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2014 was yet another achievement-filled year at Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center; here are some of the top stories:
In the spirit of comepetion, The Ohio State University and the University of Oregon faced off in a fundraising challenge prior to the National Championship game on January 12. Both universities encouraged fans to donate to each school in a National-Championship-inspired fundraising competition that ran Jan. 9 – 13.
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Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa named fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Professional cowboys and girls performed in an intense, head-to-hoof competition at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in "The World's Toughest Rodeo," and Dr. Jonathan Yardley, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, provided one of the show's major safety nets as the lead, on-site veterinarian.
White-tailed deer in northeastern Ohio have a high rate of toxoplasmosis infection, according to a study led by third-year Ohio State veterinary student Gregory Ballash, who received his Master's of Public Health with a specialization in Veterinary Public Health in 2011 and is currently a student research assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
In order to better manage the time constraints with a potential trip to the CFP National Championship Game on Jan. 12, The Ohio State University Alumni Association is offering a presale of our tour packages. The information can be found here.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center lends a helping hand to greyhounds around the nation through its 4 Legs 4 Hounds Greyhound Program, which links retired greyhounds to foster homes, low-cost medical care, free chemotherapy and more.
A $25,000 grant from Ohio State's Office of Distance Education and eLearning has been allocated to Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes and his colleagues involved in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Global One Health Intiative in the form of 40 iPad minis.
The One Health team will use 20 of the devices for education purposes, furthering community awareness and conducting research in Ethiopia. The resources will also be shared with the partner institutions who are working alongside the team.