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News & Updates for CVM Faculty & Staff 
| February 2, 2017


Way to go, Kyra!

Congratulations on successfully completing chemotherapy for a mast cell tumor! A shout out to "Team Kyra" who took this journey with her: Drs. Leslie Fox, Chad Johnnes and Erika Berger; veterinary technicians Mike Ridgway and Rachael Rail; and fourth-year veterinary student Blake Setness. Photo: Dr. Erika Berger

News

CVM Enrollment Sets Spring Semester Record

classroom of studentsMore students are enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine during the 2017 spring semester than at any other point in the college’s long history.
 
The official spring enrollment figures were released last week with 745 professional and graduate students enrolled in the college. The figures also reflect an increase of 24 students over the 2016 spring semester.
 
The one-year (non-thesis) master’s program in the Department of Biomedical Sciences is a major driver in the increase. Professional student enrollment also increased by three students over spring 2016.
 

Parasitology Residency

A new parasitology residency has been established in the Department of Veterinary Pathology through a $200,000 grant from the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology.
 
The grant was awarded to Dr. Matthew Brewer, assistant professor of veterinary pathology. The first recipient of the residency is Dr. Jesudoss Chelladurai, a current graduate student in the department.
 
The National Center for Veterinary Parasitology is a collaboration between industry and academic with a mission to support education, particularly in training graduate veterinarians in parasitology research and diagnostics.

“Parasitology is especially relevant to the ‘One Health’ mission and relatively few veterinarians specialize in this area,” Brewer said.
 
The grant runs through June 2020.
 

Faculty Input Sought on “Grand Challenge” Research Themes

The Office of the Vice President for Research is seeking faculty input on the development of broad themes to guide the university’s research portfolio. The research themes support goal two of the university’s 2017-22 strategic plan: “Enhance Iowa State’s Research Profile by Conducting High-impact Research that Addresses Grand Challenges of the 21st Century.”
 
Two College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members have been appointed to a 15-member faculty advisory committee. Dr. Iddo Friedberg, veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and Dr. Pat Halbur, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, have been named to the committee.
 
Faculty are encouraged to fill out a brief online survey where they will provide information about their own research, future directions and challenges in their research areas. College-specific conversations will be held that will look at future opportunities for cross-college interdisciplinary research and a university-wide discussion on the vision will be schedule later in the spring semester.

Announcements

parkingParking Lot Information

The College of Veterinary Medicine's parking lots have neared capacity and is working with the ISU Parking Division to address the issue.

In the meantime, please be aware of the available lots, depending on your permit.

  • Lot 96: General Staff and Reserved
  • Lot 93: General Staff and Commuters
  • Lot 94 (VMRI): General Staff and Commuters
  • Lot 97 (by the small animal hospital): General Staff and Reserved
  • Lot: 99 (by field services): General Staff and Reserved

If Lot 93 is full; overflow parking is available in Lot 94 (by VMRI).

Remember the lot by the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital is only open to clients. Non-clients are subject to ticketing or towing.


Upcoming Events

Friday, February 3
Faculty Grant Writing Workshop: National Institutes of Health
2401 & 2402 Wilcke Suites
Noon

 
Tuesday, February 7
Ramsey Lecture
Dr. Don Knowles
Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Vet Med 2226
Noon

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