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The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee, along with Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital Director and CEO Michael Caligiuri, and others will speak at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Wexner Auditorium on Monday, May 11 from 12 to 1 p.m. about the inaugural bike tour. The 2009 Pelotonia is a cycling event in which 100 percent of the proceeds go toward cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital. The Pelotonia has four ride routes, each starting in Columbus, from August 28 to 30. The rally at the College of Veterinary Medicine is one of five rallies being held in May to encourage Ohio State faculty, staff and students to participate in the event.
There is no fee to attend the rally, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Nancy Jones, program director at nancy [dot] jones [at] osumc [dot] edu. Lunch (wraps, water, trail mix and whole fruit) will be served outside the auditorium. Those interested in registering for the Pelotonia will be able to do so at the rally. For more information on the cycling event, visit the web site: http://www.pelotonia.org.
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.