Lifelines - October 2013 The official newsletter of the College of Veterinary Medicine

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October 2013 - Vol. 8, No. 10

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Dr. Ronnie Elmore presents early admission certificate to Alaina LittlejohnEarly Achievers

CVM welcomes new class of early admit scholars.
Who helped celebrate?

Bovine Bounty

Students and alumni earn accolades at annual AABP conference.
Which awards were won?

Rabid Relief

K-State's Rabies Laboratory offers two new assays for treating rabies.
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How will these assays make a difference?

Fall teaching awards recognize excellent trio

Susan Rose’s artwork continues to capture attention

Donna Springer receives MRB appreciation award

K-State 150: The tale of Touchdowns I-XI, K-State's live mascots

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Maureen KerriganUnder the Microscope
Maureen Kerrigan, Microbiologist and Laboratory Manager, DM/P

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Bats pose risk of rabies.
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Early Achievers

CVM announces 2013 class of Early Admission Scholars

Early admission scholars
The 2013 class of Early Admission Scholars are (back row, left to right): Braxton Butler, Elizabeth Stietzle, Izabella Carmona, Michaela Sievers, Rebekah Raetzel and Viola Folsom. Middle row: Alaina Littlejohn, Jessica Hayes, Eleanor Selanders, Alexis Sherwood, Katelyn Eike, Rachel Chall and Oliver Kindel. Front row: Jason Gregory, Joseph Waisner, Kathryn Ryan, Bailey Wright, Hannah Seger, Sydney Rathjen, Erika Hrenchir and Lauren Minter.

Twenty-one undergraduate students have been formally accepted into the 2013 class of the Early Admission Scholars program for the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Since it was established in 1999, the Early Admission Scholars program has recruited more than 250 academically qualified undergraduate students who want to study veterinary medicine. After acceptance into the program, completion of 64 hours of preprofessional requirements, and completion of three years of undergraduate work or completion of a bachelor’s degree, the scholars are admitted into the College of Veterinary Medicine.

“This is the top 5 percent of K-State students according to their college acceptance test scores,” said Dr. Ronnie Elmore, associate dean for academic programs, admissions and diversity programs. “Qualifying for this program is valuable because there are hundreds of applicants each year for a limited number of positions. This program allows these students to know early in their undergraduate programs that they have a place in the veterinary college. Each veterinary class is only 112 students, but more than 1,200 apply each academic year.”

Successful candidates in the Early Admission Scholars program must maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average during completion of the preprofessional requirements. By their third year of undergraduate studies, the scholars may petition for enrollment in the first year of the DVM degree program.

The College of Veterinary Medicine assigns each scholar a student mentor to stimulate career and academic development and to provide orientation and access to college activities. The preveterinary students attend regular meetings during the academic year to develop a sense of community and share their progress.

The 2013 class of Early Admission Scholars are: Braxton Butler, Izabella Carmona, Rachel Chall, Katelyn Eike, Viola Folsom, Jason Gregory, Jessica Hayes, Erika Hrenchir, Oliver Kindel, Alaina Littlejohn, Lauren Minter, Rebekah Raetzel, Sydney Rathjen, Kathryn Ryan, Hannah Seger, Eleanor Selanders, Alexis Sherwood, Michaela Sievers, Elizabeth Stietzle, Joseph Waisner and Bailey Wright.

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Bovine Bounty

Students and alumni earn accolades at annual AABP conference.
  Dr. Randall Spare   Dr. Ben Wileman  
  Dr. Randall Spare, DVM 1986, accepts the Merial Excellence in Preventive Medicine Award for beef production.   Dr. Ben Wileman, 2010 Ph.D. graduate, receives the James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders  

K-State veterinary students, research and practicing alumni all made a big splash at the annual AABP conference held in Milwaukee, Wis., in September. Five individuals won awards in different categories, receiving monetary prizes, scholarships and/or travel expenses. These awards, funded by AABP members, AABP partners and the AABP Foundation, were designed to enable recipients to further pursue their careers in bovine medicine.

Fourth-year student Tera Rooney Barnhardt, Satanta, Kan., received a $5,000 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship. She was one of 15 students to win this award from veterinary colleges across the United States.

