The Professional Veterinary Medical Program’s Class of 2012 held its first-ever garage sale fundraiser, raising more than $350 for its scholarship fund. Items not sold were donated to Goodwill.
“We had great turnout from students, faculty, and the community,” said Amanda Berrian, Class President. “The weather also cooperated for the most part, giving us sunny skies and a cool breeze for most of the day. We profited more than $350 and also had plenty of donations to give to Goodwill at the end of the day. A huge thanks to the numerous faculty donors and buyers.”
Numerous PVM classes have endowed scholarships at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, helping to reduce the financial hardship of tuition for many students. In order to endow its scholarship, the Class of 2012 must raise $25,000. For more information on endowed scholarships, visit the College’s Office of Development website at www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/development/.
Thomas S. Alexander, an alumnus of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has been selected to join the board of the American College of Microbiology. The College oversees the certification and accreditation activities of the American Society for Microbiology. Dr. Alexander will serve as Chair of the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI).
Dr. Alexander is Scientific Director, Clinical Immunology/Special Procedures Laboratory and Director of Research, Summit Pathology Associates, Summa Health System, in Akron, Ohio, and has been an ABMLI certified Diplomate since 1994. ABMLI certifies doctoral-level immunologists and is recognized under federal law as acceptable personnel requirements for high complexity laboratory directors.
Kelly Patyk, a student in the combined Masters of Science and Public Health / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, was chosen as the winner of the World Rabies Day Essay Competition sponsored by the Alliance for Rabies Control.
Students from 14 different veterinary schools participated in the competition. In her essay, Patyk discussed the role of veterinarians in public health and zoonotic disease control and prevention.
As the winner of the competition, she served as a guest researcher during a two-week internship in the Rabies Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Alliance for Rabies Control is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness, supporting rabies control programs, and promoting educational initiatives. The ARC’s mission is to prevent human rabies deaths and to alleviate the burden of rabies in animal species. One of the major campaigns of the ARC is World Rabies Day, being held this year on September 28.
Drs. Kelly McCord and Christina Bradbury both received resident awards for their oral abstracts at the American Conference of Veterinary Internal Medicine meeting held in Montreal, Canada, in June.
Dr. Bradbury presented “Topical Imidaclopride and Moxidectin prevents flea transmission of Bartonella henselae in cats” (Dr. Michael Lappin senior author); and Dr. McCord presented “Multi-institutional study evaluating diagnostic utility of Spec cPL in the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis in dogs” (Dr. David Twedt senior author).
The National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research Scholars Program has awarded Adam Vaudreuil, a junior in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, a $10,000 scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.
NCMR was created as a result of a 2003 Congressionally Directed Action which put forward a five-year plan to advance research for Measurements and Signatures Intelligence resulting in new MASINT systems. As part of its objective, NCMR seeks to promote MASINT-related research collaborations among academia, industry, private laboratories and government. The Research Scholars program is a part of those efforts.