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This program is designed to offer qualified veterinary students the opportunity to develop and work on a research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The program is typically focused during the three month period during the summer break, but may also assist student research projects throughout the academic year. Specific activities of the program include: student research projects conducted with a faculty mentor, weekly seminars on focused topics ranging from responsible conduct of research to leadership training, field trips to explore interesting research environments or new technology and opportunities to attend national scientific meetings.
The Graduate Program in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine Graduate offers a unique approach to advanced training of professional and graduate students leading to MS and PhD degrees in preparation for careers in biomedical, clinical and field-based epidemiological research. Significant need exists at the national and international levels for skilled scientists who are trained in modern translational research methods to apply advances in medicine to improve animal and human health. Recognizing the commonality between human and animal medicine, translational research at the College of Veterinary Medicine is at the forefront of advancing discoveries in basic research that can be taken from the field or clinic, the laboratory bench and applied to the patient's bedside and to the population as a whole. Upon graduation from our program, students will have gained an understanding of hypothesis-based research and the training necessary to pursue a variety of careers in academia, government, and industry.
The College of Veterinary Medicine Research fund supports the general research activieis in the College of Veterinary Medicine, including Research Week activities and projects. The College of Veterinary Medicine is an important component of one of the most comprehensive health sciences centers in America and is central to creating a healthier world. Knowledge gained from our research improves the health of animals, assures the safety and quality of food animal products and contributes to the understanding of basic mechanisms of disease. Our interdisciplinary research programs bring together talented investigators from across the University, nationally and internationally, to share knowledge, skills and ideas in collaborative research projects, technology development, and commercialization. Our Office nurtures these partnerships across the College, University, and beyond.
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Drs. Tony Buffington and Linda Lord have been awarded funds from the Kenneth A. Scott Trust to provide improved education for veterinary students in the welfare and society treatment of companion animals. The project will provide instruction in applied companion animal behavior to all College of Veterinary Medicine students in the Veterinary Medical Center. Didactic and web-based instruction will teach students low stress handling of animals, behavioral wellness and problem prevention, and problem behavior intervention. The project will research best practices in the effective behavioral instruction to be shared with the Capital Area Humane Society and other animal welfare and educational institutions.