“I applied for the AABP scholarship after discussing it with my mentor, Dr. Dan Thomson,” Tera said. “He and a veterinarian from back home graciously provided a letter on my behalf to the AABP. I have worked hard to get to where I am and this scholarship will help immensely.”

Third-year student Aaron Schaffer, Fairbury, Ill., received a $7,500 AABP Amstutz Scholarship. He was one of nine students to receive this scholarship. He also earned second place in the AABP Research Summaries Graduate Student Awards category for his paper, “Effects of BRD in Holstein dairy calves during the first 120 days of life on subsequent production, longevity, and reproductive performance as cows.”

“Growing up on a dairy farm instilled a passion for agriculture within me, and therefore, my primary interest is food animal medicine,” Aaron said. “I strongly believe in the concept that veterinarians should prevent disease rather than treat disease, and thus, I would like to build my practice around preventative medicine.”

Ph.D. student and K-State DVM ('08) Dr. Sara McReynolds, Stockton, Kan., received third place for her paper, “Impact of uncertainty in foot and mouth disease indirect transmission probability on outbreak duration and herds depopulated.”

“The conference was beneficial to my program because I was able to gain experience presenting my research,” Dr. McReynolds said. “It also allowed me to discuss my research with other veterinarians and to get valuable feedback."

Dr. Dan Thomson, assistant dean for outreach and Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology, is the adviser for Aaron and Tera, while Dr. Mike Sanderson is Sara’s adviser. Dr. Thomson said, “Aaron and Sara continue the tradition of Kansas State beef and dairy cattle research excellence. Their research is very relevant to the beef and dairy industries for improving cattle health and well-being. It is great for them to be recognized nationally for their projects.” Dr. Sanderson agreed, noting the “high quality of graduate students and the research they perform at Kansas State University in service to the livestock industry.”

K-State was also represented well at AABP by two of its alumni – one a DVM and the other a Ph.D. graduate. Dr. Randall Spare, Ashland, Kan., a 1986 DVM graduate, won the Merial Excellence in Preventive Medicine Award for beef production. This recognizes individual AABP-member practitioners or practices that have developed outstanding preventive medicine programs. Because of differences in management goals and needs, one award is given to recognize an outstanding program for dairy production, and one for beef production. This award consists of a $1500 general scholarship contribution to be made in the name of the recipient to his/her veterinary college of choice and a specially designed bronze plaque in bas-relief given to the recipient.

Dr. Ben Wileman, Willmar, Minn., who earned a Ph.D. in pathobiology at K-State in 2010, won the James A. Jarrett Award for Young Leaders. This award is for a deserving AABP member within 10 calendar years of graduation from veterinary school. Recipients will have given extraordinary service to the AABP in a manner that significantly enhances the mission of the organization.

“Both of these awards emphasize preventive medicine, which has always been an important part of our veterinary educational curriculum,” said Dr. Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “These two individuals are also very highly motivated and have shown great commitment to professional excellence. We’re very proud to recognize their success as our alumni.”

Amstutz Scholarship students
Third-year student Aaron Schaffer (highlighted above) wins a a $7,500 AABP Amstutz Scholarship, shown here with scholarship recipients from other colleges.

Zoetis scholarship students
Fourth-year student Tera Rooney Barnhardt (highlighted above) receives a $5,000 AABP Foundation-Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship at the AABP Conference.

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Rabid Relief

Kansas State Rabies Lab Validates Assays for New Rabies Biologic
  Rabies Lab  
 

Sami Pralle, special projects lead, works in the Rabies Laboratory at Kansas State University.

 

The global fight to prevent deaths from rabies has received an important contribution from the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory. The lab has helped to develop and validate two new assays that will be used to help approve a new rabies treatment, building on the lab’s reputation in the field of rabies vaccine production. Watch the video below for the full story:

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Video produced by Joseph Chapes and Kent Nelson, technology coordinators from
Computing and Technical Support (CATS).

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Hot Topic

Bats pose risk of rabies

  Rabies Lab technicians  
 

Technicians test samples in the Rabies Laboratory at Kansas State University.

 

This is the time of year that bats are most active.

