Office of the Associate Dean for Research

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a pioneer and an internationally recognized leader in animal health research. We are uniquely positioned to provide solutions to current and emerging problems at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment that threaten animal and human health. These problems are global, interlaced, and complex, and require multidisciplinary integrated approaches that unify biology and medicine.

Our researchers aim to reveal and resolve the increasingly intertwined elements of animal and human health in our environment based on the concept of One Medicine and One Science. Exciting research is being conducted within CVM Departments and across our three Signature Programs.  

Points of Pride Research Day

The Office of the Associate Dean for Research is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Distinguished Research Alumnus Award, the Zoetis Award for Excellence in Research and the Distinguished Research Partner Award. The award ceremony was be held at our annual Points of Pride Research Day event on October 5, 2016.


The second International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS) was held at the University of Minnesota on April 24-27, 2016. This year's conference was an overwhelming success and attended by over 300 hundred health care professionals,economists, scientists, ethicists, and policy experts from 32 countries. The four-day conference provided an opportunity for thoughtful scientific discussion on the pressing health issues related to precision medicine, agriculture, air and water quality and the environment. The workshop topics covering physician-scientist training, team science, big data, international health policy formulation, and epilepsy provided insights and examples to reinforce the message that both good science and effective communication are required for good health policies at the interface of animals, humans and the environment. The next iCOMOS is scheduled to occur on April 29-May 2, 2018 on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota.