Message from Carol Blair~
We have a great department, made great by the vision, ingenuity, capability, hard work, and collegiality of its faculty, staff, students, and leadership. The last several months have been difficult for most of us, and I believe we are all eager to start moving forward again. I hope to spend the next few weeks learning of projects in progress, plans, and hopes for the future of the MIP Department. I am grateful to many of you who have expressed support and willingness to help me in the challenging responsibilities of interim department head. I certainly will be calling on many for information, advice and the kind of cooperation that has made us great.
Micro Majors that will receive their B.S. Degree on December 15...
Brittany Rebits - candidate for graduation with distinction (cum laude)
The Outstanding Student Award goes to... (to be announced Friday 12/15)MIP Graduate Students that will receive their M.S. Degree on
Dalene Mmopi, advisor: Ramesh Akkina
Tshidi Tshbane, advisor: James DeMartini
Debra Kamstock, DVM, DACVP, presented her final seminar on Monday, Nov. 20, entitled, "Tumor-Associated Neovascularization: Innate Immunity, Regulation, and Therapeutic Intervention". Debra's advisor is Dr. Steven Dow.
Kimberly White presented her final seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 14, entitled, "Francisella tularensis: A Hare-y Road Towards a Subunit Vaccine." Kim's advisor is Dr. John Belisle.
In the News...
"The Chicken Lady" continues to make headlines!
Kristy Pabilonia is the Coordinator of the Colorado Avian Disease Surveillance Program which has frequently been in the news over the past few months due to fears the avian influenza H5N1 may be the one that makes the jump from poultry operations to an influenza pandemic in humans.
Dr. Charles Calisher was quoted in both the Chicago Tribune and the New Jersey newspaper, The Star Tribune.
Microbiology Senior Brewing Success!
Adam Zandman-Zeman was quoted in the "Rocky Mountain Collegian" for his participation in the FT480 Brewing Science & Technology Course offered by the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Although Adam is planning on attending medical school after graduation, he said brewing will continue to have a special place in his heart..."I want to create my own recipes now that I know the scientific process. Brewing will continue to be a hobby."
CVMBS Celebrating 100 Years!
2007 will mark the 100th anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. MIP is a key contributer to the scientific advances, student education, and diagnostic services of the college. Several events and celebrations will be happening during 2007, be sure to check out the schedule at the Development Website.
MIP Publications Late November-early December 2006
The 2nd week in December Diagnostic Laboratory Staff moved their offices from the very-cramped, dark trailer to their new very spacious and bright facility! This office facility will eventually be located in the new Diagnostic Medicine Center Building presently in the design stage.
The new facility comes with a designated "Receiving Area" adjacent to an exterior door where the UPS deliveries can be brought directly through.
This devise will help keep the air in the Receiving Area fresh by sucking the sometimes pungent smells to the outdoors.
Besides a lot of office space, the new facility also comes with a breakroom/conference room and its own bathroom facilities!
The offices are very bright with lots of windows and wall dividers that allow light from the outdoors to travel throughout the building.
Advertisements for two Anatomic Pathologist faculty positions in MIP will begin by the end of the month.
Fillon-Jackson signs on bottom line!
Dr. Mary Fillon-Jackson has accepted our open Molecular Bacterial Pathogenesist faculty position and will join us as an Assistant Professor on May 1, 2007.
The name of building No. 1422, formerly the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Technology (CETT), has been officially changed to the Infectious Disease Annex (IDA)
Atisaya Vimuktanon, Microbiology Facility Administrative Assistant, decided to pursue other career opportunities and worked her last day with MIP on Friday, December 1. We will miss the excellent administrative support she provided the department, but wish her well in her future endeavors!
The first two photos are of the North hallway that provides access to the three BSL suites' locker rooms. The floor will receive one more coat of clear epoxy. The ceiling has been painted. The walls will be painted further into the project to minimize the need for touchups.
This last photo is in the lower mechanical area of some of the buildings heating to the non-critical labs, and the water main's expansion tank.
Thanks for the updates Jerry!
John Spencer relaxing on the Copacabana Beach in Rio, while attending the 2006 IDEAL Meeting in Brazil.
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