PharmCATS, BRI in international story on KC Animal Health Corridor
programs affiliated with the College of Veterinary Medicine
recently made international news. PharmCats and the BRI were
spotlighted in an eight-page story about the KC Animal Health Corridor
featured in the May 18 issue of Animal Pharm newsletter
“Kansas City: Capital of the animal health universe?”, was
written by American reporter Richard Daub, who visited the college in
is tremendous publicity for K-State and
all of our associated programs,” Dean Ralph Richardson said. “People
outside of the Midwest aren’t aware of the high level of activity going
on in this field or the number of specialized companies located in the
corridor. This story will really help to get the word out, and it
really puts K-State in a great light.”
Daub calls K-State
“one of the premier animals sciences
schools in the
United States.” The story includes comments from Dr. Lisa Freeman,
associate dean of research, Dr. Michael Apley, associate professor of
food animal production medicine, Dr. Jim Stack, director of the BRI,
and Dr. Ron Trewyn, K-State’s vice provost for research
and dean of the
Richard Daub (center) reporter for Animal Pharm news, interviews Drs.
Lisa Freeman (left) and Mike Apley (right) about PharmCATS while
visiting K-State in April. Daub wrote an eight-page story about
the KC Animal Health Corridor in the May 18 issue of the London-based
Dr. Ronnie Elmore
congratulates Dr. David Anderson on
winning the Fort Dodge Animal Health Award.
Dean Richardson presents
the Pfizer Animal
Health Award to Dr. Bob Rowland.
Dean Richardson presents
Award to Dr. Beth Davis.
Purple was prominent at several recent symposia. K-State
strong turnout at the 15th Biennial American Academy of Veterinary
Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium held in Monterey, Calif., last
month. The same was true at the joint symposium of the AAVMC and
Association of Schools of Public Health in Atlanta held in April. Also,
a special award was presented to Antje Anji, A&P research assistant
professor, in Washington D.C. by the Association of Scientists of
Indian Origin in America.
“The Atlanta symposium was a transforming
experience for our
students,” said Dr. Lisa Freeman, associate dean of research. “They
were exposed to a variety of public health issues and experts from
across the United States.”
CVM attendees contributed poster and/or oral
presentations at both
symposia. Dr. Mike Apley also presented in the Monterey
sessions, and he became president of the American College of Veterinary
Left: Rear Adm.
Kenneth Moritsugu, acting U.S. Surgeon
General, meets with Katie Flock, fourth-year student, and
Kimathi Choma, veterinary scholar alumnus, at the public
health symposium in Atlanta.
Antje Anji accepts the 2007
Junior Scientist Award in
Phramacology from Dr. Parimal Chowdhury, president of the
Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America and
Hon. Ronen Sen, Ambassador of India to the United States.
Drs. Mohammad Al-Bataineh,
Ronette Gehring, Hans Coetzee, Brandon Reinbold, Brian Lubbers and Mike
at the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Symposium.
The class of 2010 boasts
students entering the Army’s veterinary officer program. With limited
slots available to veterinary students, K-State’s
inductees are an
They are: Jon Nauss,
Kan.; Kathy Cheng, Rowland Heights, Calif.; and Clinton Wayland,
Mission Viejo, Calif.
“Competition for this
is intense,” Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Wallace said. “The Army only takes
the best students with high grade point averages. With only 28
veterinary colleges and 22 openings this year, K-State
has more than
The inductees receive a
stipend and scholarship, and upon graduation, a commission as first
lieutenant with an eight-year active-duty commitment. With completion
of board certification, each student will receive a promotion to
Army veterinarians work
areas such as disease control, care for zoo and infantry animals,
wildlife conservation and care of dependents’ companion animals.
Sgt. 1st Class
Johnny Wallace, Clinton Wayland, Cathy
Cheng, Jon Nauss and Capt. Chris
Jon Nauss takes the oath
from Capt. Connors.
within the CVM are planning the first annual “Run 4 Rabies” in
conjunction with World Rabies Day
on Sept. 8, 2007.
SCAVMA, Kansas State
Rabies Diagnostic Laboratory, the new International Club and other
students and faculty are organizing a 5K “Run 4 Rabies” in Manhattan
for Sunday, Sept. 9. Also in the works is a concert highlighting local
talent and food vendors, while materials to promote rabies education
and animal-bite prevention will be distributed. The events will be held
in CICO Park, county fair grounds from 12-4 p.m. Contact Mylissia
Stukey at email@example.com for more info.
