A New Era: $120 Million Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Education Complex
A New Era: $120 Million Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Education Complex
A New Era: $120 Million Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex Opens
Veterinary education in Texas recently upgraded with the opening of Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' new $120-million Veterinary and Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), which redefines the term "state-of-the-art." The new complex is home to modern laboratory spaces, technologically enhanced classrooms and study spaces that facilitate collaboration.
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CVM Centennial Tailgate

The CVM hosted a tailgate for the Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss game in the courtyard of the new Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex on November 12. The event rounded out a weekend celebration of both the Grand Opening and the 100-year anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
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Meet the Artist:
Edgar Sotelo

I was born and raised in Old Mexico and came to the states to go to college.
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"Sex in the Post-Genome Era" Symposium

On Oct. 20-21, the symposium "Sex in the Post-Genome Era" facilitated discussion on how genetics influence and interact with gender and sex, merging knowledge from the fields of social sciences, history, biology, health, and others.
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Texas A&M Professor Leads Largest Veterinary Cardiology Study to Date

A recent global clinical trial led by Texas A&M University veterinarian, Dr. Sonya Gordon, published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine shows that early treatment can slow progression of mitral valve disease in dogs.
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USDA-APHIS Training Brings International Visitors to the CVM

The CVM hosted the US Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Veterinary Service (USDA APHIS-VS) Live Bird Market System Continuing Education Training Course October 25-27, 2016. The course was supported by colleagues from the Department of Poultry Science, Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Texas Animal Health Commission.
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Myers Family Donates Bull Statue for new Veterinary Complex
Mark and Karen Myers of Myers Cattle and Land Corporation have donated a large bronze statue to Texas A&M University in honor of Carroll D. Myers. The statue of the Santa Gertrudis bull is displayed at the west entrance of the newly opened Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex (VBEC), which is part of the CVM. The statue, which measures 9 feet tall by 9 feet long, was installed Nov. 4, and was ready for the grand opening of the $120 million state-of-the-art facility on Nov. 11.
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Texas A&M Researchers to Establish "Tissue Chip" Validation Center

A team of Texas A&M University researchers, led by Dr. Ivan Rusyn, will be working to advance tissue chip research through a recently awarded $4.2 million grant by the NIH's National Center for Advancing Translation Sciences. This award will establish a state-of-the-art, tissue chip-testing infrastructure, known as Texas A&M Tissue Chip Validation Center.
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Meet the Artist:
Tammie Bissett
I am originally from a small costal community near Port Lavaca, Texas.
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MOA to Benefit WTAMU

West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) students interested
in pursuing a career as a veterinarian now benefit from
the development of a pipeline
to a DVM program through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between WTAMU and
the CVM.
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$5.3 million NIH grant to study how lead exposure affects humans
When researchers try to uncover the cause of disease, they commonly start with two questions: Did a quirk in the patient's genes open the door to illness, or did exposure to environmental factors play havoc with the patient's health?
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Less Risk, More Value: Livestock Biosecurity
in South Africa


Texas A&M University team has been awarded $473,989 by the United States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service to promote biosecurity with beef, swine, and poultry small-scale livestock farmers in South Africa.
The project's goal is to improve international trade market access.This agreement builds on recent funding that this team received for global training capacity in biorisk management.
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Texas A&M One Health Student Researchers Tackle Societal Issues
Two Texas A&M students, Clara Bush (veterinary student), and Jarius Pulczinski (graduate student), participated in the thirteen-week on- campus summer Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program (VMSRTP). Their scholarships were sponsored by the Texas A&M One Health Initiative. Each student was provided the opportunity to address a societal need, conduct hands-on research and identify One Health solutions working alongside accomplished faculty mentors.
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DVM Class of '06 Reunion

The Class of 2006 reunion was held on Oct. 22. As part of their visit, the group toured the new VBEC facility and attended a watch party for the Texas A&M vs. Alabama game.
CVM Graduate & Undergraduate
Commencement

December 16, 2016
TVMA Conference
March 3-5, 2017
CVM Outstanding Alumni Dinner
March 31, 2017
CVM Open House
April 1, 2017

CVM White Coat Ceremony
April 21, 2017

CVM Honors Convocation
April 21, 2017
Veterinary Innovation Symposium
April 28-30, 2017
CVM DVM Commencement
May 10, 2017
CVM Picnic
May 19, 2017

Dentistry Conference 
May 20-21, 2017

Dr. Laura Peycke, a clinical associate professor in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, and Dr. Elizabeth Martinez, an associate professor in Small Animal
Anesthesiology, earned College- Level Teaching Awards from the Association of Former Students.
Dr. Kenita Rogers and Dr. Karen Cornell presented the awards at the Retired Faculty Brunch on Nov. 11.
Jennie L. Lamb, a graphic designer in CVM Communications and president of the Brazos Valley chapter of the International Association of Business Communications (IABC), was honored as the 2016 IABC Southern Region Communicator of the Year, in recognition of her demonstrated excellence in the communication profession and leadership in the association, at the IABC Southern Region Conference on Oct. 15.
She also received an IABC Southern Region Silver Quill Award of Excellence for the Brazos Valley IABC 2015 Annual Report. In addition to her local duties, Jennie
is a member of the IABC Southern Region Communications Committee and the 2017 IABC World Conference Program Advisory Committee.

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