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March 10, 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
    • Registration open for iCOMOS
    • Caffeinated Conversations on Research to include CFANS associate dean
    • Nominations sought for Research Day awards
    • Copyright workshops available
    • Opportunities
      • Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals
      • Mini-Grant competition 
      • Discovery Grants
      • Outstanding Community Service Award
      • Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center request for proposals
      • Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives funding 
    • CVM Web traffic report: February
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Researchers' work featured by Health Talk
    • Research article published in Journal of Virology
    • Paper published in American Journal of Veterinary Research
    • Staff promotions
    • Welcome to the college
  • Student news
    • Jonathan Clayton and Kevin Lang awarded IonE Mini Grant
    • Fundraiser will support Shelter Medicine Club
  • In the news
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • iCOMOS
    • VMC patients
    • The Raptor Center
    • Minnesota Dairy Health Conference
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
Registration open for iCOMOS

Registration is now open for the International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS), a global forum for discussing the issues at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment with a focus on food safety and production and infectious diseases. The conference will feature Nobel laureate Peter Agre of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, USDA Under Secretary Catherine Woteki, National Institute of Food and Agriculture director Sonny Ramaswamy, PepsiCo executive vice president and chief scientific officer Mehmood Khan, Merck Vaccines vice president and chief public health officer Mark Feinberg, and chef and TV personality Andrew Zimmern. Scheduled for April 27-30, the conference will be held at the Commons Hotel in Minneapolis. Early registration is available through March 26. Learn more and register.

Caffeinated Conversations on Research to include CFANS associate dean

"CFANS – What’s Behind the Acronym?" will be the topic of Caffeinated Conversations on Research on March 19 in 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. Dr. Mike Schmitt, associate dean of research at the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, will present an overview of the college's research portfolio, which includes federal and state funding and a strong sponsored project program. Possible collaborations with the College of Veterinary Medicine will be explored. The conversation starts at 3:30 p.m., with refreshments served at 3:15 p.m.

Nominations sought for Research Day awards

The Research Office is seeking nominations for several awards that will be presented at the Points of Pride Research Day event in the fall.

  • The Distinguished Research Alumnus award honors an alumnus who has distinguished himself or herself in the field of research and contributed to the concept of One Health. The individual should have published extensively, had research recognized both nationally and internationally, and received a DVM or other advanced degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • The Distinguished Research Partner Award recognizes a company or other organization that has supported the College of Veterinary Medicine’s research mission.
  • The Zoetis Award for Research Excellence honors a CVM faculty member whose research has attained national or international recognition. The nomination should be based on research conducted within the past three years at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Criteria include publications, invited presentations, research abstracts, extramural funds, and other contributions.

Nominations are due March 31. For nomination forms and more information, contact the Research Office at vetres@umn.edu.


Copyright workshops available

Copyright workshops from the University Libraries are now open for registration. Learn about your rights as an author/creator, find out about options for using third-party materials, or explore issues related to classroom and instructional uses. Some workshops offer Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education credits.

For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.lib.umn.edu/copyright/about#workshops.


Opportunities
  • 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 spring Mini-Grant competition sponsored by the Institute on the Environment encourages faculty, staff, and students to apply for awards (up to $3,000) designed to spur innovative, interdisciplinary collaborations that address sustainability challenges. Two-page project outlines are due March 16.
  • 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 Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center is requesting applications for grants of $5,000-$20,000 to address health and safety issues related to agricultural workers and their families. The application deadline is April 17. Read the request for proposals.
  • 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
CVM Web traffic report: February

Top 10 College of Veterinary Medicine websites: February 2014
By number of visits
Data from Google Analytics

  1. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 20,208 visits*
  2. College of Veterinary Medicine: 17,062 visits
  3. Veterinary Anatomy: 9,785 visits
  4. Equine Center: 6,810 visits
  5. Veterinary Medical Center: 5,967 visits
  6. The Raptor Center: 5,240 visits
  7. Minnesota Urolith Center: 5,026 visits
  8. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 3,120 visits
  9. Education and Student Services: 2,707 visits
  10. Swine Disease Eradication Center: 2,557 visits

* Of this total, Google Analytics reported 11,131. An additional 9,077 visits were log-ins to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website by clients accessing results online.

