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Week of April 12, 2021

Here are your essentials for the week.

Latest news and updates

  • Share your semester with us! Have photos that document life during COVID at CVM? Share them with us here: http://bit.ly/cvmshare
  • See Dean Warnick's message on on-campus work at CVM for approved employees.
  • Reminder: The COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Process is now available through the Daily Check and allows all faculty, staff and students to easily upload proof of vaccination.
  • Cornellians are invited to join NYS public health training. Learn more here.
  • Omega Tau Sigma launches a new diversity art initiative. Open to all CVM faculty, staff and students. Learn more and sign up here.

Notable nomination and application deadlines:

Events happening to mark CVM Wellbeing Week, April 19-23

These events are presented by the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff at Cornell University in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week, taking place April 19-23.

  • April 19, 5:30 p.m.: "Culture Change and Wellbeing in Vet Med"
    Trying to shift or change a practice culture is a long, arduous process, but worth the energy and effort to build a more resilient profession. Not only does this improve retention, it also improves morale and diminishes workplace burnout. This workshop will cover the top models for organizational culture change, how to incorporate multiple stakeholder needs and how to navigate barriers to change, such as closed attitudes, counterproductive change dynamics and lack of expertise. Participants will leave with an awareness and an intellectual framework to think more critically about how to achieve a culture of wellbeing in their practices and build more collective resilience in veterinary medicine. Presented by Makenzie Peterson, director for wellbeing at the AAVMC. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     
  • April 20, 6 p.m.: "Just Keep Swimming"  
    Join Danielle Alleman, D.V.M. '17, for an interactive discussion on wellbeing topics "I wish I knew as a veterinary student!" We’ll be talking about creating an environment to thrive (especially in COVID times!), healthy habits, organizing your schedule, overcoming self doubt and lots more! Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 21, noon: "Anxiety Among Millennials and How Generational Differences Impact Wellbeing"
    Studies show that Millennials and members of Generation Z, the demographic following Millennials, experience increased rates of anxiety. Bethany Colaprete, a licensed mental health counselor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, explores why this may be the case. She examines rates of anxiety in society as a whole, and specifically within the veterinary community. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 22, noon.: "Can You Hear Me Now?"  
    The first of a two-part workshop in collaboration with CVM on topics related to empathy and connection. Through these sessions, participants can expect to learn active listening skills, attending behaviors, forms of supportive language and other effective approaches to communication. Please join us for one or both sessions and enhance your listening skills to facilitate trusting relationships and create a caring community within CVM and beyond. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 22, 5:30 p.m.: "A Deep Dive Into Practicing Empathetic Listening Skills"
    Further practice of vital active listening skills, attending behaviors, forms of supportive language and other effective approaches to communication that the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff team introduced in the 12 o'clock session. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 23, noon: "You Can't Give What You Don't Have: Caretaker Fatigue, Burnout and Rituals for Recovery" 
    A workshop addressing COVID-related caretaker fatigue many CVM community members have experiences caring for family, friends, roommates and loved ones amidst an unprecedented global pandemic. The resultant burnout will be discussed in conjunction with practical applicable skills that individuals can employ to improve personal wellbeing. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars for April 14th

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester.  However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 31st.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days.  Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx#folderID=%22e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5%22

This week's topics are:


Third- and fourth-year students: Interested in interprofessional collaboration? Curious what pharmacists learn about veterinary medicine? 

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is now offering an elective, Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacy, and is looking for veterinary students interested in discussing differences and similarities between the DVM and PharmD programs, getting to know future colleagues, and understanding how pharmacists can support you as a future clinician! DVM students interested will be placed into Zoom breakout rooms with ~5-10 PharmD students and will discuss pre-select questions over a 1 hour period on 4/23/2021 from 4-4:50 PM CST. If you’re interested, please email the course coordinator, Dr. Emma Meyer (egmeyer@umkc.edu), by 4/15/2021. http://egmeyer@umkc.edu

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, April 13, noon-1 p.m.: VERGE seminar 
    How do novel genes emerge? How do new transcription factors evolve? The entire hour will feature Cedric Feschotte (MBG), who will walk through the 6+ year labor of love that resulted in a brilliant Science paper last month (Cosby et al., 2021). Cedric will share with us about how he developed the idea for this project, the tenacious work of his student Rachel Cosby (now a post-doc at the NIH) and all of the co-authors to bring the project to fruition, and the scientific ups and downs during the journey. For the Spring 2021 semester, Verge will be held as a Zoom webinar. The webinar link will be shared via the Verge-L email list and may be requested by emailing Charlotte Williams or Carolynn Steele-Law.
     

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m.: "Plasmid Therpeutics: Eliminating Antimicrobial Resistance at its Source"
    Presented by Dr. James Kirby as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 14, 6 p.m.:  "Pet Behavior and the Pandemic"  During the COVID-19 pandemic, pets have been enjoying the constant company of their owners and the extra attention that comes with it. As more Americans are vaccinated and return to the office, the change in routine is likely to be stressful for some pets and may lead to behavioral issues.  To help prepare your pet for post-pandemic life, Cornell University Hospital for Animals and the Usdan Institute of Animal Health Education and the are teaming up for a webinar on “Pet Behavior and the Pandemic.” Please join us as behavior specialists from the Cornell University Hospital for Animals discuss separation anxiety, socialization, and offer suggestions to help ease your pet’s transition to the new normal.  Register here
     

  • April 14, 5-6:30 p.m.: "Enhancing Access in the Veterinary College"
    Part of the Disability Inclusion Series. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.eduJoin via direct Zoom link here .
     

  • April 14, 6-7:30 p.m.:  "Vet Allies for Farmworkers"
    Mary Jo Dudley from the Cornell Farmworker Program will be speaking about the hardships farmworkers face in the agricultural sector and how veterinarians can become better allies for this community. Her presentation will be followed by a group discussion featuring dairy veterinarians who work with this community on a daily basis. Hosted by the Cornell Farmworker Program and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Cornell Chapter. Join via direct Zoom link here 
     

  • April 15, noon-1 p.m.: CVM Town Hall on "SARS and CoV-2 Research."
    Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m.:  “Innate Immune Defense Against Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens”
    Presented by Dr. Sunny Shin as part of Microbiology and Immunology Seminars in Infection & Immunity. Hosted by Dr. Brian VanderVen. Join via Zoom.
     

  • April 16-19, film screening of "Picture a Scientist," and April 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: Panel discussion of film
    The Cornell community is invited to watch the award-winning documentary film, "Picture a Scientist," chronicling the groundswell of researchers writing a new chapter for women scientists. The film is available for viewing from April 16-19. On April 19, at 3:30 p.m., join a panel discussion with experts, including Cornell faculty members and staff, to discuss the film and answer audience questions. Register here.
     

  • April 18, 1-3 p.m.: Cornell Law School Estate Planning Webinar
    Estate planning is the process we use to think about, and document, what matters most to us and can safeguard your health and finances. The process includes designating people for certain roles to make decisions that reflect what matters most if you’re unable to speak for yourself. Students from the Cornell Law School will present general information, answer questions and then assist participants in preparing a living will and health care proxy. This free webinar will cover:

    • Estate Planning Basics
    • Key Estate Planning Documents (will, healthcare proxy, living will and power of attorney)
    • Key Roles (executor, fiduciaries, proxy, agent, guardian, advocate, etc.)
    • Organizing Important Legal and Medical Documentation

Once you are registered, you will receive helpful information and sample documents. The same webinar will be offered at different times via Zoom. Register here.
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  • April 19, 4 p.m.: "Sphingolipid signaling in metabolic challenges related to inflammation and insulin dysregulation in cattle and horses"
    Presented by Dr. Akos Kenez, professor of veterinary psysiology at the City University of Hong Kong, as part of the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series. Hosted by Dr. Maurine Linder and Dr. Mark Roberson. Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 958 8843 6866 and passcode MolMed
     

  • April 19, 5:30 p.m.: "Culture Change and Wellbeing in Vet Med" 
    Trying to shift or change a practice culture is a long, arduous process, but worth the energy and effort to build a more resilient profession. Not only does this improve retention, it also improves morale and diminishes workplace burnout. This workshop will cover the top models for organizational culture change, how to incorporate multiple stakeholder needs and how to navigate barriers to change, such as closed attitudes, counterproductive change dynamics and lack of expertise. Participants will leave with an awareness and an intellectual framework to think more critically about how to achieve a culture of wellbeing in their practices and build more collective resilience in veterinary medicine. Presented by Makenzie Peterson, director for wellbeing at the AAVMC, in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee, as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 19, 6-8 p.m.: Cooperative Student Event Series Session #3 - "Bias Intervention"
    Open to CVM students! Please email cvm-dei@cornell.edu for Zoom info. Sponsored by Veterinarians As One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE); SAVMA Diversity Chairs; and Anthony Sis, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Consultant in the Cornell Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity.
     

  • April 20, 2-4 p.m.: Cornell Law School Estate Planning Webinar
    Estate planning is the process we use to think about, and document, what matters most to us and can safeguard your health and finances. The process includes designating people for certain roles to make decisions that reflect what matters most if you’re unable to speak for yourself. Students from the Cornell Law School will present general information, answer questions and then assist participants in preparing a living will and health care proxy. This free webinar will cover:

    • Estate Planning Basics
    • Key Estate Planning Documents (will, healthcare proxy, living will and power of attorney)
    • Key Roles (executor, fiduciaries, proxy, agent, guardian, advocate, etc.)
    • Organizing Important Legal and Medical Documentation

Once you are registered, you will receive helpful information and sample documents. The same webinar will be offered at different times via Zoom. Register here

  • April 20, 6 p.m.: "The Ins and Outs of Equine Asthma"
    Presented by Joy Tomlinson, D.V.M. '10, as part of the Cornell Equine Seminar SeriesRegister here using this link.
     

