Dr. Sherman named ACVB President
Dr. Barbara Sherman was named president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) at the recent annual meeting of the ACVB, held in New Orleans on July 20, 2008. The term of office is two years (2008-2010). The ACVB is the recognized veterinary specialty organization in the field of veterinary behavior of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Congratulations to Dr. Sherman!
CVM Behavior Club wins service award
The NCSU-CVM student chapter of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), a.k.a. the Behavior Club, has been awarded the AVSAB 2008 Student Chapter Service Award. This is an award of $500 given to the student chapter that has demonstrated, among veterinary colleges in the U.S., the most activities consistent with the AVSAB mission of promoting an understanding of veterinary behavior, improving the quality of life of all animals, and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners. The 2007-2008 chapter president was Kristen Dewey (who made application for the award); the 2008-2009 chapter president is Annie Gebhard. Dr. Barbara Sherman serves as faculty advisor. The announcement and information about the award can be found under Current Behavior Related News on the home page of the AVSAB web site at www.avsabonline.com(http://www.avsabonline.com/ ).
New Behavioral Fellowships awarded
Second-year veterinary students Kristin Owens and Sam Young were selected as the 2008 recipients of the new NCSU CVM and North Carolina Zoo Behavioral Research Fellowship Awards program. The general purpose of the awards, each in the amount of $1500, is two-fold: to promote an interest among veterinary students in the study of animal behavior in a zoo setting, and to collect data at the North Carolina Zoo that will be important in the management and well-being of resident animals. For eight weeks during the summer, the students will observe feeding habits of lowland gorillas in the Forest Glade, and space utilization and behavioral interactions among African species that occupy the Watani Grasslands Reserve. Congratulations to Kristin and Sam!