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College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
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April 12, 2011

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Faculty Members Take on New Roles at the College of Veterinary Medicine

URBANA - Two faculty members have moved into new leadership positions at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Wally Hoffmann, who had served as interim director of the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory since 2005, has now stepped into a newly created position as interim executive associate dean. Dr. Rick Frederickson, who has been an anatomic pathologist with the diagnostic laboratory for the past eight years, succeeds Dr. Hoffmann as director of the lab.

In his new role, Dr. Hoffmann will be providing high-level, coordinated leadership to the College's three service units: the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and the Chicago Center for Veterinary Medicine. He will work closely with the faculty who manage the day-to-day operations of these units, Dr. Frederickson, Dr. Art Siegel in the hospital, and Dr. Tom Graves at the Chicago center.

"In addition to the lab's important role in serving veterinarians and teaching veterinary students, there is growing component for collaborative research in the diagnostic laboratory,' notes Dr. Frederickson.

Recent additions to the diagnostic lab faculty bring a range of special interests that expand the mission of service, teaching and research, including: Dr. Adam Stern, dermatologic pathology and forensics, especially animal abuse cases; Dr. Vincent Hsiao, with a broad background in food animal; and Dr. David Coleman, ocular pathology.

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