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Yasuko Rikihisa, professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University, is lead author of a research study that appears online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the patho
With the realization that nearly 70 percent of human emerging diseases, including foodborne pathogens, are likely to be zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans), The Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health have recently opened the admissions process to the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree (MPH).
Amanda Sherman, a fourth-year veterinary student, was the lead author of an article published online and scheduled for later print publication in the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology. The article was written in collaboration with several researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Heather Stone, a Captain in the US Army Reserve who received both her DVM and MPH-VPH degrees from Ohio State, served as veterinarian and officer-in-charge in a Veterinary Civic Action Program October 22-28 in the town of Hirna, Ethiopia.
Ohio State researchers are integrating studies of anticancer drugs for canines into the development of drugs for humans for the benefit of both.
At Ohio State, twenty-five graduate programs connect across disciplines to do "team science" research in the life sciences. A new Life Sciences Network video spotlights the faculty, graduate students, and others who are advancing research in the life sciences at Ohio State.
Studies: Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; flu transmission seen between pigs and humans
Veterinary researchers at Ohio State have published two new studies showing flu transmission between pigs and humans. Andrew Bowman, a Ph.D. candidate in veterinary preventive medicine is lead author of the studies published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Emerging Microbes & Infections. Richard Slemons, professor of veterinary preventive medicine, is senior author of both studies. Other co-authors of both papers included Jacqueline Nolting and Sarah Nelson of Ohio State’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Antibiotic use in food animals will be the topic of a symposium, “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose,” to be held at the Hilton Polaris Hotel in Columbus, November 13-15. Hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event is open to all who have a stake in engaging in meaningful dialogue and creating successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy. Speakers will include Ohio State University President E.
Two faculty in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine shared their knowledge with colleagues in east Africa at Ohio State’s “One Health” Summer Institute held there this past summer. The institute was led by Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine who has a joint appointment in the College of Public Health. Also teaching was Armando Hoet, clinical assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine and director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program.
The College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni for leadership in their profession and two faculty members for outstanding teaching during Reunion-Homecoming Weekend celebration on October 5 and 6.