Clinical Studies

 

 


Clinical Studies News Bulletin 

 

Monday, December 11, 2017

 

 

 

DEPARTMENTAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

1. WELCOME TO OUR LOCUMS:

  • Shannon Holmes will be working in Diagnostic Imaging this week.
  • Alicia Skelding will be working in Anesthesia this week.
  • Benoit Cuq is working in Small Animal Internal Medicine until December 22, 2017.

 

 

 

2. DIVERSITY & HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING Training for all faculty sitting on new Search Committees is now required before a search is initiated. The next training session will be held December 18, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. Email dhrinfo@uoguelph.ca to register.

 

 

 

3. SEARCH COMMITTEES UPDATES - Ongoing Searches

 

 

 

4. TEACHING INSTRUCTOR EVALUATIONS for F17 The Phase 1-3 Teaching Instructor Evaluations for F17 will be available until the end of December, or the day before a final exam where applicable. Faculty are encouraged to remind students to complete their Phase 1-3 evaluations during this time.

Phase 4 evaluations are available from the Phase 4 website, the 3 drop boxes (Rooms 1502, 1220 & mailbox area on 2nd floor), Phase 4 website or from Linda Wing until April 2018.

Process questions should be sent to Linda Wing at ovcsas.clin@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

 

5. NEW ELECTRONIC CAF REQUEST FORM The new Electronic Request Form has been added to the Forms & Links of Interest area in the CS website.

 

 

 

6. BUSINESS CARDS with the new logo are now available. Submit your completed form (available from the CS website Forms & Links of Interest) to Linda Wing for processing.

 

 

 

 

7. FREEZER ROOM RENOVATIONS in Room 2137 The walk-in freezers are being removed over the next 2-3 weeks. There may be periods of extra traffic in the 2nd floor hallway and increased noise as the freezers are dismantled and removed.

 

 

 

8. KITCHEN RENOVATIONS in Room 2139 Upgrades to the kitchen/photocopier room will be starting during December or early January.

 

 

 

9. OVC 2018 INTERNAL AWARDS COMPETITION opens in a few days! We are holding an Application Information Session on Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00pm in Pathobiology Room 1812

This session is open to all current OVC Graduate Students, new W18, S18 Graduate Students and all OVC Faculty Advisors. 

http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/research/en/researchtrainingopportunities/inprogramgraduateawards.asp

 

 

 

10. W18 TIMETABLE ROOM SCHEDULING All room changes received by today, Tuesday December 11th, have been reviewed and those that could be completed, have been done. 

There were several room changes for this term to accommodate enrolments as well as changes to accommodate accessibility. Instructors are reminded that they need to view WebAdvisor to find the location of their classes.

Any room changes made between now and January 12th, 2018 will be for enrolment purposes only and will be communicated to the department. (TT Rep – Linda Wing). 

 

 

 

UPCOMING DEADLINES, EVENTS & SEMINARS

 

11. FINANCIAL DEADLINES BEFORE THE HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Holiday Closure is fast approaching. Please see the below chart for Financial Deadlines

Deadlines

   

Expense Claim

Dec. 8, 2017

To be included in the last pay run on Dec. 28th

Cheque Requisition

Dec. 8, 2017

To be processed on last Dec. cheque run.

Petty Cash

Dec. 19, 2017

To be processed before the Christmas break.

Purchase orders

Dec. 15, 2017

Orders received after this date are not guaranteed to be processed before the University Holiday Closure. Delivery depends on supplier please check with supplier before ordering.

Invoices to be paid

Dec. 11, 2017

If payment is required before year end please inform the Finance Clerks ASAP, AP will not process cheques after Dec. 13th.

Cheques to be deposited

Dec. 18, 2017

To be deposited before the Christmas break.

