Sustained Effort Required to Achieve Diversity & Inclusion Goals
An analysis of the demographics of the current VMCAS applicant pool compared against existing Census Bureau Data suggests that a great deal of work remains to be done to diversify the profession. Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Lisa Greenhill recently examined the applicant pool within the context of the broader population (see graph above) and published an addendum to the AAVMC's current Public Data Report. "If veterinary medicine is going to have a sustained applicant pool feeding the profession, we must be committed to recruiting broadly and deeply in the demographic groups experiencing growth," said Greenhill. "We can't afford not to consider diversity recruiting based on the long term demographic projections."  Learn more .
Nomination Cycle for 2020 AAVMC Awards Closes October 15, 2019
The AAVMC annually presents a series of awards designed to inspire and recognize professional excellence in teaching, research, service, diversity and inclusion and other areas in academic veterinary medicine. The nomination period is now open for the 2019-20 series of awards, which will be presented during the 2020 annual conference in Washington. The nomination deadline for all awards listed above is October 15, 2019. Please forward submissions to awards@aavmc.org . For more information, please see our awards page here or contact Ms. Lawann Blunt at 202-371-9195 (ext.152) or lblunt@aavmc.org . Learn more .
Long-Time VMCAS Leader Tony Wynne To Leave AAVMC, Lead NAAHP
Veteran AAVMC employee Tony Wynne will leave the AAVMC in late September to become executive director of the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) in Champaign, Illinois. Wynne, who joined the AAVMC in 2008, serves as Director of Admissions and Recruitment Affairs, where he is responsible for managing all aspects of the Veterinary Medical Student Application Service (VMCAS) and national student recruitment. "Tony has made an enormous contribution here at the AAVMC, and we look forward to maintaining a continuing professional and personal relationship with Tony during his new work with the NAAHP," said AAVMC CEO Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe.  Learn more .
AVMA/AAVMC Joint Committee Meets in Washington
Leaders from the  AVMA  and AAVMC gathered in Washington, D.C. for the semi-annual Joint Committee Meeting on August 3rd, 2019. The meeting was held in conjunction with the AVMA's annual conference. Agenda items included advocacy, diversity & inclusion, wellbeing in the profession and the academy, the Veterinary Debt Initiative, the Veterinary Futures Commission, leadership development, and accreditation logistics and support. "Our two organizations play a fundamental role in shaping and building the profession of veterinary medicine in the United States," said AAVMC CEO Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe. "These regular meetings foster greater understanding, build collaboration and strengthen a partnership that profoundly benefits society."  Learn more
CTSA One Health Alliance Offering Research Fellowships
The  CTSA One Health Alliance  is offering two-year research fellowships to veterinarians after residency training. The research training will take place in interdisciplinary environments with a team of mentors related to various veterinary clinical specialties. Applications are due January 8, 2020 for a fall 2020 start date. For more information, check the COHA website under "Fellowships." The fellowship area will be fully active in mid-September. For more detailed information about the fellowships, please  click here . The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) is comprised of veterinary schools partnered with medical and other colleagues through a National Institutes of Health Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA).  Learn more .  
Maccabe Honored by American Veterinary Epidemiology Society
AAVMC Chief Executive Officer was presented a 2019 Honorary Diplomate Certificate from the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) during recent ceremonies held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Washington. AVES annually confers the honor on distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions in veterinary medicine, human health, public health, epidemiology and One Health. Maccabe was recognized for contributions he has made to the profession throughout a career which includes leadership positions with the AAVMC, federal government agencies and in military veterinary medicine  Learn more .
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Dr. Stacy Anderson  is the new Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Peggy Root , Associate Dean of Education, and Dr. Erin Malone , Assistant Dean of Curriculum at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, are jointly assuming the duties of Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, replacing Dr. Laura Molgaard, who is now Interim Dean.

Dr. Michael Yang is now acting dean at the City University of Hong Kong, replacing Dr. Michael Reichel.

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