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Connect to Veterinary Medicine: October - November 2012


Alumni reception set for AAEP annual conference

At this year's American
Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) annual conference, The Ohio State
University College of Veterinary Medicine will host an Alumni Reception on Monday,
December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Anaheim Marriott,
700 W. Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802, in Grand Ballroom Salon D.
Invitations for the reception will be emailed in early November.

News at
the College

launches "But for Ohio State" campaign

But for Ohio State and its
College of Veterinary Medicine, key developments in animal and human health
would have gone unrealized. The College of Veterinary Medicine kicked off the public
phase of its fund-raising campaign on Friday, October 5, during
Reunion-Homecoming Weekend.  

Key priorities for the
College of Veterinary Medicine include: 
Expansion and enhancement of the Veterinary Medical Center ($25
million), student scholarships ($15 million), and faculty and program support
($15 million).  Additional support is
targeted for specific programs, research, facilities and equipment, with an
overall goal of raising $75 million by June 30, 2016. 

Because improvements in
animal health also strongly impact human health, the College of Veterinary
Medicine makes a difference in animal and human health both locally and
globally through new
discoveries, procedures, and treatments. The college pioneers improved medical
and surgical methods, provides direct care for pets and farm animals, and
serves the broader community through efforts such as an animal Blood Bank and
conservation partnerships with zoos and animal shelters.

More information about the
"But for Ohio State" campaign is available here.

Alumni, faculty awards presented at 2012 Homecoming celebration

College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni for leadership in their
profession and two faculty members for outstanding teaching during
Reunion-Homecoming Weekend celebration on October 5 and 6. Alumni Society
were presented to three alumni: Lonnie King, DVM '70, dean of the
College of Veterinary Medicine; Robert Rainier, DVM '63, a research scientist
for Zoetis (formally Pfizer) until his retirement; and William Flynn, DVM '91, deputy director
for science policy at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for
Veterinary Medicine. Additionally, David Wilkie, DVM, professor of
ophthalmology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the
College of Medicine, received the Fox Teaching Award, and Laurie
Millward, DVM '06, clinical assistant professor in shelter medicine and chief
veterinarian for the Capital Area Humane Society, was honored with the Lyman
Teaching Award.

More information about the faculty awards is available here.

Studies: Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; Flu transmission seen
between pigs and humans

researchers at Ohio State have published two new studies showing flu transmission
between pigs and humans. Andrew Bowman, DVM, a Ph.D. candidate in
veterinary preventive medicine, is lead author of the studies published in the
journals Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Emerging Microbes &
Richard Slemons, DVM, professor of veterinary preventive medicine,
is senior author of both studies.  Other co-authors of both papers
included Jacqueline Nolting and Sarah Nelson of Ohio State's Department of
Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Ohio State Research News provides more information.

Award to recognize student winners in pilot communication

A new Bayer HealthCare
scholarship, the Bayer Excellence in Communication Award, encourages veterinary
students to learn how to effectively communicate with pet owners. The
scholarship comes out of a partnership between Bayer HealthCare Animal Health
and the Institute for Healthcare Communication, and is called the Bayer
Communication Project. This partnership developed a communication skills training
module offered to colleges of veterinary medicine for incorporation into their
curriculum. This project is piloted in eight colleges of veterinary medicine
across the nation, including The Ohio State University College of Veterinary
Medicine. Read more
about this award.

The College of Veterinary
Medicine works to improve global health

Read the latest version of the CVM
Global Health News and Updates
for more information on the college's global
health programs.

Veterinary professors
teach at "One Health" Summer Institute in east Africa

faculty members in Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine shared their
knowledge with colleagues in east Africa at Ohio State's "One Health" Summer
Institute held there this past summer. The institute was led by Wondwossen
Gebreyes, DVM, professor in Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine who has
a joint appointment in the College of Public Health. Also teaching was Armando
Hoet, DVM, clinical assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine and
director of Ohio State's Veterinary Public Health program.

More information is available here.

College of Veterinary
Medicine Year in Review spotlights highlights

Highlights from the past academic year,
2011-2012, are outlined in the College of Veterinary Medicine Year in Review, now available online.

Ohio State faculty publish article on how veterinary schools
fulfill the research mission of land-grant institutions

This year
marked the 150th anniversary year of the passage of the Morrill Act
of 1862. This seminal piece of legislation allowed for the establishment of
land-grant institutions in the United States. As a means of reflecting on the
impact that the land-grant system has made on veterinary medicine and how
colleges of veterinary medicine have fulfilled the land-grant principles,
specifically the research mission of land-grant institutions, three College of
Veterinary Medicine faculty members wrote an article that was recently
published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The article, "The role of the colleges of veterinary medicine in realizing the
research mission of land-grant institutions to promote animal, human, and
environmental health," was authored by Rustin Moore, DVM, professor of
Veterinary Clinical Sciences; John Hubbell, DVM, professor of Veterinary
Clinical Sciences, and Lonnie King, DVM, dean of the College of Veterinary
Medicine. The article considers the far-reaching benefits of the investments in
veterinary medical education and research on the well-being of animals, people,
society, and the economy. Highlighted are the roles and contributions made by
colleges of veterinary medicine in the advancement of science and how the
colleges positively impact animal, human, and environmental health. Access
the full article.

Ohio State CVM has three award winners at theriogenology

At this
year's combined annual conference of the American College of Theriogenologists
(ACT) and the Society for Theriogenologists (SFT), a resident and two students
from the College of Veterinary Medicine were among the winners in the Dr. Jerry
Rains Memorial Abstract Competition. From all abstracts submitted for the
competition, the top eight scoring abstracts were selected for oral
presentations during the meeting. Monetary prizes were awarded to the top four
abstracts. First place award winner was Betsy Coffman, DVM, resident in
Comparative Theriogenology and Reproductive Medicine. Third place went to Derek
Howell, Class of 2016, and fourth place went to Brandon Forshey, Class of 2013.
about the selected winners and their projects.

Library offers resource information for practicing veterinarians

The OSU Veterinary
Medicine Library and CABI are making VetMed Resource®, an information portal
designed to bring timely information to practicing veterinarians, available for
FREE for five years to all OSU College of Veterinary Medicine alumni.

VetMed Resource® (VMR),
produced by CABI, a non-profit international agricultural organization,
provides access to more than one million references (plus abstracts) from the
CAB Abstracts database – the same database that you probably used while you
were studying at OSU. VMR also includes the encyclopedic Animal Health and
Production Compendium (specially for agricultural animal veterinarians), as
well as more than 13,000 free online full-text papers and articles from a
number of veterinary conference proceedings and selected journals. For a quick
view of VMR, watch a short video at:

access this 5-year free subscription to VetMed Resource, please email librarian
Jessica Page at for a username and password. You
can contact Jessica by either email or phone (614-688-8474) with questions
about VMR, searching assistance, or any other questions you have about getting
the information you need in your practice.

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 11:09am