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CMI at CVM Open House

The Comparative Medicine Institute participated in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House Research Building tour on Saturday, March 30, 2018.  The “Saving Lives through Discovery” program let visitors “meet world renowned scientist, explore career opportunities and learn about the many exciting discoveries taking place within the biomedical sciences and scientific research areas through interactive displays.”

Over 50+ volunteers help to staff the research exhibits that provided hands-on interactive science in program areas such as infectious disease modeling, clinical studies, regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering.  The activities included: “Growing Hearts in a Dish,” “Your BBQ is Under Attack,” “No Guts, No Glory,” “Drugs for Bugs,” “Gels for Cells,” “Green Eggs and Green Ham,” Yikes…Is My Chicken Nugget Alive?” “Sound of Music…for Cells,” “3D-Prining You 2.0,” and “Disease Detectives.”   The Graduate Student Association members were also present to share information on career opportunities and the CBS program was distributing information.   The CMI presence at the Open House reached beyond the Research Building as the Clinical Studies Core located in the Firestone Hallway of the College of Veterinary Medicine building included activity for children that highlighted the scientific method utilizing dry ice and soap bubbles!

This annual college outreach opportunity has allowed the CMI and CVM research to display human and animal health through exhibits that allow for visitors of all ages to participate in activities that will encourage interest and involvement in science and research.

The CMI would like to recognize and thank the following for their participation and contributions to this event:

  • CMI EID “Drugs for Bugs” – Bram Frohock, Miles Calzini, Jessie Garcia, Grant Edwards, Thane Jones, You Chen Lin, Lindsay Nichols, Jenay Brown
  • CMI FTE “Heart in a Dish” – Teng Su, Qi Yin, Kristen Popowski
  • CMI FTE “Gels for Cells” – Emily Wrona, Camilo Mora Navarro, Danielle Howe, Stephanie Cone, Lewis Gaffney, Zachary Davis, Alex Kyu, Paul Warren
  • CMI FTE “Green Eggs and Green Ham” – Jorge Piedrahita, Kathryn Polkoff, Jessica Proctor, Nithin Gupta
  • CMI FTE “Sound of Music…for Cells,” “Yikes…Is My Chicken Nugget Alive?” and 3D-Printing You 2.0 – Rohan Shirwaiker, Parth Chansori, Lokesh Narayanan, Karl Schuchard, Suleman Asif, Claudia Avarado
  • CMI TPP “No Guts, No Glory” –  Chistopher Dekaney, Jocsa Cortes, John Freund, Liara Gonzalez, Cecelia Kucera, Paul Cray, Janine Buehler, Ally Freeman
  • CMI TPP “Disease Detective”  – Brittany Thomas, Maria Boggess, Kaitlin Haney, James Wilson
  • CMI EID “Your BBQ is Under Attack” – Greer Arthur, Kimberly Wardle, Shivasharanappa Nayakvadi, Mitch Balbin, Anubha Pathak
  • CMI Program General Information: Linda Costine,  Tyler Johnson
  • CMI Clinical Studies Core: Eleanor Hawkins, Corey Moore and Katie Boyd

Also participating at the Research Building were:

  •  GSA “Biomedical Careers” – Katie Sapke, Dana Hodorovich, Laura Minnema, Josh Wheeler Drake Phelps, Paul Cray
  • “Chewing the Cud” – Nicholas Buchler, Jennifer Zhang, Amelia Ellis, Tom Mickleburgh