Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

SCOPES Summer 2013

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'SCOPES C OR N E L L U N I V E R S I T Y C O L L E G E O F V E TE R I N A RY M E D I C I N E S2016 Schurman Hall College of Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-6401 Phone: (607) 253-3369 Fax: (607) 253-3740 E-mail: Website:; July 2013 'Scopes is your source for news from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. The magazine is published three times annually, with the fall issue serving as the annual report. To change your address, please call 607-253-3745 or email vetfriends@cornell. edu. OFFICE OF THE DEANS 1 3 4 6 14 16 18 20 21 23 Dr. Michael I. Kotlikoff, Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Bruce Akey, Assistant Dean for Diagnostic Operations Dr. Joel Baines, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Dr. Katherine Edmondson, Assistant Dean for Learning and Instruction Dr. Susan Fubini, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Mr. Kevin Mahaney, Assistant Dean for Alumni Affairs, Development, and Communications Mr. Paul Streeter, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration Dr. Alfonso Torres, Associate Dean for Public Policy Dr. Lorin Warnick, Associate Dean for Veterinary Education and Hospital Director A message from the Dean From grade school to post graduate school Developing veterinary scientists to bridge health needs Behind the curtains … translational oncology research Bringing Bo back Vision for the future Bandit's battle Leveraging the Annual Fund for the good of many OFFICE OF ALUMNI AFFAIRS, DEVELOPMENT, AND COMMUNICATIONS Carly Hodes, Communications Specialist Lyn LaBar, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs and Development Sheila Reakes, Annual Fund Director Amy Robinson, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs and Development Alison R. Smith, Major Gifts Officer Stephanie Specchio, Director of Communications Luanne M. Prosperi Stefanucci, Assistant Director of Development & Donor Relations; Baker Institute for Animal Health and Feline Health Center VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP Ed von der Schmidt III DVM '79, President, Alumni Assoc. Executive Board Dr. Philip Reilly '69, Chair, College Advisory Council Stephen Ettinger '62, DVM '64, Chair, Annual Fund David A. Behnke, Chair, Baker Institute/Feline Health Center Advisory Council Mitchell Kornet '76, DVM '79, Chair, Dean's Leadership Committee Elizabeth Lynch '90, DVM '95, Chair, Major Gifts Committee 'SCOPES JULY 2013 All smiles … Reunion 2013 Class notes and In Memoriam Editor: Stephanie Specchio Designer: Robin Adams, Cornell University, University Communications/Marketing Writers: Paula Aiken, Carly Hodes, Stephanie Specchio Photographers: Carly Hodes, Lynn Luczkowski, Stephanie Specchio, U Photo, Karen Wagner, Alexis Wenski-Roberts ON THE COVER: Dr. Vanessa Rizzo, a resident at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, has spent a lifetime surrounded by cancer. Today, she's helping others calm the chaos that cancer can cause. Story on page 3. 7/13 FLP 55K

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