SVM News

LSU researcher travels to Sierra Leone to help in fight against Ebola

LSU researcher Christopher Mores, SM, ScD, landed in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on November 29 to help with the development of an Ebola Treatment Center (ETC). Dr. Mores is currently serving as the lead epidemiologist and infection control specialist at the ETC in Port Loko with colleagues from the GOAL Aid Agency, which include 120 “strong and varied” staff members. Information about the non-profit GOAL Aid Agency can be found online at www.goalglobal.org. A blog following his experiences in West Africa is available at http://www.epiresponse.com.

LSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital successfully treats case of equine corona virus

In December 2014, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) successfully treated the first reported Louisiana case of equine coronavirus, an emerging disease of global concern for both the veterinary and equine communities. In 2013, the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University (the central testing center for equine coronavirus) received 144 samples, 38 of which tested positive or were suspected. Positive samples have originated from several states, including New York, Missouri, South Carolina, and Vermont. Outbreaks have also been confirmed in Europe and Japan.

SVM Presentations won all prizes at the LSU International Research Fair

Students, researchers and scholars gathered in the LSU Union's Atchafalaya Room on November 18 for a fair showcasing the research of 10 international scholars visiting LSU to work on research projects in the fields of pathobiological sciences (PBS), chemistry, physics, mathematics, and political philosophy. Dr. Kalliat Valsaraj, Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development, gave the opening remarks. LSU's first International Research Fair celebrated the benefits of international education and exchange. A total of 10 scholars gave a brief presentation of their research projects to attendees and were judged by a panel.

Faculty present research at geriatric workshop and endocrine summit

Dr. Frank Andrews, Dr. Ann Chapman and Dr. Jon Fletcher participated in the Dorothy Havemeyer Geriatric Workshop and 3rd Equine Endocrine Summitt in Middleburg, Va., from Nov 16-19.

Events

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

All Day Christmas and New Year's Holiday, December 24-January 1

Monday, January 5, 2015

All Day SVM Spring Semester begins
All Day Problem-Based Learning for Year I, January 5-20

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

All Day LSU Spring Semester begins

Saturday, January 17, 2015

All Day North American Veterinary Conference, January 17-21

Sunday, January 18, 2015

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. NAVC Alumni and Friends Reception