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Mariana Kikuti, MS, PhD, a researcher in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, was recently awarded a $35,000 Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) grant entitled, “Genetic diversity of PRRSV in piglets during an outbreak.”
Wes G. Schroeder, ’64 DVM, Minnetonka, Minn., died January 27 at age 82. Schroeder grew up on a farm near Bemidji, Minn. and was one of six children. He was the first in his family to attend college. He was active in the Beltrami County 4-H Club. Upon graduating from Bemidji High School in 1954, Schroeder joined the U.S. Army, serving as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division.
Current diagnostic tests for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), which is a growing threat to Minnesota’s white-tailed deer population, can only confirm CWD’s advance after an infected animal is dead. And the tests require days or weeks to deliver results. Thus, wildlife managers can only learn where CWD has been, not where it is currently circulating, which makes controlling the contagious, neurodegenerative disease challenging.
On February 1, the CVM Graduate Programs hosted 17 of our top PhD and MS applicants, including six DVM/PhD combined degree students. Guests visited locations on the Twin Cities campus in St. Paul and Minneapolis, met with current students and faculty, and ended the busy day with dinner and bowling at the St. Paul Student Center. Applicants came from across the country, including California, New York, and Georgia.