:59 p.m.

March 17- 21

Spring break

March 18-20

Midwest Poultry Federation Convention
Saint Paul RiverCentre
Learn more

Monday, March 24

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
7:00-7:45 a.m., noon-12:45 p.m., 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Large Animal Hospital, old MRI/CT room

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Jim Cloyd, professor, experimental and clinical pharmacology
Hosted by Jessica Rotschafer
Noon-1 p.m.
11-157 Phillips Wangensteen Building
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Tuesday, March 25

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Large Animal Hospital, old MRI/CT room

Wednesday, March 26

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Large Animal Hospital, old MRI/CT room

CVM Research Seminar
Presented by Dr. Joshua Aman, Center for Movement Disorders, and Dr. Kamol Suwannakarn, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, March 27

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
7:00-7:45 a.m.
Large Animal Hospital, old MRI/CT room

Friday, March 28

Conversations on Teaching
Increasing Integration Among Veterinary Courses
Presented by Al Beitz and Tom Molitor
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Sunday, March 30

Deadline for Hill's College Feeding Program participants to order food
11:59 p.m.


Long-range major events calendar

American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Visit
April 6-9

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

More events
Clinical Investigation Center

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.

Links

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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