While the winged mammals may seem like a nuisance at most, Two states, Illinois and New Jersey, have both discovered bats with rabies.

As a matter of fact, the winged creatures are the leading cause of rabies in humans -- although these cases are very rare.

And if a pet or human comes in contact with a bat, it can be hard to tell whether or not they are at risk for rabies.

"Bats leave very small punctures so sometimes it can be hard to tell if you’ve been bitten or not," said Dr. Susan Nelson, clinical associate professor at the Veterinary Health Center

Dr. Nelson offered the following steps for people to protect themselves and their pets:

  • If a bat is found in the house, it's best to get them removed by a pest company. Avoid any and all contact with the bat.
  • Check for signs that bats may be in the home. Look for holes that are a quarter to one-half inch large. Also be on the lookout for bat dung, which may be on windowsills or the ground.
  • For human bat bites, get immediately doctor assistance. For animal or pet bat bites, get help from a veterinarian.
  • Make sure pets are properly vaccinated, even those that spend most of their time indoors.

"Unfortunately a lot of cats aren’t vaccinated for rabies because people feel they don’t need it if they live inside," Dr. Nelson said. "Well, there’s definitely a need for vaccinating these cats, but if you find one of your pets trying to capture or has contact with one of these bats, that’s another reason to capture the bat and have it tested for rabies."

Any suspected bats can be sent to the Rabies Laboratory through the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Click here for information on where to send the bats. See our video feature this month for more information.

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Fall teaching awards recognize excellent trio

Dr. Dan Thomson, Dr. Steve Stockham and Dr. Cheryl Herman
Congratulations to the winners of the fall teaching awards. Dr. Dan Thomson, left, won the 2013 Novartis Teaching Excellence Award for third-year instruction. Dr. Steve Stockham, won the 2013 Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award for Teaching for instruction of second-year students. Dr. Cheryl Herman won the 2013 Merial Teaching Excellence Award for first-year instruction. These awards are voted on the respective student class members from the previous academic year.

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Susan Rose’s artwork continues to capture attention

Since her previous appearance in Lifelines, Susan Rose, facility manager in the Comparative Medicine Group, has watched her passion for painting attract further opportunities. The Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery here in Manhattan has sponsored two shows featuring Susan’s art, “Flint Hills Masters” and “Through Artists Eyes.” The first show, located at the gallery, highlights influential artists of the Flint Hills and will be on display until Nov. 2. The second, located at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, features many of the same artists and will be on display until January. The Discovery Center has even published a book featuring the work from this exhibit. Susan has two pieces at each exhibit, all of birds native to the Flint Hills region.

Susan is excited about the exposure she is getting from these shows, as well as the opportunity to interact with other artists from the area. “My goal is still to be able to continue to produce art that speaks what I want to communicate about my love of nature, and is something others connect to and hopefully want to purchase,” Susan said.

In December, Susan’s work will also be a part of the “Women Painters of the Flint Hills” show at the SouthWind Gallery in Topeka. For more information about Susan and her work, visit her website: www.SusanRoseFineArt.com.

Susan Rose stands next to her artwork
Susan has two paintings on display at the Flint Hills Discovery Center, as she and her husband, Martin, share her work with a fellow exhibiting artist Yeqiang Wang (left) and his colleague, Simpson.

Book cover
The Flint Hills Discovery Center highlights the exhibit in an exclusive book about the artwork on display.

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News and Notes from the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association

Join us at Cat Town this fall

VMAA logoTailgate with the K-State veterinary family at home football games. Cat Town provides a special opportunity for the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine family to come together prior to kickoff. We hope you will join us for food and drink. The meal for the first game will be prepared and served by the student Exotics Club. Watch the Cat Town web page for updates for each home game and pictures from the first home game.

Class Reunion Photos

This year's class reunion photos were taken by University Photo Services. To order go to http://ksuphoto.zenfolio.com/vet2013 . If you need help, please call Photographic Services under the Department of Communication and Marketing at K-State. Their number is 785-532-2535 or email photo@k-state.edu . The College of Veterinary Medicine also has a class reunion photo form available online http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/alumni/pdf/reunionphoto.pdf .

Class Biographies

Class Biography order forms are available on the College of Veterinary Medicine website at http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/alumni/pdf/reunionbio.pdf . Thank you for submitting your updates.

