News & Events
In it’s February issue, The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association highlighted equine researchers and practitioners who have recently garnered awards for their achievements. Out of the eight veterinary professionals, Sian Durward-Akhurst, BVMS, ’16 MS, a doctoral candidate in the Comparative and Molecular Biosciences graduate program, was featured for receiving the 2018 Equus Foundation Research Fellow grant of $5,000 for her research in equine genetics.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) chapter of Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE) recently won the Excellence in Servitude and External Relations Award at the national VOICE retreat in Madison, Wis. This annual award also comes with a $500 cash prize for the winning club.
The CVM has raised a total of $4,320,326 since July 1, 2018, which is more than half of the College’s FY2019 $8 million goal. This money was raised through 5,430 gifts from 3,251 donors. Since the launch of Driven: The University of Minnesota Campaign in 2012, the CVM has raised a total of $58,331,089 in gifts and commitments, which is 83% of the College’s $70 million campaign goal.
In December, the College launched on online version of Profiles magazine. The bi-annual publication will now come out both in print and online each fall. It will only be available online each spring. If you are interested in adjusting your subscription to the print or online version of Profiles, contact Kelsey Backer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A CVM researcher recently built upon faculty research to track antimicrobial resistance
As a postdoctoral associate, Elizabeth Miller, PhD, tracked down antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Now a researcher in the lab of Tim Johnson, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences and director of research and development at the Mid-Central Research and Outreach Center, Miller’s previous research on antimicrobial resistant strains of E. coli in central Kenya has shown her tenacity for detail.