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Dr. Laurie Adams Retires as Beloved Veterinary Lecturer with Well-wishes from Faculty and Students

Friday, July 30th, 2021 - After more than 13 years of teaching students in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Laurie Adams retired effective Wednesday, July 28, as senior lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Administration.



The Art of the Matter…

Friday, July 30th, 2021 - As you walk the College of Veterinary Medicine’s hallways in Lynn Hall, don’t be surprised if some new “looks” catch your eye! The walls are now graced with several new art pieces created by people you may know personally, courtesy of the Art in Lynn Hall program.



Literary Award Honors Retiring Professor of Veterinary History David Williams

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - The Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) has honored Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Professor of Veterinary History David Williams, upon his retirement, as the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Literary Award.



Dr. Timothy Ratliff Steps Down as Purdue Center for Cancer Research Director; will continue as Distinguished Professor in CPB

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - Purdue University is launching a national search for a new director of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR) to succeed Dr. Timothy Ratliff, who has announced that he will step down from his role as the Robert Wallace Director of the PCCR after leading the organization for 14 years.



PVM Alumna Claire Hankenson Named as New Associate Vice Provost for Research at Penn

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Dr. F. Claire Hankenson (PU DVM ‘97) has been appointed as the new associate vice provost for research and executive director of University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR) at the University of Pennsylvania, effective November 1, 2021.



Dr. Debra Hickman Named as Purdue Associate VP for Animal Resources; Joins CPB Faculty

Friday, July 16th, 2021 - Purdue University has announced the appointment of Dr. Deborah Hickman as the new attending veterinarian and associate vice president for animal resources in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP). Dr. Hickman also will be appointed as a clinical professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Senior Web Developer Joins Office of Engagement

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome Blake Holaday as the new senior web developer effective June 1.



PVM Welcomes Veterinarians Beginning Rotating and Specialty Internships

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes a new cohort of clinical interns, as well as the 2021 Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident.



PVM Researcher Focuses on Data to Discover Better Cancer Diagnostics and Therapies

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - The next generation of treatments for cancer may be found, not by scientists peering through microscopes, but by computer scientists crunching numbers. Thanks to unprecedented amounts of data, Purdue University researchers across multiple disciplines, including comparative pathobiology, are using innovative data science techniques to better understand the genetics and cellular biology of cancer cells and tumors allowing them to pioneer new diagnostic tools, generate novel therapeutic treatments, and significantly advance the fight against cancer. Among the researchers involved in this work is Dr. Nadia Lanman, who holds an appointment as research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology.



Creatively Serving Indiana is a “Slam Dunk” for Purdue DVM Graduate

Thursday, June 24th, 2021 - Dr. Philip Borst (PU DVM ’75), a Purdue Veterinary Medicine alumnus and long-time Indianapolis practitioner, is no stranger in the veterinary medical profession. He is a past president of the Indiana Veterinary Medical Association and an alternate delegate from Indiana to the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, But what many in veterinary medicine may not know is that Dr. Borst is also very at home on the basketball court, even when that court represents a very big national stage.




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