February 15, 2007

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 9
Thursday, February 15, 2007

"News and Events" is a (mostly) bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Summer Student Research Program

Students can receive up to a $4,200 stipend for participating in summer research. More information on the application process is available at http://vet.osu.edu/2603.htm.


MentorNet Available for Faculty and Students

Ohio State has once again renewed a partnership with MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science. MentorNet connects undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professionals, allowing them to experience e-mail based mentoring relationships. This mentoring network helps students excel in science, engineering and mathematics, particularly women and underrepresented minorities. Faculty members have the opportunity to offer great advice to students seeking information. To learn more and to join the MentorNet community, simply go to www.mentornet.net, create a username and password, and provide an e-mail address.  Next, follow the One-on-One Mentoring links to create a Mentor Profile.  Membership not only includes a one-on-one mentoring program, but also access to an E-forum for discussion groups on topics such as job searches. There is also a resume database for students who are looking for jobs or internships.


International Activities Database

Nong Inpanbutr and Melissa Weber will be contacting each faculty member to collect  information for the AAVMC International Activities database. We'll be looking for your international activities from 2006. The information needs to be collected by 2/26/07; we'll send you a specific list of questions to make sure we know the project title, sponsoring organization, what country – or countries – you visited, and type of visit (teaching, research or service). Thanks in advance for responding to our upcoming email, and feel free to contact Melissa if you have any questions (weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu)


Marysville Feature Now Streaming on the Web!

Last newsletter mentioned "Our Ohio," which featured a 10-minute segment about the Marysville Large Animal Facility on January 13th on WPTD-TV, Channel 16, Dayton. That segment can now be accessed at their web site. The link is at the top of the page. Or, from their home page, click on Television> Watch Videos, then click on Animals on the left.)


Ft. Hayes (MAC) High School career exploration

Watch for three high school students here videotaping in conjunction with a special "careers" feature that will be broadcast on WOSU-TV.


Dean Rosol appointed to National Advisory Research Resources Council

The National Advisory Research Resources Council of the National Institutes of Health, has five new members, one of whom is our own Dean Tom Rosol. The NARRC, which advises NCRR on policies and programs and performs second-level peer review of grant applications.

Read the entire news release


Immunology Journal Club

Dr. Prosper Boyaka, associate professor, and Dr. Ian Davis, assistant professor, both in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, have organized the Immunology Journal Club. Students, faculty, and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine and other Ohio State units can review recent research publications in various areas of immunology. To encourage and facilitate the participation of a broad audience, the club meetings will include overview sessions to familiarize all the participants with key immunology concepts. Meetings are held Thursday 4-5 pm in the Funderberg Conference Room (A180 Sisson Hall) with video conference to the Wooster campus. Contact Dr. Boyaka at boyaka [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu for more information or check Bios, the monthly newsletter of Veterinary Biosciences for additional details.


Vet Med in the News

No easy answers for laminitis

Dr. Jim Belknap was quoted in article from the Daily Racing Form and appeared on the NTRA website.

Read the full article.


Upcoming Events

Friday, February 16, 3 p.m., Wexner Auditorium

  • "State of the Department" address
  • Please join the Department of Veterinary Biosciences for a “State of the Department Address” presented by Dr. Michael D. Lairmore, chair and professor.

Thursday February 22, 4-5pm, Veterinary Hospital Auditorium

  • "Pet associated illness:  What you can catch at work."
  • Internal Medicine and the Infectious Disease Signature Program have teamed up to bring you a talk by Dr. Mike Lappin entitled "Pet associated illness:  What you can catch at work."
  • Dr. Lappin is a professor at Colorado State University and an outstanding speaker with expertise in zoonotic diseases and other infectious diseases of both veterinary and public health concern.

Thursday, March 8, 3:30, Wexner Auditorium, State of the College

  • "State of the College" address
  • Please join Dean Tom Rosol for the Annual "State of the College Address" followed by a dessert reception in the Hummel Grand Lounge.

Save the date:

  • April 4, 2007, Location TBA
  • Veterinary Forensics and Animal Cruelty Investigations, Presented by Melinda Merck, DVM and Forensics Consultant for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
  • Noon – 1 pm, "Veterinary Forensics: Recognition of Abuse and Examination of the Live Victim," all faculty, staff and students are welcome.
  • 5 pm – 6 pm, Presentation for Shelter Medicine and Pathology Clubs, "Veterinary Forensics: Animal Cruelty Investigations and the Role of the Veterinary Practitioner"

Alumni Receptions at annual conferences

  • The Alumni Society is sponsoring receptions at two separate meetings in February:
  • Monday, February 19, Western Veterinary Conference, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • The Western Conference is being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada. Look for the Ohio State Alumni reception in the Mandalay Bay Breakers, Rooms D, E and F, from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 24, Ohio Veterinary Medicine Association, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • The OVMA Midwest Veterinary Conference is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Columbus. Look for the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society reception in the Delaware Ballroom on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency from 6-7:30 p.m.


News Across Campus

Columbus Public Schools need science fair judges

Science fair judges needed for the Columbus Public Schools district-wide elementary school Invention Convention, to be held Wednesday, March 28, 9:30am-11:45am at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Faculty, staff, and students with a science interest are welcome to serve as judges. Those interested in being a judge can register via the Columbus Public Schools Invention Convention link on the Project GRO website. Questions?...E-mail Lisa Liedkte at lprinz-liedtke [at] columbus [dot] k12 [dot] oh [dot] us

Scarlet and Gray….. and Green!

A new sustainability initiative being initiated through Business Operations has made available new recycled copy paper alternatives now available through OSU Stores.
Also, there is a new web site highlighting some of the current sustainability initiatives happening in Business Ops.

Health Literacy Workshop

The Ohio State University Health Literacy Initiative is sponsoring a one day workshop on Health Literacy for Diverse Audiences on May 8th in Columbus. This workshop is designed to offer the basic knowledge and skills needed to apply guidelines and tools necessary to develop low-literacy materials that are culturally specific. Previous training in health literacy is not necessary to attend this workshop.

More information