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2014

Beasley is New Head of VBS Department
October 6, 2014
Val Richard Beasley, formerly of the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named professor and head of Penn State's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
New IID Scholarship Established by Reddy Family
September 8, 2014
Retired VBS department head, Dr. Channa Reddy, and his wife, Usharani, have created their third Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agriculture.
2014 VBS Summer Campers Want More
July 15, 2014
On June 15th, 24 high school juniors and seniors from as far away as Vermont and Florida arrived at Penn State’s UP campus for a 5-day immersion in veterinary and biomedical sciences. They had so much fun, they didn’t want to leave!
Lions and Tigers and … Twirling? Majorettes Captain Looks to Veterinary Career
June 26, 2014
Working with animals can be as unpredictable as being captain of the Penn State Majorettes, according to Shahkila Daniel
Research Radical: Immunology Major Devoted to Infectious Disease Study
June 26, 2014
Sometimes a life-changing experience opens a student's eyes to what type of career she wants to pursue. For junior Erica Mellinger, that experience was the season of her father's sickness -- a time when he had to be treated in a hospital by research scientists.
Risky Business: Veterinary Major Journeys to S. Africa for Experience
June 26, 2014
Morgan Brown took a risk last August when she decided to be one of the first students to travel to South Africa through a newly developed immersion program.
New Grant “Bridges” Gap, Allows Study of Anemia to Continue
June 10, 2014
Scientific investigators often have to rely on perseverance to maintain their research during times of federal sequestration. Dr. Robert Paulson is one such example: a professor who works hard to continue developing new treatments for anemia despite government shortfalls.
Graduate Training Program in Animal Models of Inflammation
June 4, 2014
This three-year graduate student program—entitled, “Training in Animal Models of Inflammation”—supports a select group of trainees learning to use animal models to research the molecular regulation of inflammation and its effect on disease progression.
Tag Along Funds Allow Researchers to Present Findings at Bordetella Symposium in Ireland
April 7, 2014
Graduate students Laura Goodfield, Sarah Muse, and Liron Bendor share their research with the international community and make connections during 10th Annual International Symposium on Bordetella.
Animal doctoring Down Under: Pre-vet student pursues dream
February 10, 2014
Many students have the chance to study abroad. Morgan Porter, a senior veterinary and biomedical sciences major, took the concept to a new level last year. For 10 weeks, the Ephrata, Pa., native worked as a veterinary intern at Bulimba Veterinary Surgery in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. Margherita Cantorna Receives Title of Distinguished Professor
February 7, 2014
In January 2014, the title of Distinguished Professor was bestowed on VBS faculty member Dr. Margherita Cantorna in recognition of her exceptional record in teaching, research, and service to the University.
VBS Professor Dr. Griel Honored for a Lifetime of Caring and Sharing
January 17, 2014
The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society will be honoring Dr. Lester Griel, Professor and Program Coordinator of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Program, with their 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award this spring.