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IN THE NOVEMBER 2008 ISSUE:
Your College is entering a critical phase of challenge and opportunity. We have much to celebrate: in early 2009, we will open the University of Illinois Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine. We are also preparing a revolutionary new veterinary curriculum. Both these initiatives bring unprecedented opportunity for recognition and reward for our College. I invite you to read an overview of College achievements in the past year and join me in congratulating our dedicated faculty, staff, and students on their efforts.
I extend my gratitude to alumni and friends who have supported our mission. As state dollars for higher education continue to dwindle, your gifts allow us to continue to provide teaching, research, and service with relevance for our society. With the dedication and support of our extended College family, we look forward to everything the future holds. –Herb
P.S. To find out more about our initiatives, attend our reception this Saturday, November 8, at the ISVMA convention in Lombard, Ill., or email me at email@example.com
NEW ON THE WEB
SPOTLIGHT ON THE TEACHING HOSPITALMeet Dr. Pam Wilkins
Dr. Pamela Wilkins, new head of the equine section, says she was attracted to the position by the vibrant young equine faculty and the College's demonstrated commitment to building a strong equine program. After earning bachelor's, DVM, master's, and PhD (in cardiovascular studies) degrees all from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., Dr Wilkins spent 11 years at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. There she started the equine emergency and critical care academic section in 2002, serving as its chief until joining the Illinois equine program. She is double boarded in internal medicine and emergency and critical care. Her areas of research interest range from the care of the critically ill foal to lactate concentrations and bacterial blood cultures as indicators of disease severity and prognosis to cardiorespiratory disease of horses of all ages. Read more about Dr. Wilkins.
RECENT PET COLUMNS
UPCOMING CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Watch as the Classes of '58, '63 and '68 come together for their combined reunions.
Meet Dr. Robert Nesss (DVM '90, IL) and learn more about his avian and exotics practice.
Upcoming Alumni Receptions
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November 10, Photoacoustic tomography: high-resolution imaging of optical contrast in vivo at new depths. Presented by Lihong Wang, PhD, Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor, Optical Imaging Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis,12:00 noon, 2271C Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, Urbana, Ill. Sponsored by the Translational Biomedical Research Seminar Series.
November 24, Intraoperative Optical Biopsy for High-Resolution Image-Guided Cancer Surgery. Stephen Boppart, MD, PhD, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bioengineering and Medicne and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, 12:00 noon, 2271C Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, Urbana, Ill. Sponsored by the Translational Biomedical Research Seminar Series.
November 18, Referring DVM Event: An Evening of Free C.E., Vet Med Cafe, Urbana, Ill., 6:00 p.m. Call 217/333-2761 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
December 2, Referring DVM Event: An Evening of Free C.E., Lariet Steakhouse, Peoria, Ill., . 6:00 p.m. Call 217/333-2761 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
December 3, Department of Pathobiology Seminar, featuring " The Effects of the Pesticide Methoxychlor on the Mouse Ovary," presented by Dr. Jodie Flaws, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, 12:00 p.m., 2506 Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building, Urbana, Ill.
December 10, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Brown Bag, featuring "Twelve Days of Cytology: Case-Based Approach to Cytology," presented by Dr. Anne Barger, Department of Pathobiology, 12:30 p.m. 1220 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, Urbana, Ill.
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