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2015

New Report of Emerging Avian Orthoreovirus Variants Affecting Poultry in Pennsylvania Published in Nature Journal of Scientific Reports
October 26, 2015
Researchers at the Penn State Animal Diagnostics Lab recently published an article in the Nature Journal of Scientific Reports, titled "Isolation and molecular characterization of newly emerging avian reovirus cariants and novel strains in Pennsylvania, USA, 2011-2014."
Vetward Bound: VBS Honors Student Prepares for Future
September 9, 2015
Read about Jess Linder, a veterinary and biomedical sciences major who is working hard towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian.
VBS Faculty Present at Food Systems for Gut Health Conference
August 20, 2015
In mid-October, scientists and clinicians in the field of gut health will be converging at Penn State's Nittany Lion Inn to discuss recent research findings on food components and gastrointestinal health. Veterinary and Biomedical (VBS) researchers Drs. K. Sandeep Prabhu, Gary Perdew, Mary Kennett, and Margherita Cantorna will be presenting their work at this unique two-day conference.
Dr. Nüket Acar Receives 2015 Academic Advising Award
July 17, 2015
Nüket Acar, advising coordinator and undergraduate adviser in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, is the recipient of this year's Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Excellence in Academic Advising Award.
For the Love of Llamas
July 17, 2015
Penn State veterinarian , Dr. Robert VanSaun, helps llamas and alpacas grow up healthy.
VBS Alumni Tailgate—Save the Date!
June 23, 2015
Penn State vs. Army, October 3rd at the Snider Agricultural Arena
VBS Grad Students Win Springboard Award
April 15, 2015
Bridge the GapSci, a nonprofit venture to provide basic laboratory equipment to high school science students in West African countries won the $7,500 grand prize in the Ag Springboard student business pitch competition.
Microbe-Host Interaction Workshop Being Held on May 15
April 6, 2015
This one-day workshop will build collaboration and knowledge among Penn State students, postdoctoral fellows, labs and faculty who are performing research related to the microbe-host interactions.
Five-Year Research Program Will Determine Role of Immune Dysregulation in Skin Inflammation Diseases
April 1, 2015
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a $1.6 million grant to Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) researchers Drs. Na Xiong and Mary Kennett to study immunologic responses in skin.
Registration Open for Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) VII
March 10, 2015
The Dairy Production Medicine (DPM) Certificate Program VII will update and refocus the dairy practitioner by providing skills and knowledge in production medicine.
Small Predator Diversity Affects Ecosystem
February 24, 2015
"In laboratory experiments, field surveys, and mathematical modeling, the presence of various species of dragonfly larvae have been shown to reduce the infections in frogs caused by parasitic flatworms called trematodes," said Val Beasley, professor and head of the department of veterinary and biomedical sciences.
Pathobiology Doctoral Candidate, Matthew Moreau, Acknowledged for Excellence in Teaching
February 5, 2015
Matthew Moreau will be receiving the 2014-15 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award for excellence in instructing during the March 2015 Student Awards Ceremony.
2015 Veterinary Practitioner’s Meeting Friday, May 1st, 2015
January 28, 2015
The annual Veterinary Practitioner’s Meeting sponsored by the Animal Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLS-PSU), Pennsylvania State University Veterinary Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will be held on Friday, May 1st, 2015 in the Center County / Penn State University Visitor Center at 800 East Park Avenue in State College.
Dr. Eric Harvill Named Distinguished Professor
January 21, 2015
Dr. Eric Harvill, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) faculty member, received the title of Distinguished Professor for his exceptional record of research, teaching, and service to the University.
VBS Graduate Tours Southeast Asia
January 15, 2015
A spring 2014 graduate in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Jonathan Frankman always knew that he wanted to study abroad. During an opportunity in Singapore, he earned credit for taking classes in immunology, genetics and pathology, and sated his traveling bug.