04-07-14

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April 7, 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
    • CVM completes yearlong pilot program with Environmental Health and Safety 
    • Enchanted Dairy to receive Dairy Appreciation Award
    • Groundbreaking ceremony planned for April 24 at The Raptor Center
    • Opportunities
      • International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS)
      • Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action workshops
      • Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center request for proposals
      • Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives funding
    • CVM Web traffic report: March
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Peggy Root Kustritz publishes article in Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
    • Troy Trumble and colleagues publish paper in American Journal of Veterinary Research
    • U showcases research by Jaime Modiano and Elizabeth Pluhar
    • Dan Feeney named one of 15 top vet radiology professors
    • Staff promotions
    • Welcome to the college
  • Student news
    • Students attend SAVMA Symposium
    • Annette McCoy to participate in Doctoral Research Showcase
    • Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo successfully defends M.S. research
    • See a video from the Global Case Competition
  • Alumni news
    • Alumni Tails now online
  • In the news
    • Snowy owl transported from Washington, D.C., to The Raptor Center for treatment
    • Injured bald eagles
    • Equine herpesvirus
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome 
    • Cupid, a VMC patient
    • Dairy Appreciation Award
    • Dog Olympics
    • Alumna Marcia Bisel
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
CVM completes yearlong pilot program with Environmental Health and Safety
Process to be rolled out to entire Academic Health Center

The University’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety (DEHS) and College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) recently completed a yearlong pilot of a new DEHS joint laboratory inspection/audit process. The inspection program featured self-inspection of CVM labs by principal investigators and lab supervisors, followed by an audit of critical items by joint teams of DEHS inspectors and research safety officers.

In a survey of the participants, 100 percent said they were better prepared for the joint audit after the self-inspection form. In fact, the joint effort was so successful that DEHS has decided to roll out of the joint inspection/audit process to the entire Academic Health Center in lieu of continuing the pilot process with the CVM for another year.

“This undertaking would not have been possible without the support of CVM management and the cooperation and hard work of CVM research safety officers, principal investigators, and lab managers over the last year,” says Craig Moody, director, environmental health and safety. “This endeavor has helped DEHS move toward an enhanced working relationship with research safety officers, principal investigators, and lab managers across the University; improving our client service as well as enabling DEHS to reduce the number and frequency of laboratory safety audits for the research community.” CVM research safety officers involved with the project included Thomas Bakken, Jessica Danzeisen, Greg Hansen, and Ron Joki, who worked with their principal investigator and lab manager colleagues.

Enchanted Dairy to receive Dairy Appreciation Award 

Marv, Ron, and Jeannie Miller of Enchanted Dairy in Little Falls, Minnesota, will be honored with the college's 2014 Dairy Appreciation Award, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the dairy industry and supported the college’s education and research missions. The award will be presented on May 22 during the Minnesota Dairy Health Conference at the Doubletree/Hilton Hotel Park Place, Minneapolis. Enchanted Dairy has been an important partner to the CVM for nearly a decade, collaborating with the college to educate students. The family has hosted teaching exercises at their dairy and provided access to their dairy for research studies to develop better systems to manage and support health initiatives on dairies. For many students, their experience at Enchanted Dairy marks their introduction to dairy production medicine. Learn more

Groundbreaking ceremony planned for April 24 at The Raptor Center

This summer, The Raptor Center (TRC) will undertake a major construction project: the renovation of the outdoor bird housing (mews). CVM faculty, staff, and students are invited to help TRC commemorate this milestone at a groundbreaking celebration on Thursday, April 24 at 3 p.m.

Opportunities
  • Registration is underway for the International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS), a global forum for discussing 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.
  • The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is offering three free workshops for staff and faculty in April.
    • Sexual Harassment: Awareness, Prevention, and Response: April 16, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., 120 Andersen Library. Learn more and register
    • Addressing Bullying Behavior in the Workplace (UMConnect workshop): April 22, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, Room 655. Learn more and register
    • Incorporating Equity & Diversity into the Job Performance: April 24, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center, Room 655. Learn more and register
  • 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 on April 14 and April 21. To learn more, visit the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives website
CVM Web traffic report: March

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

  1. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 19,637 visits*
  2. College of Veterinary Medicine: 18,304 visits
  3. Veterinary Anatomy: 10,313 visits
  4. Equine Center: 8,249 visits
  5. Veterinary Medical Center: 7,421 visits
  6. The Raptor Center: 7,192 visits
  7. Minnesota Urolith Center: 5,511 visits
  8. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 3,202 visits
  9. Swine Disease Eradication Center: 2,453 visits
  10. Education and Student Services: 2,351 visits

* Of this total, Google Analytics reported 11,457. An additional 8,180 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 third month in a row, possibly because of continuing concern about porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). Visits to the VDL's website came from 6,483 people ("unique visitors") in 83 countries and territories; 45 percent were new visitors. Visitors spent an average of 3:01 minutes on the site and viewed an average of 2.62 pages per visit.
  • The College of Veterinary Medicine home page had visits from 9,357 people ("unique visitors") in 104 countries and territories; 44 percent were new visitors.
  • The third most frequently visited site was the Veterinary Anatomy site, which had visitors from 128 countries and territories.
  • Moving up in the Top 10 list: the Swine Disease Eradication Center, which has a PEDV information page.
Faculty and staff news
 Peggy Root Kustritz publishes article in Journal of Veterinary Medical Education

"Canine Theriogenology for Dog Enthusiasts: Teaching Methodology and Outcomes in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)," by Margaret V. Root Kustritz, has been published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. The article reviews a six-week massive open online course in canine theriogenology recently offered for dog owners, breeders, and veterinary professionals as a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Coursera. Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Root Kustritz is assistant dean of education and a professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department.

