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.
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.
This one-day program is for 6th-9th graders who are interested in pursuing careers in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
A drug that appears to target specific intestinal bacteria in the guts of mice may create a chain reaction that could eventually lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes in humans, according to a team of researchers.
The addition of Dr. Eric Harvill to the National Institute of Health (NIH) study section Genetic Variation and Evolution will allow him an opportunity to influence the quality and type of research funded by the NIH. Dr. Harvill already has served on five other study sections in the past and joins at least ten other VBS faculty members who also have served on various study sections.
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) Department and Huck Institutes’ Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IID) Program are proud to announce that doctoral candidate Walter Jackson III has received the 2013 Robert T. Simpson Graduate Award for Innovative Research. The Robert T. Simpson Graduate Award honors the legacy of renowned Penn State faculty member, Dr. Simpson, who passed away in 2004.
An Immunology and Infectious Disease doctoral candidate, Emily Finch, has been selected to receive a Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) TL1 career development award. She will use this award to determine the feasibility of Omega-3 supplementation as a treatment for leukemia.
During the “Future Leaders in Nutrigenomics” Conference on May 13, 2013, Dr. Kaushal was recognized for his outstanding achievements and promise in the field.
Dr. Van Saun, Professor and Advisor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBS) at Penn State, was presented with the 2013 Excellence in Academic Advising Award on May 4th, 2013. Colleagues, Drs. Nuket Acar and Lester C. Griel, asserted that nominating Dr. Van Saun was the right decision. His enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise encourage each student he advises to think beyond the classroom or laboratory to make a better world.
Mike Henry, a Shreyer Scholar and recent IID graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship. He will be working in Africa for the next year as a Fulbrighter prior to attending medical school at Columbia.
The Penn State Pre-Vet Club held the annual Pre- Vet Club Symposium on March 23, 2013. The Symposium
On Saturday, March 23, the Penn State Biomedical Sciences Club held its 4th annual undergraduate conference. This all-day event featured six prominent biomedical scientists.
Samantha Fanelli is a Penn State University senior majoring in Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major and minoring in Equine Science, She is President of PSU’s Pre-Vet Club, and will be attending the School of Veterinary Medicine at University of Pennsylvania to pursue Veterinary Medicine this fall.
Clinical assistant professor of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences highlighted in Eberly College of Science, Science Journal.
Shakira Nelson, a PhD student in Pathobiology, has been accepted into the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP).
IID student and Biomedical Sciences Club President Alyssa Patt is a winner of the 2012 College of Agricultural Sciences Internship Award for her summer work at the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Alison Franklin was named Penn State's Outstanding Adult Student for 2012.
2nd Annual Combined Molecular Medicine, Molecular Toxicology, Immunology and Infectious Disease and Pathobiology Graduate Program Research Retreat Highlights Faculty and Graduate Student Research Projects.
Dr. Hovingh was awarded the Animal Welfare Advocacy Award by the PVMA. He was recognized for his leadership role in developing effective dairy welfare programs, addressing pain management issues in livestock, and for serving as an instructor for dairy welfare programs both nationally and internationally.
Title of the talk: Targeted vaccination approaches against intracellular bacteria: Lessons learned from Chlamydia trachomatis Location: W203, Millennium Science Complex Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Time: 10:00AM-11:00AM