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Clinical Sciences, MIP Welcome New Faculty Members
● Dr. David Vail will join the Department of Clinical Sciences on September 1, where he will continue his work in oncology at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. Dr. Vail comes to Colorado State from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was section head of the Clinical Oncology Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Vail received his DVM in 1984 from the University of Saskatchewan. He graduated with his master’s degree in 1990 from Colorado State University, and also completed a residency in medical oncology at the Department of Clinical Sciences. Dr. Vail did an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at CSU in 1985, and was in private practice from 1985-1987 in Edmonton, Alberta, before returning to CSU for his residency and master’s program. After his residency at CSU, he joined the faculty of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Vail has received numerous honors and awards during his career including the Virgil and Mitzy Yount Award in Post Graduate Medicine from Colorado State University, the Mark Morris Sr. Distinguished Research Award, the American Association of Feline Practitioners Annual Research Award, and was the department nominee for the Pfizer Research Award. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Cancer Society, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, and American Association for Cancer Research.
● Dr. Alan Schenkel will join the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology as an Assistant Professor on September 1. He comes to Colorado State University from the Department of Pathology, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, where he was an instructor and postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. Schenkel received his doctorate’s degree in 1998 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was a student in the Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. He received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in 1993 from the University of Colorado. In 1998, Dr. Schenkel began his postdoctoral work at Weill Medical College. During this time, he also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Hunter College, City University of New York.
Dr. Schenkel is a member of the American Society for Investigative Pathology. He has received numerous honors and wards including the Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow in Biomedical Research, and two Research Merit Awards from the American Society of Investigative Pathology.
We welcome Drs. Vail and Schenkel to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, to the Colorado State University community, and to Fort Collins and wish them the best of luck in all their endeavors.