Department of Clinical Sciences

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Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

Seminar Notes...

Held alternating Fridays 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 provided.


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Nestle-Purina Faculty Seminar Series

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

AUGUST 2014    

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:  WEDNESDAY, August 20, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Mary Goldring, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery; Director of the Laboratory for Cartilage Biology, Tissue Engineering Repair & Regeneration Program; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Affiliation:  Weill Cornell Medical College and Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York, NY.
Research in the Laboratory of Cartilage Biology is focused on defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms that lead to alterations in remodeling of cartilage in osteoarthritis and inflammatory joint diseases.

Title:  Stress Mechanisms and Phenotypic Modulation in Osteoarthritis: Lessons from Mouse Models
Hosted by Dr. Lisa Fortier


Date:  Friday, September 12, 2014
Speaker:  Dr. Erica Behling Kelly, DVM, Ph.D., 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: Lipoprotein modulation of fibrinolysis in the dog
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag

Friday, September 26, 2014
Speaker:  Mark Riccio, MEng, Director, Cornell Multiscale CT Facility
Affiliation:  Imaging Facility, Cornell University Institute of Biotechnology and Life Sciences Technologies
"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:  Non-invasive 3D Solutions in Biology and Medicine using Micro/Nano Scale X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag


Date: Friday, October 10, 2014

Location:  **Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower**
Speaker: Dr. Constança Pomba, DVM, MSc, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Clinical and Hospital School Department
Affiliation:  Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Pomba is a founding member of Feline Medicine (GIEFEL) and Internal Medicine (GIEMINT) of the Portuguese Association of Veterinarians (APMVEAC) and a member of the European Society of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ESVIM) and the European Society of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology (ESVNU). Her area of research focuses on internal medicine, particularly in nephrology and urology and transfusion medicine, and study of antibiotic treatment of multidrug-resistant infectionsShe is the author of several publications and national and international communications on these issues.

Title:  Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections: From the Lab to the Patient
Hosted by Dr. Ricardo de Matos

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
CLINICAL INVESTIGATORS' DAY!  Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, October 24, 2014
Speaker:  Dr. Lin Qi, PhD, 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:  Homeostasis in health and disease
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

**Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower**

Date: 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."

 Feline Hyperthyroidism: From Its Discovery 36 Years Ago to What We Know (and Still Don't Know) Today
Hosted by Dr. John Randolph


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

Location:  **Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower**

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014
Speaker: Dr. 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:Microbial Diversity Studies Applied to Clinical Research
Hosted by Dr. 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:The Metabolic Benefits of Bariatric Surgery: Role of Bile acids and Glucagon-like Peptide-1
Hosted by Dr. Joseph Wakshlag