  • April 20, 6 p.m.: "Just Keep Swimming"  
    Join Danielle Alleman, D.V.M. '17, for an interactive discussion on wellbeing topics "I wish I knew as a veterinary student!" We’ll be talking about creating an environment to thrive (especially in COVID times!), healthy habits, organizing your schedule, overcoming self doubt and lots more! Presented in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 21, noon: "Anxiety Among Millennials and How Generational Differences Impact Wellbeing"
    Studies show that Millennials and members of Generation Z, the demographic following Millennials, experience increased rates of anxiety. Bethany Colaprete, a licensed mental health counselor at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, explores why this may be the case. She examines rates of anxiety in society as a whole, and specifically within the veterinary community. Presented in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 21, 4-5 p.m.: "Context Matters: The Agathokakological Roles of Redox-Active 'Antibiotics'"
    Presented by Dianne Newman as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Kelsi Sandoz. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 21, 7 p.m.: “Wildlife Disease Monitoring: Veterinary Pathology and the Wildlife Domestic Interface”
    Presented by Dr. Beth Buckles as part of the Fireside Chats series, sponsored by Veterinary Practice News. This is FREE to members of the college community. Please email Eileen Cunningham at emc62@cornell.edu for the promo code. Register here.
     

  • April 22, noon.: "Can You Hear Me Now?"  
    The first of a two-part workshop in collaboration with CVM on topics related to empathy and connection. Through these sessions, participants can expect to learn active listening skills, attending behaviors, forms of supportive language and other effective approaches to communication. Please join us for one or both sessions and enhance your listening skills to facilitate trusting relationships and create a caring community within CVM and beyond.  Presented by Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff at Cornell University in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 22, 5:30 p.m.: "A Deep Dive Into Practicing Empathetic Listening Skills"
    Further practice of vital active listening skills, attending behaviors, forms of supportive language and other effective approaches to communication that the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff team introduced in the 12 o'clock session. Presented by the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff at Cornell University in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 23, noon: "You Can't Give What You Don't Have: Caretaker Fatigue, Burnout and Rituals for Recovery" 
    A workshop addressing COVID-related caretaker fatigue many CVM community members have experiences caring for family, friends, roommates and loved ones amidst an unprecedented global pandemic. The resultant burnout will be discussed in conjunction with practical applicable skills that individuals can employ to improve personal wellbeing. Presented by the Empathy, Assistance & Referral Service Staff at Cornell University in collaboration with Student Academic Services and the CVM Wellbeing Committee as part of the 2021 CVM Wellbeing Week. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: Wellbeing
     

  • April 27, 4 p.m.: “Detecting Covert Cognitive States From Neural Population Recordings in Prefrontal Cortex”  
    Presented by Dr. William Newsome as part of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Seminars. Hosted by Melissa Warden and Dave Lin. Join via direct Zoom link here. Webinar ID: 920 0070 9157 Passcode: BBS3
     

  • April 28, 4-5 p.m.: "Biophysical Probes of Bacterial Growth and Antibiotic Sensitivity" 
    Presented by KC Huang as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Dr. Kyu Rhee. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 28, 7 p.m.: “Animal Cruelty From the Lens of Forensic Veterinary Pathology”
    Presented by Dr. Ayla Musciano as part of the Fireside Chats series, sponsored by Veterinary Practice News. This is FREE to members of the college community. Please email Eileen Cunningham at emc62@cornell.edu for the promo code. Register here.
     

  • April 30, noon-2 p.m.: Cornell Law School Estate Planning Webinar
    Estate planning is the process we use to think about, and document, what matters most to us and can safeguard your health and finances. The process includes designating people for certain roles to make decisions that reflect what matters most if you’re unable to speak for yourself. Students from the Cornell Law School will present general information, answer questions and then assist participants in preparing a living will and health care proxy. This free webinar will cover:

    • Estate Planning Basics
    • Key Estate Planning Documents (will, healthcare proxy, living will and power of attorney)
    • Key Roles (executor, fiduciaries, proxy, agent, guardian, advocate, etc.)
    • Organizing Important Legal and Medical Documentation

Once you are registered, you will receive helpful information and sample documents. The same webinar will be offered at different times via Zoom. Register here.

Helpful links

Archive

April 2021

Week of April 5

Here are your essentials for the week of April 5, 2021.

Latest news and updates

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars for April 7, 2021 
 

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 31st.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Watch the videos here.

This week's topics are:

Upcoming events

  • TODAY at noon: “SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats and dogs -- what do we know so far”
    Presented by Katrin Hartmann in conjunction with Cornell Feline Health Center as part of the Baker Institute Virtual Seminar SeriesJoin via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.: "Roles of PNKP and CDKI in Zika virus replication and pathogenesis," and "Typhoid toxin neutralization by VHH single-domain antibodies targeting glycan-receptor-binding subunits PltB5 and nuclease subunit CdtB"
    presented by Dr. Malgorzata Rychlowska, and Dr. Hari P. Dulal, Ph.D., respectively. Hosted by Postdoctoral Research Seminar Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Join via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 7, 4-5 p.m.: "Antibiotic resistance genes: from their reservoir to the clinical strains"
    Presented by Laurent Poirel as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 13, noon-1 p.m.: VERGE seminar 
    How do novel genes emerge? How do new transcription factors evolve? The entire hour will feature Cedric Feschotte (MBG), who will walk through the 6+ year labor of love that resulted in a brilliant Science paper last month (Cosby et al., 2021). Cedric will share with us about how he developed the idea for this project, the tenacious work of his student Rachel Cosby (now a post-doc at the NIH) and all of the co-authors to bring the project to fruition, and the scientific ups and downs during the journey. Zoom details to come.
     

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial resistance seminar series, Title TBD 
    Presented by James Kirby. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April  14, 5-6 p.m.: Disability inclusion: enhancing access in the veterinary college. Join via direct Zoom link here .
     

  • April 19, 4 p.m.: "Sphingolipid signaling in metabolic challenges related to inflammation and insulin dysregulation in cattle and horses"
    Presented by Dr. Akos Kenez, professor of veterinary psysiology at the City University of Hong Kong, as part of the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series. Hosted by Dr. Maurine Linder and Dr. Mark Roberson. Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 958 8843 6866 and passcode MolMed
     

  • April 19, 6-8 p.m.: Cooperative student event series session #3: Bias intervention
    Open to CVM students! Please email cvm-dei@cornell.edu for Zoom info. Sponsored by Veterinarians As One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE), SAVMA Diversity Chairs & Anthony Sis (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Consultant, Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity).
     

  • April 20, 6 p.m.: "The ins and outs of equine asthma"
    Presented by Joy Tomlinson, D.V.M. '10, as part of the Cornell Equine Seminar SeriesRegister here using this link.
     

  • April 21, 4-5 p.m.: "Context Matters: The Agathokakological Roles of Redox-Active 'Antibiotics'"
    Presented by Dianne Newman as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Kelsi Sandoz. Join via direct Zoom link here 
     

  • April 21, 7 p.m.: “Wildlife Disease Monitoring: Veterinary Pathology and the Wildlife Domestic Interface”
    Presented by Dr. Beth Buckles as part of the Fireside Chats series, sponsored by Veterinary Practice News. This is FREE to members of the college community.  Please email Eileen Cunningham at emc62@cornell.edu for the promo code.  Register here
     

  • April 28, 4-5 p.m.: "Biophysical probes of bacterial growth and antibiotic sensitivity" 
    Presented by KC Huang as part of the Spring 2021 antimicrobial resistance seminar series. Hosted by Dr. Kyu Rhee. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 28, 7 p.m.: “Animal cruelty from the lens of forensic veterinary pathology”
    Presented by Dr. Ayla Musciano as part of the Fireside Chats series, sponsored by Veterinary Practice News. This is FREE to members of the college community.  Please email Eileen Cunningham at emc62@cornell.edu for the promo code.  Register here

Helpful links

March 2021

Week of March 30

Here are your essentials for the week of March 30, 2021.

Latest news and updates

Student news and senior seminar information

Third- and fourth-year students: Interested in interprofessional collaboration? Curious what pharmacists learn about veterinary medicine? 

The UMKC School of Pharmacy is now offering an elective, Introduction to Veterinary Pharmacy, and is looking for veterinary students interested in discussing differences and similarities between the DVM and PharmD programs, getting to know future colleagues, and understanding how pharmacists can support you as a future clinician! DVM students interested will be placed into Zoom breakout rooms with ~5-10 PharmD students and will discuss pre-select questions over a 1 hour period on 4/23/2021 from 4-4:50 PM CST. If you’re interested, please email the course coordinator, Dr. Emma Meyer (egmeyer@umkc.edu), by 4/15/2021. http://egmeyer@umkc.edu


Cooperative Student Event Series Session #3: Bias Intervention
Open to CVM students! Monday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by Veterinarians As One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE), SAVMA Diversity Chairs & Anthony Sis (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Consultant, Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity). Please email cvm-dei@cornell.edu for Zoom info.


Senior Seminars - March 31

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 10th.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Click here to watch the senior seminar presentations.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, March 30, noon: “Cartilage tissue engineering for horses: A journey from cell source to osteochondral grafts”
    Presented by Sarah Lepage, Ph.D., as part of the Baker Institute Seminar SeriesJoin via direct Zoom link here
     

  • TODAY, March 30, 6 p.m.: Dean's Alumni Speaker Series: "A journey to flow, now where do we go?"
    Presented by Evelyn Galban '98, M.S. '02, D.V.M. '06, Penn Vet section chief and associate professor in clinical neurology and neurosurgery and director of house officers. Galban is the founder of the Native American Veterinary Association. Join via the Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 957 9413 0974 Passcode: 658505
     

  • March 31, 4-5 p.m.: "Improving outcomes in patients with bloodstream infections"
    Presented by David Patterson of the University of Queensland as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 1, 12 - 1 p.m.:  "The new realities and competing demands facing Clinical Sciences faculty:  Planning and mentoring for the future." 
    Presented by Tim Hackett, DVM, Candidate for Department Chair position. Join via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 1, 6:30 p.m.: COVID-19 vaccines - Common questions 
    Cynthia Leifer, Ph.D. ’00, is a trusted source of information on the COVID vaccine, communicating scientific information to broad audiences in local and national media outlets. Recently, Dr. Leifer spoke at the CVM town hall on this topic, and she has been invited to give the talk again for our referring veterinarians and their entire staff plus anyone else who wishes to join. Join via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 6, noon: “SARS-CoV-2 infections in cats and dogs-what do we know so far”
    Presented by Katrin Hartmann in conjunction with Cornell Feline Health Center as part of the Baker Institute Virtual Seminar SeriesJoin via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 7, 4-5 p.m.: "Antibiotic resistance genes: from their reservoir to the clinical strains"
    Presented by Laurent Poirel as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 13, noon-1 p.m.: VERGE Seminar 
    How do novel genes emerge? How do new transcription factors evolve? The entire hour will feature Cedric Feschotte (MBG), who will walk through the 6+ year labor of love that resulted in a brilliant Science paper last month (Cosby et al., 2021). Cedric will share with us about how he developed the idea for this project, the tenacious work of his student Rachel Cosby (now a post-doc at the NIH) and all of the co-authors to bring the project to fruition, and the scientific ups and downs during the journey. Zoom details to come.
     

