The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) has announced the launch of its new Protein PACT Academic Advisory Council, which includes a Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member. Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, is one of the seven members of the council, which is comprised of renowned researchers from top universities across the U.S. With expertise ranging from environmental sustainability to human nutrition and development, the council will advise on research priorities and the latest evidence related to meat production and consumption. News of the council was shared by NAMI in a press release issued Monday, May 22.
The 15th annual Purdue Challenge 5K run/walk benefiting the Purdue University Institute for Cancer Research had special meaning this year for a group of participants with ties to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Several members of the PVM community ran in the event Saturday, April 15 to honor and celebrate the life of a cancer victim who was married to a veterinary nurse in the Evan and Sue Ann Werling Comparative Oncology Research Center. Their effort was both thoughtful and helpful, as the fundraising event raised a total of $100,000 for efforts to pursue a cure.
The Purdue Veterinary Medicine community is saddened to learn that alumna and long-time Lafayette-area veterinarian, Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" (Diesch) Holmes, of West Lafayette, passed away on Saturday, April 29, at her home. She was 71.
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