PVM Showcases Veterinary Medicine at the Indiana Black Expo

August 4, 2016

Eleven Purdue Veterinary Medicine volunteers represented Purdue University and the College of Veterinary Medicine at the 2016 Indiana Black Expo (IBE) in Indianapolis on July 15 and 16. PVM has been involved with IBE for several years, this year hosting a booth that allowed participants to try their hand at surgery. PVM's Director of Diversity and Inclusion Kauline Cipriani explained, "Our hands-on activity featured participants racing each other while removing small items (rice) from simulated patients (teddy bears) using real surgical instruments."

Dr. Cipriani said that participating in IBE is important for PVM's outreach because attendees come from all over the state and country. "The Black Expo is an important opportunity to showcase to a diverse community the breadth of opportunities available in veterinary medical careers, as well as at Purdue," said Dr. Cipriani. "IBE participation also aligns with our strategic goals for both diversity and engagement." The Expo's Summer Celebration is the largest ethnic and cultural event of its kind in the nation and attracts more than 350,000 attendees annually.

(Left-right) Dr. Kauline Cipriani, PVM Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Dr. Nikki Holloway, poultry diagnostic medicine resident and CPB graduate teaching assistant; Vacques Hines, of the DVM Class of 2018; and Dean Willie Reed interact with some young IBE attendees testing their surgical handling skills. Purdue University Photo / Mark Simons
(Left-right) Dr. Kauline Cipriani, PVM Director of Diversity and Inclusion; Dr. Nikki Holloway, poultry diagnostic medicine resident and CPB graduate teaching assistant; Vacques Hines, of the DVM Class of 2018; and Dean Willie Reed interact with some young IBE attendees testing their surgical handling skills. Purdue University Photo / Mark Simons

 

A visitor tests their surgical skills by using forceps to pick up a rice grain and insert it in the “stomach” of a stuffed teddy bear. Purdue University Photo / Mark Simons
A visitor tests their surgical skills by using forceps to pick up a rice grain and insert it in the “stomach” of a stuffed teddy bear. Purdue University Photo / Mark Simons

Writer: By Kelsey Johnson, PVM Summer Communications Intern, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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