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June 30, 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
    • Regents approve tuition freeze
    • Staff Appreciation Day is July 10; voting for award recipients continues through June 30
    • Tom Molitor reappointed VPM chair
    • Federal order mandates reporting of PEDV
    • Smoke- and tobacco-free policy goes into effect July 1 
    • Road work ahead
    • New video promotes university research
    • Opportunities
      • Nominate a faculty colleague for the AHC Academies of Excellence 
      • Shop the VSS inventory reduction sale
      • Nominate a junior faculty member for a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
      • Explore the food system in Costa Rica in November 
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Lisa Berg receives President's Award for Outstanding Service
  • Student news
    • Eva Furrow and Sunil Kumar successfully defend PhD theses
    • Sarah Crain successfully defends MS research
  • Alumni news
    • Matt Anderson appointed to Minnesota Board of Animal Health
    • Where are they now?
      • Katie Bahr
      • Scott Katzman
    • In memory: Rodney Johnson
  • In the news
    • Tuition freeze
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • Antibiotics in poultry
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Need a home: Charlie and Oliver
  • Links
College news
Regents approve tuition freeze

At its June 13 meeting, the University of Minnesota Board of Regents approved the U's operating budget for fiscal year 2015, which freezes tuition for resident undergraduates and professional resident and nonresident students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Medical School. Read more

Staff Appreciation Day is July 10; voting for award recipients continues through June 30

Voting for the Carl (Chuck) W. Edborg II award and Outstanding Faculty or P&A award continues through Monday, June 30, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014StaffVote. The awards will be presented at the college's annual Staff Appreciation Day awards program at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, in 215 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center. The awards program will be followed by lunch from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine lobby.

CVMVMC2 – Image – 180x222 – Thomas MolitorTom Molitor reappointed VPM chair

Dr. Tom Molitor has been reappointed as chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM) Department. In a June 16 announcement to faculty, staff, and students, Dean Trevor Ames wrote that "Dr. Molitor has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of teaching, research, specialty training, and clinical/diagnostic service within the department and the college. Under Tom’s leadership, VPM has made considerable progress in its strategic direction during a time of economic adversity and budget cuts. He has actively promoted interaction and collaborations between VPM faculty and other units, programs, and external partners. Tom also serves as a role model in teaching and has maintained an active research portfolio, demonstrating his own commitment to excellence in all aspects of his position. He has had great success in strengthening the research and service activities in the department by expanding the department’s research enterprise as well as recruiting talented faculty to support the clinical and diagnostic mission."

Tom first came to the college as a graduate student and junior scientist in 1980. He earned his PhD in 1983, became an assistant professor in 1986, and was promoted to associate professor in 1990 and professor in 1994. He was appointed interim chair of the Veterinary Population Medicine Department in 2007 and became chair in 2009.

Federal order mandates reporting of PEDV

On June 5, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a federal order that requires producers, veterinarians, and diagnostic laboratories to report herds that are positive with porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and porcine deltacoronavirus. The order also requires producers to work with a veterinarian to develop and follow a herd management plan to minimize the spread and impact of the disease. The Minnesota swine industry in has taken an active role in determining the most efficient and cost-effective way to comply with the new requirements, forming the Minnesota Swine Health Advisory Committee. The committee is made up of swine producers, veterinarians, and representatives of the Minnesota Pork Board, University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and Board of Animal Health.

Smoke- and tobacco-free policy goes into effect July 1

The University of Minnesota's smoke- and tobacco-free policy goes into effect on the Twin Cities and Rochester campuses on July 1. More information can be found at http://academic.umn.edu/provost/sharetheair/.

Road work ahead

During the week of July 14-18, a portion of Fitch Avenue will be repaved, extending west and north around the fisheries building.

New video promotes university research

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently produced "Why University Research?" a short video on the importance of university research. Hoping to reach a national audience, they are asking faculty, staff, and students to share the video on social media networks and other channels.

Opportunities
  • 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. The deadline for submission is July 11. Learn more about the Academies for Excellence and nomination requirements. 
  • 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 July. Call 612-624-1702 or e-mail vssvth@umn.edu with questions.
  • Nominate a junior faculty member for a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. The program seeks to advance the careers of promising junior faculty members who are at the beginning stages of their professional careers, and who have the potential to make significant contributions to their departments and scholarly fields. The nomination deadline is Oct. 28.
  • 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  
Faculty and staff news
Lisa  Berg receives President's Award for Outstanding Service

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler presented Lisa Berg, library assistant III, with a 2014 President’s Award for Outstanding Service at Eastcliff on June 3. The award recognizes faculty and staff who have provided exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units. Lisa is a longtime staff member in the Veterinary Medical Library.

