2012-2013 News and Press Releases
News and Press Release Archive (2002-spring 2012)
October 1, Georgia Trend magazine: Cell Mates: Collaborative university efforts are driving ground-floor biotech discoveries. Article mentions the "fracture putty" that Dr. John Peroni, associate professor of large animal medicine, is developing in conjunction with other researchers.
August 29, The Washington Post:Die-off of bottlenose dolphins, linked to virus, is worst in 25 years. Faculty at the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory helped to identify the virus that is causing what NOAA calls an "Unusual Mortality Event."
More stories: NOAA Fisheries: What's Causing the Bottlenose Dolphin Deaths Along the Mid-Atlantic?
Asbury Park Press: In search of a dolphin killer: Scientists in a remote farm lab rush to find exactly what has killed 200 of the sea mammals in New Jersey and the East Coast
August 21, press release: UGA professor Corrie Brown awarded International Veterinary Congress Prize.
August 14, press release: UGA welcomes 102 incoming veterinary students with white coat ceremony. Sponsored by the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA), this event officially recognized the incoming class by donning them in lab coats to be worn during their four years of veterinary education.
August 14, press release: UGA researchers use nanoparticles to fight cancer. Researchers at the University of Georgia are developing a new treatment technique that uses nanoparticles to reprogram immune cells so they are able to recognize and attack cancer. Donald A. Harn from our Department of Infectious Diseases is one of four UGA researchers working on the project.
August 12, press release: Nobel laureate Peter C. Doherty to speak at UGA. Doherty will discuss his two latest books on the University of Georgia campus Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. A book sale and signing will coincide with the event.
August 7, Augusta Chronicle: Georgia researchers study new flu virus. Article covers Dr. Mark Tompkins' research on the avian influenza H7N9 strain.
July 25, MedicalXpress: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Article covers research on white-tailed deer from the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.
July 25, Outdoor Life: University of Georgia Launches New Study on How Coyotes Effect Deer Behavior. Article about a new study launched by the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study.
July 25, press release: Connections found between wetland cover, transmission rates of hemorrhagic disease. Ecologists at the University of Georgia have discovered complex and surprising relationships between land cover and rates of transmission, illness and death from hemorrhagic disease in white-tailed deer.
June 10, press release: A take-home glucose monitoring device can help veterinarians get your diabetic pet's blood sugar under control.
Athens Banner-Herald: UGA's veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets
The Red & Black: UGA's veterinary hospital offers take-home glucose monitors for diabetic pets
June 4, press release: Not talking about Facebook: DVM-PhD student Julie Rushmore analyzed the social networks of wild chimpanzees in Uganda and how their interactions may affect the spread of infectious diseases.
May 19, Amazing Student on UGA.edu: Johanna Mejia-Fava, resident in zoological medicine, was named a UGA Amazing Student.
May 13, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine presents Phi Zeta honors to faculty, students . The UGA CVM recently recognized outstanding faculty and students with honors for excellence in teaching, research and service at its annual Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
May 9, BBC News Magazine: Dog years: How do you calculate a dog's true age? Dr. Kate Creevy, assistant professor of small animal medicine, weighs in.
May 1, press release: UGA Career Center recognizes student employees of the year. Mireya Smith, a pre-vet student and student assistant in the pathology department of the CVM, was recognized as the University of Georgia's Student Employee of the Year.
April 29, DVM360.com: Study: Cat obesity ballooning.
April 25, The Red & Black: 'Cross-protective' flu vaccine developed by UGA researcher.
April 24, The Rabbit Box show "Into the Wild": Listen to exotics/zoological medicine faculty member Joerg Mayer tell a story about some of his experiences when he was in Papua New Guinea doing research, presented during this local storytelling radio show. He says of the story, "It appears that the bow and arrow were somehow my constant companion throughout the trip."
