September 25, 2007

In the News

Volume 2, Issue 4
Thursday, September 25, 2007

"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: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Events Calendar Added to the College Web Page

Thanks to SCAVMA and Ken Matthias, a college events calendar is now up on our web page. Go to the college home page and the link is located on the left, under the top section called "Quick Links.” Click on "College Events Calendar" and select the month you would like to view. This will enable us to plan events with an awareness of other activities scheduled in the college.

To add items to the calendar:

Students, please email Jessica Vanhook (vanhook [dot] 3 [at] osu [dot] edu) with the following information: Event, date, time, location, cost, name of event coordinator and contact information, and who is invited (membership required or open to all)

For faculty or staff, please submit the information to Ken Matthias at matthias [dot] 5 [at] osu [dot] edu or Melissa Weber at weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu


Tune in to "The Shadow Knows"

WOSU-TV and Columbus Public Schools worked together last year to create videos about a variety of careers for which students want more information. This "job shadowing" project came to the College of Veterinary Medicine last winter. We worked with students from the school, who interviewed faculty and videotaped activities in the Veterinary Medical Center. Then, they held a panel discussion at the WOSU-TV studio at COSI, sharing their video and interviewing Dr. Jean Sander, Associate Dean. That program will air on October 7 at 8:30 a.m. In addition to a feature on the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Columbus Zoo, with Jack Hanna is also part of the program.


"Name the Newsletter" Content TIME TO VOTE!

Thanks to Jane Woodland, who noted that "Paw Prints" is the name of the newsletter for Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp (their mascot: The Pink Panther). Also, several people submitted "Hoof Beats," which is the name of the US Trotting Association Magazine, just so you know why neither of those made the list.

Following is a list of my top picks. Please let me know which one(s) you like!

  • Wagging Tales – News from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Panacea* (*Goddess of healing, remedy of all diseases) from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Paws for News – from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Critter Chronicle - from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pet Gazette - News from the College of Veterinary Medicine
  • VetPet Talk (News about your pet from your vet!)


Suggestion Boxes Available in the VMC

Suggestion boxes are now up and ready to receive your comments in the Veterinary Medical Center. The VCS/VMC quality of life committee will review/respond to comments at each monthly meeting, and post them on the Quality of Life information board outside room 1147. Please note: the anonymous email site is available to send comments if you prefer an electronic method of communicating. Simply log in to the College of Veterinary Medicine Intranet (from the "Faculty and Staff Resources" link). You will find the link to "Anonymous Feedback" at the bottom left of the page. You can find comment boxes – along with a stack of comment sheets for you to use - in the following locations:

  1. Next to the wall phone, just outside of the entrance to the VMC cafeteria
  2. In the Small Animal corridor, across from the critical care ward (room 1049).
  3. In the Large Animal corridor, between the doors (1143 and 1145) to Central Supply
  4. In the Galbreath Center Office, just inside the entry door and to the right.


Dean Rosol to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award from Illinois

Dean Tom Rosol will receive the 2007 Dr. Erwin Small Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The award acknowledges distinguished graduates who have excelled in their respective fields and have made significant contributions to the profession of veterinary medicine. They honor Dr. Erwin Small (IL '57), professor emeritus and former associate dean of alumni and public affairs at the College. Dr. Rosol will receive the award next week at their Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians scheduled for October 4 and 5.


Vet Med in the News

Virus Affecting Ohio Deer Herd

As the State of Ohio monitored an outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in southern Ohio deer, Dr. William Shulaw, Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and an Extension Veterinarian, was called on to discuss the disease and its impact to Ohio wildlife and livestock. It was he who notified state officials of the possible spread of the disease and assisted in the initial diagnosis of EHD in cattle herds in Pike and Highland counties. On September 12, state wildlife officials confirmed an outbreak of the deer virus in Highland County. Since then, cases have also been confirmed in Jackson, Pike, Muskingum, and Washington counties. Potential cases have also been reported in Athens, Hocking, Perry, Morgan, Gallia, Monroe, Ross, Belmont counties as well as some suspicious cases in deer and possible cattle north of I70. Dr. Shulaw has written a new article and has been interviewed by the Ohio Farm Bureau.

Read the article.


Upcoming Events

The Horse, A Mirror of Man: Parallels in Early Human and Horse Medicine

  • October 17-31, Veterinary Medicine Library, 2nd floor VMAB
    The National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health is loaning the College of Veterinary Medicine a mini-exhibition about the history of medicine through the study of the horse. In addition to showing the historical study of anatomy, the exhibit also demonstrates an early example of "one medicine."
    More information.