 

 

 

 

 

12. OSCAR TIME SHEET SUBMISSION DEADLINES

December 8, 2017 – January 4, 2018

Reporting Period

Week

Employee Timesheet Due

Supervisor Timesheet Approval

Payroll Process

to HR

Pay

Date

Processing

Notes

Friday, December 1 – Thursday, December 7

Week 2

Wednesday 06-Dec-17

Thursday

07-Dec-17

Friday

08-Dec-17

14-Dec-2017

No change

Friday, December 8 – Thursday, December 14

Week 1

Wednesday

13-Dec-17

Thursday

14-Dec-17

Friday

15-Dec-17

 

No change

Friday, December 15 – Thursday, December 21

Week 2

Friday

15-Dec-17

Monday

18-Dec-17

Tuesday

19-Dec-17

28-Dec-2017

 

Friday, December 22 – Thursday, December 28

Week 1

Tuesday

02-Jan-18

Wednesday

03-Jan-18

Thursday

04-Jan-18

 

 

Friday, December 29 – Thursday, January 4

Week 2

Wednesday

03-Jan-18

Thursday

04-Jan-18

Friday

05-Jan-18

11-Jan-2017

Return to regular processing deadlines

 

 

 

13. 2nd Annual OVC Breakfast will be held on December 21, 2017 from 7:30 am – 10:00 am in the OVC Cafeteria. We are hoping to get the same turn out as last year since it was such a great success.  Details Please contact Christine Hagen or Jane Dawkins with any questions.

 

 

 

14. ANNUAL 24 HOUR ROAD CLOSURE As in past years, the University campus will again close access to roadways leading onto campus property for a 24-hour period.  This closure, recommended by our legal counsel, is in order to protect future plans of the University and takes place annually.  The 24-hour period for road closure will be from 00:01 a.m. to 12:00 midnight on Monday, December 25, 2017. Any staff working and/or persons on University business may access the closed sections as normal.  Public using the roadways during the closure period may be challenged by Campus Community Police.

 

 

 

15. Call for ApplicationsBull Fellowship and the Arthur Willis Visiting Professorship in Oncology – Terms and Conditions are attached.

Please note:

  • Applications must be a maximum of 4 pages, excluding letters of support from collaborating institutions.
  • Funding requests must not exceed the total funds available.
  • Applications are due by email to Barb Gaudette on February 9, 2018.

 

 

 

16. Call for Nominations – University Awards 2018 The senate Honours and Awards Committee invites nominations for University awards and honours, to be awarded at convocation ceremonies in 2018. Nominations must be received by the University Secretariat by January 15, 2018. For questions related to the nomination process, please contact univsec@uoguelph.ca.

 

 

 

17. International Student Advising Canadian House Consulting Inc will be available in an advisory capacity to staff and departments responsible for working directly with international students. The support is limited to providing clarification on study permit and visa regulations for University of Guelph students. Specifically:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students (pre-arrival and in-course students)
  • Includes accompanying spousal work permit and study permits for children attending school in Ontario for an admitted student bringing their family at the start of their studies; or family members visiting for graduation; or Co-op work permits for students enrolled in a Co-op academic program
  • Includes advice on the immigration repercussions of moving from full-time to part-time or taking a leave of absence because of wellness concerns (i.e., physical injury, maternity leave, mental health)
  • Exchange students enrolled for one or more semesters through the Centre for International Programs
  • English Language Program students through Open Learning and Educational support

This support is advice and direction only. It excludes the completion of application forms or Permanent Residency and settlement advice, which is available to students as a fee for service through Canadian House Consulting Inc. or an Immigration Consultant of their choice.

 

 

 

Graduate Student Research Presentations

 

 

There will be tea, coffee & breakfast pastries available at 8:15am.

Presentations will start promptly at 8:30am.

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Tuesday December 12th, 2017

8:15am-10:30am

Room 2106

 

Time

Name

Topic

8:30

Michelle Colpitts

Myocardial transcription of markers for inflammation, endothelial activation, and coagulation in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

8:45

Alexandra Beaulieu

Development of 3D printed models of the sacroiliac, hip, and cervical articular facet joints for ultrasound guided joint injections training of equine practitioners.

9:00

Sarah Bernard

Canine oral melanoma.

9:15

Laura Goodman

Dual-energy computed tomography scan of canine uroliths to determine urolith fragility by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.

