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2015 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholar Symposium July 31-Aug 2

July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will host the 2015 Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium—Solving Complex Challenges at the Interface of Humans, Animals and their Environment—July 30th through August 2nd. The Merial Veterinary Scholars Program provides an opportunity for veterinary schools to introduce first and second year veterinary medical students to biomedical research. The program includes an annual national symposium where research findings are presented and experiences are shared among the year's veterinary scholars and the invited veterinary faculty. More than 400 veterinary student scholars from around the country will attend this year’s conference, along with leading researchers and educators from around the world. 

The public is invited to attend a keynote speech, The Killer Defense, by Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty, 8:30 a.m. Friday, July 31, at the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall. He shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering the nature of the cellular immune defense. Doherty will be followed at 9:30 a.m. by Ajit Varki from UC San Diego and the Salk Institute, discussing  Disease Differences between Humans and other Hominids.  Other featured speakers include UC Davis' Jonna Mazet, professor and director, One Health Institute and PREDICT, talking about One Health: A New Paradigm for Prevention of Pandemics, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, also at Jackson Hall. A list of Friday’s speakers can be found here.

Saturday’s speakers are listed here.

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