December 19, 2006

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 6
Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"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.

Stories Today

College of Veterinary Medicine boasts two new AAAS Fellows

This year, two faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Patrick L. Green, professor of veterinary biosciences and Charles C. Capen, Distinguished University Professor of veterinary biosciences, were named Fellows in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In fact, more Ohio State University research faculty received this recognition than at any other university except one.

Read the full news release

Vet Med in the News

Three dogs get free care to aid cancer study
OSU tests new drugs on canines

Plain Dealer
December 18, 2006
Featured expert: Dr. Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

After decades of an adversarial relationship, animal-welfare groups and the medical research community are cooperating to treat dogs with cancer drugs. The result: free treatment for the dogs and testing of new cancer drugs for humans. The National Cancer Institute is working with more than a dozen veterinary schools, including the Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, to give cancer-stricken dogs new treatments.

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Erie Zoo calls on Ohio State experts

Dr. John Hubbell, DVM, MS Diplomate ACVA and Professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, along with residents Juliana Figueiredo and Turi Aarnes, and veterinary technician Heather Cruea, recently went to Erie, PA to assist with examination and care of Samantha, a gorilla at the Erie Zoo. They went at the request of Ohio State DVM graduate, Dr. P.J. Polumbo. Also assisting during the delicate procedure was another Ohio State graduate, Dr. Albert Lewandowski, of the Cleveland Zoo.

Read the complete story from the Erie Times News (free login required to access article)

Upcoming Events

Save the date

  • Wednesday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Ideation Forum, Wexner Auditorium, VMAB
    • Dr. Mary McLoughlin, DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVS and Associate Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, along with Don Stredney, Senior Scientist, Ohio Supercomputer Center, will discuss their recently funded joint project, "Employing Simulation Technologies for Veterinary Surgical Training to Reduce Animal Use: Accelerating Adoption", sponsored by the Alternatives in Research and Development Foundation. Anyone with an interest in surgical techniques and training is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.

Going to the North American Veterinary Conference?

You are cordially invited to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Reception at the North American Veterinary Conference at the Marriott World Center on Sunday, January 14, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. in Crystal J-2.