Diversity Learning Cafés Continue in the New Year
Friday, February 12th, 2021 - Last semester, the Purdue Veterinary Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion launched a new Virtual Learning Café series featuring critical conversations designed to foster discussion with the intent to enlighten, encourage, and inspire others to get engaged. That series continues this semester with discussions centered on the topic of "Difficult Conversations" to be held monthly on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
New Year Begins with Special Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion in PVM
Friday, January 29th, 2021 - During the week surrounding Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the College of Veterinary Medicine’s chapter of VOICE (Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment) hosted Inclusive Excellence Week with several virtual events focused on the theme, “Finding Our Voices.”
Purdue Veterinary Program Attracts Federal Funding to Help Increase Diversity in Biomedical Sciences Graduate Education
Wednesday, December 16th, 2020 - The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has awarded the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine a $1.4 million grant over five years to prepare individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to earn a PhD, DVM/PhD, or MD/PhD degree. The grant was awarded through the NIGMS Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP). The Purdue PREP for Translational Biomedical Science will be based in the College of Veterinary Medicine (PVM), which is the first veterinary college to successfully compete for this type of grant, and include faculty research mentors from across the Purdue campus.
Strategically Speaking: Refreshed Strategic Plan to Guide College Through 2023
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - As Boilermakers, Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s team of faculty, staff and students realizes that persistent planning is key to taking the small steps that enable the College of Veterinary Medicine to persistently pursue the next giant leap. That is why the college has a culture of strategic planning. Since 2010, two five-year strategic plans have been developed and implemented. When the most recent of those plans neared its end in 2020, teams of faculty and staff reviewed the document, taking note of the college’s achievements, and developed a “refreshed” strategic plan with revised and updated action items for the time period of 2021-2023.
National Awards Recognize Purdue Veterinary Medicine Diversity and Engagement Programs
Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s persistent pursuit of greater diversity in veterinary medicine led to national recognition in the form of two awards that were presented in the summer and fall of 2020. The college’s program called This is How We “Role”® received the 2020 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. In addition, the magazine awarded the college the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
Veterinary organizations take diversity- and equity-related action
Thursday, October 22nd, 2020 - Banfield Pet Hospital focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion during its virtual Pet Healthcare Industry Summit, Sept. 14-15. Participants included (clockwise from top left) Melissa Marshall, Banfield’s senior vice president of people and organization; Dr. Ruby Perry, dean of Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Willie Reed, dean of Purdue University College of Veterinary...
Purdue Veterinary Medicine Receives 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is being honored today as a recipient of the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. Presented annually, the national Health Professions HEED Award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Students Recognized for Completing Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - Purdue Veterinary Medicine is pleased to recognize students in the DVM Class of 2023 and 2024 who successfully completed the requirements for the Certificate for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine.
College of Veterinary Medicine Launches League of VetaHumanz to Diversify Veterinary Workforce
Friday, September 11th, 2020 - Role models can help children see themselves in a future career, and a new initiative at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is helping develop veterinary medical role models every child can relate to.
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Introduces New Discussion Cafés
Friday, September 4th, 2020 - A new series launches this fall in the form of a PVM Virtual Learning Café designed to foster discussion with the intent to enlighten, encourage, and inspire. Hosted by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the first session will be held on Wednesday, September 30.