Osborne Hills Chair
Osborne-Hill's Chair in Nephrology and Urology
This fund was created in 1998 to provide support for a faculty position in small animal nephrology and urology at the College of Veterinary Medicine. In recognition of Dr. Carl Osborne’s extraordinary career, the College began a fundraising effort to endow a chair in his name. The chair was named the Osborne/Hills Chair in Nephrology/Urology to reflect the long-standing partnership and support that Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. has given to Dr. Osborne and the College.
Dr. Osborne has authored 3 textbooks, edited 19 textbooks, written more than 300 book chapters, and published over 500 scientific articles. He is the recipient of honorary doctor of science degrees from the University of Gent in Belgium and Purdue University. Dr. Osborne also received the International Prize for Scientific Achievement from the World Small Animal Veterinary Association, The Robert R. Shomer Award for the Advancement in Veterinary Medical Ethics from the Society of Veterinary Medical ethics, and the Hill's Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award from the American Animal Hospital Association. He established the Minnesota Urolith Center in 1981.
Chair Awarded to Jody Lulich, D.V.M., Ph.D
Dr. Jody Lulich earned his D.V.M. degree from Tuskegee University in 1984 and completed an internship, internal medicine residency, and Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota. A diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, he is currently a professor and co-director of the Minnesota Urolith Center, which is committed to the development of noninvasive methods to prevent and cure urinary tract disease.
A specialist in nephrology and urology, Dr. Lulich has earned an international reputation as a clinical investigator and educator in this field. He is the author or co-author of more than 415 manuscripts published in journals, textbooks, and scientific proceedings. Dr. Lulich is a prolific clinical investigator, having received approximately $3 million in funded studies and presenting approximately 150 seminars in the United States and abroad.
In 2007, Dr. Lulich was voted Speaker of The Year at the North American Veterinary Conference and was the recipient of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association's Excellence in Veterinary Health Care Award.