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series, Title TBD 
    Presented by James Kirby. Hosted by Lars Westblade. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 19, 4 p.m.: "Sphingolipid signaling in metabolic challenges related to inflammation and insulin dysregulation in cattle and horses"
    Presented by Dr. Akos Kenez, professor of veterinary psysiology at the City University of Hong Kong, as part of the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series. Hosted by Maurine Linder and Mark Roberson. Join via Zoom Meeting ID 958 8843 6866 and passcode MolMed
     

  • April 19, 6-8 p.m.: Cooperative Student Event Series Session #3: Bias Intervention
    Open to CVM students! Please email cvm-dei@cornell.edu for Zoom info. Sponsored by Veterinarians As One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (VOICE), SAVMA Diversity Chairs & Anthony Sis (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Learning Consultant, Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity).
     

  • April 20, 6 p.m.: "The Ins and Outs of Equine Asthma"
    Presented by Joy Tomlinson, D.V.M. '10, as part of the Cornell Equine Seminar SeriesRegister here using this link.
     

  • April 21, 4-5 p.m.: "Context Matters: The Agathokakological Roles of Redox-Active 'Antibiotics'"
    Presented by Dianne Newman as part of the Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series. Hosted by Kelsi Sandoz. Join via direct Zoom link here 

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Week of March 22

Here are your essentials for the week of March 22, 2021.

Latest updates

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars - March 24

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 10th.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Click here to watch the senior seminar presentations.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY: March 23, noon-1:00 p.m.: Baker Seminar Series - "Developing a biomimetic platform for equine medicine"  Presented by Carrie Schaffer. 
    Hosted by Gerline Van de Walle. Please contact Dr. Van de Walle if you would like to meet wtih Dr. Shaffer. Join via direct Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 912 7712 3963 Passcode: 834866. 
     
  • TODAY: March 23, 6:00 p.m.: Equine Seminar Series - "Understanding the geometry of shoeing the hind end. Presented by Steve Kraus. Register here using this link.
     

  • March 24, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series - "Discovering antibiotics for unmet medical needs" Presented by Kim Lewis of Northeaster University. Join via this Zoom link here
     

  • March 25, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Strategies for mentoring and being mentored" 
    Effective mentors use specific approaches and practices when mentoring others and being mentored. In this workshop sponsored by the PACE Program, Dr. Joi Mondisa will present empirical practices and strategies that early career faculty can use to mentor students as well as be mentored by others. Also, participants will engage in assessing and reflecting on their perceived mentoring competencies and conclude with suggestions for ways to improve mentoring experiences. Dr. Joi Mondisa has prepared a link to the 26-item Mentoring Competency Assessment (MCA) survey that participants should complete prior to the webinar: Click here to take survey   Join via this direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Optimizing T cell activation in inflamed tissues"
    Presented by Dr. Deborah Fowell, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Please contact Cindy Whittaker at caw349@cornell.edu for the Zoom link.
     

  • March 29, 4 p.m.: "Molecular pathways in placental development"
    Join Dr. Douglas Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine, for this presentation provided by the Department of Molecular Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Maurine Linder. Join via the Zoom link here. Meeting ID 936 1261 6894 and passcode MolMed.
     

  • March 30, 6 p.m.: Alumni Speaker Series: "A Journey to flow, now where do we go?"
    Presented by Dr. Evelyn Galban'98, M.S. '02, D.V.M. '06, Penn Vet section chief and associate professor in clinical neurology and neurosurgery and director of house officers. Galban is the founder of the Native American Veterinary Association. Join via the Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 957 9413 0974 Passcode: 658505
     

  • March 31, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series, Title TBD. Presented by David Patterson. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 7, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series "Antibiotic resistance genes: from their reservoir to the clinical strains" 
    Presented by Laurent Poirel. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • April 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.: VERGE Seminar 
    How do novel genes emerge? How do new transcription factors evolve? The entire hour will feature Cedric Feschotte (MBG), who will walk through the 6+ year labor of love that resulted in a brilliant Science paper last month (Cosby et al., 2021). Cedric will share with us about how he developed the idea for this project, the tenacious work of his student Rachel Cosby (now a post-doc at the NIH) and all of the co-authors to bring the project to fruition, and the scientific ups and downs during the journey. Zoom details to come. 
     

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series, Title TBD 
    Presented by James Kirby. Join via direct Zoom link here
     

  • April 14, 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Enhancing Access in the Vet School Join via direct Zoom link here

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Week of March 15

Here are your essentials for the week of March 15, 2021.

Latest updates

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars - March 17

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 10th.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Click here to watch the senior seminar presentations.

This week's topics are:

  • Alexandria Bourgeois - "Surgical Correction of Traumatic Sacral and Humeral Fractures in a 5-month-old Golden Doodle"
  • Richalice Melendez - "Diagnosis and Management of Symmetric Lupoid Onychitis in a German Shepherd Dog"
  • Jeffrey Wechter - "Cervical Vertebral Arch Osteosarcoma in a 5-year-old Himalayan Cat"
  • Robert Ciardullo - "Multiple Myeloma in a Middle-Aged Domestic Shorthair Cat"

Awards and kudos

Join us in congratulating the following people and teams for their recent awards and accomplishments:
 
  • Congratulations to Jacqueline Chevalier, D.V.M.'23, for being selected as the recipient of the AVMA/AVMF 2nd Opportunity Research Scholarship. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Association are pleased to reward veterinary students who are making contributions to the veterinary profession through accomplishments in research.
     
  • Staff Nominations for the George Peter Awared for Dedicated Service due March 31, 2021 
    Nominations may only be submitted by Cornell staff members. Visit the EA Staff Awards page for more details including eligibility requirements, selection criteria and access to the nomination portal. 
  • Dr. Martin Gilbert, senior research associate with Cornell Wildlife Health Center, grant from Wild Sheep Foundation, "Wild Ungulate Health Surveillance in Central Asia."
     
  • Dr. Brian Rudd, associate professor of immunology, grant from Center for Vaccine Biology Immunology, "Imaging the developmental layers of T Cells in the lymph node."
     
  • See the full list of recent awards and grants on the CVM Research website

Upcoming events

  • March 24, 4-5 p.m.:  Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series  "Discovering antibiotics for unmet medical needs featuring Kim Lewis of Northeastern University"
    Presented by Kim Lewis. Join via this Zoom link here
     

  • March 25, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Strategies for mentoring and being mentored" 
    Effective mentors use specific approaches and practices when mentoring others and being mentored. In this workshop sponsored by the PACE Program, Dr. Joi Mondisa will present empirical practices and strategies that early career faculty can use to mentor students as well as be mentored by others. Also, participants will engage in assessing and reflecting on their perceived mentoring competencies and conclude with suggestions for ways to improve mentoring experiences. Join via this direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Optimizing T cell activation in inflamed tissues"
    Presented by Dr. Deborah Fowell, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Please contact Cindy Whittaker at caw349@cornell.edu for the Zoom link.
     

  • March 29, 4 p.m.: "Molecular pathways in placental development"
    Join Dr. Douglas Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine, for this presentation provided by the Department of Molecular Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Maurine Linder. Join via Meeting ID 936 1261 6894 and passcode MolMed.
     

  • March 30, 6 p.m.: Diversity Alumni Speaker Series: "A Journey to Flow, Now Where Do We Go?"
    Presented by Dr. Evelyn Galban'98, M.S. '02, D.V.M. '06, Penn Vet section chief and associate professor in clinical neurology and neurosurgery and director of house officers. Galban is the founder of the Native American Veterinary Association. Join via the Zoom link here. Meeting ID: 957 9413 0974 Passcode: 658505
     

  • March 31 4-5 p.m.: Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series, Title TBD 
    Presented by David Patterson. Join via direct Zoom link here. 
     

  • April 7, 4-5 p.m.:  Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series "Antibiotic Resistance Genes: From Their Reservoir to the Clinical Strains" 
    Presented by Laurent Poirel. Join via direct Zoom link here .

  • April 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 
     

  • April 14, 4-5 p.m.:  Spring 2021 Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar Series, Title TBD 
    Presented by James Kirby. Join via direct Zoom link here

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Week of March 8

Here are your essentials for the week of March 8, 2021.

Latest updates

Faculty news and notices

Faculty, see this event that might be relevant to your interests: Publishing Panel: Journal Editors, Reviewers, and Authors on March 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars - March 17

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 10th.

Students in the distribution course should go to the canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

This week's topics are:

  • Alexandria Bourgeois - "Surgical Correction of Traumatic Sacral and Humeral Fractures in a 5-month-old Golden Doodle"
  • Richalice Melendez - "Diagnosis and Management of Symmetric Lupoid Onychitis in a German Shepherd Dog"
  • Jeffrey Wechter - "Cervical Vertebral Arch Osteosarcoma in a 5-year-old Himalayan Cat"
  • Robert Ciardullo - "Multiple Myeloma in a Middle-Aged Domestic Shorthair Cat"

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, March 9, 1-3 p.m.: "Hybrid and online learning: What's worked? What's new?"
    The Cornell Online Learning Community is hosting their annual event on March 9 from 1-3 p.m. This year's theme is a discussion of what worked and what's new with online and hybrid learning. The keynote speaker is Flower Darby, author of Small Teaching Online. This book is an adaptation of the popular Small Teaching, written in collaboration with James Lang, author of the original. All CVM faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Learn more about the event here. Please register here.
     

  • UPDATED, March 10, 5-6:30 p.m.: "Enhancing Access in the Vet School"
    Virtually join Student Disability Services (SDS) colleagues Corinna Evancoe, assistant director and SDS Counselor, and Sarah Bonawitz, accommodation specialist, for the second of four sessions of "Enhancing Access in the Vet School." Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.eduJoin Zoom meeting. Meeting ID: 991 2018 4000 Passcode: 439803 During this interactive session:

    • Gain a deeper understanding of Universal Design and how to start implementing it in your work

    • Learn about SDS, what they do, and how they serve students and the campus at large.

    • We will also explore how Universal Design and inclusion impacts the mental health wellness of our campus community.
       

