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Dr. Philip (Phil) W. Murdick, emeritus professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, died on Saturday August 24th at the age of 84. Dr. Murdick received his undergraduate degree and his DVM (1952), MS (1958) and PhD (1964) all from The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1956, progressing through the faculty ranks and becoming a professor in 1969.
An OnCampus newspaper story features Dr. Tom Rosol, professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who helped create the E. Scholar program through the Technology Commercialization Office. He maintains the role of coordinator and liaison to all of Ohio State’s E. Scholars, one in each college: Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Medicine; Pharmacy; Nursing; and Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Having E.
Iams has issued a voluntary recall to some of their dry dog and cat foods. Please see statement below and lists of affected products.
Although to date, no health effects have been reported, there is the potential for Salmonella contamination. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States, mostly on the East Coast. These limited products were made during a 10-day window, at one of our U.S. manufacturing sites on a single production line. All retailers have been notified of the affected products and are working to remove them.
Amy Kabel, owner of her dog, Hank, was told that to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit from Hank's stomach, he would have to have his leg amputated to operate. Amy went to Ohio State for a second opinion, and she is so thankful that she did. Channel 6 interviewed Hank and Amy for a news story. Click here to see and read more of this amazing “Miracle Dog’s” story.
Please save the date for the 2013 Reunion-Homecoming Weekend. Set for October 18-20, the weekend promises to bring rekindled friendships and continued Buckeye spirit. We invite all College of Veterinary Medicine alumni to visit the campus to rediscover your alma mater, connect with friends and faculty, and see how the college has grown. We hope to see many of you there!
Dr. Andrew Bowman, who is finishing his doctoral degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, was recently featured in a podcast by Ion Torrent, explaining the One Health concept of bi-directional influenza transmission from swine to humans, and from humans to swine at agricultural fairs. To hear the podcast, click here. In the podcast Dr. Bowman discusses a recent paper that he and his colleagues published in the journal, Emerging Microbes and Infections.
An On Campus newspaper story features Christine Kaiser, a DICE program intern who spent the summer in the Advancement Office in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The story also quotes Jenny Bergman, former Alumni and Stewardship Coordinator, and explains how real-life experiences have become a necessary addition to attain a career. Select Ohio State students find internships in the university's advancement offices or colleges through the Development Internship for Career Exploration (DICE) program.
The joys of adopting an older dog are explored by the Columbus Dispatch in an article that quotes our own Dr. Barrett, clinical assistant professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medical Center. A senior dog is one of the most difficult decisions that rescue organizations face because they are hard to place in homes.
The Ohio State Health Sciences Ethiopia-One Health partnership is running its summer institute. Faculty members and students from Ohio State are going to Ethiopia this summer to kick-start a pilot project that will focus on three major public-health problems — cervical cancer, food safety and rabies — among other things. The program was founded by Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and director of Global Health programs. The One Health initiative explores efforts to address the links between animal health, human health, and our environment.
Sara DeWitt, a first-year student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was named a 2013-2014 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow. Sara takes a non-traditional approach to improving and impacting community health by working with pets.