Graduate Student Mandy Murray, DVM, MPVM, PhD., examines radiographs of horse legs in the J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory.
Actively pursue transdisciplinary research programs and extramural support.
Trans-disciplinary research depends upon faculty and program collaborations and funding. To advance this strategy the School will enhance efforts to communicate research initiatives to encourage faculty interactions and catalogue faculty expertise and interests to assist faculty, students and outside collaborators to identify areas of common interest and potential partnerships. Focused efforts will be devoted to developing high quality grants, major program initiatives, and research themes to enhance public and private funding support.
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 support of faculty and graduate student efforts to pursue trans-disciplinary research, the School invested in a grant writing workshop coordinated through the campus Office of Research. Sixteen of our faculty and graduate students joined with colleagues across the campus to participate in the 2-day workshop which was titled “Write Winning Grant Proposals.”