Troy Trumble and colleagues publish paper in American Journal of Veterinary Research

"Chondroprotective Effects of Zoledronic Acid on Articular Cartilage in Dogs with Experimentally Induced Osteoarthritis," by Michael G. Dearmin, DVM; Troy N. Trumble, DVM, PhD; AnaPatricia García, DVM, PhD; Jon N. Chambers, DVM; Steven C. Budsberg, DVM, MS, was published in the April issue of the American Journal of Veterinary Research. Dr. Troy Trumble is an associate professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department.

U showcases research by Jaime Modiano and Elizabeth Pluhar

The University's "Discover" website highlighted cancer research being done by Drs. Jaime Modiano and Elizabeth Pluhar in "Dogs Teach Medical Science New Tricks."

Dan Feeney named one of 15 top vet radiology professors

The Vet Tech Colleges blog has named Dr. Dan Feeney, professor, one of 15 Top Vet Radiology Professors. "Dr. Feeney’s instruction is an integral part of what makes the program so successful," the blog says. "A professor of radiology, Dr. Feeney is distinguished in his education and training. He has many teaching and research interests, some of which are urography, ultrasound, tomography, and imaging, specifically in dogs and cats. He has been a diplomate for the ACVR for over 30 years, and has been a speaker for the Midwest Society of Diagnostic Ultrasound." 

Staff promotions

Congratulations to these staff members on their recent promotions:

  • Preethi Haran, promoted to assistant scientist
  • Curt Knutson, promoted to senior lab services coordinator
  • Sigrid Rea, promoted to veterinarian assistant/practitioner
  • Reece Wagstaff, promoted to assistant scientist
Welcome to the college

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

Academic and Student Affairs
Jesus S. Garcia, audiovisual and e-learning associate

Human Resources
Elizabeth C. Wefel, payroll specialist

The Raptor Center
Lily Ray Carey, lab animal care technician

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Manjula Munirathinam, scientist

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
Mary M. Bartik, junior scientist

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Emily K. Lorenz, junior scientist, bacteriology/mastitis

Veterinary Medical Center
Laurel Y. Zastrow, veterinary technician, Small Animal Hospital

Veterinary Population Medicine Department
Julio Alvarez, research associate

Student news

PUB/CVM/SavmaSymposium
CVM students Chris Thomson, SAVMA national treasurer;
Ericka Funfsin, senior delegate; and Alexandria Schauer, junior delegate, posed for a photo with Dr. John Howe, AVMA district 7 executive board representative, at the SAVMA Symposium in Fort Collins, Colorado. 

Students attend SAVMA Symposium

CVM students Ericka Funfsin, Alexandria Schauer, and Chris Thomson participated in the House of Delegates meeting at the SAVMA (Student American Veterinary Medical Association) Symposium hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado March 20-22. The SAVMA Symposium is an educational opportunity that exposes students to a variety of topics outside their typical curriculum while offering unique networking experiences and career-building skills. The three-day program consists of interactive wetlabs, lectures, academic and athletic competitions, an exhibit hall, and the SAVMA House of Delegates bi-annual meeting. Next year's SAVMA Symposium will be hosted by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Annette McCoy to participate in Doctoral Research Showcase

Dr. Annette McCoy, a student in the comparative and molecular biosciences graduate program, will participate in the 2014 Doctoral Research Showcase on April 8. The event will take place in the newly renovated Northrop Auditorium from noon to 2 p.m. Annette will join more than 80 other recipients of doctoral fellowships to present her research, “Genetic Factors Underlying Disease and Performance Traits in Standardbreds." The event is free and open to the public.

Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo successfully defends M.S. research

Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo has successfully defended her Master of Science research, "Gene Therapy: A New Approach for Preventing Calcium Oxalate Stones." She was advised by Drs. Jody Lulich and Michael Murtaugh. Marina will be moving to Nashville, Tennessee, to start a new position at Vanderbilt University as the Brazilian country coordinator for a project on tuberculosis sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

See a video from the Global Case Competition

CVM students Brittany Borck and Jonathan Clayton participated 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 gathered to compete at the Moos Health Science Tower in Minneapolis. Both Brittany's team (Team 11) and Jonathan's team (Team 7) finished in third place. A video from the event is now available on the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility website.

Alumni news
 Alumni Tails now online

The latest issue of Alumni Tails, the e-newsletter for CVM alumni, is now online.