By the numbers

  • The total number of visits to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory's website surpassed the number of visits to the College of Veterinary Medicine's site for the second month in a row, probably because of continuing concern about porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Visits to the VDL's website came from 6,347 people ("unique visitors") in 91 countries and territories; 45 percent were new visitors. Visitors spent an average of 3:02 minutes on the site and viewed an average of 2.57 pages per visit. Geographically, 88 percent of the visitors were located in the United States, and 48 percent of those were from Minnesota.
  • The College of Veterinary Medicine home page had visits from 8,171 people ("unique visitors") in 97 countries and territories; 43 percent were new visitors.
  • The third most frequently visited site was the Veterinary Anatomy site, which had visitors from 127 countries and territories.
  • New to the Top 10 list: the Swine Disease Eradication Center, which has a new PEDV information page.
     
Faculty and staff news
Researchers' work featured by Health Talk

Two College of Veterinary Medicine research efforts were recently featured by the Academic Health Center's Health Talk blog:

  • Eva Furrow, postdoctoral fellow, was interviewed for "Kidney Stone Insight in Dogs Could Boost Relief for Humans, Too," a March 4 story. Eva is working with colleagues at the Minnesota Urolith Center and Mayo Clinic O’Brien Urology Research Center on research that has found a specific pattern on one chromosome of dogs with kidney stones.
  • "For Dogs, Sole Gene Doesn't Equate to Cancer," included comments from Camille McAloney, a dual-degree DVM/PhD student who is doing genetic cancer research with Anindya Bagchi, assistant professor with the U of M Masonic Cancer Center and Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development; Jaime Modiano, professor and director of the Animal Cancer Care and Research program; and Kevin Silverstein, informatics analyst with the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.
Research article published in Journal of Virology

A novel mechanism of viral evasion of host innate immunity is unveiled in a research article, “Evasion of Antiviral Immunity by Sequestration of TBK1/IKKϵ/IRF3 into Viral Inclusion Bodies,” in the March issue of Journal of Virology. The finding, reported by Dr. Zheng Xing, associate professor, Dr. Carol Cardona, professor, and their team, demonstrates that inclusion bodies, the unique structure that forms in virus-infected cells, could be used by viruses to sequester signaling components, critical in the induction of antiviral interferons. The article was selected by the editors of Journal of Virology as an "article of significant interest" and recommended to Faculty of 1000 (F1000) Prime Report by Professor Grant McFadden, associate editor of PLoS Pathogen.

Functions of inclusion bodies in immune regulation are not well understood. Dr. Xing’s group found that the nonstructural protein NSs of a new bunyavirus, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, forms inclusion bodies in infected cells. Interestingly, NSs interacts with TBK1, a key kinase in the interferon (IFN) signaling pathway, and sequesters IKKε and IRF3 as well as TBK1 into inclusion bodies. As a result, the activated IRF3, a transcription factor, fails to be translocated into the nucleus, IFN-β induction is compromised and viral replication increased, providing a new mechanism of viral immune evasion.

Paper published in American Journal of Veterinary Research

"Evaluation of the Accuracy of Neurologic Data, Survey Radiographic Results, or Both for Localization of the Site of Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Herniation in Dogs," a paper by Drs. Tsuyoshi Murakami, Daniel A. Feeney, Jennifer L. Willey, and Bradley P. Carlin, was published in the March issue of American Journal of Veterinary Research. Dr. Daniel Feeney is a professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. 

Staff promotions

Congratulations to these staff members on their recent promotions:

  • Cristian Flores Figueroa, promoted to assistant scientist
  • Jeannette Munoz Aguayo, promoted to assistant scientist
  • Jessica Raines, promoted to program/project specialist
Welcome to the college

Welcome to the following employees who joined the college in February:

Advancement
Laurie M. Brickley, marketing and communications director

The Raptor Center
Lily Carey, lab animal care technician
Daniel Hnilcka, community program associate
Jamie Karlin, veterinary technician

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Gretchen Radloff, senior laboratory services coordinator

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
Tanya L. Heacock, veterinary technician

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Angela Krzmarzick, junior scientist, molecular diagnostic laboratory
Mariah M. McMahon, junior scientist, molecular diagnostic laboratory
Jennifer M. Rundquist, junior scientist, viral serology

Veterinary Medical Center
Amy L. Krueger, veterinary technician
Victoria A. Moffat, veterinary technician
Bethany S. Pinorsky, senior veterinary technician
Joshua D. Vigdal, veterinary technician

Veterinary Population Medicine Department
Julio Alvarez, research associate
Tuan Ngo, junior scientist
Javier Sarradell, visiting assistant professor

Student news
Jonathan Clayton and Kevin Lang awarded IonE Mini Grant

Jonathan Clayton, a DVM/PhD dual-degree candidate, and Kevin Lang, a postdoctoral fellow and PhD student in the comparative and molecular biosciences graduate program, have been awarded an IonE Mini Grant for the project "Dioxin Contamination in Vietnam: Harnessing Untapped Microbial Communities for Bioremediation." 