  • March 11, Cornell's Giving Day 
    It's a 24-hour marathon of generosity, giving Cornellians and friends of Cornell from across the globe the opportunity to support the area of Cornell they are passionate about. It's also a friendly competition among the colleges and units of the university for donors and dollars. Every gift, no matter the size, counts in Veterinary Medicine's totals and, more importantly, helps to support students and the work of the college. Please consider a gift on the day, then follow our progress on the leaderboard and on social media: #CornellGivingDay. 
     

  • March 12, noon-1 p.m.: EA Open Forum with President Pollack, "COVID - A Year Later" 
    This forum will be an opportunity for the staff community to hear from President Pollack and her colleagues at the one-year milestone of the campus (and the world) reacting to the impacts of COVID-19. This will be a look back and a look ahead, with a focus on the years effect on the staff community. Join via direct Zoom link here or use Webinar ID: 921 5303 1938 Passcode: 3767
     

  • March 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Gene regulatory mechanisms that assemble the T-cell identity"
    Presented by Dr. Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Learn more at the event link.
     

  • March 16, noon- 1p.m.: Spring 2021 Well-being Series - "Collective well-being and radical vulnerability"
    The entire CVM community is invited to join Dr. Nia Nunn, associate professor of education and psychology at Ithaca College and Board of Directors President of Southside Community Center, for a joyful, interactive session centered on community wellness, Black joy and the power of collectivity for students, faculty and staff. Nunn is a mother, artist, activist and consultant within her community and across the country. She is the creator of programs designed to empower and uplift the voices of youth, particularly young Black women and girls. A mother to three boys, an artist and yogi, Nunn is the embodier of radiance, empowerment and permission. Her work is rooted in the African-American oral tradition – story-sharing, poetics, self-expression and soulfulness – to create spaces that allow participants to get in touch with their own stories, heal from childhood traumas and experience firsthand the power of collectivism. Join via this direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 16, noon-1 p.m.: "Gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases: 20 years of success, and ongoing challenges"
    Presented by Dr. William Beltran, professor of ophthalmology and director of the division of experimental retinal therapies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, as part of the Virtual Baker Thaw Lecture Series. Join via direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 929 8600 9005 and passcode 078324. Hosted by Dr. Doug Antczak. Please contact Antczak via email if you'd like to meet with Beltran. Learn more at the website here.
     

  • March 16, 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Stem Cell WIP Seminar
    Presenters: Gopal Chovatiya (Tumbar Lab) RNA Polymerase II mediated transcriptional regulation in tissue specific adult stem cells in vivo, and Elizabeth Moore (Fischbach Lab) on the roles of fibrotic extracellular matrix in breast cancer stem-like cell therapy resistance. Please note the time change from last semester. Join via direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 938 212 461  Passcode: stemcell. Please remember that these WIP seminars are a venue to present unpublished data and research plans, so they are only for the Cornell community. Therefore, the Zoom connection should not be shared beyond Cornell personnel.
     

  • March 16, 4-5 p.m.: “The interwoven biology of melanoma, the immune microenvironment and melanocyte stem cells”
    Presented by Dr. Andrew White, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, as part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series. Join via direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 976 3598 9253 and passcode BMSsem Learn more at their website here.
     

  • March 17, 7:30-8 p.m.: Black Men in White Coats film discussion
    Presented by Many Voices, One College; VOICE; and the Black DVM Network. Join us for a discussion of the film Black Men in White Coats. Film summary: Fed up with the lack of diversity among doctors, a medical doctor sets out to explore why only 2% of American doctors are Black men and what that means for society. View the trailer here. We have reserved 300 tickets. Visit this website to to reserve your ticket. You will be able to view the film anytime between March 10-13 in advance of the March 17 discussion. Speaker for the Q&A session: Dr. Dale Okorodudu, executive producer and founder of Black Men In White Coats.
     

  • March 20-21: 2021 Virtual Special Species Symposium
    Registration is now open for the 2021 Special Species Symposium. The Special Species Symposium is a weekend-long conference that brings together students and professionals interested in veterinary medicine and animal management of so-called "special species," including zoo animals, wildlife and exotics. Some of our speakers include Cornell’s own Dr. Steven Osofsky, Dr. Andrew Cartoceti of the Smithsonian Institution, and keynote speaker Dr. David Kersey. Our planned practical demonstrations include avian emergency procedures and first aid, reptile radiography techniques, fish cecropsy and more! Registration closes March 6.

    Registration is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary students. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide CE credit to veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Registration is $20 and includes access to all lectures and demonstrations as well as a raffle entry for prizes at the end of the symposium! To request accommodations please fill out the appropriate part of the registration form or email zawscornell@gmail.com
     

  • March 22, 4:00 p.m.: "Mapping Emotions: Discovering Structure in the Mesoscale Electrical Brain Recordings"
    This presentation is part of the Biomedical and Biological Signature Sciences Seminar. Speaker is Dr. Kafui Dzirasa. Hosted by Drs. Praveen Sethupathy of Biomedical Sciences and Dave Lin of Biomedical Sciences. Join at Webinar ID: 974 8807 1836 Passcode: BBS3.
     

  • March 25, 10-11:30 a.m.: "Strategies for Mentoring and Being Mentored" 
    Effective mentors use specific approaches and practices when mentoring others and being mentored. In this workshop sponsored by the PACE Program, Dr. Joi Mondisa will present empirical practices and strategies that early career faculty can use to mentor students as well as be mentored by others. Also, participants will engage in assessing and reflecting on their perceived mentoring competencies and conclude with suggestions for ways to improve mentoring experiences. Join via this direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Optimizing T cell activation in inflamed tissues"
    Presented by Dr. Deborah Fowell, chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Please contact Cindy Whittaker at caw349@cornell.edu for the Zoom link.
     

  • March 29, 4 p.m.: "Molecular pathways in placental development"
    Join Dr. Douglas Antczak, the Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine, for this presentation provided by the Department of Molecular Medicine. Hosted by Dr. Maurine Linder. Join via Meeting ID 936 1261 6894 and passcode MolMed.

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Week of March 1

Here are your essentials for the week of March 1, 2021.

Latest updates

Faculty news and notices

Dear colleagues,

We are still in need of faculty to serve as Physical Exam OSCE evaluators in April. Please use this link to sign up for an evaluator shift. More information on OSCE exams is provided below. Many thanks to those faculty who have already signed up.

Students in the D.V.M. Class of 2024 will be taking practical exams in April. These exams will test first-year students’ ability to perform basic physical examination skillsWe are in urgent need of faculty to serve as examiners for these important student milestone exams. Below you will find more information on the exams and how to sign up for shifts. 

  • BOVINE – Wednesday, 4/14
  • EQUINE – Thursday, 4/15
  • SA – Monday, 4/19

Evaluators observe and provide immediate constructive feedback to each student as they perform core animal handling and physical exam skills working with horses, cows and small animals. 

To make these practical exams work well for the 119 students in the first year class, we need 15 veterinarians to act as examiners on each afternoon (1-4 p.m.) of testing. In more typical years, we have enlisted local practitioners to join us as evaluators. With COVID restrictions in place this spring we will depend entirely on college faculty to fill the 45 evaluator positions. Those of you who have participated in the past know that the use of rubrics makes evaluation straightforward. Constructive feedback is given immediately, making the exam a powerful educational experience for our students. Please consider acting as an examiner on any, or all, of the three testing dates. Please use the link below to sign up for examiner shifts. We greatly appreciate any help you can provide.

Sign up here: https://doodle.com/poll/sygmpm276gu2bifh?

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars - Feb. 24

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared Zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 Canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, Feb. 24th.

Students in the distribution course should go to the Canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 a.m. Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5

This week's topics are:


Senior Seminars - March 3

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared Zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 Canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, March 3rd.

Students in the distribution course should go to the Canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 am Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both Canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5

This week's topics are:

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, March 2, 8:45 a.m.: "Archaic genomics"
    Presented by Dr. Svante Pääbo, professor of evolutionary genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, as the first session of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Signature Seminars Virtual Spring Series 2021. Hosted by Drs. Praveen Sethupathy and Andy Clark. Join using the direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 925 9002 1566 and password BBS3.
     
  • TODAY, March 2, noon-1 p.m.: "Good dogs, bad lymphocytes"
    Presented by Dr. Anne Avery, director of the clinical hematopathology laboratory and professor in microbiology, immunology and pathology at Colorado State University, as part of the Virtual Baker Institute Thaw Lecture Series. Join via this direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 980 5792 6017 and passcode 283268. Hosted by Dr. Doug Antczak. Please contact Antczak via email if you'd like to meet with Avery. Learn more about the series here.
  • March 3, 7-8 p.m.: "Canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome: what we know and what we don't"
    Together with Dr. Espinheira, the Society for Veterinary Ophthalmology is hosting a lecture event on canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS). SARDS is a poorly understood sudden-onset blindness. Despite it being described for many decades, the pathophysiology is not well understood, and there are no effective treatments available. In this talk, Dr. Freya Mowat, assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison, will discuss her research on SARDS, spanning five years and multiple publications, in addition to new exciting research on the disease currently underway. Mowat's research focuses on retinal blinding disorders relevant to animals and people. Register here and join via the direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 5: CornellVetCARES Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
    (Note: Registration is full for this event.) This clinic is for intact community cats - which includes primarily outdoor, free-roaming and feral cats - as a means of reducing cat overpopulation. Clinics are limited to 25 cats per clinic and will only be open to clients with a Cornell Net ID (Cornell employees and students). All cats must come in carriers or traps that are labeled with both pet and client information. The registration link will be found on MSMP's website.
     

  • March 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Modulation of innate immunity by arboviruses: Feeling the STING"
    Presented by Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma, professor microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Join via direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 910 3669 3227 and passcode 501894. Learn more at the event page here.
     

  • March 5-7: Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Hackathon
    For the third year in a row, the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Annual Hackathon is taking place. A mix of students – developers and data scientists, plant science, ag, and environmental, business and engineering – come together to form teams and apply technology to agricultural challenges. Students from Wageningan, UC Davis, Sao Paulo and China Ag are also joining this virtual event, which is made possible with support from Microsoft, Cargill, InfoSys, Specim, Corteva, Dairy One, Dairy Farmers of America, Macadamia Nut Co. and Love Beets.

    A maximum of 250 students will be admitted to participate. The weekend event includes recruiting, networking, workshops, swag, food, and cash prizes. Learn more and sign up to participate here.
     

