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July 14, 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
    • College celebrates Staff Appreciation Day
    • Security ID badge program discontinued
    • Road work underway
    • University invites faculty and staff to strategic planning listening sessions
    • New law will protect health and safety of Minnesota dogs and cats
    • Blog explores history of CVM
    • Opportunities
      • Join CVM volunteers at Bolder Dash run/bike race
      • Nominate a colleague for the Lillian H. Williams Award
      • 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 
    • CVM Web traffic report: June
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Molly McCue awarded Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship
    • Katie Thomas passes AIMVT exam
    • Researchers publish journal articles
    • Sue Loly publishes technician update in the Modern Equine Vet
    • Faculty and staff promotions
    • Welcome to the college
  • Alumni news
    • In memory: Eric D. Swanson
  • In the news
    • Tuition freeze
    • Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus
    • Racing performance after osteochondrosis surgery
    • Trumpeter swan
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
College celebrates Staff Appreciation Day

A standing-room-only crowd of faculty and staff gathered in the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center and Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine for the college's annual Staff Appreciation Day recognition ceremony and luncheon on July 10.  Among the highlights:

  • Dr. Tom Fletcher presented the Carl (Chuck) W. Edborg III Award to Deb Benda, administrative director, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. Deb was one of 26 nominees for the award, which recognizes exemplary staff members.
  • Dean Trevor Ames presented the Outstanding Faculty and P&A Award to Dr. Mike Henson, associate clinical professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department. Mike was one of 20 nominees for the award, which recognizes a faculty member or professional and administrative staff member who has provided direction for staff employees, served in a mentor role, and recognized and supported staff contributions to the collegiate mission.
  • Dean Trevor Ames, Rod DeVriendt, payroll manager, and Susan Wikstrom, human resources specialist, presented longevity awards for 45, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, and 5 years of service.

See photos from Staff Appreciation Day

Did you know?
  • Dr. Carl Osborne, professor in the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department, celebrated his 50th anniversary at the college last week.
  • Chuck Edborg, 89, who established the the Carl (Chuck) W. Edborg III Award presented at the college's annual Staff Appreciation Day events, passed away on April 23.

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Faculty and staff are being asked to stop using their security ID badges (see sample, above left), turn them in, and wear their U cards (see sample, above right) instead.

Security ID badge program discontinued

The University's security ID badge program was discontinued on July 1. Faculty and staff should switch to wearing their U Card and turn in their security ID badges to CVM Human Resources or their department office. 


Road work underway

During the week of July 14-18, a portion of Fitch Avenue west of Gortner Avenue will be repaved. Street access to the Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center and Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine will be obstructed.

University invites faculty and staff to strategic planning listening sessions

The University's Strategic Planning Workgroup has spent many months over the past year deepening its understanding of the University's opportunities and strengths as a public land-grant research university in a vibrant urban setting. Teams of faculty, staff, and students are now "building out" the vision and goals. The new plan will articulate a 10-year vision to guide strategic decision-making, and include specific action steps for the next 3-5 years. The Strategic Planning Workgroup is hosting listening sessions for faculty and staff to share their perspectives and offer suggestions on the plans. The next session is scheduled for August 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Ski-U-Mah Room, McNamara Center. Questions and suggestions may also be submitted via an online comment form. Read more

New law will protect health and safety of Minnesota dogs and cats

New state regulations to protect the health and safety of dogs and cats took effect July 1. Governor Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature enacted the new law during the 2014 Legislative Session, creating licensing and inspection requirements for commercial dog and cat breeders. The purpose of the law is to protect and enhance the well-being of dogs and cats that are raised by commercial breeders in Minnesota, who must register with the Board of Animal Health. The law includes requirements on record-keeping and facility maintenance, standards of care, and an annual licensing fee. Learn more 

Blog explores history of CVM

In "Established by a Grass Roots Movement: Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine," the Veritas DVM Perspectives blog explores the early history of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to Perspectives, Veritas offers interactive case studies, client education material, access to courses, and other resources.

Opportunities
  • Join CVM volunteers at Bolder Dash run/bike race. CVM volunteers will be donating their time at the Bolder Dash run/bike race for Bolder Options on Saturday, July 19, from 7:45-11:00 a.m. The race will run along ​Victory Memorial Parkway in Minneapolis, s​tarting and ending at Webber Park ​Library. CVM volunteers will be staffing water stations, working together in groups of about six. For more information and to sign up, contact Erin Malone.
  • Nominate a colleague for the Lillian H. Williams Award. The Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is seeking individuals and units that have shown their commitment through the education of the community on issues and topics related to equity, diversity, and the struggle against discrimination and harassment. Provide a one-page nomination of an individual or unit to Nancy Xiong at xiong071@umn.edu by July 28.
  • 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 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  
CVM Web traffic report: June

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

  1. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory: 17,097* visits
  2. College of Veterinary Medicine: 13,462 visits
  3. Equine Center: 7,149 visits
  4. Veterinary Anatomy: 6,709 visits
  5. The Raptor Center: 5,988 visits
  6. Veterinary Medical Center: 5,889 visits
  7. Minnesota Urolith Center: 5,250 visits
  8. Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences: 3,503 visits
  9. Education and Student Services: 1,557 visits
  10. Veterinary Continuing Education: 1,555 visits

* Of this total, Google Analytics reported 10,484. An additional 6,613 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 6,295 users in 82 countries and territories; 52 percent were new visitors. Visitors spent an average of 2:46 minutes on the site and viewed an average of 2.5 pages per session.
  • The College of Veterinary Medicine home page had visits from 7,224 users in 103 countries and territories; 57 percent were returning visitors.
  • The Veterinary Anatomy site had the most international reach, with visitors from 123 countries and territories.
Faculty and staff news
PUB/CVM/VMC/Thumbnail McCueMolly McCue awarded Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship

The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) announced that Dr. Molly McCue, associate professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, is one of six recipients of its Transdisciplinary Research Fellowship. This award positions recently promoted associate professors to provide leadership in transdisciplinary collaborative projects at the interface of informatics and an application area. Working with their colleges and campuses, fellowship recipients will build a network of researchers and scholars across U of M academic units and connect to Minnesota industry or organizations. Fellows will leverage this network for research and funding opportunities that address societal challenges and leverage the state’s competitive advantage. UMII was formed in January to foster data-intensive research in agriculture, engineering, environment, health, humanities, and social sciences and to identify education and infrastructure needs. Learn more

Katie Thomas passes AIMVT exam

Katie Thomas, small animal patient coordinator in the Veterinary Medical Center, has passed the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) internal medicine examination and earned the title of "veterinary technician specialist in internal medicine-small animal." Katie was profiled in The VMC Pulse in March.

Researchers publish journal articles

Journal articles published by college researchers in June included:

Sue Loly publishes technician update in the Modern Equine Vet

"12 Tips for Active Box Rest," a technician update by Sue Loly, veterinary technician supervisor, was published in a recent issue of the Modern Equine Vet.  

Faculty and staff promotions, transfers, and reclassifications

Congratulations to these faculty and staff members on their recent promotion, transfer, or reclassification:

  • Stacy M. Bokelheide, senior veterinary technician, transferred to a new area
  • Maxim Cheeran, promoted to associate professor with tenure
  • Nicolas S. Ernst, promoted to associate clinical specialist
  • Veronica Frye, promoted to senior veterinary technician
  • Xiaona Ge, promoted to research associate
  • Joseph Heili, promoted to assistant scientist
  • Stephan G. Herold, developer 1, transferred
  • Yinduo Ji, promoted to professor with tenure
  • Kelly Tart Johnson, promoted to associate clinical specialist
  • Fekadu Kassie, promoted to associate professor with tenure
  • Jong Hyuk Kim, promoted to research associate
  • Michael W. Mahero, postdoctoral associate, transferred to a different position
  • Janice Parrow, reclassified as animal care technician specialist
  • Devi Patnayak, promoted to associate clinical specialist
  • Katey Pelican, promoted to associate professor
  • Leslie Sharkey, promoted to professor with tenure
  • Randall Singer, promoted to professor with tenure
  • Elizabeth Wiedenman, promoted to scientist
Welcome to the college

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

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department
Kristi J. Kobluk, senior laboratory technician (transfer)
Derek M. Korpela, research assistant (rehire)
Sujata Prasad, postdoctoral associate
Courtney M. Sinclair, junior scientist 

Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department

Heather B. Fairbairn, assistant clinical specialist

Veterinary interns
Michelle M. Acierno
Koji Aoki
Caitlin A. Barry Heffernan
Heidi K. Fink
Colleen M. Guidot
Jonathan A. Musser
Katherine M. Stoddart

Veterinary Medical Center
Rian J. Ashmore, veterinary technician
Maria G. Nellessen, animal care technician specialist/anesthesia (rehire)

Veterinary Population Medicine Department

Amy C. Kinsley, research assistant (rehire)
Jessica Martin, graduate school trainee (rehire)
Erica K. Schnettler, graduate school trainee

Alumni news
In memory: Eric D. Swanson

Dr. Eric D. Swanson, class of 1990, of Cable, Wisconsin, died on June 22. After graduation, Eric worked for a short time in veterinary clinics in Bloomer, Glenwood City, and New Richmond, Wisconsin, before starting Cable Area Veterinary Clinic. He continued his training and became a certified veterinary chiropractor, and was also certified in canine reproduction, fish health, and regenerative stem cell therapy. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, son and daughter, step-daughter, and other relatives and friends.

In the news
Tuition freeze

"Consider More Tuition Locks," a July 2 editorial in the Minnesota Daily, cited the College of Veterinary Medicine's tuition freeze and 8-percent tuition reduction for seniors.

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

"USDA Federal Order Requires Reporting of PEDV," an article in Minnesota Farm Guide, commented that if samples are sent to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for testing and found to be positive, duplicate reporting by the herd owner, veterinarian, and others with knowledge of the disease is not required. The story referred readers to the Swine Disease Eradication Center website for more information.

Racing performance after osteochondrosis surgery

"Standardbred Racing Performance after OC Surgery Evaluated," a July 2 article in the Horse, included comments from Dr. Annette McCoy, postdoctoral associate.

Trumpeter swan

"Rescued Trumpeter Swan Succumbs to Infection, is Euthanized," a story in the July 6 Star Tribune, reported that a swan rescued in mid-May and treated at the Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville had later been taken to The Raptor Center, where an endoscopy revealed a severe infection likely caused by the pellet wounds.

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds

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

Tuesday. July 15

Alumni and Friends Society Board Meeting

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

Saturday, July 19

CVM Volunteer Opportunity
Staffing water stations at Bolder Dash, a run/bike race for Bolder Options
7:45-11:00 a.m.
The race runs along ​Victory Memorial Parkway in Minneapolis, s​tarting and ending at Webber Park ​Library.
To learn more or sign up to participate, contact Erin Malone.

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

Sunday, August 3

Polo Classic
Benefits the University of Minnesota Equine Center
Noon-5 p.m.
Twin City Polo Club, 6755 Turner Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359
Learn more

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

Tuesday, August 12

University of Minnesota Strategic Planning Listening Session
11 a.m.-noon
McNamara Center/Ski-U-Mah Room
Learn more

Thursday, August 14

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

Wednesday, August 20

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

August 27-29

Orientation, Class of 2018

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
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=3826768&trk=anet_ug_hm

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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