Fundraiser will support Shelter Medicine Club

Proceeds from the online auction of a football autographed by Gopher coach Jerry Kill and a basketball autographed by Gopher coach Richard Pitino will support the Shelter Medicine Club. Shelter Medicine Club activities include hosting educational speakers and wetlabs as well as organizing off-campus trips to shelters and animal control facilities. Bidding starts at $50; the auction closes at midnight March 16. To learn more and bid, visit —

In the news
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
  • The news that the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine had developed porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) diagnostic tests was reported by a variety of media outlets, including the Pierce County Herald's Feburary 25 news roundup.
  • "Understanding PED Virus Survival," a February 24 posting on The Pig Site, included quotes from Dr. Sagar Goyal, professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department.

For links to more stories about PEDV, visit Storify. 

iCOMOS

Word is getting out about iCOMOS:

VMC patients
The Raptor Center
Minnesota Dairy Health Conference

Bovine Veterinarian reported that the college will host the Minnesota Dairy Health Conference in Minneapolis on May 20-22.

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

Monday, March 10

Movie and Conversation with a Focus on the TED Talk, "Danger of a Single Story," by Chimamanda Adichie
Hosted by SIRVS and the Diversity Task Force
Noon
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Popcorn and candy will be served.

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Innocent Bystander: Brain-Infiltrating Inflammatory Monocytes Injure the Hippocampus During Acute Virus Infection
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

March 12-16

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges Annual Conference
One Health in Veterinary Medical Education
Alexandria, Virginia
Learn more

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

Veterinary Clinical Science Grand Rounds
Early Sterilization and Orthopedic Disease in Dogs
Presented by Dr. Justin Uhl
8 a.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

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

Wednesday, March 19

Caffeinated Conversations on Research
CFANS – What’s Behind the Acronym?
Presented by Dr. Mike Schmitt, associate dean of research, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Refreshments, 3:15 p.m. Presentation, 3:30 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

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

Global Health Symposium
The Challenges of Developing a New Generation of Health Sector Leaders in Low Resource Countries
Sponsored by the School of Public Health
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Mayo Auditorium
Learn more

Friday, March 28

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

SnowBowl
Enjoy bowling, bocce ball, games, food, and drinks
Hosted by Student Council
7-11 p.m.
Pinstripes, 3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN 55435
Tickets: $5 (sold from noon-1 p.m. in the Hayloft)
More information: drayt015@umn.edu

Sunday, March 30

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

April

Wednesday, April 2

CVM Research Seminar
Clostridium Difficile Infection: New Insights Into an Old Pathogen
Presented by Dr. Gayatri Vedantam, Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona
Hosted by Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, April 3

Mather Lecture
Clinical Case Challenge
Presented by Dr. Jody Lulich
7:00-8:30 p.m. (complimentary light dinner at 6:30 p.m.)
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more and register

Friday, April 4

Seminar on Teaching
Don't Just Sit There. . . DO Something!"
Presented by Rob Porter
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Saturday, April 5

Preveterinary Student Visit Day

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PreVet2014

April 6-9

American Veterinary Medical Association Accreditation Visit

Monday, April 7

PharmaNeuroImmunology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Jatinder Lamba, associate professor, Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Hosted by Cece Churchill
Noon-1 p.m.
11-157 Phillips Wangensteen Building
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Wednesday, April 9

CVM Research Seminar
Presented by Dr. Randall Singer
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Friday, April 11

Conversations on Teaching
Classroom Flipping: Simple, Practical, and Value-Added
Presented by Anne Minenko
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Sunday, April 13

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

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

Monday, April 14

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

Tuesday, April 15

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

Wednesday, April 16

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

Thursday, April 17

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

Wednesday, April 23

CVM Research Seminar
Presented by Dr. Y.S. Prakash, Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic
Hosted by Dr. Mathur Kannan
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Thursday, April 24

The Raptor Center 40th Anniversary Event
Eastcliff

April 27-30

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


Long-range major events calendar 

 

One Health Partnerships Workshop
May 1
Minneapolis
Learn more and register

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

Dean's Reception
May 14
6-8 p.m.
TCF Bank Stadium

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
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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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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

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