Scientists respond to call from state legislators to roll out translated resources and customized educational programming for Minnesota’s many cultural contexts.
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.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) Leatherdale Equine Center (LEC) has recently acquired a new equine standing computed tomography (CT) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). These new additions, made possible by a generous gift from Louise Leatherdale, will elevate the level of care offered by LEC on multiple levels.
Marissa Milstein, ’18 DVM, PhD student, was out for a cathartic early winter hike with her dog, Miles, near Lake Elmo in November when two friendly German shepherds approached. “They played with my dog for a little bit and then ran off again. I never saw their owners,” says Milstein, who has hiked that area with her dog since she first started as a DVM student at the CVM.
Jessi Coryell and Erika Wehmhoff, both DVM class of 2021, were recently awarded the President's Student Leadership and Service Award (PSLSA), which recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leaders at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Coryell and Wehmhoff were two of 41 students across the Twin Cities campus to have been selected for the prestigious award.