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Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa named to National Academy of Inventors

Yasuko RikihisaThe National Academy of Inventors has awarded the rank of Fellow to two researchers at The Ohio State University: Yasuko Rikihisa in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Ching-Shih Chen in the College of Pharmacy.

Digital First Impact Grant sends ipads to Ethiopia for One Health initiative

A $25,000 grant from Ohio State's Office of Distance Education and eLearning has been allocated to Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes and his colleagues involved in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Global One Health Intiative in the form of 40 iPad minis.

The One Health team will use 20 of the devices for education purposes, furthering community awareness and conducting research in Ethiopia. The resources will also be shared with the partner institutions who are working alongside the team.

Connect to Veterinary Medicine - December 2014

News at the College and VMC

Faculty member named 2014 AAAS Fellow

Dr. Michael Oglesbee, chair of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences is one of six Ohio State faculty who were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year. Nationally, there were 401 members selected.

Veterinary Extension newsletter reinvigorated

Smith-Lever Act 100-year anniversaryThe Ohio Veterinary Newsletter, distributed by the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine's Veterinary Extension Unit, has been revived, with the goal of providing relevant, research-based news on grants, research findings, opportunities and more to veterinarians across the state.

Veterinary faculty member featured in Columbus Dispatch story on flu vaccines

Dr. Ian DavisDr. Ian Davis, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, gives his input on health experts' yearly battle in creating an effective human influenza vaccine in a recent Columbus Dispatch article, "Flu vaccines fighting a moving target."

Dr. Oglesbee named AAAS Fellow

Dr. Michael Oglesbee, chair and professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1848 that's dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. It is the world’s largest general scientific organization.

Protect your pets from household hazards during the holidays

Holiday petsDecorations sparkle with inviting lights…and tantalizing scents from special foods entice closer inspection. Unfortunately, a too-close encounter with holiday favorites may lead to an emergency trip for your favorite pet.

Volunteers offer free clinical services to pets owned by low-income residents

Our Oath in Action Day - Ohio, 2014Volunteers from Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, including students, faculty and staff as well as veterinarians from the local Columbus community helped perform spay/neuter surgeries and wellness checks to animals for Our Oath in Action Day – Ohio, a philanthropic event sponsored by the

First aid for animals training session, Dec. 2 at Ohio Fire Academy

Teaching first aid for animals: Dr. Ed Cooper, veterinary emergency services and critical care medicine specialist, conducted a pilot training session on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Fire Academy (8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio) to provide an understanding of basic first aid and triage services for handlers of working dogs as well as first responders.

#Giving Tuesday movement promotes charity donations

#GivingTuesdayA global movement has created a day focused on giving to charities during the holiday shopping season: Giving Tuesday. Many people in the United States are familiar with Black Friday – the big shopping day after Thanksgiving.

Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are new additions to that tradition and in 2012, Giving Tuesday was established as a day dedicated to giving back.