2012-2013 News and Press Releases
News and Press Release Archive (2002-spring 2012)
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 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.
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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 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 compenents 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'sInfectious 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 benefitted 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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