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.
On Thursday, October 17, Peter Larsen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, presented along with Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum at a hearing with the United States Congress House of Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related agencies about the importance of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, which celebrated the College’s research program and honored faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.
Sarah Penn, senior veterinary technician and patient care coordinator at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) was recently awarded the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award from the U of M’s Women’s Center. She will be honored at the Women’s Center’s annual Celebrating Changemakers event on October 17.
The University of Minnesota has honored René Carlson, DVM, with its highest alumni award. Carlson earned her degree in 1978 from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The award was presented posthumously to her husband, Mark. She passed away in late March.