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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.
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:
While Tim O’Brien, DVM, PhD, and his team aren’t the first to develop lab-made brain organoids–known as “mini-brains”–they are the first to discover a high-yielding and efficient way to construct them.
A College of Veterinary Medicine professor and division head of Comparative Pathology in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, O’Brien hoped that by exposing induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells to a hydrogel, he and his team could grow the IPS cells in 3-D.
Sarah Neuser, ’19, began her work as president-elect of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) in March 2017. She will move into the presidency following the induction ceremony in Philadelphia on March 17.
SAVMA aims to support, empower, and inspire all veterinary students in improving their lives, education, and career.