October 23, 2006

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 3
Monday, October 23, 2006

Presenting: A newsletter with a new name: "News and Events" is a bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu (subject: %22In%20the%20News%22%20Commentary) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Accreditation began today

Just as a reminder, the AVMA Council on Education Site Accreditation Team arrived yesterday, and will in the College of Veterinary Medicine through Thursday. Questions can be directed to Stephen DiBartola, dibartola [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu.

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Shelter study mentioned in DogFancy

In the November, 2006 issue of DogFancy, the regular column “News Hound” features a story about the recent shelter study conducted by Linda Lord, research fellow in Preventive Medicine. The original study appeared in July’s Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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Research article selected as feature

The December 2006 issue of the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, "Microbe", is featuring Michael Oglesbee's article, "hsp72, a host determinant of measles virus neurovirulence", in Journal Highlights. Congratulations to Dr. Olgesbee!

Veterinary Information Systems (V.I.S.ion) team update

From Darryl Jorday

The V.I.S.ion Network Team is in process of moving the network servers to a new facility, located on Kinnear Rd and operated by the Ohio State's Office of Information Technology. The network servers for the Colleges of the Arts & Sciences, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and the Medical Center are already located there. This move will give us more capacity so that we can implement additional hardware for a new calendar and e-mail system plus a centralized disk storage network (more on the latter two projects will be in future team updates). This move is necessary in order to automate some of today's manual processes and allow for greater security.

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

ARE YOU AVAILBLE on Thursday morning, November 2 at 8:30 to enjoy donuts and juice with 35 middle school students from the Gifted and Talented program in Columbus Public Schools? At around 9:15, they'll be split into groups for hospital and lab tours. 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….

Of interest across campus

Lecture on the ancient vivisection of Galen: October 27

The Department of Greek and Latin will present Maud Gleason, Stanford University, speaking on, "The Beast in Me: Galen's performances of vivisection", on Friday, Oct. 27 at 4:00 pm in 448 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall. Maud Gleason is a distinguished scholar and teacher whose interests span the social and cultural history of the Eastern Roman Empire. Her most influential book is Making Men (Princeton, 1995). For more information, contact Tom Hawkins, hawkins [dot] 312 [at] osu [dot] edu.

Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI) presents:

Peter Macklem, November 7

Peter Macklem, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, will give the next MBI Public Lecture on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fawcett Center Auditorium (2400 Olentangy River Road). Macklem's lecture is titled "A Physician's View of Complexity, the Origins of Order, Health and Disease".

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Upcoming events in Vet Med

Fall Food Animal Conference

Friday and Saturday, November 3 and 4

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.

Brochure and registration information

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 Hospital 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 talks will be available closer to the date.