November 3, 2006

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 4
Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Presenting: A newsletter with a new name: "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: %22In%20the%20News%22%20Commentary) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Thanks to those who volunteered!

On Thursday, November 2, students from the Beery, Buckeye, Medina and Southmoor Middle Schools participated in the "Breakfast of Science Champions". Thanks to Kristine McComis and Robin Bennett for their assistance setting up all the food (and coffee! :-)). Thanks to Mandy Seymour, third year CVM student, who brought her dog Lynx to meet the students and showed them his skills. We also got to meet Otter, her cat. Thanks to Kristine again for providing an excellent tour of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to all 30 kids. Thanks to Dr. Cliff Monahan for his discussion of bones in mammals – and the great ice cream gift certificates for the students who got correct answers. And thanks to Dr. Michael Oglesbee who talked about research on the measles virus and showed students through his lab space. Students were really excited to be here and I sincerely appreciate all of you who helped make their day fun and educational!

Veterinary Information Systems (V.I.S.ion) team update

From Darryl Jordan

The VIS team successfully supported the installation of a voice recognition software program, Dragon Naturally Speaking, for the Radiology department.Jon Berry gets recognition from VIS on a job well done!Dr. Tod Drost had the vision and led the overall effort.At last report this software product had been used to dictate 31 reports in the first week. Congratulations to all participants.

Give us your numbers!

What is going on in your area that could be quantified and would answer a unique query, "Did you know?……" We're looking for special, little-known facts about the College of Veterinary Medicine. Karen Longbrake, development officer, and Melissa Weber, communications and marketing, are working on a summary list affectionately known as "Excellence by the Numbers", which will be used for an upcoming donor event. This list will be printed on a card and will include "standard" things like "Number of DVM students", "Number of Faculty", "Total DVM graduates", etc. We are looking for IMAGINATIVE, UNIQUE numbers to add to the card. Please let us know what you suggest! Send your items to Melissa at weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Puppy Kindergarten featured on

In case you missed it, a great video about the most recent Puppy Kindergarten is being featured on The Ohio State University web page.

Check it out

Lairmore's research group on the cover of Virology

The October 25 issue of Virology featured the article "Histone acetyltransferase (HAT) activity of p300 modulates human T lymphotropic virus type 1 p30II-mediated repression of LTR transcriptional activity" as the cover story for the journal, from Dr. Michael Lairmore's research group from the Center for Retrovirus Research and the Department of Veterinary Biosciences.

Lee's research featured by College of FAES and the Ohio Farm Bureau

Chang-Won Lee, virologist, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), and assistant professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine is working on a new vaccine for avian influenza. His research was recently featured by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

Read the Ohio Farm Bureau feature

Original story generated by Ohio State news.

Read the OSU news release

Of Interest Across Campus

MBI Public Lecture Series moved to November 8 (from11/7)

Peter Macklem, Meakins-Christie Laboratories, McGill University, will present the next MBI Public Lecture at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (11/8) in 240 Mathematics Building, 231 W. 18th Ave. Macklem will discuss "A Physician's View of Complexity, the Origins of Order, Health and Disease." A reception will follow in 724 Math Tower.

More information

Usability Technology Open House

Monday November 20, 2005 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m. VHA

Learn about leading edge technologies for universal access at the Digital Union on Monday November 20, from 1 to 5 pm at the first Universal Usability Tech Open House, featuring stations where you can play with the latest in accessibility technologies from Apple, Freedom Scientific, Human Ware and Kurzweil. Chat with vendors and check out interactive demos of Trekker GPS, Dragon, ZoomText, JAWS, WYNN and Apple's new VoiceOver and Zoom technologies. This event is brought to you by Ohio State's Web Accessibility Center, Office for Disability Services, the Disability Studies Program, the ADA Coordinator's Office, TELR and the Digital Union, with the support of Universal Low Vision Aids. For more info, visit the Usability Technology Open House website or call (614) 247-6457. For questions about access or to request accommodation, contact ada-osu [at] osu [dot] edu or call (614) 292-6207(voice) or (614) 688-8605(tty).

Upcoming Events

First Year Vet Students head to Wooster

Thursday, November 9, 2006 7:00AM - 5:00PM

First year students in the College of Veterinary Medicine will head to Wooster for a look at OARDC on Thursday, November 9. In addition to the beef/sheep, poultry and dairy barns in Wooster, students will also visit the swine barns here in Columbus.

SCAVMA presents: the Josh Project with Dr. Lange

Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:30PM, VHA

As a community outreach project, SCAVMA is teaming up with the Children's Miracle Network to provide a special kit to children facing surgery. The kit contains a stuffed dog and book, which explains to children what they should expect while in the hospital. The kit is the brainchild of Dr. Lange, whose own daughter faced surgery a few years ago. In trying to explain the process to her, he hit upon the idea of providing a stuffed animal to comfort children going into surgery and coming out of recovery. Dr. Lange will be here with Josh, the dog who inspired the project. Come to learn more, and help SCAVMA raise money to provide kits to Children's Hospital here in Columbus.

Visit Josh and Friends website

REMINDER: Flu shots

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 11:00AM - 3:00PM, Hospital Cafeteria

Walk-ins are accepted but to guarantee that shots are available, please register online.

CVM Career and Products Fair

Wednesday, November15, 2006 12:00PM - 2:00PM, Hummel Grand Lounge, VMAB

The 2006Career and Products Fair will be held onWednesday, November15from 12-2 p.m. In addition to displays, pizza will be served in theHummel Grand Lounge. Sponsors of the event include: the U.S. Department of Agriculture / Food Safety and Inspection Service, National Veterinary Associates, Fort Dodge, Hill's Pet Nutrition, U.S. Army, and Merial Limited.Brief presentations will take place in Epperson Conference Room from 12-1p.m. Questions should be directed to April Pugh,AssistantDirector for Student Affairs at pugh [dot] 102 [at] osu [dot] edu.

Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 5:30PM, VHA

Join Dr. Mahesh Kumar, senior director of global poultry Research & Development at Fort Dodge Animal Health for his presentation, "Vaccine initiatives for the prevention of Avian Influenza".

Alternate careers in Veterinary Medicine

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:00PM and 5:30PM, VHA

SCAVMA welcomes Ohio State alumnus and NASA Astronaut Dr. Richard Linnehan, who will be on campus all day on November 29. He will offer two talks, "Alternate Careers in Veterinary Medicine", at 12 p.m. and "Veterinarians in Space", at 5:30 p.m., both in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium.