Dr. Gerald Callahan was chosen as the 2006 Eddy Teacher because of his extraordinary achievements in teaching, research and scholarship, including contributions to the University Honors Program. He has had much success as a writer and teacher bridging science and the humanities (for an example see Callahan GN. First self. Emerg Infect Dis Vol 11, Issue 2. 2005 ).
The award honors the legacy of Willard O. Eddy, CSU professor from 1937 to 1993, a great champion of the liberal arts and sciences and founder of the University Honors Program.
Read the CSU announcement.
Two NIH awards will provide $1.1 million to continue screening for effective drugs to combat tuberculosis and $6.7 million to develop new medications for drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis. The research team, headed by Ian Orme and Anne Lenaerts, has identified several new compounds that are highly effective against tuberculosis strains that do respond to drugs. This funding will allow the team to test the compounds against drug resistant strains.
Research led by Edward Hoover and spearheaded by Candace Mathiason shows for the first time that chronic wasting disease may spread through saliva and blood of infected deer, which poses new possibilities that the disease may spread by blood-sucking insects or social contact between animals. The study also reinforcesthe notion that no tissue from an infected animal can be considered free of prions, the disease-causing agent. The research was released in the Oct. 6 edition of .
Hana Van Campen received the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association's Outstanding Faculty Award for 2006. This award recognizes a Colorado State University faculty member who has provided unselfish assistance to practitioners as a clinician, is a proficient and capable teacher, and/or has made significant contributions to continuing education.
Zach Freeman, Robert Sons, and Beth Stallman are all involved in programs sponsored by the Office of the President.
Zach is one of just thirteen participants in the Presidential Internship Program, and is the first Presidential Intern from our College. Zach is working on a project to further enhance the connections between our university and international agencies, with the goal of using some of the research and teaching performed at Colorado State to help prevent and control infectious diseases in Africa.
Robert Sons and Beth Stallman are both participants in the President's Leadership Program, a fourteen-credit experience that encompasses all levels of leadership development. In addition, Robert is the Finance Officer for ASCSU and Beth is the president of the Microbiology Student Association.
Sarah Garcia is a participant in the McNair Scholars Program. This program helps prepare students who are interested in a career in research and/or college teaching. Sarah is gaining research experience working in the laboratory of Dr. Karen Dobos.
Danielle Cogswell is a recipient of the Beckman Scholarship, which is awarded to students who demonstrate potential in research. Danielle is working in the research laboratory of Dr. Julia Inamine and Dr. Torsten Eckstein.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
This year the American Society for Microbiology awarded 43 highly competitive Undergraduate Research Fellowships nationally. Of those 43 awards three were awarded to MIP Undergraduates Tess Brodie, Robert Sons, and Megan Van Dyken. This is quite an honor for the recipients as well as for the department. Congratulations!
Lisa Woolhiser defended her Masters thesis on August 18 entitled, "Modeling Persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in mice"
Tshidi Tsibane defended her Doctoral dissertation on August 22 entitled, "MCF Pathogenesis: Studies on the replication and tropism of OvHV-2 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of ruminants"
MIP Publications Late August-early October 2006
Barb Powers will be the next President of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.
Dr. Aboellail signs on with MIP!
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Tawfik Aboellail has accepted our open Anatomic Pathologist position and will join us as an Assistant Professor in 2007.
• Mary Ann DeGroote, MD , will join MIP on November 1st in Ian Orme's Laboratory, where she will play an active role in the collaborative research efforts for TB drug development. Dr. DeGroote comes to us from the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
• Debra Kamstock, DVM, DACVP, started her appointment with MIP on October 1st providing diagnostic service within the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Dr. Kamstock received her residency training at CSUVDL and is completing her PhD research in Steven Dow's Laboratory.
Construction has begun on the Microbiology Student Study Lounge! Last year, CSU students voted for an increase in fees to provide a pool of dollars for construction projects. High on the students list of priorities was a study area located on the southern part of main campus. An addition on the northwest side of the Microbiology Building will provide for this need.
Center for Bioinformatics Grand Opening!
When: October 25, 4pm
Where: Room 230 LSC
Highlights of the event include a reception, comments by MIP's Andre Ptitsyn, and a demonstration of recently AEP-purchased hardware and software.
The Zoonotic Disease Research Colloquium
October 30 & 31, 2006
Hilton, Fort Collins
The Colloquium is designed to benefit investigators with research activities that could be applied to Zoonotic disease but have not received Zoonotic disease funding in the past, as well as researchers with established Zoonotic disease programs.
Thanks for the photos Jerry!
Colorado Combined Campaign donation packets were recently distributed to everyone in MIP. Please take a moment to review this important program and consider contributing.
New GrantsLora Ballweber, "Study of Apparent Failure of Reproduction and Assessment of Health in the Western North Atlantic Right Whale", New England Aquarium.
William Black, "Innovative Vector Control Consortium: Improved Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases", The University of Liverpool.
Catharine Bosio, "Innate Immune Stimulation as a Pathogen Countermeasure", Juvaris BioTherapeutics, Inc.
Christine Olver, "Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Immune-Mediated Anemias and Coagulopathies in Dogs", Morris Animal Foundation.
Ian Orme, Randall Basaraba, Anne Lenaerts, Patrick Brennan, Michio Kurosu, "Response Therapies for MDR-TB", NIAID.
Richard Slayden, Anne Lenaerts, "Chemotherapeutics Against Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis", State University of New York at Stonybrook.
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