Virginia Tech veterinary college gets funding for research into parasite

Found in cats, Toxoplasma gondii is a human pathogen with serious health ramifications, causing life-threatening illnesses for people with immunodeficiencies, miscarriages in pregnant women, and blindness in newborn children. A National Institutes of Health grant awarded to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine will fund a two-year study to better understand treatment options. Found in … Read more

Biology professor receives Humboldt Award for pollen-driven research | University Times

By SHANNON O. WELLS When Tia-Lynn Ashman was growing up in the San Francisco Bay area and frequently camping and exploring nature with her family, she found herself drawn to a certain fast-fluttering feathered friend. “I was very enamored with hummingbirds,” recalls Ashman, a distinguished professor of evolutionary ecology in the Dietrich School of Arts … Read more

Diversity initiative brings college students to study at Woods Hole

WOODS HOLE — While Woods Hole, a village in the southwest tip of Falmouth, is known worldwide as a hub of ocean research, exploration, and education, it’s lacking in aspects of racial diversity, said Onjalé Scott Price. “Woods Hole is a predominantly white, predominantly male-dominated community in the sciences,” Scott Price, co-director of the Woods … Read more

American College of Lifestyle Medicine named new content provider for

The addition of ACLM as a content provider to AMA Ed Hub will greatly expand access to the professional medical society’s continuing medical education courses (CME) focused on the six pillars of lifestyle medicine — nutrition, physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, positive social connection and avoidance of harmful substances. ACLM joins other well-known organizations … Read more

Dad Paid For Stepson’s College Tuition But Refuses to Help Daughter – SheKnows

Reddit is calling out a dad hard for unequal treatment of his two children. He took to the “AITA” forum to pose his dilemma to the community, starting out by explaining he has a biological daughter named Darla with his ex-girlfriend. The couple broke up before she found out she was pregnant, and the Reddit … Read more

Academic honors for Sauk Valley-area college students – Shaw Local

Byron Sara Blume, Agricultural Business and Animal Science; Kaley Mumma, Agricultural Education and Environmental Horticulture Wisconsin-Platteville Spring graduates Byron – Sara Blume, agricultural business and animal science; Kaley Mumma, agricultural education and environmental horticulture Chadwick – Sydney Guentner, chemistry Davis Junction – William Keast, soil and crop science Deer Grove – Logan Henrekin, soil and … Read more

Franceine Welcome ’19 awarded Gilliam Fellowship · Connecticut College News

Franceine Welcome ’19 The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awarded Franceine Welcome ’19 with a Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Study. Welcome, who graduated from Conn with a degree in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, will receive $53,000 per year for three years of dissertation research. The goal of the Gilliam Fellowships … Read more

Professor & Head of Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology job with KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

King’s College London The School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) is seeking an exceptional academic to lead its Department of Imaging Chemistry & Biology (ICAB). The post holder will provide academic leadership to the department, continue to propel the research innovation and develop the department’s strategy in line with the School and King’s … Read more

UWG, Georgia Highlands College sign partnership agreement

L to R: Dr. Pauline Gagnon, dean of UWG’s College of Art, Culture and Scientific Inquiry; dr. Jon Preston, UWG provost and senior vice president; dr. Brendan B. Kelly; dr. Dana Nichols; dr. Sarah Coakley, GHC interim provost; and Dr. Alan Nichols, dean of GHC’s School of Social Sciences and Education. Photo by Sarah Powell. … Read more