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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.
The Gallia County K9 that was stabbed Friday, January 21 in the early morning hours in Vinton County was released Saturday morning from the Veterinary Medical Center. Jeck underwent surgery Friday to repair neck wounds and will be following up with his veterinarian at home.
Since 2008, the WEB services team at the Prior Health Sciences Library and Center for Knowledge Management has partnered with The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
According to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Assocation, healthy cats are just as likely as chronically ill cats to exhibit "sickness behaviors" such as refusing food, vomiting, and leaving waste in inappropriate places, when their routines are disrupted. The research was conducted by Judi Stella, doctoral candidate, as part of a long-term study on environmental enrichment. The papers other co-authors include Dr. Tony Buffington, professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Dr.
Dr. Michael Lairmore, professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies, has been appointed the associate director for Shared Resources at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC).
A drug currently approved for osteoporosis treatment has been shown to reduce bone loss in a study of mice with oral cancer, suggesting it could serve as an important supplemental therapy in patients with head and neck cancers that erode bone. Dr. Tom Rosol, professor in the department of veterinary biosciences, was the principle investigator in the Ohio State study. The drug treatment also was associated with smaller tumors – an unexpected result. The drug, zoledronic acid, is known by the brand name Zometa.
The College of Veterinary Medicine partners with the College of Public Health to offer the country's only Veterinary Public Health specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree. With the realization that nearly 70 percent of emerging diseases are likely to be zoonotic, the MPH-VPH degree was developed to prepare public health professionals to better protect the communities they serve. The program is open to veterinarians, as well as other professionals, including students with science backgrounds interested in public health.