9:30

Shannon Wainberg

In vitro evaluation of bone plate strain following fracture repair using different screw configurations.

9:45

Michal Hazenfratz

Comparison of two types of dry surface electrodes to the subdermal wire electrode for long term continuous electroencephalographic recording in unsedated dogs.

10:00

Tainor Tisotti

Use of intravenous lidocaine to treat dexmedetomidine induced Bradycardia in sedated and anesthetized dogs.

10:15

Massimo Delli-Rocili

Determine the effectiveness of a paravertebral block compared with local anesthetic infiltration of portal sites using mepivicaine in horses undergoing laparoscopic surgery for closure of the nephrosplenic space while understanding sedation.

 

 

Graduate Student Research Presentations

 

There will be tea, coffee & breakfast pastries available at 8:15am.

Presentations will start promptly at 8:30am.

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Wednesday December 13th, 2017

8:15am-10:45am

Room 2106

 

Time

Name

Topic

 

8:30

 

Melanie Dickinson

Immunosuppressive effects of mycophenolate and cyclosporine in normal dogs and dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA).

 

8:45

 

Jenny Stiller

Urea/creatinine and urea/symmetric dimethylarginine ratio in dogs with occult gastrointestinal bleeding.

9:00

Caitlin Grant

Nutrient Deficiencies in Obese Cats Fed a Therapeutic Diet Intended for Weight Loss

 

9:15

 

Alex Camara

The effect of frequency of feeding on feline macronutrient metabolism, satiety, activity and behavior.

9:30

Adriana Bianco

Anti-cancer effects of beta-glucans.

9:45

Flynn Candace

The rationale for use of contrast-enhanced computed tomography in experimental osteoarthritis.

10:00

Kristen Lamers

Stem cell therapy for osteoarthritis: a review of the immune response.

10:15

Samantha Hobson

Proposed research for studying the effects of Capacity for Care on cats who are diverted from the shelter.

10:30

Samantha McCarthy

Craniocerebral topographical mapping in dogs.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Interested members of the Ontario Veterinary College are

invited to attend the Final Oral Examination for the Degree of

Doctor of Veterinary Science of

 

Katie Hoddinott

 

of the Department of Clinical Studies

on, December 19, 2017,

at 1:00 pm,

in Clinical Studies Rm 2106, OVC               

 

Thesis Title:  “In vitro evaluation of the effects of combining bisphosphonates and radiation therapy in canine osteosarcoma cells”

 

Examination Committee:

Dr. Tom Gibson (Chair)

Dr. Michelle Oblak

Dr. Tony Mutsaers

Dr. Stephanie Nykamp

Dr. Valerie Scharf, NC State University

 

Advisory Committee:

Dr. Michelle Oblak (Advisor)

Dr. Tony Mutsaers (Co-Advisor)

Dr. Sarah Boston

Dr. Geoffrey Wood

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Originally from Nova Scota

BSc from Dalhousie University 2008

DVM from Atlantic Veterinary College 2012

Rotating Intern OVC 2012-2013

Surgery Intern OVC 2013-2014

Surgery Resident OVC 2014-present

 

 

ABSTRACT

 

Osteosarcoma continues to be a devastating disease in veterinary medicine. One palliative treatment option currently being employed is the combination of radiation therapy and bisphosphonates despite a limited body of literature to support its use. Investigation of this combined therapy has been performed in human and murine OSA cells in vitro, however this is the first report of their evaluation in canine OSA cells in vitro. Dose dependent effects of pamidronate, zoledronate and radiation were identified in two canine OSA cell lines: D17 and Dharma. Some combinations of bisphosphonates and radiation resulted in decreased clonogenic survival and cell viability compared to single agent therapies. Evaluation of the combined effects of these two modalities via combination index identified antagonistic relationships between pamidronate + radiation and zoledronate + radiation. Furthermore, timing of administration of bisphosphonates in relation to radiation indicated post-radiation treatment with bisphosphonates resulted in an increase response to treatment under our laboratory conditions.       

 

 

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