IMPACT MAGAZINE 2021

Features

Pandemic Proof

The pandemic is far from over, yet the past year contains ample proof that the College will help end it. We spoke to faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to this massive effort, and from their stories we distilled the 10 practices that make us pandemic-proof.

Med School Meets Real World

The first cohort of third-year medical students arrived in Fort Collins in June 2020 to complete their clinical training with the new Colorado State University medical school campus and spearhead service-learning projects.

Out of the Dark

Why did I choose to be the agent of death for my animals? It might seem like a very odd way to express my love... but I knew this act would fulfill our promise to spare them the kind of suffering that causes nightmares.

Departments

Class of 2021

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!

Conversation: Alex Bailey & Rushika Perera

A chat with Dr. Rushika Perera, an associate professor of virology and the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Alex Bailey, a member of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a third-year student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.

CVMBS News

CSU receives $2 million grant to help prevent future pandemics

Building on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado State University has received a $2 million commitment from The Anschutz Foundation to further the development of new solutions for building resilience and agility in stopping infectious disease transmission among animals and people.

The college in the news

McKnight’s: Online tool helps take guesswork out of COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities

Long-term care operators can compute the risk for COVID-19 infections in their facility with a new online simulation tool. They simply plug a proposed testing schedule and other facility information into the simulator and receive information to make the most informed decisions. “Being able to build all of those things into the model simultaneously is extremely powerful,” said Nicole Ehrhart, V.M.D., a professor and director of Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging at CSU.

UAF News: One Health alumna provides veterinary care in Southwest Alaska

Meythaler-Mullins got involved with the project two years ago, when she was approached by Reynolds and Dr. Danielle Frey, director of international student experiences for Colorado State University’s doctoral program in veterinary medicine. A veterinary position had opened up as part of the new grant-funded Hub Outpost Project.

People

Animal Health

Events

COVID-19 Impacts: Perspectives from Women in Science

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.