October 15, 2006

In the News

October 15, 2006f
Volume 1, Issue 2

"In the News" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications office. If you have news items to add (or any other comments), please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Volunteer for the "Breakfast of Science Champions" (Please….. :)

On Thursday, November 2, 40 middle school students from the Gifted and Talented program in Columbus Public Schools will arrive around 8:30 to enjoy donuts and juice with faculty and staff in the College of Veterinary Medicine. At around 9:15, they'll be split into groups for medical center and lab tours. ARE YOU AVAILBLE TO eat breakfast? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT that you can share with these students? Kristine McComis has already volunteered to show one group through the medical center (Thanks Kristine!), but I need several other tour guides who can help. If you only have time for the breakfast, that's still great. I would like to get about 10-15 people who can hang out and chat with kids over breakfast, and about 4 who can show them around. Please let Melissa Weber know if you can help. 614-292-3752 or weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu These are great kids who are self-selected, and have an interest in science. Part of our mission is to encourage them to do well in school and realize they CAN go to college….

2006 Distinguished Staff Awards

In case you missed it, Dean Rosol presented the 2006 Distinguished Staff Awards at the College Appreciation luncheon on September 1. Recipients Jan Roseberry, administrative associate in Veterinary Biosciences, and Tim Vojt, senior research associate in Biomedical Media each received a $500 award as well as a plaque.

Surgery faculty to join Equine program

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences welcomes Dr. Yvonne Elce, clinical assistant professor in equine surgery and Dr. Elizabeth Santschi, associate professor in equine surgery. Dr. Elce received her DVM from Guelph, and trained under two outstanding orthopedic surgeons with ties to Ohio State: Dr. Robert Schneider, during her internship at Washington State, and Dean Richardson, now known as Barbaro's surgeon, during her surgical residency at the New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania. She is Board Certified by the ACVS and will join the College on December 1. Dr. Santschi is currently clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin. She received her DVM from Illinois, interned at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and completed a surgical residency at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital, in Ocala, Florida. She became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 1992. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, and given more than 100 scientific and educational presentations. She will join the College on January 2, 2007.

Congratulations to the College of Veterinary Medicine……

For your generosity in eating lunch and buying raffle tickets to raise $410.65 for the Community Charitable Campaign, affectionately called, "Bucks for Charity." Special thanks goes to committee members Priscilla Vitelli, Darlene Richardson, Jan Roseberry, Robin Bennett, Cindy Cheely and spouses who helped yesterday, Charlie Vitelli and David Cheely. Special congratulations goes to Laurel Miller, class of 2008, and Darlene Richardson, administrative associate in the medical center, who won $25 gift cards to Target and Speedway. The Bucks for Charity campaign continues through December 8. All contributions are tax-deductible. Contact Priscilla for more information 614-292-1171 or vitelli [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu.

Reed to retire

After 25 years of service to the College of Veterinary Medicine, Steve Reed, the Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor in Equine Clinical Sciences and Research, has announced his retirement. Along with this announcement comes a great opportunity for the College to realize an opportunity to collaborate in a strong way with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, where Steve will be heading to try his hand in private practice.

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FYI - Making Buckeyes more secure

The BuckeyeSecure Program is making Social Security number (SSN) protection and identity management a priority.This summer the program kicked-off its two projects – Identity Management and SSN Privacy and Safeguarding – and began development of the SSN privacy policy and best practices. Units are encouraged to begin planning for SSN remediation. Specific tips on how to protect personal information are provided on the BuckeyeSecure website, along with updates on the SSN privacy policy and identity management system. Direct questions to the BuckeyeSecure group via the BuckeyeSecure buckeyesecure [at] lists [dot] acs [dot] ohio-state [dot] edu (email listserv).

Upcoming Events

Fall Food Animal Conference

The annual Ohio State Fall Food Animal Conference has a long standing tradition of offering excellent instruction on topics related to food animal medicine. Come learn the most up-to-date information available from our outstanding speakers as we celebrate the 32nd Fall Food Animal Conference on November 3 and 4, 2006.

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SCAVMA presents: the Josh Project with Dr. Lange

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. VHA
As a community outreach project, SCAVMA is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to provide a special kit to children facing surgery. The kit contains a stuffed dog and book, which explains to children what they should expect. The kit is the brainchild of Dr. Lange, whose own daughter faced surgery a few years ago. In trying to explain the process to her, he hit upon the idea of providing a stuffed animal for comfort to children going into surgery, and coming out of recovery. Dr. Lange will be here with Josh, the dog who inspired the project. Come to learn more, and help SCAVMA raise money to provide kits to Children's Hospital, here in Columbus.

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Save the date

  • Tuesday, November 28, 5:30
    Avian Influenza, Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium
    5:30-6:30pm Join Dr. Mahesh Kumar, senior director of global poultry Research & Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health for his presentation, Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 12 or 5:30, VHA
    SCAVMA welcomes Ohio State alumnus and NASA Astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan
    Dr. Linnehan will be on campus all day on November 29 and will offer two talks, one to SCAVMA students at 12 and another to the general public at 5:30. Titles of his talk, and details about opportunities to interact with Dr. Linnehan, will be available closer to the date.