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March 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
    • March 27 retirement reception planned for Kate Voje
    • Early registration still available for iCOMOS
    • Nominations sought for Research Day awards
    • Education Day set for May 30 
    • RESPOND project highlights: February
    • Opportunities
      • Outstanding Community Service Award
      • Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center request for proposals
      • Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives funding
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Eva Furrow named AKC Clinician-Scientist Fellow
    • Julia Ponder authors Issue Brief on hunting ammunition and implications for public health
    • Fundraiser underway for Samantha Schroth
  • Alumni news
    • Mary Olson appointed to Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
  • In the news
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • VMC patient
    • The Raptor Center
    • Lead poisoning in bald eagles
    • Rising Salmonella infections
    • Summit on abandoned horses
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
March 27 retirement reception planned for Kate Voje

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to stop by and wish Kate Voje good luck on her retirement at a small reception planned for Thursday, March 27, at 3 p.m. in 441 Veterinary Medical Center. Kate, the college's senior payroll specialist, has been with the CVM for nearly 10 years.

Early registration still available for iCOMOS

Early registration is available through March 26 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. Learn more and register. 

Nominations sought for Research Day awards

Nominations are due March 31 for several awards that will be presented on Points of Pride Research Day 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.

For nomination forms and more information, contact the Research Office at vetres@umn.edu.

Education Day set for May 30

The college's annual Education Day event will be held on Friday, May 30. The event will include poster presentations, roundtable and small group discussions, and award presentations. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to consider submitting a poster or hosting a table topic. Learn more 

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RESPOND project highlights: February

February highlights of the RESPOND project, a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, included:

  • Global Health Institute. Chiang Mai University and the University of Minnesota co-hosted the second Global Health Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with support from the USAID RESPOND project. Nearly 60 faculty members and government officials from Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, along with five graduate students from the University of Minnesota, joined instructors from Chiang Mai University and the University of Minnesota. College of Veterinary Medicine participants included Drs. Jeff Bender, Jeein Chung, Karin Hamilton, Will Hueston, and Jamie Slingluff.
  • One Health Leadership Training. Dr. Innocent Rwego provided technical support and mentorship to faculty at Makerere University in Uganda.
  • A new histopathology scanner for disease outbreak surveillance and diagnosis in Uganda. Dr. Innocent Rwego attended a meeting to review a memorandum of understanding related to the scanner.
  • Review of Master of Science wildlife health and management curriculum. Drs. Katey Pelican and Innocent Rwego reviewed the curriculum for a Master of Science degree in wildlife health and management at Makerere University in Uganda. Katey also discussed the development of a new Master of Public Health, residency program, and doctorate in public health at Makerere University.
Opportunities
  • 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
Faculty and staff news
CVMGRAD_furrowEva Furrow named AKC Clinician-Scientist Fellow

The American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has named Dr. Eva Furrow, postdoctoral fellow, as one of five 2014 Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Eva will receive support from the CHF for her research efforts in the most common type of urinary stones in dogs, calcium oxalate. She was recently featured in the Health Talk story, "Kidney Stone Insight in Dogs Could Boost Relief for Humans, Too."

Established in 2013, the AKC Canine Health Foundation Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program seeks to encourage and support the next generation of canine health researchers in order to sustain future advancements in canine and human health. Dr. Jill Schappa, veterinary medical resident, was a member of the inaugural class of Fellows. Since 1995, the CHF has provided 45 grants totaling $2,725,503 to University of Minnesota researchers.

Julia Ponder authors Issue Brief on hunting ammunition and implications for public health

The Food Policy Research Center recently published "Hunting Ammunition and Implications for Public Health," a new  Issue Brief by Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of The Raptor Center.

Fundraiser underway for Samantha Schroth

Remember Samantha "Sam" Schroth? The student, University employee, scholarship recipient, and former secretary of the Pre-Vet Club was preparing to start the DVM program when she was involved in a tragic accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down in May 2013. A fundraiser is underway to purchase a vehicle to get her rolling again. Learn more

Alumni news
 Mary Olson appointed to Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine

Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Dr. Mary Olson, class of 1976, to the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine. One of the owners of East Central Veterinarians in Cambridge and Mora, Minnesota, Mary is a past president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine is the licensing agency for veterinarians in the state.

In the news
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

"Taking a Closer Look at the Impact of PEDV," a story posted by National Hog Farmer, referenced the weekly Swine Health Monitoring Project Report produced by the Swine Disease Eradication Center. For links to more news stories about PEDV, visit Storify.

VMC patient

Cupid, a Ruff Start Rescue dog treated at the Veterinary Medical Center, was featured on BringMeThe News on March 16, WCCO TV on March 15, and WCCO Sunday Morning on March 9.

The Raptor Center

"Eagles' Territorial Fight Ends Up on Shakopee Residents' Lawn," a March 18 story in Shakopee Valley News, included an interview with Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of The Raptor Center, where the eagles are recovering. CBS covered the story with "For Eagles, Spring Means Courtship Ritual Called ‘Cartwheeling’"; FOX9 also covered the story.

Lead poisoning in bald eagles

"The Case for Copper," an article in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources magazine, Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, reviewed the problem of lead poisoning in bald eagles, with quotes from Dr. Pat Redig, professor and co-founder of The Raptor Center.

Rising Salmonella infections

"Rising Salmonella Infections Tied to Backyard Poultry Flocks," a story on Reuters and Fox News, included comments from Dr. Jeff Bender, co-director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.

Summit on abandoned horses

"Summit Held to Address Spike in Abandoned Horses," a March 8 story on KARE-11, and "U of M Trains 'Unwanted' Horses, Helps Find New Homes," a March 14 story on KSTP-TV, reported on a summit held at the Equine Center to address the growing problem of abandoned horses and raise awareness about the care and cost of horses.

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

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
Pharmacogenomics in AML: a Road Towards Personalized Medicine
Presented by Dr. Jatinder Lamba, associate professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Hosted by Cece Churchill
Noon-1 p.m.
2-520 Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower
Refreshments will be provided.
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

Saturday, March 29

SCAVMA 2014 Dog Olympics
Leatherdale Equine Center
Learn more

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
Development of Benzodiazepines for Seizure Emergencies
Presented by Dr. James Cloyd, professor, Department of 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

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

Mentor Connection Thank-You Event
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Cargill Building Atrium

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
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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