Scoops flew as Pet
scholarship recipients and a new Pet Trust board member served up Call
Hall’s finest at the annual ice cream social. This year, the Pet Trust
provided $75,000 for the Cardiovascular Ultrasound System and $10,000
in annual research grants, plus support for several other funds. Rhonda
Berzner, secretary for the class of 2009, won the drawing for a free Whispering
Coordinator Sharon Greene
said, “We hope people became more informed about the Pet Trust and
hope they enjoyed their ice cream treats — fixed their way!”
Lisa Gerber rides on the
K-State campus during a qualifying event.
Fourth-year student Lisa
Calif., represented K-State this month at the 2007
Collegiate Road National Championships held in Lawrence, Kan. Due to a
near accident and mechanical problems with her bicycle, Gerber was
forced to abandon the race.
“For her first year as a
cyclist, she shows solid talent, both tactically and physically,” said
Dr. Ken Harkin, section head for small animal internal medicine and
adviser for the KSU
Cycling Club. “It will probably be more difficult
for her to train in her fourth year of vet school, but it’s about
sacrifice. You have to compromise and dedicate yourself to getting on
the bike one to two hours per day. It’s a tough balance,
with the 20-credit-hour load of a vet student.”
Place of birth:
Council Grove, Kan.
information: 2 sons: Wyatt, 10, and Clay, 5.
cat named Puddy, an Australian Shepherd
dog, Tucker, two horses, Bill and Diesel, and a pony, Peanut.
Gardening, photography and spending time
with my sons.
farthest place from Manhattan that
you’ve visited? West Palm Beach, Fla.
What food could
you not live without? Anything
What is the most
valuable piece of advice you have
ever received? Live your life like it is your last day on earth.
If you were an
animal, what animal would you be
and why? A horse, because it is my favorite animal.
The Veterinary Medical Library
recently received a certificate which again named the library as a full
network member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
of the National Library of Medicine from 2006-2011. We have been
renewed as a participating library because we have again met certain
membership criteria. Our membership requires that we are regularly
staffed, have an Internet connection, have our own collection of health
sciences materials such as books, journals, audiovisuals and electronic
databases, and provide information services to health professionals
and/or the general public.
By renewing as members of the
NN/LM network we agree to designate one of our staff members as our
contact person with the network, to be listed in the national registry
of network members, to provide information about our collections to the
National Library of Medicine and our regional library which is the
MidContinental Region Library located in Salt Lake City.
While our own faculty, staff,
and students can request items through the university’s interlibrary
loan system, nonuniversity affiliated people requesting these materials
cannot use interlibrary loan. The National Library of Medicine’s
DOCLINE service allows us to supply nonuniversity requests for items
not in our collection and allows nonuniversity persons to use Loansome
Doc. Not only do we provide services for our local faculty, staff, and
students but we can serve as a medical/veterinary library for
community, state and even national requestors.
Members of the general public
are always welcome to come to the Veterinary Medical Library to
research their own medical and veterinary medical questions. We also
provide services to persons not able to come to the library through our
Library Research Services.
Dr. Robert Larson
presented bovine research papers in early May at Osorno and Temuco, Chile, and Azul, Argentina. He spoke
May 23 for Intervet on other topics at Acton Vale, Quebec, Canada.
Dr. Greg Grauer
presented three different topics at the Golden State Meeting
in Anaheim, Calif., in early May.
Sue Chavey and
Audree Gottlob, from the DM/P
Comparative Hematology Laboratory, attended the Kansas Society for
Clinical Laboratory Science annual meeting in Wichita in early May.
Amy M. Brusk,
administrative office in the dean’s
office, has accepted the position of grants specialist. Congrats!
first-year student in veterinary
medicine, won third place for an essay in the Smithcors Essay Contest
held by the American Veterinary Medical History Society.
- Clinical Sciences
- Dean’s Office
Kelly L. Scheidegger
Kaitlyn M. McHale
Reshma D. Sawant
— 69th Annual
Conference for Veterinarians and KVMA Veterinary Trade Show
— All-CVM meeting - 3 p.m. 301 Trotter Hall
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