Item2017 CVM News: Home News Cornell DVM student wins new scholarship for experiential learningOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-08)This news item is about: Gaining experience in the field is a critical part of every veterinary student’s educational experience. Lane Robinson ’18, the opportunity to participate in innovative externships got a little easier this year thanks to a pioneering scholarship program through Morris Animal Foundation. The Morris Animal Foundation and Richard Lichter Charity for Dogs recently announced the first class of students receiving the Veterinary Student Canine Externship Award. The award went to three third-year veterinary students, including Robinson, who were selected for their demonstrated leadership and promise in impacting canine health, welfare and quality of life. Item2017 CVM News: Ilana Schafer DVM '08 recognized by CDC for contributions to Veterinary Public HealthOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-27)This news item is about: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Dr. Ilana Schafer ‘08 the 2017 James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award for her work to control outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease and other zoonotic diseases. The Steele award recognizes individuals who have completed CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship and gone on to make significant contributions to veterinary public health. Currently, Schafer is a veterinary epidemiologist in the Bacterial Special Pathogens Branch, but in her various positions at CDC, she has worked on high hazard viruses including Ebola, Marburg, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, and hantavirus, as well as the bacterial infection leptospirosis. Item2017 CVM News: New app collects pre-vet students’ real-world preparationOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-27)This news item is about: Students planning to apply to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program have a new way to track their veterinary and animal experiences: the Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App. The app allows users in internships or who are volunteering or shadowing veterinarians to log dates, hours, supervisors, contact information and list of responsibilities in one place, saving time and making the application process easier. Item2017 CVM News: Dr. Holger Sondermann featured on Cornell ResearchOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-26)This news item from Cornell Research is about: If you think bacteria are unsophisticated, single-celled organisms passively floating around in their environment, you might want to think again. Over the past few decades, scientists have discovered bacteria are not the knuckleheads we once thought they were (at least in comparison to their eukaryotic counterparts). “It turns out they have a pretty complex lifestyle,” says Holger Sondermann, Molecular Medicine. “They can be either free floating, or they can be part of a larger, coordinated community, called a biofilm. They’re able to switch their lifestyle depending on what is happening in their environment.” Item2017 CVM News: World Rabies Day: Rabies prevention is a matter of education, vaccinationOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-27)This news item is about: Every nine minutes someone dies from rabies, the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. While most cases of rabies are found in Africa, India, and other parts of Asia, each year 30,000 to 60,000 people in the United States receive post-exposure preventive treatment. Four Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine experts explain the impact of rabies worldwide and provide prevention tips: Item2017 CVM News: An international accredited veterinary school for Hong KongOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-25)This news item is about: Until now, Hong Kong has not had a veterinary school, and has been reliant on veterinarians who have qualified overseas for its veterinary services. At any one time, it is estimated that 200 locals are studying veterinary science overseas, with approximately two-thirds in Australia. For the past decade, City University of Hong Kong and Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have collaborated on a project aimed at establishing a locally based veterinary college with the curriculum modeled on Cornell’s innovative, highly integrated delivery that focuses on problem-based learning. Item2017 CVM News: Symposium delves into public health issuesOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-14)This news item is about: Cornell veterinary students know that their DVM degree can lead to a rewarding and exciting career. Last weekend, they learned that it can also help solve world problems. At the eighth annual Veterinary Public Health Symposium, held Sept. 8 and 9, a series of lectures and panel discussions linked veterinary medicine to a range of global issues, from food system security to infectious disease to domestic abuse. The event was organized by the student-run Veterinary Public Health Association and attracted both those affiliated with CVM and local community members. Item2017 CVM News: Dr. Pamela V. Chang featured on Cornell ResearchOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-11)This news item is about: Each of us has trillions of microbes living in our gut. As we go about our day, many of these microbes regulate processes in our bodies through the production of metabolites, small molecule compounds that are produced by enzymes within their cells. Gut microbes are foreign organisms living inside of us, but they are crucial to our health. Our bodies have to maintain a kind of detente with them, ensuring that we coexist peacefully together in symbiosis. “We’re constantly being challenged by these microbes,” says Pamela V. Chang, Microbiology and Immunology. “When we eat, there is bacteria in our food, and then it gets into the gut. The question is how does the gut react to that?” Understanding the microbiota in the gut is especially important because certain microbes are necessary to maintain protection against infection, according to Chang. A certain balance of microbes is needed for conditions in the gut to be optimal. When an imbalance occurs, the immune system can go haywire, causing chronic inflammation, which in the gut can lead to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like colitis or Crohn’s Disease Item2017 CVM News: Cornell cardiologists offer advanced treatment for horses with atrial fibrillationOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (2017-09-11)This news item is about: When medical treatment fails, cardiologists at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine can now offer a procedure that resets the quivering heart of a horse in atrial fibrillation to bring back its normal heartbeat. Drs. Romain Pariaut, associate professor and section chief of cardiology and Bruce Kornreich, associate director of the Feline Health Center and staff cardiologist, recently performed a transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC) to treat a horse diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AF), a rapid, irregular heart rhythm that causes decreased blood flow from the heart. This procedure, which involves Item2017 CVM News: Traveling the world for planetary health: Veterinary students find meaning in global clinical researchOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-15)This news item from Global Cornell is about: When Cornell veterinary student Perry Koehler, DVM ’20, was in China's Sichuan province last summer, he noticed something peculiar about the product packaging. ... Koehler is one of 14 students from Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine who traveled to destinations around the world last summer for clinical research that advances planetary health. “Wine, teas, toothpaste, even household cleaners,” he lists off, “all marked with a bear.” Item2017 