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August 25, 2014

CVM NewsCalendar
is a biweekly newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. The newsletter will be taking a hiatus in September while the editor is on leave, but please continue to submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff at kirchoff@umn.edu for future issues.


In this issue

  • College news
    • Dean Ames joins President Kaler on visit to Norway
    • Retirement party planned for Marilyn Pierce
    • New stairwell lighting to be installed
    • Hill's College Feeding Program participants need to reapply
    • Opportunities
      • Discover the U at the Minnesota State Fair
      • Attend Social Media for Researchers: Tips for #Success
      • Apply for University Professional (UP!) Circles
      • Nominate a junior faculty member for a McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
      • Explore the food system in Costa Rica in November
      • Nominate a professor for a Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
  • Faculty and staff news
    • Team publishes scientific report in JAVMA
    • Advancement team member to be in Driven to Discover ad
  • Student news
    • Samantha Gardner is Morris Animal Foundation veterinary student scholar
    • Nominations sought for Global Health Student Advisory Board
  • Alumni news
    • Where are they now?
      • Shannon Mesenhowski
  • In the news
    • E. coli
  • Calendar
  • Clinical Investigation Center
  • Links
College news
Dean Ames joins President Kaler on visit to Norway

College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Trevor Ames is currently in Norway as part of a University of Minnesota delegation led by President Eric Kaler. The group is scheduled to meet with representatives of four leading universities, industry
partners, members of Norway’s Parliament, and U.S. embassy representatives. With stops planned in Oslo, Trondheim, and Grimstad, the trip is intended to strengthen and expand relationships with the Norwegian Centennial Chair (NCC), a strategic cooperation in research and academic education among the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, the University of Oslo, the University of Minnesota, and the Norwegian government. The NCC focuses on cutting-edge transatlantic research in renewable energy, environment, and sustainability, climate change, life sciences, and biotechnology/production. To follow photos and stories from the trip, visit storify.com/UMNstory/presidentkalervisitsnorway or Twitter @PrezKaler.


Retirement party planned for Marilyn Pierce

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a retirement party for Marilyn Pierce, Veterinary Student Supply, on Friday, September 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the lobby of Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine. Refreshments will be served.


New stairwell lighting to be installed

The University has funded a project to replace all stairwell lighting with new energy-efficient LED light fixtures with motion sensors. The installation of these fixtures has begun on the CVM campus, so you will see electricians making their way through CVM buildings to retrofit all the stairwell lighting over the next month or so. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Steen Erikson at 612-624-2292 or erik0046@umn.edu.


Hill's College Feeding Program participants need to reapply

The annual application and reapplication process for the Hill's College Feeding Program is underway. Participants must complete both a paper application (available in 108 Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center) and the application form online at www.pet360vet.com. Click on "Sign Up," choose your group (Minnesota, University of, staff or student), and use your umn.edu e-mail address. You must agree to the enrollment agreement and may then proceed to add your pets. You then need to complete a short feeding survey and should receive a message stating that your account must be verified by a Hills Student Representative, which means you are registered online. If your pet is on a prescription diet, please include the original prescription from your pet’s current veterinarian with your paperwork to get access to the prescription portion of the website. Once you have completed both the paper and electronic application, you will be verified by a Hill’s College Feeding Program representative and notified by e-mail that you have access to the system and can begin ordering. Learn more on the SCAVMA website at https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu./scavma/hills-college-feeding-program. The last day for orders for the 2013-2014 program year is August 31. The new program year begins September 1.


Opportunities

Discover the U at the Minnesota State Fair
The University of Minnesota — as well as the College of Veterinary Medicine and The Raptor Center — has a strong presence at the Minnesota State Fair. For a complete schedule and map of U events, see U at the State Fair.

Attend Social Media for Researchers: Tips for #Success
This career development seminar sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute will instruct researchers on understanding the social media landscape, best practices for using social media as a researcher, and strategies to help with success using social media. The seminar is Tuesday, Aug. 26, from noon-1 p.m., at 717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105. RSVP via e-mail to ctsieduc@umn.edu by Aug. 25 to reserve a lunch, or join remotely via UMConnect.

Apply for University Professional (UP!) Circles
As part of its commitment to providing professional development opportunities, the Office of Human Resources is offering University Professional (UP!) Circles, a seven-month professional development program designed for faculty and staff who want to advance their professional goals, hone interpersonal communication and networking skills, and effectively bridge barriers. Applications are due September 12; the participation fee is $50. Learn more 

Apply for the Grant-in Aid Program
The program promotes the research, scholarly, and artistic activities of faculty. Applications are due Sept. 15 to approvers and by Sept. 18 to the Office of the Vice President for Research.

