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BMS professor brings neuroscience education to the developing world

October 2014
As an active member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Dr. Noreen Reist is dedicated to assisting young investigators in the developing world to promote collaboration and training in the field of neuroscience. One of the IBRO's signature programs, the Visiting Lecture Team (VLT), specifically addresses teaching students in economically developing nations how neuroscience research is conducted.

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Researcher conceives new cow pregnancy test

October 2014
Thomas "Tod" Hansen recently won the Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award from the American Society of Animal Science.As a young man working on his family ranch, Colorado State University reproductive scientist Thomas "Tod" Hansen checked cattle for pregnancy using conventional rectal palpation - a routine and inexpensive method that can be stressful for cows and physically demanding for technicians.There's got to be a better way, he thought.

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Checking in with an outstanding biomed grad whose illness inspires him to help others

October 2014
Colton Pinto sees the world through rose-colored glasses: He wears tinted lenses to ease recurrent headaches, and also believes his struggles with chronic Lyme disease have led him to his life's passion of community service. "I've had so many blessings, and part of me thinks I needed to be sick to discover my life's calling. I needed a big slap of reality," said Pinto, who graduated in spring 2014 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences.

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Student-body leaders are science scholars giving back

September 2014
​They met in a dorm as freshmen. Now Samantha Guinn and Lance Li Puma - an aspiring veterinarian and aspiring medical doctor - are seniors majoring in microbiology and biomedical sciences who are giving back to the campus community in their roles as student-body president and vice president.

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Meet the professor: Hentges brainy for brain functions

August 2014 - Fort Collins Coloradoan
BMS Associate Professor, Dr. Shane Hentges was recently featured in the Coloradoan: "I have always been very interested in understanding human physiology and the scientific process. Once I realized that being a professor gives you license to ask any scientific question that you want, I never really thought about anything else for my career. Besides, what could be more interesting than trying to understand how the brain works and sharing what is known?"


CVMBS alumna trades in tiara for a new kind of crown

August 2014
The Larimer County Fair and Rodeo has ended, and 2014 Queen Danielle Mayer has passed over her sparkly reins and picked up her stainless steel dental tools. “Professional school has always been my plan, and it’s exciting to see it taking off,” said Mayer, an aspiring dentist. Danielle Mayer, a young alumna in biomedical sciences, is trading in her rodeo crown and prepping for dental school. Mayer, who graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, dedicated two years to the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo Royalty program, first as lady in waiting, then as queen.


First woman to head veterinary training program

May 2014
Dr. Melinda Frye, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences who has taught graduate-level physiology for seven years, will become associate dean of Professional Veterinary Medicine in the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She will replace Dr. Dean Hendrickson, who has served in the post for two years and is returning to full-time teaching and equine surgery.

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Astronaut alumnus stops at CSU while training for space mission

April 2014
We were thrilled to host Dr. Kjell Lindgren, a NASA astronaut who earned a master's degree at CSU in cardiovascular physiology. Lindgren is rigorously training for a mission to the International Space Station.

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BMS' Award Winning Staff

April 2014
The Department of Biomedical Sciences is proud to announce recent staff awards and employee service milestones. Recent awardees include Brenda Martin, Kay Gallatin, Rick Brandes, and ten BMS faculty and staff members being honored for their years of service to Colorado State University.

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2014 Thornburg Awards Announced

April 2014
Congratulations to BMS graduate students Ryan Tooker and Reagan Pennock and to BMS undergraduate students John-Michael Benson, John Shannon, Matthew Genet, and Katherine Dirsmith for receiving 2014 Thornburg Research Excellence Award!

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Spotlight on Zella Brink - 35 years with CSU

April 2014
Zella Brink, who has been working with Colorado State University for 35 years, has Colorado in her blood. Not only was she born and raised only 40 miles from Fort Collins in Livermore, she still lives in the house that she grew up in. Her great-grandfather came to Colorado in 1882 and was a homesteader on the land that has been in her family ever since.

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Volunteers give high-school students a piece of mind

April 2014
It's a no-brainer: Our minds distinguish humans from other animals. The concept got real at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins last week, when Colorado State University students and faculty offered a series of neuroscience presentations to help high-schoolers understand the brain and its functions.

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BMS Students are Giving Back

March  2014
Now in its second year, the Department of Biomedical Sciences' Student Giving Campaign encourages students to join the community of donors who support the people, programs, and resources that make the Department such an exceptional place for student learning, science innovation, and research.

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Get to know the Biomedical Student Association

February 2014
​As a student, we are flooded with the pressures to gain skills, contacts and knowledge. Something equally important though, is a support team behind you to help get through the challenges of reaching these career goals. In BSA there's a home for just about everyone. From quirky and nerdy, to hilarious and mostly normal, the members find a way to make the best of everything and challenge each other to reach greater heights.

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New Bachelor's degree offered in neuroscience

January 2014
​Colorado State University will offer a four-year undergraduate degree in neuroscience beginning in Fall 2014, the first such degree offered at a public institution in Colorado.

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October 2013
Before every Professional Veterinary Medicine student walks across the CSU stage to receive their hood, shake Dean Stetter’s hand, and take their first steps towards a career dedicated to promoting animal health, they must first pass through the CVMBS anatomy and physiology courses.

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Making Assisted Equine Reproduction More Accessible and Affordable

 

September 2013
Researchers at CSU's Equine Reproduction Laboratory have been successfully producing clinical foals, but a new method championed by Dr. Elaine Carnevale promises to make the process available to a wider group of horse owners and breeders.

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Introducting Dr. Yumei Feng, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences

September 2013
In August, the Department of Biomedical Sciences welcomed Dr. Yumei Feng, an assistant professor specializing in neural mechanisms of cardiovascular physiology. 

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