SVM News

LSU Veterinary School hosts 22nd annual Great Rover Road Run

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is hosting the Hill’s LSU SVM 22nd Annual Great Rover Road Run on Sunday, March 15. The Great Rover Road Run consists of a 5K Road Run followed by a one mile run/walk with your dog. The 5K run begins at 8 a.m., and the one mile run begins at 9:15 a.m. at the LSU SVM on Skip Bertman Drive.

Doctoral student chosen as Merck resident in veterinary parasitology

Cassan Pulaski, DVM (LSU SVM 2013), MPH (LSU 2012), has been selected by the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology as their new Merck resident in veterinary parasitology. The NCVP resident program awards funding of $100,000 for two years with an option of renewal to veterinarians for salary and benefits while they are pursuing their doctorate and residencies in veterinary clinical parasitology. There are only five NCVP residents nationwide and two affiliate residents.

LVMA honors LSU faculty

Wendy Wolfson, DVM (LSU SVM 1986), assistant professor of shelter medicine, received the 2014 Dr. Everett D. Besch Distinguished Service award from the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association in recognition of her outstanding service to the community and veterinary profession. Kirk Ryan, DVM, DACVIM, associate professor of companion animal medicine, was installed as the new president of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.

LSU researcher receives $1.8 million NIH grant to study proteins in rickettsial species

Juan J. Martinez, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, has been awarded a 5-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. This award is a renewal of an existing NIH R01 grant in the amount of $1,832,000, for the calendar years 2015-2020. Dr. Martinez' research group seeks to further understand the contribution of a family of outer-membrane proteins termed surface cell antigens, expressed by pathogenic rickettsial species to the initiation and progression of disease in animals and humans.

Events

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 3 2015 Annual Symposium on Infectious Diseases

Friday, March 13, 2015

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Seminar Series- March 13, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Hill's LSU SVM Great Rover Road Run

Thursday, March 19, 2015

All Day SAVMA Symposium, March 19-21

Monday, March 23, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Faculty/Graduate Student Dinner

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Dean's Grand Rounds