2013 Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Hunt

Save the date for the 11th Annual Samuel Kelsall III Memorial Hunt, Oct. 27-28, Get more information at our website: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/development/kelsall.htm

20th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

Save the date, June 9, 2014, at Colbert Hills Golf Course. Find more information at our website: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/development/golf/golf.htm

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Donna Springer receives MRB appreciation award

Donna Springer accepts appreciation award
Donna Springer, coordinator of student affairs, is presented with an appreciation award and Army coin from the 5th Medical Recruiting Battalion and the Wichita Medical Recruiting Center for her assistance in arranging scholarships information for 11 students in the college. The award was presented by Lt. Col. Bernita Hightower (left) and Staff Sgt. Erica Rough.

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‘Pet Friendly’ License Plate

The College of Veterinary Medicine has a new way to support Kansas Shelter Medicine. The Pet Friendly license plate is available to Kansas residents statewide. For information, see www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/development/license.htm, call 1-855-269-7387 or e-mail: petplate@vet.k-state.edu.

Pet Friendly license plate

 

 

 

CVM concludes celebrating K-State's sesquicentennial year

  K-State Sesquicentennial Logo  

The year 2013 marks a milestone for Kansas State University: its 150th birthday. It has been a celebration of the past, present and future for America’s first land grant institution and Kansas’ first public university. The 150th celebration officially concludes Oct. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Anderson Hall lawn. There will be an opportunity to view the university's time-capsule artifacts, partake in "Wildcat Birthday 150" Call Hall ice cream, listen to the K-State Marching Band and purchase official merchandise and commemorative books celebrating the 150th. See more information http://www.k-state.edu/150/ .

 

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K-State 150: The tale of Touchdowns I-XI, K-State's live mascots

Editor's Note: In honor of K-State's sesquicentennial, 1863-2013, Lifelines and Healing Hands has been running a series of articles on notable moments and people in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The following story is borrowed in part from the book, "A Century of Excellence: Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine" by Dr. Ronnie G. Elmore and Dr. Howard H. Erickson, published in 2005.

Touchdown IIn 1922, a live bobcat, Touchdown I, was donated by Dr. Herbert Groomer, DVM class of 1907, and Dr. John McCoy, DVM class of 1909, both in private practice in Twin Falls, Idaho, to be the mascot at athletic events at their alma mater. Unfortunately, the bobcat had been attacked by a porcupine and his face and throat were punctured by numerous quills. The bobcat never fully recovered from the attack and died due to pneumonia shortly after arriving in Manhattan.

Sometime during March of 1922, Touchdown II, was donated by Harold P. "Horsepower" Bates of the Kansas State Agricultural College (KSAC) class of 1911. He received his degree in mechanical engineering. Touchdown II served the college for 14 seasons at football games and other athletic events. Unfortunately, Touchdown II died of heat prostration during the summer of 1936. Touchdown V was stolen before the KSAC game with KU during the fall of 1955. The bobcat was later found dead beside a road between Topeka and Lawrence. Touchdown IX was retried during December 1979, following a 15-14 vote by the Kansas State University Student Senate that recommended the discontinuance of the use of a live mascot at athletic events.

It is reported the Touchdown IX was given to Manhattan's Sunset Zoo. Today the zoo still maintains a bobcat exhibit, and care for all of the animals at the zoo is provided by contract through the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University.

 

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Under the Microscope

Maureen KerriganMaureen Kerrigan, Microbiologist and Laboratory Manager, DM/P

Hometown: I was born and raised in Randall, Kan.

Family Information: I come from a relatively large family; I have three brothers and two sisters and a bunch of nieces and nephews. My kids, twin daughters and a son, are adults now and have blessed us with two grandsons and two granddaughters ranging in age from 7 years to 3 weeks old. In addition, my husband Tom has a stepdaughter who has given us two granddaughters. Most of us live in Kansas, so family gatherings tend to be frequent and large.

Pets: Two cats, two dogs, two fish and a frog. Well, the fish are gone now, but it rhymes better when they are included.