April 19, press release: Game developed at UGA helps students understand neuroscience. UGA researchers are developing a video game that teaches students about the complex networks in the brain and the nervous system by challenging them to solve puzzles using music, colors and shapes.
April 17, press release: UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer. Dr. Kate Creevy, assistant professor at the CVM, co-authored a study that examined the death records of over 40,000 dogs.
Related stories: Spayed Dogs Live Longer: Study
UGA research finds sterilized dogs live longer
April 17, press release: UGA's 'Vet School for a Day' set for September
April 16, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine recognizes three alumni at annual conference. Drs. John E. Hayes and Susan Fubini received the CVM's Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna Awards (respectively), and Dr. Adam Eichelberger received the Young Achiever Award.
April 11, The Red & Black: Your kidneys — Rated E for Everyone. Article covers Dr. Scott Brown's NIH grant to develop interactive materials to teach students about the functions of the urinary and cardiovascular systems.
April 11, The Red & Black: 'Cross-protective' flu vaccine developed by UGA researcher. Biao He's research team is working on a flu vaccine that would offer multi-year protection against a variety of flu strains.
April 2, press release: UGA researchers develop universal flu vaccine. Biao He, a researcher in the department of infectious diseases, was lead author in a study published in the Journal of Virology.
April 1, press release: NIH awards $1.5 million to UGA researchers studying Legionnaires’ disease. Researcher Vincent Starai is joint-appointed to the department infectious diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
March 29, press release: UGA grant helps students understand diabetes through virtual gaming. Brown received a $525,000, five-year grant to design, create and test interactive gaming technology that helps undergraduate students learn more about renal and cardiovascular physiology, diabetes and obesity by acting as virtual scientists studying renal physiology in a virtual research laboratory.
March 28, The Red & Black: Horse herpes topic of UGA vet school diagnostics. Article quotes Dr. Jeremiah Saliki, director of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, part of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine.
March 17, The Rabbit Box "Saved!": Listen to small animal medicine faculty member Ira Roth tell a story about running a clinic in Albany, Ga.; this day he was trying to save a deer and make it on the nightly news.
March 1, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine sets annual open house for April 5.
February 27, press release: University of Georgia to host international symposium on One Health. Ralph Tripp, researcher in the department of infectious diseases, is a featured keynote speaker.
February 19, press release: New rabies vaccine could reduce cost, risk.
February 8, Fox News Atlanta: Pit bull's treatment could aid humans with brain tumors.
February 1, Athens Banner-herald: Work beginning on three big UGA construction projects. Article mentions groundbreaking on the new Veterinary Medical Learning Center.
January 29, press release: College of Veterinary Medicine to host 50th annual conference, alumni weekend.
January 22, press release: UGA awarded $1.1 million to speed detection of emerging flu strains. Dr. Ralph Tripp's work with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, or SERS, will be further refined to detect not just whole viruses but also virus components to aid in rapid identification of influenza.
January 18, Emory News: Man's best friend helping man: Canine trial tests novel medication for brain tumors.
January 17, DVM Newsmagazine/DVM360: UGA sees new long-awaited veterinary teaching hospital materialize.
January 11, press release: UGA veterinary medicine student organization to host annual benefit auction.
January 10, The Red and Black: UGA necropsy of giraffe shows internal bleeding. Pathologist Dr. Rita McManamon explains how animal necropsies are conducted and the length of time it takes to receive results from necropsy.
December 24, press release: 'Veterinary Spectrum' gives viewers an inside look at UGA’s College of Vet Med.
December 17, press release: UGA College of Veterinary Medicine to host annual shelter medicine seminar.
December 13, press release: Registration opens Dec. 19 for UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s VetCAMP 2013.
November 27, BioScience Technology: Man's Best Friend: Common Canine Virus May Lead to New Vaccines for Deadly Human Diseases.
Read the UGA press release here.
Article on PLOS One.
Also featured on:
Examiner.com: Common dog virus could be instrumental in developing human vaccines.