  • March 8, noon-1 p.m.: "Characterization of a Thioredoxin, DsbA in Enterococcus faecalis: Roles in antifungal activity and pathogenesis"
    PACE Rising Star Dr. Armand Brown will present this scientific seminar on March 8 at noon. Please register in advance via this link to attend.
     

  • March 9, 1-3 p.m.: "Hybrid and online learning: What's worked? What's new?"
    The Cornell Online Learning Community is hosting their annual event on March 9 from 1-3 p.m. This year's theme is a discussion of what worked and what's new with online and hybrid learning. The keynote speaker is Flower Darby, author of Small Teaching Online. This book is an adaptation of the popular Small Teaching, written in collaboration with James Lang, author of the original. All CVM faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Learn more about the event here. Please register here.
     

  • March 10, 5-6:30 p.m.: "Enhancing Access in the Vet School"
    Virtually join Student Disability Services (SDS) colleagues Corinna Evancoe, assistant director and SDS Counselor, and Sarah Bonawitz, accommodation specialist, for the second of four sessions of "Enhancing Access in the Vet School." Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.edu. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Gene regulatory mechanisms that assemble the T-cell identity"
    Presented by Dr. Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Learn more at the event link.
     

  • March 16, noon- 1p.m.: Spring 2021 Well-being Series - "Collective well-being and radical vulnerability"
    The entire CVM community is invited to join Dr. Nia Nunn, associate professor of education and psychology at Ithaca College and Board of Directors President of Southside Community Center, for a joyful, interactive session centered on community wellness, Black joy and the power of collectivity for students, faculty and staff. Nunn is a mother, artist, activist and consultant within her community and across the country. She is the creator of programs designed to empower and uplift the voices of youth, particularly young Black women and girls. A mother to three boys, an artist and yogi, Nunn is the embodier of radiance, empowerment and permission. Her work is rooted in the African-American oral tradition – story-sharing, poetics, self-expression and soulfulness – to create spaces that allow participants to get in touch with their own stories, heal from childhood traumas and experience firsthand the power of collectivism. Join via this direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 16, noon-1 p.m.: "Gene therapy for inherited retinal diseases: 20 years of success, and ongoing challenges"
    Presented by Dr. William Beltran, professor of ophthalmology and director of the division of experimental retinal therapies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, as part of the Virtual Baker Thaw Lecture Series. Join via direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 929 8600 9005 and passcode 078324. Hosted by Dr. Doug Antczak. Please contact Antczak via email if you'd like to meet with Beltran. Learn more at the website here.
     

  • March 16, 4-5 p.m.: “The interwoven biology of melanoma, the immune microenvironment and melanocyte stem cells”
    Presented by Dr. Andrew White, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, as part of the Department of Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series. Join via direct Zoom link, or use meeting ID 976 3598 9253 and passcode BMSsem Learn more at their website here.
     

  • March 17, 7:30-8 p.m.: Black Men in White Coats film discussion
    Presented by Many Voices, One College; VOICE; and the Black DVM Network. Join us for a discussion of the film Black Men in White Coats. Film summary: Fed up with the lack of diversity among doctors, a medical doctor sets out to explore why only 2% of American doctors are Black men and what that means for society. View the trailer here. We have reserved 300 tickets. Visit this website to to reserve your ticket. You will be able to view the film anytime between March 10-13 in advance of the March 17 discussion. Speaker for the Q&A session: Dr. Dale Okorodudu, executive producer and founder of Black Men In White Coats.
     

  • March 20-21: 2021 Virtual Special Species Symposium
    Registration is now open for the 2021 Special Species Symposium. The Special Species Symposium is a weekend-long conference that brings together students and professionals interested in veterinary medicine and animal management of so-called "special species," including zoo animals, wildlife and exotics. Some of our speakers include Cornell’s own Dr. Steven Osofsky, Dr. Andrew Cartoceti of the Smithsonian Institution, and keynote speaker Dr. David Kersey. Our planned practical demonstrations include avian emergency procedures and first aid, reptile radiography techniques, fish cecropsy and more! Registration closes March 6.

    Registration is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians and veterinary students. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide CE credit to veterinary technicians and veterinarians. Registration is $20 and includes access to all lectures and demonstrations as well as a raffle entry for prizes at the end of the symposium! To request accommodations please fill out the appropriate part of the registration form or email zawscornell@gmail.com

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February 2021

Week of Feb. 22

Here are your essentials for the week of Feb. 22, 2021.

Latest news and updates

Faculty news and notices

  • We invite you to join us for a town hall on Thursday, Feb. 25 from noon-1 p.m. to kick off the application process for faculty to transition into the Professor of Practice and Clinical Professor titles. At this town hall we will go over the differences between the two positions, who can apply for a title transition and steps in the application process. The guidelines for both titles and the final title transition process guidelines are attached for all to review ahead of time. Applications will be accepted from March 1-April 30, 2021. Join via this direct Zoom link or use the meeting ID 946 4001 3545 and passcode 262184.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.: "Replenishing physical, emotional and mental energy lost to stress"
    Presented by Catherine Thrasher-Carroll as part of the CVM Well-Being Speaker Series. Thrasher-Carroll is the mental health promotion program director with the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell University. Since 2005 she has taken a lead on the development and implementation of mental health promotion and suicide prevention strategies, university policy directions, and collaborative outreach programming across campus. Join us for an interactive session including tips on acknowledging stress, easy mindfulness practices and other quick, reflective strategies for students, faculty and staff. Bring your lunch! Join via direct Zoom link here or use meeting ID 978 5863 8458 and passcode 961269.
     

  • TODAY, Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.: “Pathogen discovery in a one health context”
    Presented by Dr. Laura Goodman, assistant research professor, as part of the Spring 2021 Baker Institute Virtual Seminar Series. Learn more about the series at their website. Join via direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 956 5204 9228 and password 157429.
     

  • TODAY, Feb. 23, 4-5:30 p.m.: "Environmental justice and public health: Wilmington Los Angeles"
    Dr. Anjali Nayar will present "Environmental justice and public health: Wilmington Los Angeles" as part of the master of Public Health Program Spring Seminar Series. Learn more about the series here. Join via this direct Zoom link.
     

  • Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.: Black in S.T.E.M.: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    Join Workshops @ the Cornell University Library at this edit-a-thon to honor and highlight under-recognized contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), by people in the African diaspora! Open to all people interested in making Wikipedia a more inclusive space. Learn more about the event and register here.
     

  • Feb. 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Understanding and developing low-immunogenic biomaterials"
    This presentation is part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity and will be given by Dr. Shaoyi Jiang of the Mening School of Biomedical Engineering in the Cornell College of Engineering. Join via this direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 932 4114 6986 and passcode 095220.
     

  • March 2, 8:45 a.m.: "Archaic genomics"
    Presented by Dr. Svante Pääbo, professor of evolutionary genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, as the first session of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Signature Seminars Virtual Spring Series 2021. Hosted by Drs. Praveen Sethupathy and Andy Clark. Join using the direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 925 9002 1566 and password BBS3.
     

  • March 3, 7-8 p.m.: "Canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome: what we know and what we don't"
    Together with Dr. Espinheira, the Society for Veterinary Ophthalmology is hosting a lecture event on canine sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS). SARDS is a poorly understood sudden-onset blindness. Despite it being described for many decades, the pathophysiology is not well understood, and there are no effective treatments available. In this talk, Dr. Freya Mowat, assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison, will discuss her research on SARDS, spanning five years and multiple publications, in addition to new exciting research on the disease currently underway. Mowat's research focuses on retinal blinding disorders relevant to animals and people. Register here and join via the direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 5: CornellVetCARES Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
    This clinic is for intact community cats - which includes primarily outdoor, free-roaming and feral cats - as a means of reducing cat overpopulation. Clinics are limited to 25 cats per clinic and will only be open to clients with a Cornell Net ID (Cornell employees and students). All cats must come in carriers or traps that are labeled with both pet and client information. Registration for the March 5 clinic date will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. The registration link will be found on MSMP's website.
     

  • March 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Modulation of innate immunity by arboviruses: Feeling the STING"
    Presented by Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Learn more at the event page here.
     

  • March 5-7: Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Hackathon
    For the third year in a row, the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Annual Hackathon is taking place. A mix of students – developers and data scientists, plant science, ag, and environmental, business and engineering – come together to form teams and apply technology to agricultural challenges. Students from Wageningan, UC Davis, Sao Paulo and China Ag are also joining this virtual event, which is made possible with support from Microsoft, Cargill, InfoSys, Specim, Corteva, Dairy One, Dairy Farmers of America, Macadamia Nut Co. and Love Beets.

    A maximum of 250 students will be admitted to participate. The weekend event includes recruiting, networking, workshops, swag, food, and cash prizes. Learn more and sign up to participate here.
     

  • March 8, noon-1 p.m.: "Characterization of a Thioredoxin, DsbA in Enterococcus faecalis: Roles in antifungal activity and pathogenesis"
    PACE Rising Star Dr. Armand Brown will present this scientific seminar on March 8 at noon. Please register in advance via this link to attend.
     

  • March 9, 1-3 p.m.: "Hybrid and online learning: What's worked? What's new?"
    The Cornell Online Learning Community is hosting their annual event on March 9 from 1-3 p.m. This year's theme is a discussion of what worked and what's new with online and hybrid learning. The keynote speaker is Flower Darby, author of Small Teaching Online. This book is an adaptation of the popular Small Teaching, written in collaboration with James Lang, author of the original. All CVM faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Learn more about the event here. Please register here.
     

  • March 10, 5-6:30 p.m.: "Enhancing Access in the Vet School"
    You are invited to virtually join the second of four sessions of "Enhancing Access in the Vet School.". Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.edu. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • March 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Gene regulatory mechanisms that assemble the T-cell identity"
    Presented by Dr. Ellen Rothenberg, the Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Learn more at the event link.
     

  • March 16, noon- 1p.m.: Spring 2021 Well-being Series - "Collective well-being and radical vulnerability"
    The entire CVM community is invited to join Dr. Nia Nunn, associate professor of education and psychology at Ithaca College and Board of Directors President of Southside Community Center, for a joyful, interactive session centered on community wellness, Black joy and the power of collectivity for students, faculty and staff. Nunn is a mother, artist, activist and consultant within her community and across the country. She is the creator of programs designed to empower and uplift the voices of youth, particularly young Black women and girls. A mother to three boys, an artist and yogi, Nunn is the embodier of radiance, empowerment and permission. Her work is rooted in the African-American oral tradition – story-sharing, poetics, self-expression and soulfulness – to create spaces that allow participants to get in touch with their own stories, heal from childhood traumas and experience firsthand the power of collectivism. Join via this direct Zoom link here.

