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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.
An Engagement Impact Grant was recently awarded to a team of faculty and students, including Drs. Jeanette O'Quin, Bayleyegn Molla, Armando Hoet, and Wondwossen Gebreyes, all in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Andrew Bowman, who is completing his doctoral degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, was recently featured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in a podcast discussing his research on influenza.
Dr. Valerie Parker, assistant professor – clinical, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was recently featured on Channel 28 and Channel 6 in a story about pet obesity. Dr. Parker specializes in pet nutrition issues. She is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and will be pursuing her certification by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition. Dr.
Administrative offices at the College of Veterinary Medicine will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observence of Memorial Day.
As always, the Veterinary Medical Center remains open for your animals' emergency needs, 24 hours a day.