RedOrbit.com: Study Looks At Possible Vaccines Developed From Canine Virus.
November 12, press release: Two College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members receive endowed professorships.
November 9, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA breaks ground for huge veterinary medicine hospital
October 11, press release: New studies reveal connections between animals’ microbial communities and behavior. Dr. Vanessa O. Ezenwa, an ecologist with a joint appointment in the CVM's Infectious Diseases department and the School of Ecology at UGA, studies how social behavior and interactions between organisms might increase their likelihood of acquiring parasites and pathogens.
Sept. 10, Columns newsletter: UGA units partner to establish pet-friendly emergency shelters. Veterinary medicine faculty, students and staff would care for animals taken to a shelter UGA has established for the pets of evacuees in the event of a large-scale emergency. The capacity of the shelter is up to 250 dogs and 150 cats, and also could accommodate some "pocket" mammals like gerbils and rabbits.
Sept. 3, Marketplace on American Public Media: Drug companies cash in on curing animals. UGA researcher and small animal medicine professor Dr. Steve Budsberg talks about vaccine and therapeutics development for companion animals and livestock.
July 31, Athens Banner-Herald: The Editor's Desk: Picture Your Pet. Editor Jim Thompson promoted our pet photo contest, and mentioned the times he and his wife had visited the Teaching Hospital with their own pets.
July 26, BestInShowDaily.com: Herpesvirus Is Forever, but Proper Care Can Protect Puppies. Dr. Steffen Sum explains how the herpesvirus affects dogs, and how its spread can be minimized.
July 1, DVM360.com (DVM Newsmagazine): Veterinary student investigates equine stem cell therapy.
June 27, UGA press release: University of Georgia CURO students explore research topics during summer break. One of the CURO students has been working with Dr. Nicole Gottdenker, an assistant professor of pathology.
June 22, Warnell press release: Toxic algae to blame for cattle deaths in Gwinnett County, Warnell determines. Dr. Lee Jones, an assistant professor of beef herd health at the CVM, said that recent reports of livestock found dead were likely the same cause.
Also in the news:
Gwinnett Daily Post: Toxic algae kills four cows in Dacula
Dacula Patch: Toxic Algae Blamed for Cattle Deaths on Dacula Farm
Athens Banner-Herald: Toxic algae to blame for cattle deaths in Gwinnett County, UGA determines
11Alive: Toxic algae blamed for deaths of 4 cows
FarmProgress.com (Southern Farmer): Toxic Algae to Blame for Cattle Deaths in Georgia
June 21, Athens Banner-Herald: Perimeter slows to crawl after horse falls into roadway. Dr. Randy Eggleston and large animal staff supervisor Tabo Medina were called out to assist with a horse that was injured after falling out of its trailer on the Athens Bypass.
June 17, Athens Banner-Herald: UGA researcher works on vaccine for a new version of the mumps. Dr. Biao He and his research team are working on a new vaccine to stop the spread of a mutated form of the mumps virus.
Read the press release on Dr. Biao He's work here.
June 2, The Economist: The risks of global worming: Widespread use of anti-parasite drugs is reducing their value. CVM parasitologist Dr. Ray Kaplan recently published a review of available research on anti-parasitic drug resistance in livestock.
May 8, Washington Post: Dr. Chad Schmiedt was quoted in the Washington Post article, Chronic kidney disease is a leading killer in cats: What to watch for.
April 15, Journal of the AVMA: Western conference again a strong draw. During the Western Veterinary Conference, Feb. 19-23, 2012, in Las Vegas, five veterinary postgraduates received Food Animal Incentive Awards for dedication to food animal practice, including UGA's Bradley Heins.
April 15, Athens Banner-Herald: The CVM recently benefited from a local tree-planting project: UGA Lions Club already making a difference
April 4, Walton (Ga.) Tribune: Myers recognized for veterinary services. Article mentions that Dr. Myers is a graduate of the College and also that he works with UGA veterinary students.
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