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

Nominate a professor for a Distinguished McKnight University Professorship
Distinguished McKnight University Professorship Awards honor and reward the U's most distinguished and highest-achieving mid-career faculty who have recently attained full professor status—especially those who have made significant advances in their careers at the U of M, whose work and reputation are identified with the U, and whose accomplishments have brought renown and prestige to Minnesota. The nomination deadline for 2015 awards is Feb. 3. For nomination information, see McKnight. For additional information, e-mail Chris Bremer or call 612-625-6176.

Faculty and staff news
Team publishes scientific report in JAVMA

"Evaluation of Risk and Protective Factors for Work-Related Bite Injuries to Veterinary Technicians Certified in Minnesota," a report by Leslie D. Nordgren, PhD, MPH; Susan G. Gerberich, PhD, MSPH; Bruce H. Alexander, PhD; Timothy R. Church, PhD; Jeff B. Bender, DVM, MS; and Andrew D. Ryan, MS, was published in the August 15 issue of Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr.Jeff Bender is a professor of veterinary public health and hospital epidemiologist.

Advancement team member to be in Driven to Discover ad

Lindsey Williams of the college's Advancement team will be in the University of Minnesota's Driven to Discover TV commercials this fall. The ads, which promote the University and highlight the effect of its education, research, and outreach on the state and world, were taped August 19-20. Lindsey plays the role of an elementary school teacher in a segment filmed at the Institute of Child Development.

Student news
Samantha Gardner is Morris Animal Foundation veterinary student scholar

Veterinary student Samantha Gardner was part of the 2015 class of Morris Animal Foundation veterinary student scholars this summer. Her project, “Minnesota Moose (Alces alces) Mortality Study: Development of Protocols for Anesthesia and Serology,” was one of 25 veterinary student projects across the country, covering a wide range of species and animal health issues. Veterinary student scholars will begin wrapping up their summer work and submitting final reports in late September and early October. Learn more

Nominations sought for Global Health Student Advisory Board

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is seeking nominations for the Global Health Student Advisory Board, a new committee of student representatives from across the Academic Health Center (AHC). This board will work collaboratively to define global health-related priorities of AHC students. Applications are due September 15, with selections to be announced October 1. Learn more and apply.

Alumni news
Where are they now?
  • Dr. Shannon Mesenhowski, who received her DVM and MPH in 2010 and recently passed her American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine boards, is now an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at the United States Agency for International Development. Shannon currently works in the Bureau for Food Security as part of a team writing policy for the Feed the Future initiative. In September, she will be taking a new position as a fellow in the Global Health Fellows Program II, a position funded by the Public Health Institute.
In the news
 E. coli

"Summer Heats up E. Coli at Some Area Beaches," an August 12 story on KSTP-TV, included comments from Dr. Timothy Johnson, associate professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department.

Calendar
Regular meetings, seminars, and rounds
August 27-29

Orientation, Class of 2018


Monday, September 1

University closed for Labor Day holiday

Tuesday, September 2

Welcome-Back Bagel Breakfast
7-8 a.m.
Lobby of Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

Classes start

Wednesday, September 3

CVM Research Seminar

  • Survival of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Environmental Samples, presented by Dr. Harsha Verma, Veterinary Population Medicine Department
  • Presentation by Dr. Junji Xing, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department

3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu or 612-624-3002

Friday, September 5

Welcome-Back Barbecue
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Livestock Pavilion

Wednesday, September 10

CVM Research Seminar
Chemosensory Regulation of Bacterial Communities
Presented by Dr. John Kirby, University of Iowa
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu or 612-624-3002

September 10-14

American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia/International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium Annual Meeting
Indianapolis
Learn more

Friday, September 12

Retirement Party for Marilyn Pierce, Veterinary Student Supply
Noon-1 p.m.
Lobby of Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine

Wednesday, September 17

CVM Research Seminar
Porcine Deltacoronavirus—Fulfilling Koch’s Postulates
Presented by Dr. Dick Hesse, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
3 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Jessica Raines-Jones, raine034@umn.edu or 612-624-3002

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

Saturday, September 27

Fall Raptor Release
Hosted by The Raptor Center
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, Hastings, Minnesota

Wednesday, October 1

Points of Pride Research Day

  • Poster session and reception: 1:15-2:45 p.m., Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
  • Seminars and award presentations: 3:00-5:00 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
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/scavma/hills-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. The newsletter will be taking a hiatus in September while the editor is on leave, but please continue to submit news and calendar items to Sue Kirchoff at kirchoff@umn.edu for future issues. 

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