March 2019
For Veterinary Medical Educators, All Roads Lead to Washington D.C. March 8-10, 2019
The AAVMC's annual 2019 AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium scheduled March 8-10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. is shaping up to be the largest ever. Almost 325 people have already registered. With "walk-in" registrations, more than 350 leading educators are expected to attend, shattering records. Those guests will consider "The Science of Building Inclusive Teams" as they hear from dozens of respected experts, including keynoters author Scott Page, the NIH's Kara Hall, and Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jascik. For more information, click here.

The Ominous Implications of Implicit Bias
No matter how enlightened and fair-minded we may think we are, our thought processes have been shaped by a lifetime of experiences. Exposure or participation in incidents involving stereotypical or biased behavior decades ago affects the way we interact with others every day, and most of us are oblivious to it. Recognizing and correcting for implicit bias in the way we live our lives is an important first step toward creating truly diverse and inclusive environments, and there are a variety of ways to do it. Click here to read a fascinating Q&A on implicit bias with AAVMC Senior Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill.
Award Winners Featured on Diversity & Inclusion on Air Podcast
The 2019 AAVMC Annual Conference will also feature an Iverson Bell Symposium. As part of that biennial event, Dr. Kenita Rogers from Texas A&M University will be presented with the Iverson Bell Award and India Napier from Tufts University will be presented with the Patricia M. Lowrie Diversity Leadership Scholarship. The AAVMC's Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill conducted an interview with each for the AAVMC's "Diversity & Inclusion on Air" program. Click here to hear the episode.
Call for Volunteers: Council on Education Site Visitors 2019
The AVMA Council on Education (COE) is now accepting applications for veterinarians interested in serving as Council on Education site visitors, according to AAVMC Senior Accreditation Advisor Dr. Sheila Allen. Applicants who are engaged in all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications for site visitor candidates is March 15, 2019. For more detailed information and access to application materials, please click here. For more information, email Dr. Allen at Learn more.
Deadline for Institutional Advancement Awards March 31, 2019
Fundraising and communications officers in AAVMC member institutions are reminded that the nomination period for two AAVMC Awards that recognize excellence in institutional advancement is drawing to a close. The deadline for the AAVMC's Communications Excellence Award and the AAVMC Excellence in Scholarship Fundraising Award nominations/applications is March 31, 2019. Click here and scroll down for more information. Award nominations/applications must be submitted electronically to Learn more.
Virtual Career Fair Scheduled for March 31, 2019
The Veterinary Career Advisor Network (VetCAN) will present a Virtual Career Fair on March 31, 2019. The VetCAN Virtual Career Fair provides a forum for employers to identify top quality candidates and it provides job-seeking students and alumni from AAVMC member institutions with the ability to review job opportunities from their desktop or mobile device. For more information about how to participate in the March event, click here. The Veterinary Career Advisor Network (VetCAN) is an AAVMC-affiliated organization founded in 2014 as a resource and network for career and professional development professionals working with veterinary students and alumni in AAVMC member institutions. Learn more.

Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy Sparking Opportunities
Disruptive technology, the information explosion and previously unimagined approaches to problem-solving and opportunity creation are changing the landscape of modern veterinary medicine. Enter the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy, an emerging organization with roots at Texas A&M University that's seeking to infuse the profession, from academia to the world of veterinary practice and beyond, with innovation. Essentially, the academy seeks to pair talented veterinary students with entrepreneurial start-up companies. VEA officials are interested in speaking with potential university partners. Jeremy Kenney and Robert Trimble will make a presentation on the VEA during the upcoming 2019 AAVMC Assembly meeting on March 8. For more information, contact Jeremy Kimble at Learn more.
Barriers to Veterinary Medical Care Affecting Pet Owner's Mental, Emotional Health
Pets bring joy, meaning and comfort to their owners and are an important part of family life. And when owners can't provide needed veterinary medical services for their pets, it exerts a negative effect on their mental and emotional health. Over the past two years, almost 28% of pet-owning families experienced barriers to providing that care, most often because of a lack of financial resources. A recent report from the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition (AVCC) explores that dilemma. Supported by Maddie's Fund, the AVCC is working with the University of Tennessee's College of Social Work and the Veterinary Social Work program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  

Academic Veterinary Medicine in the News
Could Shark DNA Help Fight Cancer in Humans?
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Auburn University Senior who Lost her Brother to Rare Genetic Disease is on a Mission for a Cure Alabama News Center
Texas A&M Educator Wins National Veterinary Award
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Texas Tech Officials Make Case in Austin for Veterinary School, Other Priorities
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Now in 24 States, "Zombie Deer" Disease Could Spread to Humans
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Special Report: FAD Outbreak Could Cost U.S. Agriculture $200 Billion Over 10 Years
The Pig Site
UC Davis Vets Heal Bobcat's Burns With Fish Skin
Good Day Sacramento
Pre-Vet Students Petition Province
Brandon Sun
Suicides Among Veterinarians Become a Growing Problem
Washington Post
Researcher Confirms Transmittal of African Swine Fever by Feed
Researchers Predict Spread of Invasive Long-Horned Ticks
Bovine Veterinarian
Study: Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to EMS in Horses
The Horse
Who's Stronger? An Immunological Battle of the Sexes
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Study Shows African Swine Fever Can be Transmitted Through Feed
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Aggies to the Rescue
The Eagle
Research: Service Dogs Benefit Well-Being of Their Handlers
Indiana Ag Connection
New USask Treatment for Bone Cancer Which Hits Young People-and Dogs
Canada Free Press
$9M to Preempt Zoonotic Spillover Threats, Protect Military and Local Communities
Daily News
WCVM Teams up with Canadian Challenge for Unique Learning Experience
Education News Canada
A&M Chancellor Sharp Said Tech Vet School is Not Needed
Midland Reporter Telegram
These Students Have Lots of Stories to Tell
Today's Veterinary Business
New Disease Detection System Promises Faster and Cheaper Results for Vets
The Pig Site

From Our Members
Cornell Creates Multicollege Center for Immunology
Cornell University
LSU Vet School Awarded $11.5 Million for Pulmonary Research
Louisiana State
Veterinary Radiation Facility Opens at Iowa State
Iowa State
$9M to Preempt Zoonotic Spillover Threats, Protect Military and Local Communities
UC Davis
Cross-Species Cancer Comparison Uncovers New Drug Targets, Study Reveals
University of Guelph
CVM Service Dog Research Awarded $1.5 Million NIH Grant
NC State
Early Success Shown in Alternative Therapy for Equine Eye Disease
NC State
Texas A&M Researchers Prove Mammalian Joint Regeneration Possible
Texas A&M
People in Motion  

Xiaoping Zhu has been named Associate Dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's College Park, Maryland, campus and chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland.

Kang Moon Seo has been named Dean at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Je Yoel Cho has been named Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and So Yeong Lee has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs.
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