Since 1951, when the CVM graduated its first class of students, a large photo of each year’s class has been produced and mounted on a wall of the College. As you may have already seen, these photos currently hang in the main hallway of the Veterinary Medical Center. Unfortunately, the class photographs for the years 1971–80 and 1993 were produced with color dyes that faded. The quality of these portraits was very poor, and it became clear that they would soon deteriorate altogether.
With $183,000 in funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota faculty are creating an accessible nationwide system for improving poultry disease prevention and preparedness.
The lab of Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, which investigates how and why cancer occurs in both dogs and humans, recently added two new cell lines to Kerafast’s catalog. The partnership between Modiano’s lab and the Boston-based reagent company now includes 13 cell lines. As a result, scientists around the world can easily acquire the U of MN cell lines to further their own canine cancer studies.
Kristin Snyder, a veterinary student at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellows award for $43,000 funded by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She will use the award to study cancer immunotherapy in the lab of Bruce Walcheck, PhD, for 2018-2019.
Education Day took place on Friday, May 18, and acted as an opportunity to recognize excellence from all around the College at the close of another school year.
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — Eight graduate students who are working toward either their master’s or doctoral degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM); the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS); or the School of Public Health (SPH) were recently awarded fellowships from Minnesota’s Discovery, Research, and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Molgaard aims to roll veterinary education into the future
After two years of collaborating with colleagues, Dr. Laura Molgaard, associate dean for Academic and Students Affairs at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), recently helped introduce a new framework for competency-based veterinary education (CBVE) at The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMA) annual meeting in March 2018 in Washington, D.C.
The Native America Humane Society’s partnership with local community helps CVM advance veterinary education
The Native America Humane Society (NAHS) prioritizes investing in the future of animal care and veterinary medicine in Indian country. And, in 2017, NAHS brought their mission to Minneapolis by coordinating veterinary wellness clinics for companion animals in the Little Earth of United Tribes community.
On March 28, Larissa Minicucci, DVM, MPH, was awarded the College of Veterinary Medicine's Community-Engaged Scholar award, which recognizes one faculty member or P&A individual annually for exemplary and engaged scholarship in their field. She was also one of seven individuals nominated for the President’s Community-engaged Scholar Award, which honors a long standing career that embodies the University of Minnesota’s definition of public engagement.
Support from Morris Animal Foundation fuels research for three CVM faculty members
Three College of Veterinary Medicine researchers—Erin Dickerson, PhD; Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD; and Derek Korpela, DVM, PhD candidate—each received a grant from Morris Animal Foundation of Denver, Colo., to further their innovative studies in canine cancer research.
This faculty team shares a passion to investigate an aggressive disease, hemangiosarcoma, which is rapidly fatal in dogs. These researchers are tackling it—and other incurable cancers—from every angle: