June 1, 2007

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 15
Friday, June 1, 2007

"News and Events" is a 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 (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Check your mailbox today!

Please check your mailbox for a gift from Dean Tom Rosol. Everyone has received an embroidered patch of the College of Veterinary Medicine seal. We hope those of you with (or without) lab coats will wear and/or display it proudly.


Next: cover of the Rolling Stone?

Congratulations to Drs. Zimmerman, Rush, and Yamaguchi, in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, whose study is featured on the May, 2007 cover of the Journal of Veterinary Pathology.

Read the cover story.


First ever Webinar "Broadcasts" from Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Rustin Moore, chair and Jim Belknap, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences were selected as speakers for the first-ever interactive Webinar, "Understanding Laminitis," sponsored by "The Horse" magazine and held on Wednesday, May 23. According to Editor Kim Brown, "There were many positive comments from the nearly 600 live viewers (probably many more since several instructors at universities said they were going to have classes watch, and individual users could have as many horse owners around the computer as they wished). Nearly 1,200 people signed up from the United States and 22 foreign countries, and I think only technical difficulties kept the number of live viewers at the 50% range."

The Webinar will be posted on The Horse Web site in 30 to 60 days.


Congratulations to Dr. Robert Hamlin

The Council of Graduate Students annually recognizes member of The Ohio State University community for their exceptional support of the graduate student population and for their contributions to enhancing the graduate student experience. This year, Dr. Robert Hamlin, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences received the Larry M. Llewellyn Award for Distinguished Service from the Council.


Curing Canine Cancer Campaign featured on WCMH-TV

Dr. Cheryl London, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences was featured on the noon news on WCMH-TV (Channel 4) discussing canine cancer. Dr. London was asked by the Morris Animal Foundation to appear on Channel 4 as a way to spread awareness about their "Curing Canine Cancer" campaign. She appeared on the program with Sklyer, a dog owned by Ohio State James Cancer Center employee Cheryl Kefauver. Skyler is currently enrolled in a study of osteosarcoma, sponsored in part by the National Cancer Institute.

Read more about our osteosarcoma study.
Read more about Morris Animal Foundation


Study on bone cement research receives attention

Congratulations to Drs. Alicia Bertone, Martin Waselau, Valerie Samii, Steven Weisbrode and Alan Litsky. Their study, published in the April 2007 edition of the American Journal of Veterinary Research, is gaining wider attention through a recent article in "The Horse." In addition, an article describing the study results will also appear in an upcoming Equine Health Report published by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and funded by the USDA.


Upcoming Events

Next week, it’s ALL ABOUT THE CLASS OF 2007!

Don’t Miss Senior Sendoff, Thursday, June 7

Join the Class of 2007 at the Bridgewater Banquet Hall on Sawmill Parkway for an evening of fun, food, beverages and a great DJ on Thursday, June 7. A reception with cocktails begins at 6:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 7. Tickets are only $25, which includes dinner and drinks. Dancing, the annual slide show and roast awards of the senior students will highlight the evening. Contact Gretchen Goode (goode [dot] 29 [at] osu [dot] edu) for ticket sales information. Tickets will be available at the door, but please let Gretchen know you are planning to attend to assure ample food. For directions and more information about the Bridgewater Banquet Center.

Seniors: Remember the AVMA survey on Friday

Seniors are invited to complete a survey for the American Veterinary Medical Association at 11 a.m. in the Wexner Auditorium on Friday, June 8, followed by a lunch sponsored by the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society in the Hummel Grand Lounge in VMAB.

Inaugural Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, June 9

Plan to attend the inaugural College of Veterinary Medicine Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 9th at 11 a.m. in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium.If you are planning to present an award to student, faculty member or staff member, please make sure you send the information to April Pugh by Monday 6/4 at 3 p.m. (pugh [dot] 102 [at] osu [dot] edu) so she can add it to the program. A light lunch will be served in the Hummel Grand Lounge of VMAB after the presentation.

Oath and Hooding starts at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9

The annual Oath and Hooding ceremony will be held at Mershon Auditorium 1871 N. High St. Recommended parking is in the Arps Garage at 1990 College Rd, or the Ohio Union at 1780 College Rd. Both garages also have an entrance and exit from High Street. In addition to recognizing the graduating class of 2007, and welcoming them to the professional practice of veterinary medicine, three alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine will also be recognized. They are Dr. Theresa Fossum, DVM (1982), MS, Ph.D., Kent Hoblet, DVM, (1971) MS, and Linda D. Wolff, Ph.D.(1977).

Bill Clinton to address graduates on June 10

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be the speaker for Ohio State's spring commencement, set for Sunday, June 10, at Ohio Stadium. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Graduates and guests can find complete information on the ceremony at the graduation website .