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Rapid Prototyping Lends a Hand in Eagle Surgery

May 27, 2016 / General News

A complicated orthopedic surgery performed recently at the College of Veterinary Medicine received assistance from the College of Engineering at the opposite end of the University of Illinois campus. On May 5, a young bald eagle in the care of the Wildlife Medical Clinic underwent a three-hour procedure to repair its left humerus, which had...

[Dr. Timothy Fan and Dr. Paul Hergenrother]

Human Trials of Cancer Drug Continue with New Investment

May 24, 2016 / Research News

Clinical trials of the anti-cancer agent PAC-1 are continuing to expand, thanks to a $7 million angel investment from an anonymous contributor who originally invested $4 million to help get the compound this far in the drug-approval pipeline. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also granted PAC-1 orphan drug status for the treatment of glioblastoma...

Herrmann Wins Teaching Award at UI-Chicago

Apr 29, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of the best teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating...

[Kristopher Kilian, graduate student Junmin Lee and Timothy Fan]

Shape of Tumor May Affect Whether Cells Can Metastasize

Apr 27, 2016 / Research News

Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding cells, according to a new University of Illinois study. Using engineered tissue environments in various shapes...

Illinois Horse Fair

Equine Faculty to Speak at Illinois Horse Fair

Mar 4, 2016 / General News

Heading to the Illinois Horse Fair in Springfield this weekend? Be sure to look up faculty members from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, who will be on hand to offer owner education sessions. Drs. Dennis French and Scott Austin will offer five talks at the event, covering horse anatomy from top to...

[Dr. Tim Fan with his dog]

Veterinary Oncologist Helps Establish New Interdisciplinary Research Theme

Feb 23, 2016 / Research News

Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People Dr. Timothy Fan, associate professor of oncology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, is among the founding members of a new cancer-related research theme at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois. The “Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People” theme draws upon...

Dr. Megan Watson and sea otter in Alaska

Vet Resident Assists in Alaskan Sea Otter Rescue

Jan 21, 2016 / Student Blogs

In October, Shedd Aquarium provided an amazing opportunity to travel to Homer, Alaska, through their rescue and rehabilitation efforts. This was in response to a request for veterinary support from the Alaska Sea Life Center (ASLC). The ASLC is part of the Alaska Marine Mammal Stranding Network, which helps respond to calls of stranded (beached)...

Epidemiologist Comments on Bird Flu in Indiana

Jan 21, 2016 / In the News

State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill.; Jan. 21) – Much like human flu, the avian influenza virus tends to be a fall-winter disease that mutates season to season, according to Yvette Johnson-Walker, a clinical epidemiologist with the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. The latest outbreak is a different strain from the virus that devastated flocks...