News from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University
January 2022 - Vol. 17, No. 1
Researchers at Kansas State University in the College of Veterinary Medicine are expanding on an industry partnership to increase stability in mRNA vaccines — including those against COVID-19 — during transport and storage.
On Jan. 24-25, the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, or KSVDL, and the Biosecurity Research Institute, or BRI, conducted a functional, collaborate exercise focusing on surge capacity testing for African swine fever.
Shumin Li, third-year veterinary medicine student, is one of two individuals being honored as recipients of the Commerce Bank and W.T. Kemper Foundation Presidential awards for diversity excellence at a virtual reception Jan. 25.
The Johnson Cancer Research Center at Kansas State University recently selected 27 undergraduate students for its Cancer Research Award program, which provides faculty-mentored research training and monetary awards. Among this group was a a second-year veterinary student, Grace Calo, and an undergraduate student, Morgan Phillips, who both mentor under Dr. Masaaki Tamura, professor in anatomy and physiology.
By Shelby Varner
Kansas State University veterinarian Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek said being prepared ahead of calving season is the best way for producers to assure they will bring home the newborn calves successfully.
Parts of story reprinted with permission from the Council Grove Republican
A group of students hit the road this past fall in an effort to solve a great public health mystery. Dr. Justin Kastner, associate professor in diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, played a leading part while the community of Council Grove, Kansas, served as the backdrop for an unique re-enactment exercise.
The Veterinary Medical Alumni Association organizes alumni receptions at several of the national annual conferences plus continuing education events and more. This month's section includes the monthly listings of recently departed alumni and links to their obituaries, plus a new link for submitting nominations for Alumni Recognition Awards.
More activities and accomplishments in the College of Veterinary Medicine:
The Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases took place Dec. 3-7 in Chicago. Five Clinical Sciences faculty and their colleagues presented abstracts: Drs. Raghavendra Amachawadi, Emily Reppert, Michael Kleinhenz, Bob Larson and Brad White.
Thank you to Drs. Gabby Rands, Sue Nelson, Justin Thomason, Marjory Artzer and Doug Winter for presenting at the 3rd Annual Clinical Nutrition Symposium on Dec. 7. The event hosted by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and the College of Veterinary Medicine was entitled: Small Paws, Big Problems: A Collaborative Approach to Dental Disease, Heart Disease, and More!
The Shelter Medicine trailer and WOW vehicle with Drs. Codi Dressler, Kate KuKanich, Kelsey Decker, Kara Smith and others once again participated in the Spirit of the Holidays Lighted Parade in Manhattan, Kansas, Dec. 3.
Congratulations to Drs. Brad White, Brian Lubbers and Mike Apley for receiving $230,762 from Elanco Animal Health for their project, "Antimicrobial Stewardship in BRD Management."
Congratulations to Dr. Anne Lovett (and faculty mentor Dr. Emily Reppert) who received the Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine Best Student Presentation Award as well as a $500 student travel award.
Staff Spotlight: Lance Noll
Lance is an avid turkey and white-tail hunter. He also enjoys fishing for trout.
A fun fact about Lance: “My wife, two daughters and myself are working feverishly to finish construction on a chicken coop for our 14 hen chicks that are quickly outgrowing their brooder.”
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