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Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa named to National Academy of Inventors

Yasuko RikihisaThe National Academy of Inventors has awarded the rank of Fellow to two researchers at The Ohio State University: Yasuko Rikihisa in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Ching-Shih Chen in the College of Pharmacy.

Digital First Impact Grant sends iPads to Ethiopia for One Health initiative

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.

Veterinary Extension newsletter reinvigorated

Smith-Lever Act 100-year anniversaryThe Ohio Veterinary Newsletter, distributed by the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine's Veterinary Extension Unit, has been revived, with the goal of providing relevant, research-based news on grants, research findings, opportunities and more to veterinarians across the state.

Veterinary faculty member featured in Columbus Dispatch story on flu vaccines

Dr. Ian DavisDr. Ian Davis, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, gives his input on health experts' yearly battle in creating an effective human influenza vaccine in a recent Columbus Dispatch article, "Flu vaccines fighting a moving target."

First aid for animals training session, Dec. 2 at Ohio Fire Academy

Teaching first aid for animals: Dr. Ed Cooper, veterinary emergency services and critical care medicine specialist, conducted a pilot training session on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Fire Academy (8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio) to provide an understanding of basic first aid and triage services for handlers of working dogs as well as first responders.

Ebola demonstrates One Health challenges and opportunities

Veterinary public health expert and professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes is the lead author of "The Global One Health Paradigm: Challenges and Opportunities for Tackling Infectious Diseases at the Human, Animal and Environment Interface in Low-Resource Settings," which was published Nov. 13 in Public Library of Science, Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Dean Lonnie J. King named chair of national Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture

Posted Nov. 7, 2014


Dr. Lonnie J. King, Dean of Ohio State's College of Veterinary MedicineA Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture was established Nov.

2014 Alumni Recognition Award recipients named

The Alumni Recognition Awards are given annually to select college alumni who have "contributed to the enhancement of the veterinary medical profession through service to the college, dedication to organized veterinary medicine or the advancement of scientific knowledge or through the contribution of their time and effort for the development of their community and the public welfare" as stated by Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society, which the nominees have to be a member of in order to be considered.

Columbus Dispatch features Veterinary Medicine

On Oct. 31, the Columbus Dispatch gave readers a treat with an editorial focused on the excellence of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The story, "Vet school adds luster to Ohio State," focused on our role in public health and collaboration with human medicine.

And on Oct. 18 the Dispatch featured this story on the front page: "Veterinary program among best in U.S."