May 1, 2007

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 13
Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"News and Events" is a 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 (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Show your support for Virginia Tech, Wed. and Thurs. from 12-1

In the wake of the recent tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, faculty, staff and students are invited to the Hummel Grand Lounge on Wednesday, May 2 or Thursday, May 3 from 12-1 p.m. to sign a banner showing our support for students. Professional student Christina Canis, a V Tech alumna whose sister attends Virginia Tech, has spearheaded this effort to send a banner of support to their College of Veterinary Medicine. Thanks to Marc Hardman for his assistance in producing the banner. Please plan to sign on May 2 or May 3.

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Administrative staff meeting from 12-5 on Wednesday, May 2

The administrative staff located in the Dean’s suite in 125/127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building will be in an afternoon meeting from 12-5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. The front desk will be covered, but administrative staff will be unavailable.

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Hike and Eat on May 19

On May 19, faculty, staff and students are invited to "Race for the Cure" for breast cancer research with colleagues and friends on the College of Veterinary Medicine team: "Bark, Meow, Chirp, Neigh, Moo & Others." That afternoon, plan to go to the Omega Tau Sigma house, 4673 Kenny Rd., for the annual OTS Hog Roast. Enjoy free dinner, beverages and a band. Everyone – faculty, staff, students and their families are invited to attend.

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Inaugural Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday June 9

The inaugural College of Veterinary Medicine Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 11 a.m. in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium.The senior clinical awards, Phi Zeta candidates and other student awards will be presented.All members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, family members and friends are invited to this event.A light lunch will be served after the presentation in the Hummel Grand Lounge of VMAB.This event is a change from the past, when the senior clinical awards were given out at the Senior Sendoff dinner on the Thursday night prior to graduation. This year, Senior Sendoff will embrace the tradition of the funny, "roast"-like awards that have always been enjoyed. The addition of an awards ceremony on Saturday will allow Phi Zeta candidates and other student award winners to receive the public recognition they so richly deserve.

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Can better imaging predict congestive heart failure?

Dogs are now being enrolled in a clinical study that seeks to utilize cardiac ultrasound to identify and stage congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs. Dogs with asymptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and degenerative mitral valve disease (MVD), and dogs with CHF caused by MVD or DCM, will be enrolled. Any dog with DCM or MVD (unless treated with high doses of diuretics) and no concurrent systemic disease is eligible. Benefits for dog owners include low cost examinations (50 percent cost reduction for the first visit and free second visit), short scheduling and waiting times, and important contribution to a research study that can improve the health of dogs. The results of this study may help to earlier diagnose CHF, better stratify cardiovascular risk, tailor therapy to specific dog needs, and reduce the exposure of personnel and animals to the ionizing radiation required for repeated thoracic radiography. Contact: Karsten Schober, DVM, PhD (614) 292-3551 or Schober [dot] 4 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: CHF%20Study%20in%20Dogs) ) or Laura Spayd, senior cardiovascular technician, (614) 292-3551.

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Upcoming Events

Behavior Club, Saturday, May 5th, 10 am -12 pm, VMC, room 1147

Join members of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Club at the May "Animal Behavior Protocols" meeting with Traci Shreyer and Debby Miller. This month's topic is "Separation Anxiety: How to apply behavior modification to prevent & treat." This is a common concern among pet owners. It will also be very informative for students who are getting a puppy or adult dog this summer! This is an informal discussion; FREE continental breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP to Debby Miller at miller [dot] 85 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: Animal%20Behaviur%20Protocols%20Meeting) by Wednesday, May 2nd.

Bernard Rollin, Thursday, May 10, 12-1, Wexner Auditorium, VMAB

Bernard Rollin (B.A. CCNY, Ph.D. Columbia) is University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Philosophy, Biomedical Sciences, Animal Sciences, and University Bioethicist at Colorado State University. Faculty, staff and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and across Ohio State are invited to hear his discussion of "Science and Ethics" from noon to 1 pm in the Wexner Auditorium on May 10th.

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News across campus

Health Literacy Workshop

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.

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Health Science Outreach RFP

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.

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