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Volume 1, Issue 12
Tuesday, April 18, 2007
"News and Events" is a (mostly) bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or give me a call at 614-292-3752.
Dogs diagnosed with osteosarcoma (OSA) may be eligible to participate in a new drug study being conducted in the College of Veterinary Medicine. This study is a multi-center national trial sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Comparative Oncology Program, Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, and the Morris Animal Foundation. The purpose of this study is to define a relevant dose and dosing schedule for Rapamycin in tumor-bearing dogs. This is a dose escalation study (seven days) of Rapamycin in dogs with osteosarcoma (OSA) prior to surgery. This study is for newly diagnosed OSA patients (weight greater than 15 kg), whose owners are considering amputation/resection of the primary tumor.
If interested, please go to the study website for more information. You can also contact Dr. Bill Kisseberth at 614-292-3551 (press 4 for small animal clinics, followed by 4 for oncology)
Plan to join members of the Center for Retrovirus Research for the eighth Distinguished Research Career Award presentation and lecture. Teh Jeang, MD, Ph.D., will receive the award and give his keynote talk: "HTLV-1, Adult T-cell Leukemia, and Mechanisms of Cellular Transformati" on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 in Dunlap Auditorium, VMAB, 1900 Coffey Rd. Dr. Jeang is Head, Molecular Virology Section, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, NIAID, National Institutes of Health. Teh will give a second talk on Friday, April 20 at 9 am, "HIV-1 and small RNAs: what we are learning," in 322 Goss Lab, 1925 Coffey Rd.
Another successful Research Day was held on Thursday, April 12 with 97 posters. Here are the winners of the $600 travel awards.
Gillian Beamer, "Disease Outcome To Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection In Mice Can Be Predicted By Peripheral Immune Response to Antigen 85;" Mentor: Dr. Joanne Turner, Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Center for Microbial Interface Biology
Yaoling Shu, "Measles Virus Core Protein Determinants of Viral Gene Expression;" Mentor: Dr. Mike Oglesbee Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Cheryl Bolinger, "RNA Helicase A Interacts With Divergent Lymphotropic Retroviruses and Is Necessary for Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Replication;" Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Shanggen Zhou, "Piasy Represses Ccaat/Enhancer Binding Protein δ (C/EBPpδ) By Sequestering C/EBPδ from Transciptionally Active Nuclear Foci;" Mentor: Dr. Jim Dewille Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Anusak Kijtawornrat, "Effects Of Calcium Cycling Alteration on the Genesis of Torsades De Pointes in Myocardial Failing Rabbit Heart;" Mentor: Dr. Robert Hamlin, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Edward Cooper, "Evaluation Of Hyperviscous Fluid Resuscitation In Canine Model Of Hemorrhagic Shock: A Randomized, Controlled Study;" Mentor: Dr. William Muir, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Sarah Stone, Title: "Capsular Tension Ring Effect on Canine Lens Epithelial Cell Proliferation and Migration Ex Vivo;" Mentor: Dr. David Wilkie, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Melanie Abley, "Association Of Pathogen Load in Cattle with Retail Beef Contamination;" Mentor: Dr. Tom Wittum, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Caitlin Mcintosh, VME 2, " The Role Of Methamphetamine In Tl-3 Resistance of Fiv Infected G355 Astrocyte Cells;" Mentors: Drs. Lawrence Mathes & Kate Hayes, Department of Veterinary Biosciences
Tammy Owens, VME 2, "Association Between Alpha-2a Adrenergic Receptor Gene Polymorphisms And Feline Idiopathic Cystitis," Mentor: Dr. Tony Buffington, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Joshua Stern, V?E 3, "Estimation of Left Ventricular End-Diastolic Pressure By Cardiac Ultrasound: A Simultaneous Invasive Hemodynamic and Doppler Echocardiographic Study in Awake Dogs With Pacing-Induced Heart Failure;" Mentor: Dr. Karsten Schober, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Dr. Linda Lord, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, appeared recently on WCMH-TV to discuss her study about recovering lost pets.
University Relations offers a weekly tip sheet to local media, and includes a list of experts who can comment on seasonal activities and timely issues. During the week of Easter, Jeff LeJeune, Food Animal Health Research Program, was featured:
Featured expert: Dr. Jane Flores, assistant professor of veterinary clinical science
The Columbus Dispatch,April 12, 2007
Join Dr. Tony Buffington, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, at the new WOSU studio at COSI on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. for his presentation on techniques for keeping indoor cats healthy and happy. With space for a live studio audience of up to 250, the show will be videotaped for broadcast later. The event is free but due to limited seating, RSVPs are recommended: 614-292-1171 or weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu
The Ohio State University Health Literacy Initiative is sponsoring a one day workshop on Health Literacy for Diverse Audiences on May 8th in Columbus. This workshop is designed to offer the basic knowledge and skills needed to apply guidelines and tools necessary to develop low-literacy materials that are culturally specific. Previous training in health literacy is not necessary to attend this workshop.
The Request For Proposals and application for 2007-2008 funding from the Ohio State Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is now posted to the AHEC website. The funding is directed towards outreach projects that will provide Health Sciences students, interns, and residents with the opportunity to gain experience in rural and inner city communities. Program awards can be up to $5,000; proposals are due on or before May 21.