As Black History Month comes to a close, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) would like to take a moment to celebrate the accomplished Black students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college who have walked our halls or partnered with us. Click the links embedded below to learn more about the impact left on the CVM by each of these impressive individuals:
South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota (U of M) announce the formation of a new collaborative Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM).
New multilingual outreach events and materials have been released around chronic wasting disease (CWD). Fact sheets are now available in Korean, Khmer, and Hmong languages to reach those Minnesota hunting communities, along with special communications materials tailored to the Amish community in southeast Minnesota. This joint initiative was developed by the Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, and requested by Minnesota state legislators and multilingual community members.
A devastating disease outbreak followed by a complete renovation of her workplace made 2015 and 2016 memorable for Stacy Pollock. The Willmar, Minn., resident’s many contributions during this time and over her 25-year career earned her national recognition at a meeting of her peers this October in Rhode Island. The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) presented Pollock with the 2019 Outstanding Performance Award for Diagnostic Services—the first time the award has been presented.
The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program launched their inaugural class on September 4. Blending on-campus and online learning, the cohort will be challenged with a 13-month comprehensive curriculum that helps each participant develop their leadership skills. The participants will work collaboratively across food system disciplines, sectors, and diverse cultures as well as broaden their food system competencies and viewpoints to more effectively address today’s—and tomorrow’s—business and food issues.