What is your favorite movie featuring an animal? "Secondhand Lions." Because the boy and the lioness were able to establish a relationship of mutual trust and respect despite the deep fears that both initially had.

Where is the next place you would like to visit on vacation? It’s hard to decide! I love to travel and have a long list of places I’d like to visit ranging from Dinosaur National Monument to Easter Island to Germany, where my grandfather was born. My next trip outside of Kansas will probably be to visit friends in Colorado for Thanksgiving. After that, who knows?

Of what research discovery are you particularly proud? We discovered a previously unknown incidence of SCID (severe combined immunodeficiency – like David the Bubble Boy had) in pigs.

What was one of your favorite Halloween costumes? One year my daughter wanted to dress in a white kimono like Lucy Liu in the movie "Kill Bill." We used an old bed sheet and a gi belt to make the kimono and a bath towel, a pillowcase and a length of cord to make the obi.

 

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Check it Out at the Library

Technology resources available for student check-out
By Carol Elmore
Carol Elmore

Although the Veterinary Medical Library has many print items such as books and journals available for checkout, the library also has many technology items that are available for checkout. The proceeds from our annual used book sale are reinvested into new technology items. We have added items recently that have helped us remain technologically up-to-date.

We have a Dell Latitude 10 laptop in our collection that has a touch screen and Windows 8. We also have a Surface Pro tablet with Window 8 that has a touch keyboard as well as a type keyboard. Either keyboard can be easily attached or removed from the tablet.

We have also added some new recording devices. We have two Sony digital voice recorders with USB cables to allow for the seamless transfer of files to Windows and Macintosh computers. These have up to 96 hours of battery life with 2 x AAA batteries.

For video recording we have a Sony Action Camcorder. This camcorder is a mountable one that can be used with our dog mount, headband mount or handlebar mounts. Now your dog can record a typical day in his life for you. You could record a daily walk or ride with the headband or handlebar capabilities. We also have a new Canon HF M500 Camcorder that can be used with a power adapter or batteries. This camcorder even has a European adapter plug.

Mountable camcorder that can be harnessed to a dog's back.
The Sony mountable camcorder can record daily tasks from a harness on your dog's back.

Please come by the VML and check out any of our new or current technology items. Remember to ask for assistance if you need help locating or using any of our equipment or library resources.

Please visit the Veterinary Medical Library Web site: www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/library/ for help on this and other subjects.

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News Ticker

Dr. Michael Cates, director of the Master of Public Health Program, was elected to the Kansas Public Health Association Board of Directors at their conference this week.

Lisa Duer, grants manager and program coordinator for the associate dean for research, has been selected to serve on the Professional Staff Affairs Committee of the faculty senate.

Dr. Justin Kastner, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association central region.

Two teams from the CVM, one male and one female, competed in the recent Apple to Capital race from Manhattan to Topeka, a 75-mile relay from Manhattan to Topeka. The all-male team finished 2nd and the women finished 7th overall!

Apple-to-capital women's team
A jubilant team, with Dr. Bonnie Rush, fourth-year student Ruth Hester, veterinary technician Mindy Strick, Dr. Amy Rankin, fourth-year student Claire Filkins, and VHC communications coordinator Kristin Loving.

Wildcat March auction raises money for scholarships

We reported earlier this year about the CVM's participation in the K-State 150 celebration, specifically through Wildcat March statue exhibition. Dr. Jane Brunt, DVM class of 1980, bought a statue for the CVM, which was then decorated by Mal Hoover, the college's certified medical illustrator. The Wildcat March exhibition began in February this year and concluded with an auction in September. There were about 32 statues overall. The auction to purchase these statues raised $116,305 for the Sesquicentennial Scholarship Fund — renewable scholarships for K-State students. The CVM's statue was won by Dr. Kelly Lechtenberg DVM class of 1987, who donated the statue back to the college. It is now permanently on display on the second floor lobby in Mosier Hall outside of Frick Auditorium.
Wildcat March statue

All-University Campaign logoAll-University Campaign

The All-University Campaign for K-State is an internal fundraising effort run by campus faculty and staff volunteers specifically focused on the participation of all employees including the Manhattan campus, K-State Salina, K-State Olathe, K-State Alumni Association, KSU Foundation and K-State Athletics. It is an annual campaign for all members of the campus community to participate in by supporting the areas of the university they care about most. As of this publication date, the College of Veterinary Medicine participation rate is at 25 percent, which is just under last year's participation. Support the campaign and help the CVM improve from last year's participation rate. The CVM's campaign chairs are: Gail Eyestone, 532-4005 and Priscilla Roddy, 532-5663. The campaign runs through Nov. 15. Go to http://www.found.k-state.edu/auc/ for more information, or make a gift online now.

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Calendar

 

Large Animal Emergency Preparedness Short Course

Sept. 21 Featuring Eric Thompson, Founder of Emergency Equine Response Unit and Director of Emergency Operations for Code 3 Associates, Frick Auditorium, 8 a.m-4 p.m., contact KSU.SCAAEP@gmail.com

 

 

Anatomy and Physiology Seminar Series (date, speaker and affiliation)

Seminars begin at 3:30p.m., Mara Conference Center, 4th floor, Trotter Hall, Refreshments served at 3:15p.m.

Sept. 16 Scott Ferguson /Clark Holdsworth/Ryan Broxterman,.Kansas State University

Sept. 23 Dr. Norberto Gonzalez, KU Medical Center

Sept. 30 TBD

Oct. 7 Dr. Mark Weiss/Dr. Deryl Troyer/Dr. Masaaki Tamura, Kansas State University

Oct. 14 Dr. Zhirui Wang, Harvard

Oct. 21 Hamad Alshetaiwi/Deepthi Uppalapati, Kansas State University

Oct. 28 No Seminar this week

Nov. 4 Dr. Peying Fong, Kansas State University

Nov. 11 Dr. Bruce Stanton, Dartmouth

Nov. 18 Dr. Bruce Schultz, Kansas State University

Nov. 25 No Seminar this week

Dec. 2 TBD

Dec. 9 Dr. Jim Eberwine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Clarenburg Lecturer)

 

Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology Seminar Series

Seminars begin at 3:30p.m., Mara Conference Center, 4th floor, Trotter Hall

Oct. 17 Vanessa Sperandio, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Oct. 24 Victoriya Volkova, DVM, PhD, Research Associate, VIVO, Cornell University

Oct.31 Patrick Boerlin, DVM, MSc, Associate Professor, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary

Nov. 7 open

Nov. 14 George Wang, PhD, Professor, Department of Human Nutrition, Kansas State University

Nov. 21 Joanne Messick, V.M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University

Nov. 28 Thanksgiving

Dec. 5 Lee Cohnstaedt, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research Unit, Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural
Resource Service

Dec. 12 Lisa Timmons, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas

 

K-State Olathe Veterinary Medicine Lecture Series

Lectures are at 3:30 p.m., located in K-State Olathe Forum Hall

Oct. 23 "Equine Respiratory Diseases" Dr. Bonnie Rush, Professor of Equine Medicine, Head of Department of Clinical Sciences

Nov. 6 "Food Animal Veterinary Medicine" Dr. Nora Schrag, Clinical Assistant Professor, Agricultural Practices

Nov. 20 "Fleas and Ticks" Dr. Mike Dryden, University Distinguished Professor, Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology


Instructional Technology and Design events

Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. in the Mara Conference Center, 4th floor of Trotter Hall. More info is available here: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/depts/ITD/schedule.html

Oct. 15 A Sneak Peek of Office 2013

Oct. 30 Creating Scientific Posters with PowerPoint

Nov. 5 Campus Pack: Blog & Wiki within K-State Online

Nov. 19 Effective Creation and Use of Video Content

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New Arrivals/Recent Departures

Welcome to:

William Arck Jr., Project Coordinator, Dean's Office
Kay Schmidt,
Senior Admin Assistant, VHC
Dr. Adi Wasserkrug Naor,
Medical Resident Year 1, DM/P
Jodee Webster
, Research Assistant, KSVDL

Thanks and Goodbye to:

Darlene Sheffer, Research Associate, DM/P

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Lifelines is published each month by the Development and Alumni Affairs Office at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The editors are Joe Montgomery, jmontgom@vet.k-state.edu, and Rebecca Martineau, beccamm@vet.k-state.edu.