Office of the Associate Dean for Research

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a pioneer and an internationally recognized leader in animal health research. We are uniquely positioned to provide solutions to current and emerging problems at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment that threaten animal and human health. These problems are global, interlaced, and complex, and require multidisciplinary integrated approaches that unify biology and medicine.

Our researchers aim to reveal and resolve the increasingly intertwined elements of animal and human health in our environment based on the concept of One Medicine and One Science. Exciting research is being conducted within CVM DepartmentsResearch Clusters, and across our three Signature Programs.  

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Research Day

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Points of Pride Research Day is October 2, 2019. The annual event celebrates the College of Veterinary Medicine's Signature Program research while honoring faculty, fellows, students and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.  

Poster Session & Reception
1:15-2:15pm Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center
Enjoy desserts while viewing the graduate student, postdocotal scholar, resident and summer scholar* posters.
*Summer scholar posters are displayed in the lobby of the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building.

Seminar & Awards Presentations
2:30-4:00 pm Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center 

  • Zoetis Award for Excellence in Research
  • Distinguished Research Alumnus
  • Distinguished Research Partner
  • Mark of Excellence
  • Poster Competition    

OADR Funding Announcements

2019 CVM Resident & Graduate Student Research Grants
Congratulations to our 11 resident and graduate students who were awarded funding for projects beginning August 1, 2019. A total of $97,230.00 was awarded in support of these mentored research projects. As a requirement, all awardees will be presenting their research for Points of Pride Research Day in October 2020. We look forward to seeing your research and wish you all the best! 

Hannah Able
Mentor: Amber Wolf-Ringwall, VCS
Title: Computed tomography texture analysis of canine primary pulmonary tumors and correlation with histopathologic characteristics
Amount awarded: $10,000.00

 Jennifer Bouschour
Mentor: Davis Seelig, VCS
Title: The characterization of cytology and cell block in the presurgical grading of canine cutaneous mast cell tumors
Amount Awarded: $9,000.00 

Emily Coffey
Mentor: Eva Furrow, VCS
Title: Characterization of the Urinary Microbiome in Dogs with Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis Amount Awarded: $7,626.00 

Sian Durward-Akhurst
Mentor: Molly McCue, VPM
Title: Investigation of putative disease-causing alleles for atrial fibrillation
Amount Awarded: $9,912.00

Nicole Emmitt
Mentor: Maxim Cheeran, VPM
Title: Increase in opiate sensitivity and consumption subsequent to TBI
Amount Awarded: $10,000.00

Chong Li
Mentor: Montse Torremorell, VPM
Title: Genotypic characterization of emerging reassortants of swine influenza virus in vaccinated pigs
Amount Awarded: $9,995.00

Gustavo Lopez
Mentor: Montse Torremorell, VPM
Title: Evaluation of the role of farm workers in influenza transmission within pig farms
Amount Awarded: $10,000.00

Jenn Matelski
Mentor: Stephanie Goldschmidt, VCS
Title: Effect of Palatal Root Access Technique on Force to Fracture of Root Canal Treated Maxillary Fourth Premolar Teeth in Dogs
Amount Awarded: $3,845.00

Emily Pope
Mentor: Liz Pluhar, VCS
Title: Determining pharmacokinetics of osteosarcoma chemotherapeutics in an immunocompetent mouse model.
Amount Awarded: $7,000.00

Nikia Stewart
Mentor: Stephanie Goldschmidt, VCS
Title: Clinical feasibility and accuracy of indirect computed tomography lymphangiography for identification of metastasis within the sentinel lymph node of dogs with spontaneously arising oral neoplasia
Amount Awarded: $9,860.00

Katie Worsley-Tonks
Mentor: Meggan Craft, VPM
Title: Using wildlife as sentinels to explore environmental antimicrobial resistance Amount Awarded: $9,992.00 

iCOMOS 2020

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The 5th International Conference on One Medicine One Science is scheduled for April 19-22, 2020 and is hosted by the University of Minnesota with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. iCOMOS is the first global forum of its kind in the Latin American region and provides opportunities for policy makers, private sectors, and academia to exchange ideas. 

The conference provides an opportunity for thoughtful scientific discussion of science and policy at the interface of environment, agriculture, and medicine. Diverse themes this year include Healthy Living, Sustainable Food Systems, Water Governance, Strengthening One Health Policies

To learn more about the conference and future conferences visit our website

Research Ethics Statement

Research ethics at the University of Minnesota

We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Learn more about our commitment to research ethics