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In the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, we’re proud of our world-renowned expertise in life sciences. This foundation uniquely positions our college to tackle local and global challenges, to provide critical new knowledge through basic research, and to offer important solutions. Particularly valuable are two approaches that help define our research: translational medicine, which translates insights gained from basic science and novel clinical therapies of animals with naturally occurring disease into improvements in human medicine; and the One Health framework, which advances global public health and well-being by investigating pressing questions at the interface of human, animal, and environmental health.

Dr. Susan VandeWoude, DVM, Associate Dean for Research

Research

​​Innovation, Collaboration, Discovery

  • stem cell research cats, jessica quimby
    Colorado State University is the sole veterinary institution in the nation using stem-cell therapy to treat feline kidney disease, which is common among pet cats, and researchers are now launching a new clinical trial to further explore the power of stem cells to improve organ function.
  • brian foy, malaria
    ​A CSU microbiologist is examining a new way to halt one of the world’s most severe public-health problems by turning prevention on its head. He plans to give potential human victims a common antiparasitic drug that will kill vector mosquitoes with poisoned blood at the bite.
  • Camels shed MERS virus
    A team of researchers from CSU and the National Institutes of Health confirms for the first time that camels vent volumes of the emergent MERS virus, making them the likeliest suspect in transmitting the virus to people. MERS virus is a concern for causing acute respiratory illness and high rates of death.
  • Ian Orme wins tuberculosis award
    ​University Distinguished Professor Ian Orme is a scientific dissenter on the issue of latent tuberculosis: The bacteria aren’t inactive, he argues, but are busy propagating in dead lung tissue – eluding the body’s immune response. Anarchy? Maybe. Yet the atypical belief is one reason Orme was just named a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • radiation, nuclear regulatory commission, NRC
    Students in our Health Physics Program are benefitting from a $400,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The grant provides fellowships for grad students pursuing careers in radiation science and safety, including cancer prevention.