A team of infectious disease researchers at Colorado State University has entered into an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to further develop a novel virus inactivation process, successfully used for MERS, which has the potential to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
A note of solidarity from the CSU Vice President of Diversity
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150 years of veterinary education and caring for animals
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How far apart should the trumpet section be from the trombone section at my first band rehearsal during COVID-19?
From artists and musicians around the country to business leaders and change-makers in our own community, we celebrate Black life in America.
More than 1,000 Colorado State University and Fort Collins community members peacefully marched to condemn injustice and racism in a Black Lives Matter and Racial Unity March June 2.
Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell announced that, with the approval of the university’s budget for next year, students will pay the same tuition as last year, and CSU will avoid deep reductions, pay cuts, and job losses.
With key input from researchers at Colorado State University’s High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance for protecting agricultural workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We know people are hurting. We see you. We hear you. We are with you." -Dean Mark Stetter and Executive Associate Dean Colin Clay
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
"What started as a homegrown project that we had to pay for ourselves turned into a huge state-funded initiative that is going to save a lot of lives... because of this global problem you have all the best scientists in the world putting their heads together. That’s never happened before. Ever." -Dr. Nicole Ehrhart
“What we saw is within facilities a lot of the same sequence, whereas within different facilities, they had a different sequence. It does look like, with the data we have so far, that they really are clustering within the same facility.” -Nicole Sexton, Ebel Lab postdoctoral fellow
“A lot of the time we do discover fireworks cause a significant noise phobia in our veterinary patients; mainly dogs, but cats can also be affected,” said Dr. Cindy Sotelo, a small animal internal medicine resident at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
During the first several of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders throughout the world, the Recover Initiative extended a free training offer to students of registered universities and colleges, including CSU, with veterinary training programs.
We have cat-astrophic news for animal lovers: Men who like cats are less likely to get a date. That's the takeaway from a study by Lori Kogan at Colorado State University, which found that women are less likely to swipe right -- or say yes -- to men if they're posing with a cat in a picture.
Dr. Mike Lappin joins the world's top health experts to debunk common myths we hear about COVID-19.
Following veterinary school, I completed a small animal rotating internship at North Carolina State University in 2015 and a small animal emergency and critical care residency at Colorado State University in 2018. After completing my residency training, I joined the faculty here at the University of Illinois.
Study horses undergoing MRI due to acute lameness—beginning within the past 12 weeks—healed better than horses whose lameness had become chronic, said Drew W. Koch, DVM, resident in equine surgery in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in Fort Collins.
CSU and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks came together to develop a One Health summer program for veterinary medical students.
The Division of University Communications has collected another round of awards this spring in the areas of design, videography and social media.
William J. Tietz, M.S., Ph.D., D.V.M., former dean of the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and President Emeritus of Montana State University, died on June 10, 2020, at the age of 93. In 2017, Tietz visited CSU for Homecoming and sat down for an interview.
"It is with great sadness that I write today with news of the passing of Montana State University President Emeritus William J. Tietz. He became the university's ninth president on Aug. 1, 1977, and served this institution for 13 years. He came to MSU from Colorado State University, where he was dean of CSU's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences." Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University
"I am not willing to give up on us yet. I have met and worked with too many people that are indeed good people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual identities, and disabilities that have enriched my life and the lives of others. And it is now time for all of us to move this society in a new and better direction. I am ready! What about you?"
For our brothers and sisters who have suffered under the yoke of racism, the allegory of winter needs no explanation. Nor does its counterpart: summer. And as we watch horrific images assault our consciences, we struggle to make sense of the equation that “two wrongs do not make a right” is not greater than or less than “we the people, in order to form a perfect union….hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” And so we wonder: Are we stronger than we believe?
I would like to propose a living document for us to develop a list of action steps that might inspire us, challenge us, organize us, mobilize us, build us, change us, to BETTER US.
The hospital is open, providing care to large and small animal patients for emergencies, critical follow-up appointments, and pharmacy orders.
PODCAST: Today we'll talk to Dr. Jessica Quimby, a Morris Animal Foundation funded researcher and expert on feline chronic kidney disease. Dr. Quimby was on faculty at CSU until 2017, and is now is an associate professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine at the Ohio State University.
Pet owners should listen to the advice of their veterinarians and public health experts on COVID-19.
CSU researchers are evaluating the effect of CBD in the treatment of idiopathic epilepsy, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancers, and are currently enrolling dogs in a CBD-for-epilepsy clinical trial.
Personalized instruction and customized audio-video support with the same "instant replay" technology used in video games and televised sports - so you may practice, analyze, and hone your skills and confidence in bringing new ideas and skills back to your daily practice. Our teaching laboratories include 12 complete endoscopic/arthroscopic stations with 4K monitors, and an Immersive Virtual Reality teaching lab.
Scientists have been talking about the role of the microbiome in achieving challenges that face society.
TEDxCSU strives to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone’s “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The event in the Lory Student Center will feature nine diverse speakers, a large exhibit hall highlighting Colorado businesses, entrepreneurs, and innovators, and three local entertainment acts.
TEDxCSU returns to campus Saturday, March 7, and features nine diverse speakers, including CSU Animal Sciences Professor Temple Grandin.