Glover Gallery Inducts New Honorees
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences celebrated the induction of new honorees into the George H. Glover Gallery on Oct. 22. The Glover Gallery was established to recognize individuals who have been instrumental in the progress of the College. Plaques and displays are designed to honor Past Distinguished College Faculty and Alumni, Honor Alumni, and Contemporary Distinguished Faculty and Alumni.
"It’s truly an honor to work with so many people at the College who exemplify our missions of education, research and service,” said Dr. Lance Perryman, Dean of the College. “The Glover Gallery gives us the opportunity to honor our own, thank them for their contributions to the College, and let others know of their many accomplishments.”
The College is honored to induct Dr. William V. Lumb into the Glover Gallery of Distinguished Faculty and named Dr. James L. Voss the Honor Alumnus for 2004. In addition, nine faculty members were named to the Contemporary Distinguished Faculty. A brief biography of each inductee follows.
William V. Lumb, DVM, MS, PhD
Dr. Lumb graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1943. Following a three-year tour of duty in the Army Veterinary Corps, he completed a two-year internship and residency at the Angell Memorial Hospital. He moved to Texas A&M University as an Associate Professor, pursued his master’s degree in Pathology, and developed their modest small animal clinic into a well equipped and progressive hospital. He then moved to University of Minnesota to obtain a PhD in veterinary surgery, with a minor in pharmacology through the medical school. This association with a human medical program influenced his approach to training postgraduate veterinarians, and he brought this philosophy with him to Colorado when he joined CSU as an Associate Professor in 1954. He immediately became a strong force in the small animal clinic.
Dr. Lumb assumed direction of the Surgical Laboratory on the Foothills Campus in 1964 at the request of Dean Rue Jensen. He quickly saw the need for a graduate veterinary surgery and anesthesia program to train future leaders of veterinary clinical education, practice and research. He developed a PhD program with rigorous training in basic sciences that provided critical research tools and contained teachers from both the veterinary and human medical fields. The program was an international success that provided excellent training to a cadre of veterinarians that formed a driving force for the tremendous growth of knowledge and advancement of veterinary surgery and anesthesiology that occurred during the next 25 years.
Dr. Lumb was active in the development of the American College of Veterinary Surgery (serving as President in 1973), and the American Society of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (later to become the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology). His textbook was the first to cover anesthesia in all animal species of clinical and research interest and is still prominent after several new additions.
Dr. James L. Voss, DVM, MS
Dr. Voss, former Dean of the College, is a triple alumnus of Colorado State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1956, his DVM in 1958, and his master’s degree in 1965. He dedicated his 43-year career to CSU, where he served until his retirement in 2001. Dr. Voss started his CSU career as an ambulatory clinician and was a faculty member in the Department of Clinical Sciences. He eventually was promoted to head of that department before being selected as Dean of the College in 1986.
During his time at CSU, Dr. Voss led an internationally recognized animal reproduction program that put the University on the map for advancements in assisted reproductive technology for horses and other animals. His extraordinary vision and perseverance resulted in the construction of new facilities, recruitment of outstanding faculty, and the establishment of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as one of the top-tier veterinary medical program in North America. He is largely responsible for the expansion of the WICHE program to include the education of veterinary medical students in the western United States.
John T. Belisle, PhD
Dr. John Belisle is the Director of the Mycobacterial Research Laboratories at Colorado State University. His research has provided a better understanding of the genomics and proteomics of bacteria that cause tuberculosis and leprosy for application to the development of improved diagnostics, vaccine, and anti-mycobacterial drugs. Dr. Belisle has published extensively in scientific literature in the areas of molecular physiology and pathogenesis of mycobacterial infection. He has served on national and international expert panels on mycobacterial genomics and proteomics and as an invited speaker for numerous international scientific meetings. Dr. Belisle was selected in 2003 by a committee of distinguished Colorado State faculty for one of only 10 Monfort Professorships to recognize rising stars in the University faculty.
Mark B. Frasier, MS
Mark Frasier is the primary developer of the human gross anatomy program at Colorado State University. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, he is responsible for teaching and coordinating undergraduate courses in gross human anatomy and advanced human dissection. Mr. Frasier is the Director and major advisor for the Human Anatomy Master’s program as well as advisor for Anatomy’s minor’s program. He has lectured and published in the scientific literature in the area of anatomy and dissection, as well as conducting workshops on innovative teaching techniques and styles for students of anatomy. Students selected Mr. Frasier as the Best Professor on Campus, and his class as the Best Class on Campus in 1997 and 2001. He has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching excellence.
Franklyn B. Garry, DVM, MS
Dr. Franklyn Garry is a renowned expert in livestock agriculture and food animal medicine. In 1996, Dr. Garry began developing and coordinating the Integrated Livestock Management (ILM) program using a multidisciplinary graduate model focusing on livestock health issues. He is a leading proponent of this new approach to help livestock agriculture meet the needs of society. Dr. Garry advises numerous graduate students and is the recipient of several awards for his outstanding work as a clinician and teacher, including the 2002 Pierson-Jensen Food Animal Teaching Award. He has published extensively in the scientific literature in the area of food animal medicine. Dr. Garry also works with the USDA in a collaborative advisory role on Johne’s disease.
Daniel H. Gould, DVM, PhD
Dr. Daniel Gould is a renowned expert in neuropathology and natural product toxicology, and is Associate Head of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology. His research focuses on neuropathology and disturbed ruminal function. Dr. Gould’s clinical work includes investigating and teaching about naturally occurring animal diseases as they are observed in the Necropsy Laboratory at the Colorado State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Gould has lectured in the professional veterinary medical and pathology programs on neuropathology and toxicology and has served as faculty advisor to many graduate students. He has published extensively in scientific literature on quantitative pathology of toxicants and sulfur-associated toxicology in ruminants.
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD
Dr. Michael Lappin is the Kenneth W. Smith Professor and Section Chief in Small Animal Clinical Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. He is a recognized expert in small animal infectious disease and is actively involved in research and diagnostic laboratory work. Dr. Lappin is an internationally renowned lecturer on infectious disease and received the 2003 Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association for his outstanding contributions to the field of small animal practice. He also has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring students including the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award in 2001 and the 2003 Outstanding Academic Advising Award in the Professional Veterinary Medical Program at Colorado State.
Erica Lynn Suchman, PhD
Dr. Erica Suchman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology at Colorado State University. Her research has been instrumental in improving methods of instruction by using active instruction to improve undergraduate learning in large lecture microbiology courses. Dr. Suchman has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students, and is the recipient of several awards for her outstanding teaching and innovation instruction techniques. Awards include the 2002 Colorado State University Best Teacher Award, the 2001 N. Preston Davis Instruction Innovation Award, the 2003 Panhellenic and Intrafraternity Council Outstanding CVMBS Professor, and the 2003 Mortar Board Rose Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Dr. Suchman has published on innovative instructional methodologies and the molecular biology of densonucleosis viruses, and has served as an invited speaker at many international meetings on these topics. Dr. Suchman also has worked with the USDA in a collaborative advisory role on John’s disease.
Josie L. Traub-Dargatz, DVM, MS
Dr. Josie Traub-Dargatz is renowned for her work in equine infectious diseases. She is a professor in Equine Internal Medicine at Colorado State University with an emphasis on Equine Epidemiology. Dr. Traub-Dargatz developed a strategy to address issues related to surveillance, diagnostics, and prevention of the West Nile virus in the Western Hemisphere. She has received numerous awards for her work on West Nile virus including honors from USDA/APHIS and the Colorado State Department of Agriculture. Dr. Traub-Dargatz expertise in the epidemiology of salmonellae has been instrumental in reducing the risk factors for salmonella outbreaks in hospitalized horses. Dr. Traub-Dargatz has published extensively in the scientific literature in the area of equine infectious disease and has mentored numerous residents and graduate students at Colorado State. She was the recipient of the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s Outstanding Faculty Award for 2003
David C. Twedt, DVM
Dr. David Twedt is an internationally known expert in small animal internal medicine. He is an expert in liver disease, gastroenterology, diagnostic laparoscopy and small animal endoscopy. His research focus is on liver disease and antioxidants. As a Professor within the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University, Dr. Twedt has won numerous awards for his instructional innovation and teaching excellence including the 2004 Innovative Instructional Methodology Award in PVM education and the Norden-Phizer Distinguished Teacher Award. He served as President of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine from 1982-1985. Dr. Twedt is an internationally renowned lecturer and has published extensively in the scientific literature including a number of innovative multimedia and electronic publications.
L. Ray Whalen, DVM, PhD
Dr. Ray Whalen is a Professor of veterinary functional anatomy and neurosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He is an expert in the design, development and evaluation of multimedia programs that provide integrated instruction in veterinary neurobiology, mammalian functional anatomy and equine anatomy. Dr. Whalen has won numerous awards for instructional innovation and teaching excellence. He is a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Associate Head for the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Whalen has been instrumental in developing an active learning environment for veterinary and animal science students through his creation of interactive, educational multimedia programs. Dr. Whalen has published extensively in the scientific literature in the areas of anatomy, neuropathy and encephalopathy.