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Dr. Linda Lord, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine was elected president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the ceremony at OVMA's annual Midwest Veterinary Conference in late February, Dr. Lord formally accepted the position from the previous president, Dr. Jason Johnston of Troy.
One staff member and two faculty members were featured in the March 17 issue of onCampus. Rory Gaydos, VIS customer support, was the featured staff member; see his interview on page two. Turn to page three for a feature on our new fellows in the American Academy of Microbiology: Drs. Michael Lairmore and Kathleen Boris-Lawrie.
Dr. Jennifer Brandt, assistant director of Student Services in the College of Veterinary Medicine was interviewed on "All Sides with Ann Fisher," a live, public affairs talk show, with listener phone calls and emails, on WOSU public radio. Dr. Brandt is the founder of the Honoring the Bond program in The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Founded in 1998, Honoring the Bond provides a licensed social worker offering grief counseling and education services to pet owners during difficult and end-of-life decisions.
A cancer-causing retrovirus exploits key proteins in its host cells to extend the life of those cells, thereby prolonging its own survival and ability to spread, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) and Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Three Ohio State University faculty members have been elected to fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology.
The new 2011 fellows are Dr. Michael Lairmore and Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie, both professors of veterinary biosciences and members of the Viral Oncology Program of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Larry Schlesinger, professor of internal medicine and director of the Center for Microbial Interface Biology.
New research published in the journal Blood may lead toward improving current childhood vaccination practices. Stefan Niewiesk, associate professor of veterinary biosciences at The Ohio State University is senior author of the study. Ohio State's Office of Research Communications has written a story about the work.
Game Changers 103 (February debut)
Host Brittany Westbrook highlights stories of innovation from The Ohio State University. Hear from leading global health experts Dr. Lonnie King, Dr. Larry Schlesinger, and Public Health Research Associate Jason Marion on the powerful connections between animals, humans, and the environment. This emerging view of "one health" sheds new light on animal-borne viruses, antibiotic resistance and a host of other challenges now under the microscope of Ohio State's 135+ infectious disease researchers.
Karin A. Zuckerman has accepted the position of Director of the Veterinary Medical Center, and will begin on April 11, 2011. Karin will come to the Veterinary Medical Center with extensive background and experience working in academic healthcare centers and related non-profit organizations.
Joe Esch, third year veterinary student, received the Board of Trustees Student Recognition Award. Joe was recognized for his academic excellence and outstanding leadership. He has been involved in serving other students since his high school days in Springfield, MA. While an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, he was also involved in many student organizations.
An article exploring issues including the increasing number of women in the Veterinary Medicine field as well as a recent report from the AVMA was featured in the Columbus Dispatch on Friday, February 4. Doctors' Clare Allen and Rebecca Pentecost were both interviewed.