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June 16, 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
    • Staff Appreciation Day is July 10
    • Students gear up for SAVMA Symposium 2015
    • Boehringer Ingelheim announces joint venture for PEDV database 
    • Libraries' new systematic review service supports researchers
    • Opportunities
      • Shop the VSS inventory reduction sale
      • Double your gift to the Pioneer Fund
      • Nominate a faculty colleague for the AHC Academies of Excellence 
      • Explore the food system in Costa Rica in November
    • CVM Web traffic report
  • Faculty and staff news
    • AKC highlights Jaime Modiano's work on canine hemangiosarcoma
    • Health Talk features Meggan Craft's research
  • Student news
    • Maria Jose Clavijo successfully defends PhD thesis
  • Alumni news
    • Where are they now?
      • John Baker
      • Jim Chiapetta
    • In memory: Cheryl Coyle
  • In the news
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • The Raptor Center 
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
Staff Appreciation Day is July 10

The college's annual Staff Appreciation Day awards program and lunch are set for Thursday, July 10. The awards program will take place at 11:30 a.m. in 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine lobby.

  • The deadline for nominations for the Carl (Chuck) W. Edborg III Award and Outstanding Faculty or P&A Member award has been extended to midnight Wednesday, June 18. Nominations should be submitted to Cindy Irons via e-mail (irons005@umn.edu) or campus mail (455 VMC).
  • RSVPs for Staff Appreciation Day are needed by Friday, June 20 to ensure that enough food is ordered. RSVP for Staff Appreciation Day.
Students gear up for SAVMA Symposium 2015

Students are now in the planning stages for the 2015 Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium, which the University of Minnesota was chosen to host on March 19-21, 2015. The host AVMA-accredited veterinary college is selected by the SAVMA executive board based on individual proposals from the schools, and the annual three-day conference is planned entirely by veterinary students. Approximately 1,400 students from across the globe will attend lectures, wet labs, academic and athletic competitions, and social events during their time at the symposium, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis. The SAVMA Symposium planning committee is seeking faculty and staff involvement with lectures and wet labs as well as ideas about who they may contact for possible funding. E-mail the planning committee at savmasymposium2015@gmail.com.

Boehringer Ingelheim announces joint venture for PEDV database 

Boehringer Ingelheim announced a joint venture with the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, and the University of California-Davis to create a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) database. Announced on June 4 at the World Pork Expo, the database will give producers and veterinarians an opportunity to report PEDV in locations as it occurs. Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. See more in In the News.

Libraries' new systematic review service supports researchers

Systematic reviews — literature reviews that synthesize the best research on a specific question — are the foundation of evidence-based practice. But finding the best research to support a systematic review is not simple, so the Bio-Medical Library has launched a systematic review service. Its goal: helping researchers conduct comprehensive literature searches so they can complete and publish a quality review related to their research interests.

Opportunities
  • Shop the VSS inventory reduction sale. Veterinary Student Supply (VSS) is having an inventory reduction sale on books, with price reductions of 20-50 percent. Stop by or contact VSS for a list of titles available. VSS is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. through June. Call 612-624-1702 or e-mail vssvth@umn.edu with questions.
  • Double your gift to the Pioneer Fund. A donor will match all new gifts to the Pioneer Fund, up to $1,000, before June 30, 2014. You may give online here. (Choose the "other" option and use the description “Fund #8875 - Veterinary Pioneers in Public Health Match.”) You may also mail your gift directly to the College of Veterinary Medicine, 1365 Gortner Avenue, 460 VMC, St. Paul, MN 55108. If you have questions, contact Bill Venne, chief development officer, at 612-625-8480 or venne025@umn.edu.
  • Nominate a faculty colleague for the AHC Academies of Excellence. Each year, the Academic Health Center seeks to identify its most distinguished scientists and educators for election to the Academies for Excellence. Deadline for submission is July 11. Learn more about the Academies for Excellence and nomination requirements. 
  • Explore the food system in Costa Rica in November. A November 2-7 study program will explore aspects of animal welfare and health, food safety, food protection, and public health through a variety of site visits and facilitated discussions in Costa Rica. Site visits will include beef and dairy farms; beef, pork, and milk processing plants; tilapia and shrimp facilities; butcher shops and supermarkets; and meeting with federal regulators. Learn more 
CVM Web traffic report

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

  1. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 18,267* visits
  2. College of Veterinary Medicine: 15,211 visits
  3. Veterinary Anatomy: 9,806 visits
  4. Equine Center: 8,940 visits
  5. The Raptor Center: 8,564 visits
  6. Veterinary Medical Center: 6,145 visits
  7. Minnesota Urolith Center: 5,024 visits
  8. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 3,434 visits
  9. Education and Student Services: 2,095 visits
  10. Veterinary Continuing Education: 1,650 visits

* Of this total, Google Analytics reported 10,930. An additional 7,337 visits were log-ins to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory website by clients accessing results online.

By the numbers

  • Visits to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory's website came from 6,451 users, 52 percent of which were returning visitors. Visitors spent an average of 2:48 minutes on the site and viewed an average of 2.48 pages per session.
  • The College of Veterinary Medicine home page had visits from 7,945 users in 94 countries and territories; 58 percent were returning visitors.
  • The Veterinary Anatomy site had the most international reach, with visitors from 123 countries and territories.
Faculty and staff news
AKC highlights Jaime Modiano's work with canine hemangiosarcoma

The American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation is highlighting Dr. Jaime Modiano's work with "Canine Hemangiosarcoma: How Much Do We Really Know and When Will We Find a Cure?" The presentation was recorded at the 2013 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference hosted by the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

Health Talk features Meggan Craft's research

The Academic Health Center's Health Talk blog featured Dr. Meggan Craft's research in "Is the Biggest Threat to Wild Cats … Dogs? The Research is In." Meggan is an infectious disease ecologist and assistant professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department. 

