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Illinois receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grants

Nov 20, 2013 / General News

The University of Illinois is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Daniel L. Rock, a professor of pathobiology, and Mark S. Kuhlenschmidt, a professor and the interim head of pathobiology, will pursue innovative global health and development research projects. Grand Challenges Explorations funds people worldwide to...

Study of Plastics’ Impact on Human Development Funded for 5 Years

Aug 14, 2013 / Comparative Biosciences News

A University of Illinois research program that investigates the health effects of exposure to chemicals widely used in plastics has received a five-year, $8 million grant as part of the Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers program, jointly funded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health...

Congenie Studies in Nicaragua

May 12, 2013 / Student Blogs

My trip to Nicaragua was filled with amazing opportunities to grow as a professional, as well as a person. I was exposed to a culture and way of life very different than my own and was working in an environment that has many technological challenges. The clinic was not for profit and was forced to...

Students pose in Germany.

Study Abroad Germany, 2012

Jan 24, 2013 / Student Blogs

Dr. Margarethe Hoenig; Saturday, June 9, 2012, Arrival in Hannover We are grateful to our sponsors: Dean Whiteley,University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Nestle Purina Company Most of us arrived at a very similar time at the Hannover airport. Zach and Elizabeth, 2 of the 3 students who attended the program from UGA,...

Marvet Trip, Mexico, 2012

Sep 18, 2012 / Student Blogs

To say that this was an amazing experience is a complete understatement.  I registered for Marvet Mexico, thinking that I would not be chosen.  When I was chosen, I attended, thinking that it would be a nice diversion since I do not plan to work with marine mammals (although I greatly appreciate them).  Since growing...

Wildlifevets.com, Mpumalanga, South Africa, 2012

Sep 18, 2012 / Student Blogs

Wildlifevets.com’s Introduction to Wildlife Medicine was a phenomenal, once in a lifetime experience.  Located in Mpumalanga near Kruger National Park, our accommodations boasted comfortable, spacious rooms, attentive staff, wildlife just outside your window, and spectacular sunsets.  Following my late Sunday afternoon arrival, one could say we hit the ground running.  Thirty minutes later, we had...

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Jul 24, 2012 / Student Blogs

May 19, 2012: Kaitlyn Zebold Today was the first day of our trip and was a very busy travel day. A group of us flew out of Chicago. Others came from New York, Colorado, and California, but we all met up in San Jose together. We were picked up from the airport by VIDA staff...

Lloyd Studies Abroad in Grand Cayman

Jun 13, 2012 / Student Blogs

Marvet’s 2012 Grand Cayman workshop was a fantastic two week summer course encompassing aquatic animal and tropical conservation medicine. Experts in the field conducted morning lectures ranging from coral reef health to water quality to physical exams and anesthesia procedures on marine invertebrates, teleosts, elasmobranchs, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Afternoons were packed full of...