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Global Health Programs Newsletter

The Winter 2012 Global Health Programs Newsletter is now available here.

CVM Alumnus Named AAVMC President

Kent Hoblet, DVM ’71, MS, ’84, Dipl. ACVPM, has been named president-elect of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for 2012-2013. Dr. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will assume the presidency of the group in the next academic year. 

CVM students receive OSU honors

Famke Aeffner, DVM, has been awarded an Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. This fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious scholarly recognition provided by the Graduate School.  It recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability, and provides recipients with the opportunity to devote full time to their dissertation research. 

Veterinary professor leads study published in leading scientific journal

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

The Veterinary Public Health Program is now receiving application for the Cohort of 2013

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). 

Vet student publishes article in Veterinary Ophthalmology journal

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.

Grad leads veterinary mission in Ethiopia

Heather StoneHeather 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 canine anticancer drug research has human-health impact

Ohio State researchers are integrating studies of anticancer drugs for canines into the development of drugs for humans for the benefit of both.

http://cancer.osu.edu/about/publications/frontiers/archive/2012/10/31/a-mutual-exchange.aspx

New Video Features Campuswide Life Sciences Research Collaboration

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.