CVM News: Cardiology team saves street dog from deadly heartworm conditionOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-11)This news item is about: Flyer, a mixed breed dog, has been rescued twice this year: once from Jamaican streets by a Canadian charity and a second time by a team of veterinarians at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals (CUHA). Flyer is a Potcake, the name given to feral Caribbean dogs with cocked ears who were traditionally fed the caked remains of a rice and pea dish. Flyer lived on the streets and in a sanctuary until Allison Shalla, co-president of Eastern Ontario Potcake Rescue, brought him back to Ottawa last February. Not having received any heartworm prophylaxis, Flyer began taking medication when tests on Valentine’s Day indicated heartworm disease. Item2017 CVM News: Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatmentsOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-07)This news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study. Women who are treated for cancer with radiation or certain chemotherapy drugs are commonly rendered sterile. According to a 2006 study from Weill Cornell Medicine, nearly 40 percent of all female breast cancer survivors experience premature ovarian failure, in which they lose normal function of their ovaries and often become infertile. The current study, published in the journal Genetics, was led by John Schimenti, Cornell University professor in the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Biology and Genetics. The study builds on his 2014 research that identified a so-called checkpoint protein (CHK2) that becomes activated when oocytes are damaged by radiation. Item2017 CVM News: Dean Warnick discusses animal care with Tata Trusts: A new standard for animal careOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-01)This news item is about: Animal healthcare is a new focus area for Tata Trusts, which is aiming to set up veterinary infrastructure and services in Mumbai in collaboration with Cornell University. Christabelle Noronha connected with Dr. Lorin D Warnick, the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell, to get his perspective on the animal healthcare scenario in India. Item2017 CVM News: Wiederhold Foundation continues support for Cornell's shelter, conservation medicine programsOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (2017-09-05)This news item is about: The John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation has committed $300,000 of support during the next three years to the shelter medicine and wildlife conservation medicine programs at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The foundation has generously supported the program since 2012 and has provided training opportunities for students and trainees at shelters, zoos, and wildlife preserves, and grants to support research to improve the health of endangered animals. Item2017 CVM News: DVM student Vittoria Capria named AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public OutreachOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-05)This news item is about: Vittoria Capria, a second-year veterinary student at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named by Americans for Medical Progress as an AMP/Michael D. Hayre Fellow in Public Outreach. For her Fellowship project, Vittoria will coordinate AMP’s Biomedical Research Awareness Day (BRAD) celebration scheduled for April 19, 2018. BRAD is designed to build public appreciation for the importance of animal research to medical progress, and to highlight careers in laboratory animal medicine. Vittoria will build on the success of the past two BRADs, expanding the program far beyond the 60 colleges, research institutions, and others that have already participated. Item2017 CVM News: Dr. August Avery's paper featured in Nature CommunicationOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-07-31)This news item is about: A new study with mice and humans, published June 21 in the journal Nature Communications, describes how an enzyme called ITK plays a crucial role in the development of Tr1 cells during an immune response. The enzyme offers an entry point for researchers to manipulate the development of Tr1 cells to enhance them to treat allergies, for instance, or block their development to treat viral and bacterial infections. “The more we understand about how these cells develop, the signals and pathways they use, the more likely we’ll be able to devise approaches to manipulate them,” said Avery August, professor of microbiology and immunology in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the paper’s senior author. Weishan Huang, Ph.D. ’13, assistant research professor of microbiology and immunology, is lead author. Item2017 CVM News: Veterinary Scholars Program Symposium attendees discuss future of student researchOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-09-05)This news item is about: Doctors practicing human medicine have many opportunities for conducting research, but for DVMs, the path to a career in veterinary research is much less clear. Recently, a delegation of 31 Cornell students traveled to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to attend the annual Veterinary Scholars Program Symposium, where participants discussed new ways to support students who wish to pursue veterinary research. The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, the National Institutes of Health, and Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Merial) hosted the meeting, which included student research presentations and informational sessions on alternative careers in veterinary medicine. Item2017 CVM News: Drs. Nadine Fiani, Santiago Peralta, discuss canine malocclusion with PetMDOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-07-25)The news item from PetMD is about: Photos of “dogs with underbites” have been the focus of many an adorable Internet slideshow. But while misaligned teeth in dogs, or canine malocclusion, may make our pets seem more endearing or “ugly-cute,” it can be a serious health issue. To learn more about this condition, we spoke with two board-certified veterinary dentists from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CUCVM). Here is everything you need to know about canine malocclusion, including symptoms and causes, and when to seek treatment. Item2017 CVM News: Dr. Paul Soloway named next chair of the Department of Biomedical SciencesOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-07-26)The news item is about: Professor Paul Soloway will serve as the next Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine effective ?August 1, 2017. He received his BA from Cornell University in 1979, a PhD from Princeton in 1989, and has been an Associate and then Full Professor in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell since 2002. While at Cornell, his NIH-funded research has focused on mechanisms regulating epigenetic states, and developing single molecule approaches for epigenomic analysis. New projects, recently established, address the effects of nutrients and toxins on epigenomic states in the brain. “Paul has many ties with our community already as he has been a frequent collaborator with researchers in our College,” says Dean Lorin Warnick. “We are fortunate to have a scientist of his quality and breadth of academic experience join us as department chair.” Item2017 CVM News: President Pollack tours the College of Veterinary MedicineOffice of Marketing and Communications. Media Relations (Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2017-07-27)This news item is about: The College of Veterinary Medicine was proud to host President Martha Pollack on Tuesday, July 25, as she visited with students, faculty, and staff during her tour of the College grounds. Pollack met with administrative and staff leadership, and took a hard-hat tour of the capital expansion, viewing the newly constructed spaces that will greet students this coming fall.