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Week of Feb. 15

Here are your essentials for the week of Feb. 15, 2021.

Latest news and updates

  • Hellos and goodbyes
  • CVM Town Hall: This Thursday, Feb. 18 from noon-1 p.m. to discuss updates and reminders about COVID-19 policies. Join via direct Zoom link here. If joining by phone, use the password 862711. If you have ideas for a town hall, submit them using this survey.
  • Cornell Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program will hold their first CornellVetCARES Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic of 2021 on Friday, March 5. Registration will open 8 a.m. Feb. 22. More details in the "upcoming events" section below.
  • Facilities shutdown notice: Due to the poor weather conditions expected, we are rescheduling this shutdown to Wednesday morning. NYSEG will replace a faulty regulator Feb. 17 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the VMC. Expect no hot water to the hospital and no clean steam for sterilzations. Please plan accordingly. Check your email from Wayne Davenport/the CVM Facilities Office for more information. If you have any questions please call Andrew Brooks or Tim Wakeman in the CVM Facilities Office.

Latest news about the college:

Faculty news and notices

Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1-3 p.m. | Final Team Demos & Awards Ceremony
Join via Zoom: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94416699417?pwd=K0tWTElkQXh3blNpSStHdTBGNHRNZz09

Highlights Include:

  • Final round of team pitches
  • Winning teams announced and $9,000 in prizes awarded

Feel free to reach out to cuvetce@cornell.edu with questions. We look forward to having you!

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, Feb. 16, 8:30-9:30 a.m.: "Transitioning from resident to specialist: what I wish I had known"

    This session will be presented virtually by former residents Michelle Coady, DVM, DACVECC (ECC); Pia Martiny, DVM, DACVECC (ECC); Alyssa Chandler, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM); Dominick Valenzano, DVM (SASX); Lillie Davis, DVM, DACVIM (Onco); Eva Oxford, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Cardio); and Elaine Claffey, DVM, DACVS-LA (LASX), as part of the CVM Resident Seminar Series. All CVM residents and interns are encouraged to attend. Join via this direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 967 2949 2628 and password 258933.
     

  • TODAY, Feb. 16, 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Stem Cell WIP Series
    This meeting features Matt Edwards (Koren Lab), who will present "Identification of DNA replication timing asynchronies at imprinted genomic loci using uniparental stem cells," and Meg Fahey (Delco Lab), who will present "Investigating mechanisms underlying the ability of mesenchymal stromal cells to prevent degenerative disc disease." Join by following the direct Zoom link here, or by using the meeting ID 938 212 461 and password: stemcell
     
  • TODAY, Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m.: "Fat Horses - A talk about equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis"
    Presented by Dr. Gillian Perkins, equine internal medicine specialist at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, as part of the Equine Seminar Series. Register in advance for this session.
     

  • Feb. 18, noon-1 p.m.: CVM Town Hall on COVID-19
    On Thursday, Feb. 18 from noon-1 p.m., we will hold a CVM Town Hall to discuss updates and reminders on COVID-19 policies. Going forward, we will plan on holding regular CVM Town Hall meetings on the third Thursday of each month from noon-1 p.m. Should an urgent need arise to update the community prior to the next scheduled regular town hall, we will notify everyone about additional meetings as soon as possible. If you have any ideas for future town hall topics, please submit them using this brief surveyJoin via direct Zoom link here. If joining by phone, use the password 862711.
     

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals"
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Join via direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 924 5009 0737 and passcode 421987.
     

  • UPDATED Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities. On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $9,000 to winning teams.

    A friendly reminder that the virtual 2021 Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is taking place this weekend. CVM staff and faculty are invited and encouraged to attend the following:

    Friday, Feb. 19 from 5-7 p.m. | Hackathon Kickoff Event
    Join via Zoom: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91968771280?pwd=YVVDMnJNeXppSEJmMnVacnA4a2o3Zz09

    Highlights Include:

    • Disruptive Innovation: Douglas Weibel PhD '02 - Scientist, Amazon
    • Founder Story: Linda Rhodes VMD, PhD '88 - Founder, AlcheraBio & Aratana Therapeutics
    • Founder Story: Michelle Vitulli DVM '91 - Founder & Owner, Caring Hands Veterinary Group 
    • Founder Story: Mark Olcott DVM '95, MBA - Co-Founder & CEO, VitusVet
    • Founder Story: Justine Lee DVM '97, DACVEC, DABT - CEO, VETgirl
    • Team Quick Pitches

Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1-3 p.m. | Final Team Demos & Awards Ceremony
Join via Zoom: https://cornell.zoom.us/j/94416699417?pwd=K0tWTElkQXh3blNpSStHdTBGNHRNZz09

Highlights Include:

  • Final round of team pitches
  • Winning teams announced and $9,000 in prizes awarded

Feel free to reach out to cuvetce@cornell.edu with questions. We look forward to having you!

  • Feb. 23: Emerging disease, wildlife trade and consumption: the need for robust global governance
    Free and open to the public! Join the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and the World Wildlife Fund for this special virtual event exploring ways to prevent future pandemics. View the agenda and register online here.
     

  • Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.: "Replenishing physical, emotional and mental energy lost to stress."
    Presented by Catherine Thrasher-Carroll as part of the CVM Well-Being Speaker Series. Thrasher-Carroll is the mental health promotion program director with the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives at Cornell University. Since 2005 she has taken a lead on the development and implementation of mental health promotion and suicide prevention strategies, university policy directions, and collaborative outreach programming across campus. Join us for an interactive session including tips on acknowledging stress, easy mindfulness practices and other quick, reflective strategies for students, faculty and staff. Bring your lunch! Join via direct Zoom link here.
     

  • Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m.: “Pathogen discovery in a one health context”
    Presented by Dr. Laura Goodman, assistant research professor, as part of the Spring 2021 Baker Institute Virtual Seminar Series. Learn more about the series at their website. Join via direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 956 5204 9228 and password 157429.
     

  • Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m.: Black in S.T.E.M.: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    Join Workshops @ the Cornell University Library at this edit-a-thon to honor and highlight under-recognized contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.), by people in the African diaspora! Open to all people interested in making Wikipedia a more inclusive space. Learn more about the event and register here.
     

  • Feb. 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Understanding and developing low-immunogenic biomaterials"
    This presentation is part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity and will be given by Dr. Shaoyi Jiang of the Mening School of Biomedical Engineering in the Cornell College of Engineering.
     

  • March 2, 8:45 a.m.: "Archaic genomics"
    Presented by Dr. Svante Pääbo, professor of evolutionary genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, as the first session of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Signature Seminars Virtual Spring Series 2021. Hosted by Drs. Praveen Sethupathy and Andy Clark. Join using the direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 925 9002 1566 and password BBS3.
     

  • March 5: CornellVetCARES Community Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic
    This clinic is for intact community cats - which includes primarily outdoor, free-roaming and feral cats - as a means of reducing cat overpopulation. Clinics are limited to 25 cats per clinic and will only be open to clients with a Cornell Net ID (Cornell employees and students). All cats must come in carriers or traps that are labeled with both pet and client information. Registration for the March 5 clinic date will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22. The registration link will be found on MSMP's website.
     

  • March 5, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Modulation of innate immunity by arboviruses: Feeling the STING"
    Presented by Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Learn more at the event page here.
     

  • March 5-7: Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Hackathon
    For the third year in a row, the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture Annual Hackathon is taking place. A mix of students – developers and data scientists, plant science, ag, and environmental, business and engineering – come together to form teams and apply technology to agricultural challenges. Students from Wageningan, UC Davis, Sao Paulo and China Ag are also joining this virtual event, which is made possible with support from Microsoft, Cargill, InfoSys, Specim, Corteva, Dairy One, Dairy Farmers of America, Macadamia Nut Co. and Love Beets.

    A maximum of 250 students will be admitted to participate. The weekend event includes recruiting, networking, workshops, swag, food, and cash prizes. Learn more and sign up to participate here.
     

  • March 9, 1-3 p.m.: "Hybrid and online learning: What's worked? What's new?"
    The Cornell Online Learning Community is hosting their annual event on March 9 from 1-3 p.m. This year's theme is a discussion of what worked and what's new with online and hybrid learning. The keynote speaker is Flower Darby, author of Small Teaching Online. This book is an adaptation of the popular Small Teaching, written in collaboration with James Lang, author of the original. All CVM faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Learn more about the event here. Please register here.

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared Zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors should go to the 5612 Canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, Feb. 17.

Students in the distribution course should go to the Canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 a.m. Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5

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Patagonia Sale

Hi everyone!

We are launching the new spring version of the annual Patagonia sale! We are again offering brand name Cornell Vet jackets. We are offering classics like the Patagonia Better Sweater quarter zip and the Patagonia Better Sweater full zip. We also have added vests in men’s and women’s styles.

All proceeds go to support SAVMA and the SAVMA fund for veterinary students (to help with travel and other expenses as they travel to internships and other experiences).

To look at the full list of items, you can view the attached catalogue or the pictures included in the order form. (I made the mock up images, so there will not be a box around the logo on the jackets).

To order, all you need to do is fill out the Google Form! It will be open until Feb. 26. If paying with a credit card, you will receive a link via email to pay after you submit your order. If you plan to pay with a check, I will contact you via email to set up a time to meet.

In order to place your order it must be paid for by Feb. 28.

I will email everyone about picking up orders when they are ready.

If you are not on campus and want something shipped, please email me.

Any other issues or questions? Email me at kh789@cornell.edu

- SAVMA Fundraising Chair Katie Heckman

Awards and kudos

Join us in congratulating the following people and teams for their recent awards and accomplishments.

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Week of Feb. 8

Here are your essentials for the week of Feb. 1, 2021.

Latest updates

COVID-19 announcements and reminders:

Other updates:

Faculty news and notices

  • Students in the D.V.M. class of 2024 will be taking practical exams in April. These exams will test first-year students’ ability to perform basic physical examination skills. We are in urgent need of faculty to serve as examiners for these important student milestone exams. Please consider acting as an examiner on any, or all, of the three testing dates. Read more information about dates and requirements here. Please use this link to sign up for examiner shifts. We greatly appreciate any help you can provide.
     
