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April 21, 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
    • AVMA Council on Education completes site visit
    • Students awarded scholarships at spring scholarship reception
    • Small Animal Hospital now offers chiropractic services
    • In memory: Leuc
    • Plant sale is April 30-May 1
    • Opportunities
      • International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS)
      • Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Sheila Torres honored with ACVD award for excellence
    • Equine researchers highlighted in Medical Bulletin
    • Researchers publish papers in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • In the news
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • Timothy Snider
    • Leuc, The Raptor Center's iconic bald eagle
    • Snowy owl patient
    • Eagle release
    • Health risks from lead ammunition
    • Threats to songbirds
    • Equine herpesvirus
    • Search for College of Biological Sciences dean
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
AVMA Council on Education completes site visit 

The college's long-anticipated accreditation site visit by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education (COE) took place April 6-10. Accreditation by the AVMA COE represents the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States, and graduation from an AVMA COE-accredited institution is a prerequisite for licensure through the majority of state licensing boards.

Dean Trevor Ames reported that his exit interview with the team was generally very positive.

"The site visit team praised our clinical resources, especially noting our off-campus facilities, engagement of students in research, education support personnel, orientation and professional development programs for our students, and the positive attitude of our students, faculty, and staff, " he said. "As with any site visit, there are things we will have to address, and I am confident we will be able to respond to those concerns."

The site visit team will prepare a preliminary report for the college's review and comment, the college will submit factual corrections, and the team will then submit their report to the COE, which will meet in September. The COE will send the college their final recommendation later in the fall.

"The team was most complimentary on how well they were hosted and how responsive the college was to their requests," Trevor says. "I am very proud of how our college looked and conducted itself during the site visit and would like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who helped prepare for, organize, and participate in the visit." 

Students awarded scholarships at spring scholarship reception

More than 80 scholarships totaling $370,000 were awarded at the college's spring scholarship reception at the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center on April 16. Also part of the event was the presentation of the college's Outstanding Service Award to Dr. Mike McMenomy, class of 1969, an Alumni and Friends Society board member. A past president of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, Mike is the owner of Kitty Klinic in Minneapolis.

Small Animal Hospital now offers chiropractic services

Dr. Micky Trent is now certified and offering chiropractic services for companion animals in the Veterinary Medical Center's Small Animal Hospital. To raise awareness of the new service within the CVM community, the VMC is offering introductory exams and adjustment procedures at half price in May and June for pets owned by CVM employees and students. To take advantage of the special offer, call 612-626-VETS to schedule an appointment and mention the special offer. If you have questions about the service, contact Dr. Micky Trent.

In memory: Leuc

The Raptor Center mourned the loss of Leuc, a 35-year-old bald eagle that had been with TRC for most of his life. Leuc became an education bird after he was found along a highway in Hayward, Wisconsin, in 1983. Unreleasable due to a permanent shoulder injury, he lived in the main exhibit near The Raptor Center's entrance, where he was often the first raptor visitors saw. He died suddenly on April 9 after undergoing a routine weight check. A preliminary necropsy report indicated that he had a ruptured ventricle (chamber of the heart), resulting in an almost instantaneous death.

Plant sale is April 30-May 1

The College of Biological Sciences greenhouses and phytograduate students will hold a final plant sale on Wednesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Minnesota Commons Room of the St. Paul Student Center. The plant sale will include a large selection of blooming annuals, perennials, tropical plants, herbs, carnivorous plants, and succulents. An orchid and succulent expert and staff from the CBS greenhouses will be on hand to answer questions about the plants. For more information, contact Jodi Bjork or Ric Roderick at 612-625-4788.

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 USDA's Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program website says that the approved shortage area nominations will be published online sometime this month. Veterinarians interested in applying for these shortage areas will need to have their applications submitted sometime in May. If you're interested, keep checking the VMLRP website, as the turnaround time may be shorter this year. 
Faculty and staff news
 VCS Faculty Torres SheilaSheila Torres honored with ACVD award for excellence

The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) honored Dr. Sheila Torres, professor and head of the Veterinary Medical Center's Dermatology Service, with the ACVD Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education. The award was presented at the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in Phoenix April 9-12.

Equine researchers highlighted in Medical Bulletin

"From Horses to Humans," a story in the spring issue of Medical Bulletin, the magazine of the University of Minnesota Medical School, highlights the work of Dr. Stephanie Valberg and other researchers, including Drs. Anibal Armien, Molly McCue, and Jim Mickelson.