Wexner Offers William Wegman Exhibit: Funney/Strange

  • September 20 – December 30

College-Wide Reception, Wednesday, October 3, 4:30 - 6:30PM

  • Wexner Center for the Arts
    Plan to enjoy refreshments in the Wexner Café, and take a tour of the William Wegman exhibition "Funney/Strange" with your colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine. RSVP to vetmedreply [at] osu [dot] edu by September 28 with the number of people in your group and whether you plan to take one of the guided tours being offered at 5 and 6. You are also welcome to stroll through the galleries on your own.

"Vets 4 Pets" 5K Run/Walk Hosted by the Class of 2009, October 7

  • Join the Class of 2009 for the second annual "Vets for Pets" 5K run/walk with proceeds benefiting the Franklin County Dog Shelter and the Class of 2009 on Sunday, October 7. Registration begins at 9:30 and the race starts at 11 a.m. Participants are invited to bring their dogs along, and then stay for “Community Day” at the Wexner Center. Registration information is available:

Why We Like Dogs (and They Like Us), November 1, 4:30PM

  • Wexner Center Film/Video Theater
    Dr. James Serpell, a leading expert in the study of human-animal interactions, will discuss the mutually beneficial relationships between owners and their dogs in relation to Wegman's. His talk is presented in special collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Serpell is Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, and Director of the Center for the Interaction of Animals & Society at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the author of many influential books and articles, including In the Company of Animals and The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People.

College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Reception, December 12

  • Join the College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society at the Wexner Center for a reception, and another opportunity to view "Funney/Strange." Time TBA

Microshipping Clinics Being Held at PetPeople Locations

  • Cat Welfare is hosting microchipping clinics with HomeAgain, PetPeople and Columbus State Community College for the next four consecutive Saturdays at PetPeople locations in Central Ohio. The cost is $25 per pet (cats and dogs), which includes the implantation of the microchip and one year membership in HomeAgain's national database along with other HomeAgain benefits. No appointment necessary!  Payment methods are cash and check only (payable to Cat Welfare). Proceeds benefit Cat Welfare.
  • Clinic dates, times and locations:
    1. 09/29/07 Grandview PetPeople 1472 West 5th Ave 10-2pm
    2. 10/06/07 Upper Arlington PetPeople 2830 Fishinger Road 10-2pm
    3. 10/13/07 Clintonville PetPeople 10-2pm 2863 North High Street
    4. 10/20/07 Westerville PetPeople (new location) 10-2pm

"Breakfast of Science Champions" Returns to Vet Med November 7

  • Last November 2, we hosted 30 middle school students from the Beery, Buckeye, Medina and Southmoor Middle Schools in the "Breakfast of Science Champions." We provided tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to all 30 kids, an interactive discussion of bones in mammals. (thanks to Dr. Cliff Monahan) and a tour of lab space in VMAB thanks to Dr. Michael Oglesbee. who also talked about research on the measles virus. This year, we have added students from other schools, and about 40 kids will be here on Wednesday, November 7, arriving around 8:30 to enjoy donuts and juice. Then they'll be split into groups for hospital and lab tours. Please let Melissa Weber know if you are willing to discuss your research and show students your lab. 614-292-3752 or weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu These are great kids who are self-selected, have an interest in science, and are really excited to be here.


News Across Campus

Reminder from Human Resources

Remember: October is National Work/Life Month. The University will be hosting several important events, including a variety of free workshops designed to improve and integrate work and life. All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.  Please check out the Office of Human Resources website for a calendar of events and more information.

Ohio State Hosting Translational Cancer Research Forum

Leading cancer researchers, government officials and patient advocates will discuss trends in translational cancer research during a free public forum, "Discovery to Delivery" at 10:30 a.m. Monday (10/1) at the OSU Medical Center Biomedical Research Tower. Introductory remarks will be delivered by OSU President Gordon Gee and David Schuller, senior executive director of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Forum participants include Michael Caligiuri, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center; U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce. RSVP by Wednesday (9/26) to Jennifer [dot] Carlson [at] osumc [dot] edu or call 293-0346.

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Register now for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference
Madison, WI, October 7th-9th

The link below is the call for registrations for the 2007 Outreach Scholarship Conference being held in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference begins on Sunday, October 7th and concludes on October 9th. This annual conference is sponsored by Penn State, Ohio State, the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin. It's a great opportunity to learn about the Outreach and Engagement activities of universities and colleges across the United States.

Call for registrations