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Department of Clinical Sciences

Seminar Notes...

Held every other Friday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
September 12 - December 19, 2014
Room C2-537, Clinical Programs Center, College
of Veterinary Medicine

Speakers will present for 35-40 minutes leaving time for questions, suggestions, and socialization.

Light refreshments will be served.


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Fall 2014

Department of Clinical Sciences
Seminar Series

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The Fall 2014 Seminar Series is sponsored by gift support from Nestle-Purina PetCare.

AUGUST 2014    

**Special Guest Presentation**

Date:  Friday, August 1, 2014, 3:00-4:00 pm
**Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower**
Speaker:  Dr. Tatiana Motta, DVM, MS, Clinical Instructor
Affiliation:  Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Title:  The use of low-fidelity surgical simulators to teach orchiectomy and ovariohysterectomy: knowledge retention, surgical skills and stress.
Hosted by Dr. Susan Fubini and Dr. Jon Cheetham


Date:  Friday, September 12, 2014
Speaker:  Dr. Erica Behling Kelly, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
Affiliation:  Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostics Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
"As a clinical pathologist, I am interested in advancing our understanding of disease processes as well as improving our ability to diagnose disease. My laboratory currently focuses on determining the pathogenic potential and diagnostic utility of serum lipoproteins in domestic species. In two of our on-going projects, we are investigating lipoproteins in the dog, relative to their ability to promote thrombosis in hyperlipidemic diseases (such as hyperadrencorticism) and the progression of renal disease."

Title:  TBA
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag

Friday, September 26, 2014
Speaker:  Mark Riccio, Director, Cornell Multiscale CT Facility
Affiliation:  Imaging Facility, Cornell University Institute of Biotechnology
"High-resolution X-ray CT provides non-destructive three-dimensional mapping of density, enabling topology, structural visualization and quantitative analysis for a wide variety of samples, including live vertebrate and invertebrate animals, insects, plants, fossils, electronics and materials.
Biomedical research often involves quantifying and understanding the dynamic processes occurring across scales, from genomes to patients. Non-invasive CT scanning using X-rays, creates digital 3D/4D/5D+ datasets quickly and with high spatial resolution. Such datasets enable both basic science and applied research, can improve teaching of complex biological processes, and can facilitate clinical translation of new treatments. "Virtual Histology" is now possible on vertebrates, invertebrates, insects, fossils, electronic devices, ex-vivo specimen, etc."

Title:  TBA
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag


Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
CLINICAL INVESTIGATOR'S DAY!  Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower, 8:00 am -5:00 pm

Friday, October 24, 2014
Speaker:  Dr. Lin Qi, Associate Professor of Division of Nutritional Sciences
Affiliation: Cornell University College of Human Ecology
"Our laboratory explores the physiological role of (a) stress and (b) inflammatory responses in the context of metabolic disorders including obesity and diabetes. Our goal is to uncover new findings, to break new grounds, to delineate the etiology and pathogenesis of human diseases, and eventually to help develop therapeutic strategies. In the past 5 years, using genetic, biochemical, immunological and molecular biology approaches, we have published over 20 manuscripts, and made several important discoveries and produced new insights into the pathogenesis of these diseases."

Title:  TBA
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag


Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Speaker:  Dr. Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM, Assistant Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery
Affiliation:  Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University

Title:  The craniocervical junction: from dorsal divots to Chiari-like malformations. 
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag

Friday, November 21, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Mark E. Peterson, DVM, Director of the Animal Endocrine Clinic
Affiliation: The Animal Endocrine Clinic, New York, NY
"The Animal Endocrine Clinic is a state-of-the-art veterinary specialty clinic dedicated to diagnosing and treating dogs and cats with a variety of endocrine (hormonal) diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, hypothyroidism, Addison’s disease, and Cushing's disease.  
The endocrine system is an intricate tapestry of many hormones and control mechanisms. Thus, this complex system can fail in many places. Endocrine disorders are both multitudinous and often difficult to treat. Only a specialist has seen enough cases to effectively diagnose and treat these disorders.  The mission of the Animal Endocrine Clinic is to combine compassion with cutting-edge science to help pets with endocrine (hormonal) disorders."

Hosted by Dr. John Randolph


**2014 Recipient of the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence**

Friday, December 5, 2014
Location:  **Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower**
 Rodrigo Bicalho, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ambulatory and Production Medicine
Affiliation: Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Research interests include "production medicine, epidemiology, and microbiology.  My current research involves: a) Bovine lameness, metritis, and mastitis. b) Factors affecting reproductive efficiency in dairy cows. c) Estrous synchronization. d) The use of bacteriophages as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for bacterial infections of farm animals."

Title: TBA
Hosted by Craig Altier

Friday, December 19, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Bethany Cummings, DVM, PhD, Assistant Professor
Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
"My laboratory studies the etiology and treatment of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes is rapidly expanding, creating a pressing need for the development of novel preventative and therapeutic strategies for obesity and type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery, such as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB) surgery, is currently the most effective treatment for obesity and often results in resolution of type 2 diabetes. However, the mechanisms by which this occurs are undefined. Identification of the major mechanisms underlying surgically-induced improvements of glucose metabolism may allow for the development of novel therapies for managing obesity and treating type 2 diabetes.  Therefore, we are developing, standardizing and studying animal models of bariatric surgery with the goal of identifying the mechanisms by which bariatric surgery causes diabetes resolution and prevention."

Title: TBA
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag