UC Davis Veterinarians offload a crate in South Davis preparing to release a wild turkey that previously been found shot by an arrow. The veterinarians treated the bird at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Department of Fish and Game Warden Patrick Foy captured the bird and brought it to the university for treatment.
Promote collaboration with other schools and programs at UC Davis
The School will promote collaborations with other campus programs and schools to explore joint faculty recruitments that enhance multiple units, and catalog faculty expertise and interests to promote research collaborations and graduate training opportunities. We are also interested in the further development of focused efforts with the School of Medicine for research, clinical trials, joint educational offerings, and to explore the use of telemedicine to offer a virtual “one health” clinic or consultative service. By sharing resources we hope to create new programs, strengthen existing programs and advance the one health approach for animal, human and environmental health.
Drs. Michael Kent, Robert Rebhun, Carlos Rodriguez and Katherine Skorupski were recent acknowledged by the Director of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for their efforts in the area of comparative oncology. Their unique and noteworthy scholarly contributions in the field of cancer drug development were particularly noted. Our colleagues have been collaborative members of the NCI’s Comparative Oncology Trial Consortium (COTC) which includes 20 veterinary schools across the U.S. and Canada. This is a great example of the collaborative efforts of our outstanding faculty, the recognition of their expertise at the national level and the impact of their efforts to advance translational research, the development of new oncology drugs/treatments, and the further promotion of our School’s national reputation.
In October, UC Davis Medical and Veterinary School researchers will participate in a two day meeting examining microbial-host interactions. The 7th Annual UC Davis Research Retreat on Host Microbe Interaction will be held on October 18-19, 2012, at the Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City, CA. This meeting focuses on presentation of cutting edge infectious disease research at UC Davis and brings together clinicians, scientists, and students, who are often dispersed all over campus, to foster greater collaboration. The scientific program consists of short oral presentations from faculty, researchers, and students and also includes poster presentations and discussion time to encourage cross-fertilization and multi-disciplinary interactions among attendees.