  • In order to facilitate teaching and learning via Televet appointments, the maximum number of students who can join a videochat has now been increased to 50. This will allow for groups of students in distribution courses and rotations to participate in telehealth appointments simultaneously if desired. If you have any questions or concerns about using the Televet software platform please contact Susan Ruland.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, Feb. 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: "Human EvoDevo: Exploring human-specific development with organoid and single-cell genomic technologies"
    Dr. Grayson Camp will present as part of the Biomedical Sciences Seminar Series. Hosted by Dr. Praveen Sethupathy. The direct link to join via Zoom is here. PW: 211377
     
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion
    Join the CVM community for a group screening (6-7:45 p.m.) and facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Learn more here.
     
  • Feb. 11, 9-10 a.m.: Performance dialogue, career management and preparedness
    CVM human resources recommends you attend this Zoom session regarding performance dialogues, facilitated by Tanya Grove, senior management consultant with Organizational Development and Effectiveness at Cornell. Join directly via Zoom here.
     
  • Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m.: "Zoetis SARS-COV-2 vaccine and diagnostic programs"
    Presented by Dr. John Hardham, director at the Zoetis Center for Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, as part of the CUHA/rDVM meeting series. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     
  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee, the Ward-Coleman Chair of Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Join the Zoom meeting directly here. Or use the meeting ID 964 7743 2972 and passcode 199812.
     

  • Feb. 16, 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Stem Cell WIP Series
    This meeting features Matt Edwards (Koren Lab), who will present "Identification of DNA replication timing asynchronies at imprinted genomic loci using uniparental stem cells," and Meg Fahey (Delco Lab), who will present "Investigating mechanisms underlying the ability of mesenchymal stromal cells to prevent degenerative disc disease." Join by following the direct Zoom link here, or by using the meeting ID 938 212 461 and password: stemcell
     

  • Feb. 16, 6-7 p.m.: "Fat Horses - A talk about equine metabolic syndrome and laminitis"
    Presented by Dr. Gillian Perkins, equine internal medicine specialist at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, as part of the Equine Seminar Series. Zoom info to come.
     

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals"
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity. Join via direct Zoom link here, or use the meeting ID 924 5009 0737 and passcode 421987.
     

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities. On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $9,000 to winning teams.

    The CVM community is invited to join on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening ceremony and founder stories from guest speakers. The CVM community is also welcome to attend a final round of presentations from students and the awards ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Zoom links will be shared the week of the event.
     

  • Feb. 23: Emerging disease, wildlife trade and consumption: the need for robust global governance
    Free and open to the public! Join the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and the World Wildlife Fund for this special virtual event exploring ways to prevent future pandemics. View the agenda and register online here.
     

  • Save the date - Feb. 23, noon-1 p.m. - for the next CVM Well-being Series Event: “Replenishing Physical, Emotional & Mental Energy Lost to Stress,” presented by Catherine Thrasher-Carroll. Zoom info to come.
     

  • Feb. 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Understanding and developing low-immunogenic biomaterials"
    This presentation is part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity and will be given by Dr. Shaoyi Jiang of the Mening School of Biomedical Engineering in the Cornell College of Engineering.
     

  • Save the date- March 2 - for the first session of the Biomedical and Biological Sciences Signature Seminars Virtual Spring Series 2021. Learn more here.

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared Zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors presenting should go to the 5612 Canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week, February 10.

Students in the distribution course should go to the Canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings, and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an etest available by 8 a.m. Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both Canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5

This week's topics are:


Speaking Group Discussion Facilitator Opportunity

Volunteer to be a speaking group discussion facilitator for the spring 2021 semester and meet international graduate students from around the world! 
 
Do you like working with international students and learning from others who may have different life experiences? Have you traveled abroad or are planning to? Are you interested in learning about other cultures? Join the English Language Support Office’s Speaking Groups Program this fall as a Discussion Facilitator! It’s a great way to connect with new people on campus. 
 
FACILITATORS commit for eight weeks of a semester to help lead and organize small weekly one-hour discussions with international graduate students. This program brings together international graduate students and fluent English speakers for language support and conversations about culture, academic interests and campus life. Groups begin meeting on a remote platform the week of March 8 and continue until May 2. 
 
To be a facilitator, you need to be a Cornell undergraduate student, staff member, graduate student, post-doc, alumni, retiree or faculty, should be fluent in English and have knowledge of U.S. culture. The group participants are international graduate students from diverse programs, diverse linguistic backgrounds and at diverse points in their graduate careers. The goal is to improve English speaking skills while making meaningful connections across campus in weekly small group discussions. 
 
NOTE: For the spring 2021 semester, facilitators will have the option of meeting face-to-face (F2F) or remotely via Zoom. All F2F meetings need to follow Cornell COVID-19 guidelines. 
 
If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, you will need to: 

  • complete a brief registration form: Spring 2021 Facilitator Registration; the deadline for applying is Feb. 17. 
  • attend an initial orientation meeting (for all new facilitators; orientations will be held virtually Feb. 19 and 22), a mid-semester meeting and (if possible) a final reception 
  • commit for eight weeks of the semester to help organize and facilitate small, weekly discussion groups with multilingual domestic and international graduate and professional students 
  • each facilitator will create a group meeting time that works with their schedule 
  • maintain communication with your group and create Zoom links for weekly meetings or select a place on campus to hold weekly meetings 
  • group meetings will begin the week of March 8 and continue for eight weeks 

For any questions or concerns, contact the English Language Support Office Speaking Services Coordinator Melissa Myersat or visit the Speaking Groups Program website. Read more about the Speaking Groups Program in the Cornell Chronicle.

Helpful links

Week of Feb. 1

Here are your essentials for the week of Feb. 1, 2021.

Latest updates

Upcoming events

  • Feb. 3, 12:30 p.m.: Postdoctoral research seminar
    The next postdoctoral research seminar of the new semester is scheduled at 12:30 p.m. this Wednesday, Feb. 3 on Zoom. Neva Watson (Rudd lab) and Gabrielle Le-Bury (Russell lab) will present. Join via direct Zoom link here. Password: 315052
     
  • Feb. 3, 4:30-6 p.m.: Enhancing Access in the Vet School
    Join via direct Zoom link here. You are invited to virtually join Zebadiah Hall, the executive director of student disability services, for the first of four sessions of Enhancing Access in the Vet School, an engaging presentation series about how you can create accessible and welcoming learning and professional environments. Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.edu.
     
  • Feb. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Soup & Hope with Hei Hei Depew
    Hei Hei Depew, who is a financial analyst and chair of the Employee Assembly at Cornell, will talk about how she chooses to be hopeful in the face of life’s difficulties.
     
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Join the CVM community for a group screening (6-7:45 p.m.) and facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Learn more here.
     

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity
     

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.
     

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities. On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $9,000 to winning teams.

    The CVM community is invited to join on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening ceremony and founder stories from guest speakers. The CVM community is also welcome to attend a final round of presentations from students and the awards ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Zoom links will be shared the week of the event.
     

  • Feb. 23: Emerging disease, wildlife trade and consumption: the need for robust global governance
    Free and open to the public! Join the Cornell Wildlife Health Center, the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and the World Wildlife Fund for this special virtual event exploring ways to prevent future pandemics. View the agenda and register online here.
     

  • Feb. 26, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Understanding and developing low-immunogenic biomaterials"
    This presentation is part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity and will be given by Dr. Shaoyi Jiang of the Mening School of Biomedical Engineering in the Cornell College of Engineering.

Student news and senior seminar information

Senior Seminars

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, senior seminars cannot be offered in person this semester. However, the seniors have prepared Zoom videos of their talks that you can listen to at your convenience. Seniors presenting should go to the 5612 Canvas site, where you are entered and able to watch the recordings for this week.

Students in the distribution course should go to the Canvas site for 6724, listen to the recordings and post (required if you need this as an attendance day) questions to the discussion board within the next 14 days. Some of your questions will not get answered, as there are over 100 students in the class and that is a daunting number of questions for a senior to answer. If you think you know the answer to an orphan question, add your comments to the thread. There is an e-test available by 8 a.m. Wednesday, if you need points to pass the course. It was brought to you by the "moderator" for the week.

Advisors for these seminars have been added to both canvas sites. Anyone else wishing to watch the videos can watch them at this link:

https://cornell.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Sessions/List.aspx?folderID=e7f82ec2-ea4d-4f64-8f7d-acb401554cf5

Individual recordings are linked here or will appear at the website by Wednesday morning:

At the senior seminar homepage at http://students.vet.cornell.edu/students/courseframes.asp?cnm=vtmed5612 you can read the handouts for this week's seminars in advance and also see the PowerPoints from these and previous presentations.

This week's topics are:


Scrub Cap Fundraiser

The Class of 2021 is putting together a bulk order of Dr. Woof Apparel scrub caps. The scrub caps will be sold at a rate of 25% off and 10% of proceeds will go to the Class of 2021. In addition to scrub caps, there are also stethoscope charms and masks available at the discounted rate.

Scrub caps: https://www.drwoofapparel.com/collections/scrub-caps
Stethoscope charms: https://www.drwoofapparel.com/collections/stethoscope-charms
Masks and filters: https://www.drwoofapparel.com/pages/circios

Place your orders here. Orders are due by Feb. 7 at 5 p.m. Separate payment links will be sent out after all orders have been collected. for questions, please contact mct232@cornell.edu and yh777@cornell.edu.

Useful links

January 2021

Week of Jan. 25

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 25, 2021.

Recent updates

  • COVID-19: Note the new CVM testing hours in effect from Jan. 23-Feb. 12
     
  • Classroom occupancy alert for spring courses and process for reserving teaching spaces in spring semester: A reminder that the occupancy of teaching spaces will continue to be reduced in the spring 2021 semester due to COVID-19 and social distancing. As in the fall, we strongly encourage faculty to teach remotely where possible and to reserve on-campus instruction for hands-on experiences that must be taught in person. Students are permitted to use campus facilities for independent study, and to access resources that support their learning, such as the library. If you have questions or concerns about the occupancy of your teaching spaces for in-person instruction this spring, please contact Kate Davenport in Student Services for assistance identifying and reserving teaching space that to meet your instructional needs.
     
  • If you missed last week's CVM Town Hall, it is available to view using your VPN here.
     
