The National Institutes of Health recently awarded CVMBS a $4 million grant to help fund construction of the planned expansion to the Bioenvironmental Research Building at the Foothills Research Campus. The expansion will help alleviate a critical shortage of BSL3 research space for MIP investigators. Congratulations to Ralph Smith, Ken Olson and all of the others who contributed to this successful application. Please reserve January 15, 2008 (plus or minus a few months) for the grand opening celebration!
Select Agents reported to be afraid, very afraid...
The first annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Regional Center of Excellence took place from October 2-4 at the Hilton-Fort Collins. Participants from across the 600,000 square mile region, along with NIH representatives, gathered for two days of intense and truly exciting discussions outlining the missions, projects, cores and goals of this exciting new Center.
RCE Manager Named
Dr. Juliet Bryant has accepted the position and will begin October 24.
The annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Virology Club / first joint meeting with the Rocky Mountain Branch of the ASM took place at Pingree Park October 7-9. Over 60 enthusiastic and interactive microbiologists attended the meeting - some coming from as far as New Mexico.
The MIP Department acknowledges our current and former trainees who recently sat the American College of Veterinary Pathology board certification examinations;
Certified in Anatomic Pathology: (and on the first attempt!!!)
Certified in Clinical Pathology: (also on attempt 1!)
Diplomates in waiting...
Gail Berardino-Lang presented her final seminar on Tuesday, Sept 27 entitled, "Nitrogen Oxide Reducers in Permeable Barrier Microcosms".
CSU was awarded funding for one anatomic pathology residency position from the ACVP/STP Coalition of Veterinary Pathology Fellows. Applications were submitted from 17 different North American training institutions for five anatomic pathology residency positions.
Congratulations to the following
MIP Publications Late September Early October 2005
(Please wipe the anticipatory saliva off your keyboard before you scroll down to the next story.)
Date: Oct 28, 2005
Please join the Department in recognizing the following individuals for their dedicated service to CSU:
*** 10 Years ***
*** 15 Years ***
*** 20 Years ***
*** 25 Years ***
*** 30 Years ***
*** 35 Years ***
*** 45 Years ***
Click on the photo above and check out the Fall 2005 issue of Insight, the quarterly publication that highlights CVMBS acheivements....lots of MIPeople in this one!
The 2005 MIP Faculty Retreat
On September 27, the annual MIP faculty retreat took place at the Hilton-Fort Collins. Faculty notes left behind illustrate the depth and focus reached during the meeting.
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Development of a five year MIP strategic plan was the primary focus of the meeting. Click here to view a copy of the draft plan.
The Departmental FY '06 budget plan is balanced, healthy and contains a significant amount of investment in developmental areas.
Is it a Bird?
No! Its the new BEER (Biomass Energy Extraction & Recovery) System currently being installed at the Diagnostic Lab for Prion-related animal disposal!
As per CVMBS Alcohol Policy, no college funds were used to purchase this item.
9/30/05 The Discover Suite and SARA Construction projects...
SARA is on target for its completion date. The Discovery Suite's completion date may be moved back due to resources being allocated towards the Gulf Coast cleanup efforts.
Thanks to Jerry Tews for the photos!
Mark your calendars and dust off your dancin' shoes!
The 2005 MIP Holiday Party has been scheduled for Friday, December 2nd at the Hilton-Fort Collins.
The DLab is doing animal diagnostic work for the CVMA at a reduced cost.
Thanks to this and all MIP personnel who have contributed to hurricane relief.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) has confirmed that a bull moose killed by an archer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The moose was submitted for testing on Sept. 12. CWD was diagnosed in testing completed by the Colorado State University (CSU) Veterinary Diagnostic lab. Because this is the first time CWD has been found in a wild moose, testing will be repeated on this sample. Until now CWD had only been found in the wild in deer and elk. Full Story
Colorado Combined Campaign donation packets were recently distributed to everyone in MIP. Please take a moment to review this important program and consider contributing.
Starting this month the answers to the crossword puzzles will be published at the same time as the puzzle!
Click here for the new MIPuzzle #3
and the Answers.
MIPuzzle #2 Answers
New Grant Awards
Anne Lenaerts, Angelo Izzo; "The Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Dormancy Program", NIH subcontract through UCHSC.
Terry Spraker; "Environmental Transmission of CWD to deer", USDA-APHIS-Animal Plant Health Insp Srvc.
Kasey and Arlin Rogers celebrated the birth of Cameron Joseph Rogers on 9/10/05!
(And to think it all started with the Pathology softball team in 97!) They are all well, Kasey is a postdoc at the Tufts-New England Medical Center and Arlin is the Chief of Comparative Pathology in the MIT Division of Comparative Medicine.
Former Pathology Department Head, Archibald Ferguson Alexander died on Sept 16, 2005, of lung cancer. Dr. Alexander began his career at CSU in 1956 when he accepted a position as an instructor in the Veterinary School at Colorado A & M. He was chairman of the Department of Pathology from 1966 to 1980. Until recently, he would visit the Pathology facility office every few months to get his mail and check on how everyone was doing. His genuine personality and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
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