In the news
Snowy owl transported from Washington, D.C., to The Raptor Center for treatment

The story of a snowy owl that was injured in Washington, D.C., and transported to The Raptor Center for a feather transplant procedure was covered in "Snowy Owl Gets a Second Chance to Soar" on CBS News on March 27, "U of M's Raptor Center Giving Snowy Owl Second Chance to Fly" on WCCO-TV on March 26, and many other media stories. Lori Arent, clinic manager, was interviewed. For links to KARE-11, New York Times, Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, Washington Post, and more media coverage, as well as social media, visit Storify.

Injured bald eagles 

"High Levels of Lead in Injured Bald Eagles," a March 21 story on KARE-11, included an interview with Lori Arent, clinic manager. Lori reported that two eagles admitted to The Raptor Center with injuries sustained in a territorial dispute also tested positive for lead. The story was picked up by KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas.

Equine herpesvirus

"Outbreak of Herpes Virus Threatens Horses," a March 26 story on WCCO-TV, and "Another Case of Horse Virus Found," a March 27 story on KARE-11, included an interview with Dr. Stephanie Valberg, professor and director of the Equine Center. "Metro Race Tracks Work to Combat Neurological Horse Herpes Virus," a story on 5 Eyewitness News and KAAL-TV, mentioned that horses were expected to be treated at the University of Minnesota.

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

"Changing PRRS Pattern in the Midwest," a March 24 story posted on The Pig Site, reported that Dr. Steven Tousignant, postdoctoral fellow in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, said that fewer outbreaks of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome are being observed in the Midwest.

Cupid, a VMC patient

"Puppy With Disability Was Abandoned. Now Dozens Of People Are Vying To Take Him In," an April 3 story on Huffpost Good News, reported on Cupid, a dog who had corrective surgery at the Veterinary Medical Center. Cupid is recovering in a foster home and already has 75 different inquiries from people interested in adopting him.

Dairy Appreciation Award

Dairy Herd Management shared the college's news release, posting "Minnesota Dairy honored with Dairy Appreciation Award" on April 1.

Dog Olympics

"U of M Vet Students Host Dog Olympics in St. Paul," a story on 5 Eyewitness News, included video of the event held at the Leatherdale Equine Center. BringMeTheNews also covered the Dog Olympics.

Alumna Marcia Bisel

Dr. Marcia Bisel, class of 1996, was the subject of "There are No 'Typical' Days for Northfield Veterinarian Marcia Bisel," a story in the March 28 issue of Northfield News.  

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

April 6-9

American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education Site 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.
2-520 Moos Tower
Refreshments will be served.
Contact: smart006@umn.edu

Tuesday, April 8

Doctoral Research Showcase
Dr. Annette McCoy, a student in the comparative and molecular biosciences graduate program, will present her research, “Genetic Factors Underlying Disease and Performance Traits in Standardbreds."
Noon-2 p.m.
Northrop Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 9

CVM Research Seminar
Human Salmonellosis Attributable to Poultry: a Disconnect Between Science, Policy, Regulation, and the Public's Expectations
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

Campus Conversation
Solving Grand Challenges: A Strategic Planning Update
With President Eric Kaler and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Karen Hanson
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mississippi Room, 321 Coffman Union
Bring your lunch; refreshments will be provided.
RSVP if you plan to attend. Visit Campus Conversations the day of the event to join by UMConnect.

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

Spring Scholarship Reception
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

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

Friday, April 18

Seminar on Teaching
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Wednesday, April 23

CVM Research Seminar
Sex, Steroids, and Lung Disease
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

Groundbreaking Ceremony at The Raptor Center

This summer, The Raptor Center (TRC) will undertake a major construction project: the renovation of the outdoor bird housing (mews). CVM faculty, staff, and students are invited to help TRC commemorate this milestone at a groundbreaking celebration.

3 p.m.
The Raptor Center

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

Friday, April 25

Conversations on Teaching
Don't Just Sit There. . . Do Something!
Facilitated by Dr. Rob Porter
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

April 25-27

Minnesota Horse Expo
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Learn more about Horse Expo

April 26-27

UC Davis Avian & Exotics Symposium
Hosted by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
In-person and online interactive webinar opportunities are available.
Learn more

Saturday, April 26

CVM Volunteers Event
Battle Creek Regional Park Earth Day Cleanup
9:00-11:30 a.m.

April 27-30

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


May
Thursday, May 1

One Health Partnerships Workshop
Minneapolis
Learn more and register

Friday, May 2

Seminar on Teaching
Group Work that Works!
Presented by Mary Jetter
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Wednesday, May 7

CVM Research Seminar
Presented by Steve Foley, Office of Regulatory Affairs/Arkansas Regional Laboratory, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, Arkansas
Hosted by Dr. Tim Johnson
3 p.m.
135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu

Friday, May 9

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

Saturday, May 10

Commencement
10 a.m.
Ted Mann Concert Hall

Wednesday, May 14

Dean's Reception
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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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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