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July 28, 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 project selected for MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program
    • Donors gave $7.7 million to college in fiscal year 2014
    • CVM Volunteers give time to Bolder Options
    • Opportunities
      • 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
    • Translational Grant Program awards funding to Srinand Sreevatsan
    • Research teams publish papers in JVIM, JAAHA
    • CVM editor shares 'portal species' in Star Tribune
  • Alumni news
    • In memory: Perry Jay Nermoe
  • In the news
    • Farm Family Recognition Program
    • Tuition freeze
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
AHC - Image - U of M 150 wideCVM project selected for MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program

A project led by the College of Veterinary Medicine has been selected for the University's MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Research Program, which is designed to address grand challenges by bringing together researchers from across disciplines and departments to collaborate in new ways.

The project, "STEMMA: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics for Minnesota Advancement," will be led by Dr. Andres Perez, associate professor, with co-investigators Dr. James Collins, Dr. Meggan Craft, Dr. Thomas Molitor, Dr. Michael Murtaugh, and Dr. Nicholas Phelps, who will work with Evan Enns, Health Policy and Management; Amy Kircher, National Center of Food Protection and Defense; Anne-Francoise Lamblin, Minnesota Super-computing Institute; Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota Informatics Institute; Faye Sleeper, Water Resources Center; and Jian Ping Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering. The project will focus on case studies of two infectious diseases, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome and viral hemorrhagic septicemia, which will serve as prototypes. Ultimately, the project will include other diseases and species to protect and promote the health and economy of the people and the environment of Minnesota.

A total of nearly $6 million was awarded to 12 projects (approximately $500,000 per award) that cover at least three of the four MnDRIVE research areas and bring together faculty and resources from multiple disciplines across the University. The two-year projects involve 87 researchers in 16 colleges and 50 departments across three U of M campuses. More than 30 external partners are involved, including state agencies and industry leaders. Learn more


Donors gave $7.7 million to college in fiscal year 2014

The college's fiscal year ended on June 30, and the College of Veterinary Medicine had its second-best year ever for fundraising, receiving more than $7.7 million from 4,365 donors who gave nearly 8,000 gifts. Only two other collegiate units (the Medical School and the College of Liberal Arts) saw more donors in fiscal year 2014.

Contributing to this nearly record year were two new $1 million commitments: a planned gift commitment to the Leatherdale Equine Center and a five-year pledge in support of The Raptor Center.

"By working closely with the various centers, departments, and the rest of the advancement team here at the CVM, the development staff is seeing our supporters give generously to the teaching, research, and service mission of the college," says Bill Venne, chief development officer. "We are currently in the early stages of planning some very exciting fundraising initiatives and look forward to talking to our alumni, donors, corporate supporters, and new prospects about what this college can achieve."


CVM Volunteers give time to Bolder Options

Four CVM families—Shannon Larrabee and her husband, the family of Erin Malone and Scott Madill, Jen Scholl's family, and Scott Wood's family—donated their time to Bolder Options, staffing water stations at the Bolder Dash run/bike race on Saturday, July 19. Bolder Options focuses on youth development, offering a mentoring program, wellness activities, and leadership opportunities to support youth who are at risk for dropping out of school or becoming involved in delinquent or unhealthy behaviors.

"Thank you so much for your group of volunteers to come out and support the Bolder Dash," wrote Heidi Mastrud, advancement director. "I appreciate your willingness to help, your flexibility, and your great attitudes. We truly couldn't have put on our race without you! The kids of Bolder Options get so much out of their 5Ks. They learn to set a goal, achieve it, and truly begin to believe in themselves. These events are also good for the community. They get to know Bolder Options and the important work we're doing to bring healthy habits to kids at a formative time in their development."


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 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 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. This 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  

 

Faculty and staff news
CVMVMC2 – Image – 180x222 – Srinand SreevatsanTranslational Grant Program awards funding to Srinand Sreevatsan

Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department, has been awarded funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Translational Grant Program for the project "Point-of-care Detection and Monitoring System for Tuberculosis." The purpose of the program is to help drive the highest quality early-stage translational research through the process of translating basic science discoveries into patient benefit.

Research teams publish papers in JVIM, JAAHA

"Hypoglycin A Concentrations in Seeds of Acer Pseudoplatanus Trees Growing on Atypical Myopathy-Affected and Control Pastures," by L. Unger, A. Nicholson, E.M. Jewitt, V. Gerber, A. Hegeman, L. Sweetman, and S. Valberg was published in the July/August issue of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.  Dr. Stephanie Valberg is a professor in the Veterinary Population Medicine Department.

Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association published two papers by CVM researchers in the July/August issue:

CVM editor shares 'portal species' in Star Tribune

"My Portal Species," a weekly feature in the "Outdoors Weekend" section of the Star Tribune, published Sue Kirchoff's story and photos on July 25. Sue wrote about her childhood experience caring for a young American robin and how it had inspired her to learn more about birds, take up aviculture, write for Bird Talk magazine, and more.  

Alumni news
In memory: Perry Jay Nermoe

Dr. Perry Jay Nermoe, class of 1974, died in Towner, North Dakota, on July 18. After starting his career in Gonvik, Minnesota, Perry opened the Towner Veterinary Service in North Dakota in 1980. He later operated the Rugby Veterinary Clinic and provided veterinary services to the Rugby Livestock Auction. He is survived by four children and other family members and friends. 

In the news
Farm Family Recognition Program

A July 23 story about the Farm Family Recognition Program in the Brainerd Dispatch mentioned that the program is coordinated by the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, Extension, and College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Sciences.

Tuition freeze

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler mentioned the College of Veterinary Medicine's tuition freeze in a Minnesota Daily story on July 23. 

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
July 25-29

American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
Denver, Colorado
Learn more

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

 
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

August 18-22

Focus on Food Systems
Explore the interconnections of food, animal feed, fiber, and fuel in the economics, culture, policy, and health of our society using corn as an example of a complex food system.
Hosted by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
Learn more

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 21-September 1

Minnesota State Fair

CVM booth: Thursday, August 21

August 27-29

Orientation, Class of 2018

Monday, September 1

University closed for Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, September 2

Classes start

Friday, September 26

2014 Nature-Based Therapeutics Conference: Speak! The Quality of Interactions Between Humans and Animals
8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Presented by the University of Minnesota's Nature-Based Therapeutic Services, a shared initiative with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Learn more and register
 

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 Veterinary Medical Center's Twitter page.

Veterinary Continuing Education
www.cvm.umn.edu/vetmedce/

Veterinary Medical Library
http://hsl.lib.umn.edu/vetmed

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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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