  • View the latest Cornell employee well-being update
     
  • The CUHA Materials Warehouse will be closed for inventory on Thursday, Jan. 28. For emergency supply needs, please call x3-3438 or x3-3158. Any pet food ordered after noon on Wednesday, Jan. 27 will be filled on Friday, Jan. 29. Thank you for planning in advance!

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 27, noon: Bone Appétit: Is your pet’s nutrition the key to health, wellness and longevity?
    This webinar is sponsored by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Affairs & Development and the Cornell Northeast Corridor Office of Alumni Affairs. Hear the latest Cornell Vet research on aging, immune-mediated diseases and nutrition – an essential component of good health. Please register here.
     
  • Jan. 28, 4-5:30 p.m.: Reimagine Roundtable: Pandemic Resilience
    Hosted by Schmidt Futures in partnership with the New York State Library, this event will look at New York's past health challenges and what it means for building back better from COVID-19. We will hear from individuals across community health, medical history, the state library and architecture and design from New York and whose work examines the state. Register online here.
     
  • Jan. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Taika von Konigslow will present “Predictors of health and growth in veal calves: tools to guide a prudent antimicrobial use strategy for treating high-risk calves on arrival.”
     
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
     
  • Feb. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Ciara Hayes will present “Efficient dairy youngstock management.”
     
  • Feb. 2, 12-1 p.m.: "A barry scots story aboot th' secrets o' pluripotent stem cells" (Highlights of Dr. Van de Walle's sabbatical in Scotland)
    Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle, associate professor in viral pathogenisis and stem cell biology, will present on her sabbatical highlights as part of the Baker Institute Virtual Seminar Series.
     
  • Feb. 3, 4:30-6 p.m.: Enhancing Access in the Vet School
    You are invited to virtually join Zebadiah Hall, the executive director of student disability services, for the first of four sessions of Enhancing Access in the Vet School, an engaging presentation series about how you can create accessible and welcoming learning and professional environments. Learn more about this event here. Real-time captions of the event will be provided. To request other accommodations or for more information about the event, contact: cvm-dei@cornell.edu. Join via direct Zoom link here.
     
  • Feb. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Soup & Hope with Hei Hei Depew
    Hei Hei Depew, who is a financial analyst and chair of the Employee Assembly at Cornell, will talk about how she chooses to be hopeful in the face of life’s difficulties.
     
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Join the CVM community for a group screening (6-7:45 p.m.) and facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Learn more here.
     

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity
     

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.
     

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities. On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $9,000 to winning teams.

    The CVM community is invited to join on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. for the opening ceremony and founder stories from guest speakers. The CVM community is also welcome to attend a final round of presentations from students and the awards ceremony, Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1:00 p.m. Zoom links will be shared the week of the event.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 18

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 18, 2021.

Announcements

Latest news

Awards and kudos

Join us in congratulating the following teams and people on their awards and accomplishments.

Upcoming events

  • TODAY, Jan. 19, 1:30-2:20 p.m.: Stem cell work-in-progress meeting
    Presenters include Yu-Han Amy Hung (Sethupathy Lab): "Discovery of candidate microRNA regulators of human small intestinal identity during early development"; and Amanda Loehr (Weiss Lab): "Differentiation therapy as an alternative treatment strategy for malignant testicular germ cell tumors." Please remember that these WIP seminars are a venue to present unpublished data and research plans, so they are only for the Cornell community. Therefore, the Zoom connection (direct link here) should not be shared beyond Cornell personnel.
  • Jan. 21 from 12-1 p.m.: CVM Town Hall
    Join us for our first town hall of 2021. Here is the direct Zoom link. If you join by phone the password is 862711. If there are any topics you would like addressed at this town hall or any in the future, please submit them using this brief survey.
  • Jan. 22, 1:30 p.m.: Engaging students in remote and hybrid learning (Zoom breakouts and more)
    Join the Educational Support Services staff to learn more about engaging students in remote and online learning. We will reflect on what is working well and share techniques to increase student engagement, and develop a sense of community within your courses. We will also share developments with Zoom breakout rooms and other easy-to-use tools available to help create moments for student engagement. Direct Zoom link. Meeting ID: 982 2513 8567, PW: 336637.
  • Jan. 22, 2-3 p.m.: University town hall on planning for vaccines and the spring semester
    Following the event, a recording will be available to view on the university's COVID-19 website. Join directly via Zoom here. Webinar ID: 972 8082 4644, PW: 1267
  • Jan. 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Angel Abuelo will present "Impact of oxidative stress on dairy calf immune responses."
  • Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m.: "Rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires: application to the COVID pandemic."
    Presented by Dr. Mike Rout of Rockefeller University, this event is brought to you by Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds. Direct link to join via Zoom. The PW is 863936. Join by telephone (646-876-9923) or with the webinar ID (953 2549 5141).
  • Jan. 29, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Taika von Konigslow will present “Predictors of health and growth in veal calves: tools to guide a prudent antimicrobial use strategy for treating high-risk calves on arrival.”
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
  • Feb. 1, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Ambulatory faculty candidate seminar
    Dr. Ciara Hayes will present “Efficient dairy youngstock management.”
  • Feb. 4, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Soup & Hope with Hei Hei Depew
    Hei Hei Depew, who is a financial analyst and chair of the Employee Assembly at Cornell, will talk about how she chooses to be hopeful in the face of life’s difficulties.
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Group screening (6-7:45 p.m.), facilitated discussion (8-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Join others from the CVM community for: a group screening of the film at 6 p.m. through Netflix Party (must have a Netflix account and Google Chrome installed) and/or: a facilitated film discussion on Zoom at 8 p.m. If you can’t join the screening party, you can watch the film on your own and join in for the discussion. Here is the Zoom link for film discussion (Meeting ID: 978 5863 8458 * Passcode: 961269). Join the Zoom at 6 p.m. to receive the Netflix Party code group screening. Or, if you’ve already seen the film, join in at 8 p.m. for the discussion only.

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "Measles virus: endgame (?)"
    Presented by Dr. Benhur Lee as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 11

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 11, 2021.

Announcements

  • President Pollack responds to last week's events at the U.S. Capitol. Dean Warnick's statement is available here.
  • Reminder regarding access to CVM facilities: As we enter the new year this notice is a reminder that all CVM facilities are locked 24/7 and only accessible via card access. It’s very important to not allow others to “tailgate” into the facility unless they are a known member of the CVM community and remember to secure your laboratory and office doors when you leave for the day. Please also remember to display your Cornell ID at all times when inside the facility. Lanyards and ID holders are available in the facilities office if needed. If you have any questions, please contact the facilities office at 253-3760.
  • Working on a project in One Health? We want to hear from you. Let us know about your project via the Marketing and Communications intake form.
  • Add CVMCommunityNews@cornell.edu to your safe senders list so that you receive our weekly CVM Essentials email. You can do this in two ways. Check your Junk/Clutter/Other folders for the CVM Essentials email, and 1) right-click to select the option of moving the email to your Focused Inbox and/or 2) right-click to select the option under "Sender" of adding the email to your contacts list.

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 12 and 13: "How To Be An Antiracist" book discussion.
    The registration link with details and times is here. For those who can't join, see "Understanding race, racism, systemic racism and antiracism"; connect to the full text through the Library Catalog here; or check out Cornell's How to Be An Antiracist Library Guide here.
  • Jan. 25, 5-6 p.m.: "Rapid production of versatile nanobody repertoires: application to the COVID pandemic."
    Presented by Dr. Mike Rout of Rockefeller University, this event is brought to you by Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds. Direct link to join via zoom. The PW is 863936. Join by telephone (646-876-9923) or with the webinar ID (953 2549 5141).
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.
    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.
  • Feb. 10, 6-8:45 p.m.: 13th film and discussion

    Group screening (6 p.m.-7:45 p.m.), facilitated discussion (8 p.m.-8:45pm). In the film 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African Americans. Join others from the CVM community for: a group screening of the film at 6 p.m. through Netflix Party (must have a Netflix account and Google Chrome installed), and/or: a facilitated film discussion on Zoom at 8 p.m. If you can’t join the screening party, you can watch the film on your own and join in for the discussion. Here is the Zoom link for film discussion (Meeting ID: 978 5863 8458 * Passcode: 961269). Join the Zoom at 6 p.m. to receive the Netflix Party code group screening. Or, if you’ve already seen the film, join in at 8 p.m. for the discussion only.

  • Feb. 12, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Seminar in Infection and Immunity, topic TBD.

  • Feb. 19, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: "COVID-19: using chemogenomics to discover antivirals."
    Presented by Dr. Sara Cherry as part of the Seminars in Infection and Immunity.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

Useful links

Week of Jan. 4

Here are your essentials for the week of Jan. 4, 2021.

Happy new year!

Upcoming events

  • Jan. 6 at 12:30 p.m.: The first postdoctoral research seminar of the semester.
    Consuelo Correa Sierra (Shang lab) and Brian Wasik (Parrish lab) will present. Join via Zoom using this direct link and PW 581272.
  • Jan. 12 or Jan. 13: "How To Be An Anti-Racist" Book Discussion.
    Join the CVM Belonging at Cornell Committee's hosted discussion session for Cornell's Community Book Read: Ibram Kendi's "How To Be An Anti-Racist." Please register here by Jan. 8. You are welcome whether you finished reading the book or not! Options are Jan. 12 from noon-1 p.m. (direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 998 2442 8338 with passcode 779627) or Jan. 13 from 8-9 p.m. (direct Zoom link or use meeting ID 997 5528 7367 with passcode 989902).
  • Jan. 30: Virtual One Health Symposium at Cornell.

    The Veterinary One Health Association at Cornell CVM is proud to announce the 2021 Virtual One Health Symposium. The annual One Health Symposium provides a unique opportunity for professionals, veterinary students, medical students, public health students and graduate students from a variety of disciplines to come together for a day of talks and workshops related to the One Health philosophy. Registration is available through the event website. Zoom links will be distributed upon registration.

  • Feb. 19-21: Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon.
    The 2021 Virtual Cornell Animal Health Hackathon is an interdisciplinary event which brings together students from across degrees, majors, and schools at Cornell, as well as other universities! On Friday evening, teams comprised of veterinary, business, engineering, and design students, form and begin to create solutions to needs in veterinary health care. On Saturday, mentors provide feedback and guidance to teams. On Sunday, the hackathon culminates in a project showcase to an audience of peers, mentors and representatives. A panel of judges select winners and award $8,000 to winning teams. Sign up on their website.

Other important links