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March 2014
AAVMC Annual Conference Catalyzing Event for One Health

Hundreds of veterinarians, scientists and professors will gather in greater Washington focus on One Health initiatives during the 2014 Annual Conference of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The conference -- to be held March 14-16, 2014, at the Westin Alexandria Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia -- is structured to help develop a common understanding and vision for One Health and will feature scores of presentations by government, NGO and academic leaders from around the world. Keynote addresses will be provided by Dr. Juan Lubroth, Chief Veterinary Officer of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome, and the Honorable Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics in the United States Department of Agriculture. Learn more.
Farm Bill Contains Support for Academic Veterinary Medicine

By providing new funding streams for agricultural research in animal health, production and welfare, the new Farm Bill presents multiple opportunities for schools of veterinary medicine and the broader veterinary community. A recent webinar co-hosted by the AAVMC's Director of Governmental Affairs Kevin Cain and the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA's) Assistant Director of Governmental Relations Gina Luke outlined key provisions pertaining to veterinary medical stakeholders. Learn more.
President Obama signing the Farm Bill at Michigan State University
(photo credit: MSU Communications and Branding Strategy)

AAVMC Sponsored Admissions and Recruitment Webinars Prove Popular

Recruitment and admissions webinars developed by the AAVMC kicked off in February and are in demand. The webinars help advisors and prospective students navigate the veterinary medical school application process and provide other admissions and recruitment-related tools. Learn more.
University of Illinois Professor Earns AAVMC Melcher Public Policy Award

Dr. John A. Herrmann from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine is the recipient of the 2014 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award. At the University of Illinois, Dr. Herrmann directs the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health (DVM/MPH) program as well as the Center for One Health Illinois and serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. He will receive the award during the annual conference on Friday, March 14, before more than 200 conference attendees, including veterinary college deans, faculty and associated dignitaries from throughout the United States and the world. Learn more.
Texas A&M University Professor to Deliver Recognition Lecture

Dr. Joe Kornegay, a professor of neuroscience in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU), has been chosen to deliver the 2014 Recognition Lecture during the annual conference at noon on Saturday, March 15. Dr. Korengay's lecture on "One Man's View of One Health" will illustrate this concept by focusing on his research on a canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and how this relates to the broader concepts of "One Health" and "One Medicine." Learn more.
Health and Wellness Summit 2.0 Scheduled at OSU

Save the date of Oct. 8-9, 2014, for the Health and Wellness Summit 2.0, convened by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, sponsored by Zoetis and hosted by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Please email with any questions. Details and registration information will be forthcoming.
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