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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A noted virologist, cancer researcher and veterinarian has been named to the national Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors awarded to scientists in the biomedical fields.
Tuesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph A. Alutto announced that he is recommending to President Gee that Lonnie J. King, Ruth Stanton Chair in Veterinary Medicine and dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, be appointed as the executive dean of the health sciences. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective immediately.
Dr. Rebecca Garabed, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Ohio State colleagues Drs. Mark Moritz (Department of Anthropology), Song Liang (College of Public Health), Ningchuan Xiao (Department of Geography) were recently awarded a $1.4 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Mary McLoughlin, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and small animal soft tissue surgeon, is featured in an upcoming episode of Dogs 101 airing on Animal Planet Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m. (according to their website). The segment is on the Gordon Setter and was filmed at the Veterinary Medical Center and Dr. McLoughlin’s home in March. Her Gordon Setter, Carson, was a winner at the 2010 Westminster Dog Show held in February.
A recent study by Dr. Linda Lord, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, showed that almost three out of four cats wore collars consistently during the six-month trial, suggesting that most cats will tolerate a collar even if their owners are skeptical about its success.
"The big message is that people really need to think about identifying their cats," said Dr. Lord. "Cats will tolerate wearing a collar, and this could be a new paradigm shift in thinking."
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) recently awarded scholarships to fifteen students from ten American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited schools of veterinary medicine. Ohio State veterinary student Joe Esch received the AKC/AVMF award, a $6,000 scholarship sponsored by the AKC and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Last year, Joe recieved the President's Award through the AKC, a scholarship worth $10,000. Joe is also the first Ohio State student to become SAVMA president-elect, and will be serving for the 2011-2012 year.
Alumni Reunion Weekend activities take place this Friday and Saturday! At the banquet on Friday evening, held at the Ohio Union, festivities will include class reunions, auctions, dinner, and recognition of three outstanding alumni, Linda Peck, DVM, Marsha Heinke, DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM, and Jennifer Jellison, DVM (see below for more information on these alumni). Saturday's activities will include the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society Annual Meeting and Board Meeting, the "State of the College" address from Dean Lonnie King, a tailgate and barbeque, and the Ohio State vs.
Dr. Brian Scansen, assistant professor of Cardiology and Interventional Medicine, was recently interviewed by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) about pacemakers in dogs. ACVIM has posted the video of the interview to YouTube. To watch the video, click here.
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