Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

New Graduate Fellowship Created in Honor of Dr. Michael P. Murtaugh

Name: New Graduate Fellowship Created in Honor of Dr. Michael P. Murtaugh
Dr. Murtaugh was deeply committed to graduate education and leaves behind his legacy with the students, scientists, and researchers he has influenced and taught over the years.

The College of Veterinary Medicine has created a graduate student fellowship in honor of Dr. Michael Murtaugh, faculty with the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Minnesota for 33 years. Dr. Murtaugh passed away on September 18th, 2018 due to complications from surgery and his battle with pancreatic cancer. During his career at the University of Minnesota he mentored countless graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and visiting scholars. Dr. Murtaugh was deeply committed to graduate education and leaves behind his legacy with the students, scientists, and researchers he has influenced and taught over the years. 

More information about Dr. Murtaugh's career and his life's work can be found on the VBS website home page. For those who wish to give online, the giving page has been set up through crowd fund. Donors can support his fellowship with checks made payable to the "U of MN Foundation" and mailed to Bill Venne, Director of Development & Alumni Relations, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, 1365 Gortner Avenue, Ste. 459, Saint Paul, MN 55108. 

(Pictured from left to right: Frances Shepherd-DVM student, Kevin Gustafson-Vet student, Shaoyuan Tan-VMED student, Suzanne Stone, Kyra Martins, Michael Murtaugh-PI, Cheryl Dvorak, Rachael Ceballos-PhD candidate, Michael Rahe-PhD grad, & Diem Gray)