Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology is a multidisciplinary department that helps train tomorrow's veterinarians and scientists, provides diagnostic service to the state and the nation, and conducts research on disease in animals and humans. We are proud of our commitments to diversity in our teaching, research and service missions.

Highlights in Research and Teaching

CEEZAD Introduces Students to Zoonotic Animal Disease Research
CEEZAD Introduces Students to Zoonotic Animal Disease Research

While the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is under construction, the training of future transboundary animal disease researchers is happening now. This summer, the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Disease, or CEEZAD, introduced 10 students from Kansas State University and six other institutions to high-containment laboratory research in a two-week program at K-State’s Biosecurity Research Institute.

Kansas State University pathobiology graduate student receives prestigious Chinese scholarship

Jingjiao Ma and Dr. Wenjun MaOne-tenth of 1 percent: This is the percentage of students who receive a special scholarship each year from the China Scholarship Council. This percentage now includes Kansas State University's Jingjiao Ma, who is the recipient of the 2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad. This nongovernment-sponsored award is made available to about 500 students each year out of an estimated 400,000 Chinese graduate students who are studying overseas.

Dr. Steve Stockham receives American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Educator Award

Dr. Steve StockhamDr. Steve Stockham, professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, will receive the 2015 American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Educator Award. The award is in recognition of Stockham's contributions to clinical pathology education, which were cited as diverse and far-reaching. It will be presented at the business meeting of the society, also known as ASVCP, in Minneapolis in mid-October.

Dr. Butch KuKanich receives CVM's annual teaching award for second-year instruction

Drs. Butch KuKanich and Michael KenneyA talented trio of faculty members recently took center stage in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Drs. Joshua Rowe, Butch KuKanich and Warren Beard were each called forward as the respective top teachers for the first, second and third years of instruction, as voted on by each respective class of students at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Dr. KuKanich is pictured at left, receiving the award from Dr. Michael Kenney.

CORE receives USDA grant to study risk management strategies for reducing effects of bovine respiratory disease complex

A multidisciplinary research team from Kansas State University will study risk management strategies to help reduce the health and economic effects of bovine respiratory disease complex in commercial feeder cattle. Principle investigator Dr. David Renter, director of the new Center for Outcomes Research and Education, has received a $489,466 Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant for the project from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL)