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Shakira Nelson
November 15, 2012

Shakira Nelson, a PhD student in Pathobiology, has been accepted into the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program (CPFP).

Alyssa Patt also spent time over the summer studying and traveling in China.
October 18, 2012

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 TOX '12
October 3, 2012

Alison Franklin was named Penn State's Outstanding Adult Student for 2012.

Jing Chen, Laura Penny, Liron Bender, Anand Ravindran
August 29, 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. Ernest Hovingh
August 24, 2012

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.

August 3, 2012

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

April 24, 2012

A week long camp for high school students grades 11-12 who are interested in science and love learning! The camp runs from June 24-29, 2012 on the University Park campus. Click this news item to find out more!

Rachel Voller (far left) VBSC Alumni
March 23, 2012

Congratulations are in order to several Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences (VBSC) students who received awards at the Student Awards Recognition ceremony held Sunday March 18, 2012. Also, a student at University of Pennsylvania writes back to share her appreciation for the things she learned as a VBSC student now that she is attending veterinary school!

Dr. Curt Omiecinski
March 13, 2012

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Curt Omiecinski, Josh DeKeyser, Elizabeth Laurenzana, Eric Peterson and Tao Chen in receiving the honor of 2012 Society of Toxicology (SOT) Board of Publications Award for the Best Paper in Toxicological Sciences. The title of the paper is Selective Phthalate Activation of Naturally Occurring Human Constitutive Androstane Receptor Splice Variants and the Pregnane X Receptor. Dr. Omiecinski and others were honored at the SOT Awards Ceremony on Sunday, March 11, 2012.

Dr. Margherita Cantorna
March 7, 2012

The 2012 Osborne and Mendel Award for recent basic research accomplishments in nutrition, from American Society for Nutrition, in Bethesda, MD

February 27, 2012

The goal of the Biomedical Sciences Club Undergraduate Conference is to give current undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with distinguished professionals in the field of biomedical science.

February 6, 2012

Penn State scientists find an inspiring collaboration. Dr. Prabhu, who specializes in the health benefits of fish oil, and Dr. Paulson, who is studying the stem cells that cause Leukemia, connected their seemingly separate study areas during a weekly faculty lunch -- the result? A possible cure for Leukemia.

K. Sandeep Prabhu, left, and Robert Paulson, with Penn State, are developing new therapeutics to treat leukemia. Nabil K. Mark
January 19, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK — One sentence from a 6,500- plus word article in the medical journal Blood jumped out at Robert Paulson. So he headed to the lab next door and handed the article to K. Sandeep Prabhu. “Oh, wow,” Prabhu recalled saying. “We have that compound.” The two researchers in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences had the same thought. “We should give this a try,” Paulson said. A year and a half and many experiments on mice later, Paulson and Prabhu think they’ve discovered a medical breakthrough that could potentially benefit thousands of leukemia patients a year. They’ve discovered that a compound produced from fish oil appears to not only kill certain leukemia cells in mice but kill the stem cells that cause the cancer. “So there seems to be no relapse. And that’s the key thing,” Paulson said in an interview last week. “And if we can translate that into the clinic, it’ll be a big breakthrough.” There are lots of questions and experiments ahead for them. They need more funding and resources. But they’re cautiously optimistic that the treatment could work in people.

Dr. Cynthia L. Baldwin
January 10, 2012

On January 18, 2012 Bortree Seminar Speaker starts up for the spring semester and the first speaker is Dr. Cynthia Baldwin from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Baldwin's seminar title is "Bovine gamma delta T cell responses to important bacterial pathogens: role of the unique WC1 pattern recognition receptors" Her host is Dr. Joy Pate,Professor of Reproductive Physiology in the Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences. This Bortree Seminar is being held in 301D Life Science Building at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

September 29, 2011

This program is a career exploration for students in 6th through 9th grade who have a strong interest in science and mathematics and a demonstrated desire to choose veterinary medicine or biomedical sciences as their future career.

Yutin Bai
June 27, 2011

Spotlight on May 2011 Graduate with a Masters in Pathobiology, Yuting Bai. By: Avery August, advisor, Cornell University

May 18, 2011

A note from Dr. Kapur about our graduating students and the highlights for VBSC, IID, and TOX majors.

Dr. Griel in his office.
May 12, 2011

Beloved to generations of students, Dr. Griel is a leader in teaching, advising, research, and large animal veterinary practice.

January 18, 2011

Explore the Veterinary Profession at the 2011 Penn State Northeast Regional Pre-Vet Symposium through a series of interesting lectures and hands-on wet labs.

January 18, 2011

Members of the Penn State Pre-Vet Club and Biomedical Sciences Clubs will host high school seniors with offers of admission who have an interest in the following majors: Animal Sciences, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Toxicology, or Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.