SVM News

LSU veterinary school researcher developing vaccines against Classical swine fever and porcine circo viruses thanks to a grant from CEVA

Shafiqul Chowdhury, DVM, MS, PhD, professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences, is developing vaccines against classical swine fever and porcine circo viruses  thanks to a $350,230 grant from CEVA, the ninth largest animal health group in the world. With this funding, Dr. Chowdhury’s laboratory is working to develop vaccines using a pseudorabies virus of swine (a herpes virus of swine associated with respiratory infections) as a vector to express classical swine fever and PCV2 protective antigens. The pseudorabies virus vector being used is a double-gene-deleted virus, so the vaccine virus is attenuated, does not reactivate or recur in the animal, and acts as a marker so veterinarians can distinguish vaccinated animals from infected animals.

Assistant Professor Speaks at Annual Outreach Conference

Rebecca C. Christofferson, PhD, assistant professor in Pathobiological Sciences, spoke at the fourth annual outreach conference to increase diversity in mathematical modeling and public health at the Harvard University School of Public Health. This conference is for underrepresented groups who have and interest in mathematical modeling and public health. This is the second year Dr. Christofferson was invited to speak. Dr. Christofferson gave a presentation entitled “Integrative Methods for Infectious Disease Research.”

Q&A with former VMBA National President

Bridger Smithers (LSU SVM 2015), answers questions about the Veterinary Business Management Association and his time as the National President.  

LSU Veterinary School students donate Great Rover Road Run proceeds to animal groups

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted 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. Proceeds from the run will be given to NOLA VetReach, Friends of the Animals, Looking Fur Love Dog Rescue and the LSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship fund.

Events

Friday, May 1, 2015

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Awards & Honors Banquet

Saturday, May 2, 2015

All Day LSU Spring Semester ends

Friday, May 8, 2015

All Day SVM Spring Semester ends

Monday, May 11, 2015

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. SVM Commencement

Friday, May 15, 2015

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Diploma Distribution Ceremony for Advanced Degrees
All Day LSU Spring Commencement