Student news 
Eva Furrow and Sunil Kumar successfully defend PhD theses

Eva Furrow, a student in the comparative and molecular biosciences graduate program, successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Metabolic and Genetic Determinants of Urolithiasis in a Natural Canine Model." Eva was advised by Dr. Ned Patterson. She has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. Sunil Kumar, a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program, successfully defended his PhD thesis, "Characterization, Diagnosis and Environmental Survival of a Turkey Arthritis Reovirus." Sunil was advised by Drs. Sagar Goyal and Rob Porter. He will continue his employment as a research associate in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.

Sarah Crain successfully defends MS research

Sarah Crain, a student in the veterinary medicine graduate program, successfully defended her MS research, "Clinical Studies Methodologies – A Learning Curve." Sarah was advised by Drs. Jane Armstrong and Dave Polzin. She is currently a clinical instructor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she is completing her PhD in regenerative medicine.

Alumni news
Matt Anderson appointed to Minnesota Board of Animal Health

Governor Mark Dayton recently appointed Dr. Matt Anderson, class of 1989, to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. Matt has been practicing large animal medicine since 1989, with a focus on dairy production medicine and livestock auction services. He began servicing the Zumbrota Livestock Market and started Anderson Veterinary Service in 1991. His practice now employs six veterinarians.

Where are they now?
  • Dr. Katie Bahr, class of 2011, has been named medical director of the Bend, Oregon, Spay and Neuter Project. The news was covered by KTVZ in Oregon.
  • Dr. Scott Katzman, class of 2004, has joined the University of California Davis as assistant clinical professor of equine surgery. Read more in Red Bluff Daily News and Horsetalk.
In memory: Rodney Johnson

Dr. Rodney Johnson, class of 1970, of Alexandria, Minn., died May 22 after suffering a stroke. Johnson practiced food animal medicine from 1970-1980 before starting the Swine Health Center in Morris, Minn., in 1981. He was named Swine Practitioner of the Year in 1982, served as president of the American Association of Swine Practitioners (AASV) in 1985, and was the 2009 recipient of the AASV Meritorious Service Award. He was a longtime supporter of the AASV Foundation, serving on the AASV Foundation Board from 2002-2008 and as president of the foundation in 2008. After years in private practice, he recently retired from the American Veterinary Medical Association Professional Liability Insurance Trust, having served as chief executive officer. He became a member of the college's Alumni & Friends Society Board in 2013.

In the news
Tuition freeze
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
Antibiotics in poultry
Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

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 MPH candidate Sarah Easter Strayer, DVM, DACVPM, Major, US Army Veterinary Corps
1-2 p.m.
115 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Web link: https://umconnect.umn.edu/r29457433/
Phone: 866-865-2157
Conference code: 6978859804

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

July
Tuesday, July 1

Fresh Air Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Northrop Plaza
Learn more

Friday, July 4

Independence Day holiday—University closed

July 7-11

Kids' University Summer Program
Raptor Vet
The Raptor Center
Learn more about University of Minnesota Youth Summer Programs

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

Kids' 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 16

Regeneration: Recycle, Reuse & Renew
Sponsored by the Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program
William G. Shepherd Room, Weisman Art Museum
Free. Register at mncrest@umn.edu

July 21-25

Kids' University Summer Programs
Enraptured with Raptors, The Raptor Center
Horsemanship, 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

July 28-August 1

Kids' University Summer Programs
Grossology, The Raptor Center
Horsemanship, Equine Center
Learn more about University of Minnesota Youth Summer Programs

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

August 4-8

International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation/Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Corvallis, Oregon
Learn more

Kids' University Summer Programs
Horsemanship
Equine Center
Learn more about University of Minnesota Youth Summer Programs

August 9-14

Animal Behavior Society 2014 Conference
Meggan Craft, infectious disease ecologist in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, will present an invited talk, "Infectious Disease Dynamics on Wild Animal Contact Networks" in the Animal Behavior and Disease Ecology Symposium.
Princeton University, New Jersey
Learn more

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.

Need a home

Charlie and Oliver, two loving neutered male cats, need a home for two years while their owners serve in the Peace Corps in Cambodia. Both cats are declawed, vaccinated, indoor-only, and kid-, cat-, and dog-friendly. Financial support is available for their food, veterinary care, etc. To learn more, contact Laura at 507-272-5627 or Lebremseth@gmail.com.

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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