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Melody Maxwell, DVM, has been named a 2014 David L. Boren Fellow. Funded by the Institute of International Education and the National Security Education Program, Boren Fellowships support graduate students who wish to study in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests. She is one of the two Boren Scholars who were chosen from Ohio State this year.
Amy Pajcic, a fourth-year veterinary student at the college, recently competed in American Ninja Warrior. Michelle Warnky, a fellow classmate, introduced Pajcic to the reality TV show. She says she had watched the show and always thought it would be amazing to compete, but never imagined she would actually be able to do it.
Associate Professor and Director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health Program Armando Hoet is currently in Gondar, Ethiopia, also known as the Camelot of Africa. On his second day in Gondar, Dr. Hoet wrote in his blog that he would have 25 to 30 faculty to teach about International Trade and Public Health, which is another name for Introduction to Risk Analysis. You can follow his blog as he teaches in Ethiopia for Ohio State’s One Health program here.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved the first phase of the Enhancement and Expansion of the Veterinary Medical Center on June 6.
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Distinguished University Professor Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa
Congratulations to our new Distinguished University Professor Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, Department of Veterinary Biosciences.
Congratulations to our new Distinguished University Professor Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, Department of Veterinary Biosciences. This permanent, honorific title is bestowed by the Office of Academic Affairs on a competitive basis to no more than two full professors per year who have truly exceptional records in teaching, research, scholarly or creative work, and service. Dr.
Welcome to the ninth edition of Behavior News, the newsletter designed to keep veterinary staff and other animal handlers up to date on current behavior recommendations for companion animals. In this issue we continue our series on low-stress handling and have a few discussions regarding managing common behavior issues in dogs and cats.
Congratulations to the College of Veterinary Medicine for being recognized by the OSU Wexner Medical Center's "Medicine and the Arts" initiative, a program that advocates art's role in supporting healing during treatment and recovery. Drs. Michelle Harcha and Kate Hayes-Ozello recently accepted a certificate on behalf of the college for receiving the Sir William Osler, MD Award, which celebrates collaborations in Medicine and the Arts.