Student news 
Maria Jose Clavijo successfully defends PhD thesis

Maria Jose Clavijo, a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program, has successfully defended her PhD thesis, “Epidemiology of Mycoplasma hyorhinis in U.S Swine Production Systems.” Maria Jose was advised by Drs. Albert Rovira and Bob Morrison.

Alumni news
Where are they now?
  • Dr. John Baker, who earned his PhD and served his clinical internship and residency at the University of Minnesota in the '80s, is being recommended as the new dean of Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. John has been a professor in MSU's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences for the past 30 years and also serves as the associate director of AgBioResearch. Read more
  • Dr. James (Jim) Chiapetta, class of 1984, is now president of Minnesota-based Flair LLC, maker of the FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strip. The Flair Nasal Strip was recently in the news when it was worn by racehorse California Chrome during the Belmont Stakes. 
In memory: Cheryl Coyle

Dr. Cheryl Diane Coyle, class of 1977, most recently of Minot, North Dakota, passed away April 20 at home with her family by her side. Cheryl's variety of professional experiences included practicing in Faribault, Minn., opening All Small Critters Pet Clinic in Oakdale, Minn., teaching in the veterinary technology program at Argosy University, and working as a veterinarian for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service in Minot. She is survived by her three children and many other family members and friends. A celebration of life memorial picnic will be held at Crosby Farm Park in St. Paul on July 7 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m.

In the news
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
  • "U.S. Hog Losses from Virus at About 8 Million, But Rate Slows," an artilce on Reuters, cited the University of Minnesota monitoring project, which reported that 58 percent of the sow herds owned by 17 large hog production systems had been infected since porcine epidemic diarrhea virus first broke. Chicago Tribune and WHBL in Wisconsin also covered the story.
  • "PEDv: The Subject That Dominates World Pork Expo," a story on Agriculture.com, included comments from Dane Goede, a graduate student who studies the incidence of the disease.
  • "BI, Universities Announce PEDv Database," an article on Pork Network, reported that Boehringer Ingelheim announced a joint venture with the University of Minnesota, University of California-Davis, and Iowa State University to create a porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) database. Announced on June 4 at the World Pork Expo, the database will give producers and veterinarians an opportunity to report PEDv in locations as it occurs. "Groups Working to Create PEDv Database," a story on Wisconsin Ag Connection, also reported the news.
The Raptor Center
Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

Monday, June 16

PhD Thesis Defense Seminar
Characterization, Diagnosis, and Environmental Survival of a Turkey Arthritis Reovirus
Presented by Sunil Kumar
Advisors: Drs. Sagar Goyal and Robert Porter
2 p.m.
215 Veterinary Science
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Thursday, June 19

PhD Thesis Defense Seminar
Metabolic and Genetic Determinants of Urolithiasis in a Natural Canine Model
Presented by Eva Furrow
Advisor: Dr. Ned Patterson
9 a.m.
215 Veterinary Science
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Friday, June 20

VetCamp
1-4 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more about VetCamp

Wednesday, June 25

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.
Large Animal Hospital (old MRI/CT room)
Get more information about the Hill's College Feeding Program

Thursday, June 26

House Officer Farewell
8-9 a.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Faculty, staff, and fourth-year students are invited.

Saturday, June 28

Pet-A-Palooza
Presented by the Urban Dog and brought to you by the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Minnesota State Fairgrounds

Monday, June 30

Master of Public Health Project Presentation
Adaptation of the University of Minnesota Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency to Fit the Needs of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Mission
Presented by Dr. Sarah Easter Strayer
1-2 p.m.
115 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Open to the public

VetCamp
1-4 p.m.
Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more about VetCamp
 

July
Friday, July 4

Independence Day holiday—University closed

Thursday, July 10

Staff Appreciation Day

  • Awards program: 11:30 a.m., 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
  • Lunch: Noon-1:30 p.m., Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine lobby

Comparative Oncology Seminar
Presented by Dr. Hirotaka Tomiyasu
Noon
280 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

July 14-18

Kid's University Summer Program
Vet Careers: Horses and More
Nutrena Conference Center, Leatherdale Equine Center
Learn more about University of Minnesota Youth Summer Programs

Wednesday, July 23

Hill's College Feeding Program Distribution
10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m.
Large Animal Hospital (old MRI/CT room)
Get more information about the Hill's College Feeding Program

July 25-29

American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
Denver, Colorado
Learn more and register

Alumni Reception: Monday, July 28, 7-9 p.m., Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Friday, July 25

VetCamp
1-4 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more about VetCamp

July 27-August 1

International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association
Marc Schwabenlander, veterinary anatomic parapathologist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, will present a poster, "The Importance of a Complete Necropsy in Negative Human/Animal Interactions: A Case Report of a Free-Ranging Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus) Confirmed in a Human/Wolf Conflict Incident."
Tamaya Hyatt, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Learn more

Thursday, July 31

Nestle Purina Memories Garden Ceremony
Reception, 6:30 p.m. Ceremony, 7:00 p.m.
Nestle Purina Memories Garden, 1988 Fitch
Learn more about the Memories Garden
 

August
Friday, August 1

VetCamp
1-4 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more about VetCamp

Thursday, August 14

VetCamp
1-4 p.m.
215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Learn more about VetCamp

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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