Dr. Boris-Lawrie to head new Life Sciences Network

Dr. Boris-LawrieDr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, David White Professor of Veterinary Biosciences in the college, has been selected to lead a new Life Sciences Network for The Ohio State University. One of the top findings of the Graduate School's 2008 doctoral program review revealed tremendous unrealized potential in the environmental and life sciences at Ohio State. Since then, two faculty task forces and advisory groups have met with college deans to develop a plan to move Ohio State forward in these areas. The Environmental Sciences Network and the Life Sciences Network will help draw together faculty, graduate students and others to address important topics in environmental and life sciences research and graduate education. Faculty members Richard Moore and Kathleen Boris-Lawrie have been named as the first executive directors. Read more.

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About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State

Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.