Scientists publish papers in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Two papers by CVM researchers were published in the March/April issue of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

In the news
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Timothy Snider

Pork Network shared the college's news release, "Swine Expert Timothy Snider Joins University of Minnesota Faculty."

Leuc, The Raptor Center's iconic bald eagle

On April 11, the Star Tribune's April 11 Letter of the Day saluted Leuc, The Raptor Center's iconic bald eagle, who died on April 9.

Snowy owl patient

"2014 Has Been a Brutal Year So Far for Urban Wildlife Rescuers," an April 7 story in the Atlantic Cities, discussed a snowy owl being treated at The Raptor Center. Plans for the owl's release were reported by KSTP-TV, MinnPost, and Pioneer Press.

Eagle release 

"One of Two Eagles Rescued in Shakopee Released," an April 4 story about the release of a bald eagle that was injured in a battle with another bald eagle — and diagnosed with lead poisoning — was published in Shakopee Valley News.

Health risks from lead ammunition

"U Researchers: Hunting with Lead Poses Food Risks," an April 10 article in Minnesota Daily, included quotes from Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of The Raptor Center, who recently authored "Hunting Ammunition and Implications for Public Health," a Food Policy Research Center issue brief about the use of lead bullets to hunt game and the implications for humans.

Threats to songbirds

Dr. Julia Ponder, executive director of The Raptor Center was interviewed for "Birding: Songbirds Face Many Deadly Threats," an article in the April 15 issue of the Star Tribune.

Equine herpesvirus

Centre Daily Times cited the Equine Center in "Horse Virus Cases Showing Up in Upper Midwest."

Search for College of Biological Sciences dean

"CBS Starts Search for New Dean," an article in the April 17 issue of Minnesota Daily, mentioned that Dean Trevor Ames is the chair of the search committee for a new dean for the College of Biological Sciences.

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

Tuesday, April 22

Earth Day

Wednesday, April 23

Basic Animal Rescue Training
Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical Reserve Corps
Noon-1 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Registration required.
Learn more

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

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Grand Rounds

  • An Update in Treatment Recommendations for Canine Prostatic Carcinoma, presented by Dr. Lesia Denysyk
  • Evaluation of Hepatic Masses with Triphasic Computed Tomography, B Mode, Color Flow, and Power Doppler Ultrasonography Correlated with Histopathology, presented by Dr. Erin Ryan

8 a.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

Popcorn and a Movie
Sheryl Sandberg on Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions and offers three pieces of advice to women.

Presented by Academic and Student Affairs and the Student Council
Noon-1 p.m.
135 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Popcorn and candy provided.
Read more

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.
For more information, contact Scott Wood in the Pharmacy (srwood@umn.edu)

April 27-30

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

Wednesday, April 30

Plant Sale
Conducted by the College of Biological Sciences greenhoues and phytograduate students
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
For more information, contact Jodi Bjork or Ric Roderick at 612-625-4788.

International and LGBTQ: a Panel Discussion on Identity and Culture

The discussion will focus on the experiences of students who are international and LGBTQ. This panel will explore the intersections of culture, tradition, gender expression, and sexuality and how these identities and experiences affect students while they study in the United States.

3-4 p.m.
Room 202, St. Paul Student Center
Students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to attend.
Registration is not required but will help organizers get a count for the event: https://cfans.wufoo.com/forms/international-and-lgbtq-a-panel-discussion/


May
Thursday, May 1

One Health Partnerships Workshop
Minneapolis
Learn more and register

Plant Sale

Conducted by the College of Biological Sciences greenhoues and phytograduate students
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Minnesota Commons Room, St. Paul Student Center
For more information, contact Jodi Bjork or Ric Roderick at 612-625-4788.

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
Contribution of Plasmids to Antimicrobial Resistance and Virulence in Salmonella Serotypes Associated with Poultry and Human Infections
Presented by Steve Foley,  National Center for Toxicological Research, 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
Increasing Integration Among Veterinary Courses
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

Monday, May 12

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

Tuesday, May 13

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

Wednesday, May 14

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

Thursday, May 15

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

Friday. May 16

Seminar on Teaching
Peer Review Training; What Am I Supposed to Do?
Presented by Deb Wingert
Noon-12:50 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center

Friday, May 23 

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

Friday, May 30

Education Day
8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Atrium and 104 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
 

June
Friday, June 6

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

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.

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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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