One Health

A Holistic Approach: Enhancing Well-being and Boosting Productivity in Dairy Cows

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - Indiana is home to more than 800 dairy farms, generating an average of nearly $700 million in direct farm income annually, according to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The average dairy cow produces around 2,320 gallons of milk per year, but metabolic disorders can affect that output as well as animal well-being. Dr. Rafael Neves, assistant professor of food animal production medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, studies the link between subclinical hypocalcemia and hyperketonemia with systemic inflammation in cows.

Improving Food Safety

Monday, December 12th, 2022 - A research team at the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories, headed by Dr. J. Paul Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Cytometry in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, and professor of biomedical engineering in Purdue's Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is working on a number of separate but inter-related projects funded by grants from the USDA to develop rapid diagnostics for pathogen detection, food safety and organism identification.

International Canine Health Award Presented to PVM Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology

Friday, October 7th, 2022 - A long-term passion for advancing treatments for animals and humans with cancer through comparative oncology research was rewarded for Dr. Deborah Knapp, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Oncology, when she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Kennel Club Charitable Trust. The honor is one of four International Canine Health Awards given out by the London-based organization. The awards are regarded as the world’s largest and most significant prizes recognizing excellence in canine research, dog health and welfare.

Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s SuperPower Packs for Children Earn 2022 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Awards for Mind-Building Excellence

Friday, June 24th, 2022 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is getting high marks for two educational products for children: the “Vaccines” SuperPower Pack and the “Do You Have Diarrhea?” SuperPower Pack, created as part of the college’s League of VetaHumanz. Both kits have been honored with 2022 Academics’ Choice Brain Toy Awards, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for those mind-building media and toys judged by a panel of scholarly reviewers to be the best.

PVM involved in Research on Microrobot Device that Removes Brain Hemorrhages Due to Strokes or Aneurysms

Friday, June 17th, 2022 - A new treatment for strokes caused by bleeding in the brain that uses a magnetically controlled microrobot-enabled self-clearing catheter has been shown to be 86% effective in animal models, according to a paper published in Nature Communications. The research led by Dr. Hyowon "Hugh" Lee, associate professor of biomedical engineering in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, involves collaboration with neurosurgeons in veterinary and human medicine.

Technology Developed in BMS Professor’s Laboratory Leads to Nearly $1 Million NSF Grant

Friday, February 25th, 2022 - Dr. Sherry Harbin, who holds a joint appointment in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, is now linked to a $974,349 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant was awarded to GeniPhys Inc., a life sciences company focused on developing and commercializing a proprietary biopolymer technology developed in Dr. Harbin’s laboratory.

Summer Research Program Circles Back After Pandemic

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 - Research and summer went hand-in-hand for 16 students in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Scholars Summer Research Program, which kicked-off May 19 with a summer picnic at Happy Hollow Park in West Lafayette, just a couple of miles from the College of Veterinary Medicine. The event that traditionally marks the start of the summer program was carefully planned with proper precautions to protect everyone’s health and safety.

Vaccine Expert to Address Vaccine Acceptance During PVM’s Coppoc One Health Lecture

Friday, October 15th, 2021 - "Vaccine Acceptance in 2021: What We’ve Learned and What We Need to Do" is the title of the upcoming Coppoc One Health Lecture, which will be hosted virtually by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine November 4.  The presentation will be given by Dr. Noni E. MacDonald, professor of pediatrics at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Canada, and a former Dean of Medicine there.

Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.

Volunteers Needed as Purdue Prepares for Vaccine Distribution

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 - Following approval from the Indiana State Department of Health, Purdue University is preparing to serve as a vaccine distribution site with on-campus vaccinations expected to begin as early as Tuesday, April 6. The state department has instructed the university to prioritize students first in an effort to vaccinate as many as possible before leaving campus at the end of the spring semester. This Protect Purdue giant leap will begin with the goal of vaccinating as many as 3,500 students per day for the first seven days that the clinic is open.

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