Colorado State University leaders have announced plans for screening students, faculty and staff for COVID-19 as the spring semester gets under way.
2020 video retrospective
“Some of the best and brightest minds are working right here.”
Dr. Steve Withrow connects through gardening
A radical new approach
Training scientists during a pandemic
Innovative anatomy program transcends remote learning
From rural roots to modern medicine
150 years of veterinary education and caring for animals
All Creatures Great and Small
A look back at some of our patients’ stories
Bob Ellis, Ph.D., received the 2020 Arnold G. Wedum Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Biological Safety Association. The award is given to a current association member for outstanding contributions to biological safety accomplished through teaching, research, service, or leadership.
Researchers will use the translational model to study interventions to prevent or slow the decline in overall musculoskeletal function with aging in humans.
"Our service prides itself on offering the highest quality medicine regardless of the species. We know about the snickers and comments, and I hope that people are able to recognize how the human animal bond exists for ANY species." -Dr. Matt Johnston
The CSU community looks back on our response to the events of 2020 to find the resilience that embodies what it means to be a Ram.
Amidst the uncertainty that was 2020, the CSU community remained stalwart, blazing new trails in research, scholarship and social justice. Take a look back at the images of an unforgettable year.
"Perhaps the most important thing to understand is that it changed how consumers purchase food, almost overnight... As social distancing measures took hold, households immediately shifted away from food away from home purchases and spend a much larger share of their food budget on food at home venues such as grocery stores.” -Assistant Professor Becca Jablonski
"This could save some dogs from being misdiagnosed, treated for cancer or even euthanized when they shouldn't be," said Dr. Anne Avery, professor of microbiology, immunology and pathology at Colorado State University.
Before joining Inotiv, Dr. Smeak enjoyed a thirteen-year career at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as Professor and Chief of Small Animal Surgery and Dental/Oral Surgery.
Answers to questions yet to be raised about COVID-19 are already being compiled at Colorado State University’s “biobank.” CSU’s Elizabeth Ryan, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, is leading the team of researchers who are overseeing the biobank.
Back pain is an extremely common and performance-limiting problem in horses. When managing it, veterinarians have two main goals: stopping the pain and strengthening the horse.
"Going forward, our goal is to get a better idea of underlying mechanisms, of what's going on during long-duration space flight in the human body, and how it varies between people," said Susan Bailey, a biologist from Colorado State University. "Not everybody responds the same way."
Since 2017, Tom Vilsack has been a strategic adviser of food and water initiatives at CSU's National Western Center and was on hand in May for the groundbreaking for the first building on the CSU "Spur" campus, it includes an equine center, a clinic for companion animals in conjunction with the Dumb Friends League, and will help educate CSU’s veterinary students.
For the students, it’s an opportunity to take a lead role in treating an animal and talking about treatment options with concerned owners, Dr. Janelle Scott, a CSU veterinary school faculty member, said.
High community demand for COVID-19 testing is lengthening wait times for test results and taking a toll on Larimer County’s ability to trace and isolate the contacts of people who test positive.
I’ll give you a current example – the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China. Foundational science asks: Where did this virus come from? How does it relate to the other viruses we already know about? Within weeks, the scientific community sequenced the entire genome of the novel strain and determined its relatedness to other coronaviruses.
In May 2019, Grant Haley graduated from Colorado State with a bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular neuroscience and a fierce longing to be part of something bigger than himself. His long-term goals included medical school and a career in oncology or psychiatry, but he wanted to do something unforgettable with his last summer in Colorado.
We polled a cross-section of our graduating students about their hopes and dreams, and even though the coronavirus pandemic has changed commencement plans, their futures look bright!
"Walk in beauty" is a Navajo phrase that I heard a lot growing up. When you walk in beauty, you are in harmony with yourself and with everything around you. You are doing the best you can. I am trying to do the best I can as a Navajo woman and a scientist, to strive for harmony and balance in my work, but the journey is long, complicated, and full of difficult questions.
My journey started in 1969, as I – and the whole world – stood still and watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Fast forward 50 years, and Christina Koch and Scott Kelly spend nearly a year in space on board the International Space Station. These out-of-this-world events bring my own, very earthly path into perspective.
Traditional knowledge and current experience demonstrate that bison are a keystone species with a critical role in ecosystem health. They know how to manage the land and continue to do so once they are reintroduced to the landscape.
“From the farm where you produce your food to whoever is going to eat it, microbes play an essential role. It’s a holistic – and necessary – way of looking at things. And now we have the tools to finally look at this bigger picture.” -Zaid Abdo
The Interdisciplinary Training, Education and Research in Food-Energy-Water Systems program is open to CSU Ph.D. students who have applied to or been accepted into their department’s program.
Award winners were announced Nov. 18 by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President for Research following three days of professional development events, a keynote, and a virtual networking session.
Medora Huseby was honored by Gov. Polis for making textbooks and learning materials affordable for students through use of open educational resources.
After being evacuated because of the Cameron Peak Fire, Dr. Amy MacNeill received good news: her bison, Buttercup, survived the fire.
The flakes started falling on Fort Collins late on Oct. 24, and by the time the storm ended on Monday, the area had received more than 14 inches of snow.
For people experiencing homelessness, having a pet can provide valuable companionship, mental health benefits, security and opportunities for responsibility and self-redemption.
The Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees.
VIDEO: When Ellie Wagley learned that her beloved dog, Banjo, had cancer, it brought her back to her own battle.
Veterinarians and epidemiologists study the health impacts of air pollution, including wildfire smoke, on performance horses.
Johnson said these findings will be helpful for veterinarians and medical doctors who use stem cell therapy.
The hospital is open, providing care to large and small animal patients for emergencies, critical follow-up appointments, and pharmacy orders.
To explain how researchers are harnessing big data to understand more about the coronavirus, Dan Jacobson, a computational systems biologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will deliver a virtual talk, followed by a panel discussion with Ray Goodrich, director of CSU’s Infectious Disease Research Institute, Professor Carol Wilusz, and other CSU faculty.
Sept. 29: Moderated by professor emerita Carol Blair, CSU scientists with diverse expertise will provide their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation will stretch from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.
The two-day virtual workshop will delve into the rapidly evolving science around how the virus spreads.
8:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3: Brian Foy, PhD, and Tony Schountz, PhD, Professors in the CSU Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University will discuss the science behind animal-to-human transmission and how COVID-19 has played out thus far, followed by a live Q&A session.