News and Updates, October 2019

Faculty and Staff

  • Elizabeth Lucas receives a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator Grant for a study on why women experience more fear-based psychiatric conditions than men. ow.ly/THEK50wVosS
  • Lauren Schnabel named co-associate director of the Functional Tissue Engineering Program at the Comparative Medicine Institute. ow.ly/V8YL50wTlfL
  • Vet techs are key to helping underserved rural areas, says Geof Smith. ow.ly/9Oo250wLN0o
  • A study with authors including Jody Gookin, Barbara Sherry and Derek Foster reveals a key way the gut battles infections. ow.ly/arHu50wIyBt
  • A study led by Santosh Mishra is the first to pinpoint and detail the intricate pathways of itch in canines. ow.ly/Kxro50wGSqT
  • The National Institutes of Health awards a $1.5 million grant to a study co-led by Caroline Laplante aiming to unlock some of the mysteries of cell division. ow.ly/ktj450wGHGk
  • Canine health studies from Natasha Olby and Erin Keenihan receive Morris Animal Foundation funding. ow.ly/FP0R50wG1zl
  • Meet Jori Vasgaard, director of the new Reedy Creek Equine Farm. ow.ly/38wp50wFCLa
  • Meet Laura Castro, a new CVM student counselor. /ow.ly/rlHQ50wzst0
  • Natasha Olby talks to DVM 360 about the CVM’s groundbreaking study on canine encephalitis. ow.ly/gFsI50wBRG3
  • Research led by Santosh Mishra sheds light on what fuels hypersensitivity to pain. ow.ly/eXce50wttck
  • An equine colic research project from Megan Burke is one of just 12 horse health studies nationwide receiving new Morris Animal Foundation funding. ow.ly/fWZB50wsqng

 In the Spotlight

Take a look at a recent red wolf root canal at the CVM.

Alumni and Students

  • Five CVM students working toward a certificate in global health share the results of their 10-week studies in Africa. ow.ly/9CxA50wNETA
  • The Class of 2023’s Chandler and Chelsea Drumgoole, the first twins to enroll in the same CVM class, come to the college with a shared dedication to veterinary medicine and unending sibling support. ow.ly/rsm750wKW1M
  • The Class of 2023’s Gabe Steinman learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful vet — including the power of kindness — from his dad, 1995 CVM grad Tim Steinman. ow.ly/Gg7d50wyoYZ

Donors and Support

  • The Class of 1995’s Cindy Stubbs transforms her horse barn into a haunted fundraiser for the CVM. ow.ly/33DO50wQbEG 
  • Established by alumni Rebecca and Jim Robbins, the new Rebecca C. Robbins Scholarship Endowment helps students with a strong interest in research pursue a degree in veterinary medicine with an emphasis in swine medicine. ow.ly/sOQu50wLI1O