Monday, January 29, 2018
First journal club of the spring semester, and all of the members were eager to see each other again. All of the team members gave an update on their research, including Michael, who was able to Skype into the meeting. Morgan presented an article by D. Reynolds entitled "Lumbosacral foraminal ratios and areas using MRI in medium-sized dogs." After the article was presented, the research team analyzed the article by picking out the strong and weak points. Everyone also enjoyed some delicious snacks and was able to catch up after the long winter break.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Dr. Andrew Worth BVSc, MANZCVS(Radiology), PGDipVCS, FANZCVS(SA Surgery) is an associate professor at Massey University, who has multiple publications dealing with canine lumbosacral intervertebral neuroforamina. Dr. Worth visited Clemson University and met with the research team to discuss projects and trade ideas. With his experpertise, he was able to give multiple members assistance with their projects and provide a different perspective. After meeting, Dr. Worth and the research team went to lunch at Sole on the Green, and the research team was able to ask Dr. Worth more questions and learn about New Zealand. Following lunch, Dr. Worth was able to see some of the campus and continued meeting with other research members and faculty. The research team then treated Dr. Worth to a Clemson tradition, The Esso Club, where Dr. Worth was able to gain a true Clemson experience. Finally, Dr. Worth gave a wonderful presentation to the Pre-Vet Club, where he was presented with a Clemson Pre-Vet sweatshirt to commemorate his trip. The research team is so grateful that Dr. Worth was able to take the time out of his busy schedule to assist with projects and provide the team with invaluable knowledge.
Monday, November 6, 2017
Michael Skyped in to meet the new research members and present an article entitled "Evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of four-view radiography and conventional computed tomography analyzing sacral and pelvic fractures in dogs." After Michael's wonderful presentation, everyone gave a progress report on their research projects and enjoyed some fresh hors d'oeuvres.
Wednesday, October 16- Saturday, October 21, 2017
Dr. Jeryl Jones and Carolyn Hynes traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to visit the 2017 ACVR (American College of Veterinary Radiology) Annual Scientific Conference. Carolyn presented her abstract poster at the conference and Dr. Jones gave a presentation about updates in publishing and peer review. Dr. Jones enjoyed seeing old friends. Carolyn enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals from a variety of veterinary fields.
Wednesday, July 26,2017 - Saturday, July 19, 20117
Dr. Jeryl Jones is visiting the Holland Military Working Dog Veterinary Hospital. She is there to collect data for future student projects. Dr. Jones also displayed Samantha and Tina's poster on "Comparison of Canine Lumbosacral Angle Measurement Techniques for Standardized Flexion and Extension Positions Using Computed Tomography" at the hospital, which received many positive comments!
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sara completed an undergraduate research report that summarizes her findings under Dr. Jones's research laboratory. The question Sara set out to answer was "Has there been an increase in degenerative lumbosacral and coccygeal vertebral disease in Pointers and Setters during the past 10 years?" Sara investigated her question with Dr. Jeryl Jones, Dr. Charlie Timmerman, and Dr. William Bridges all of which assisted her with collecting and analyzing data.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
We are excited to announce that Tina Rowland has accepted a position at the University of South Carolina as IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) Coordinator. Her primary responsibilities include reading, evaluating, and processing reviews of proposals for biomedical and field research. She feels that her undergraduate and graduate research experiences at Clemson will give her an advantage in her new position. With her loyalties divided, we know game days in the future may be difficult but we wish her the best at her new position.
Tuesday, April 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Sara presented an article on "Coccygeal Muscle Injury in English Pointers (Limber Tail)". Sara did a wonderful job at explaining the journal article that she had chosen, as well as provided pictures to indicate the limber tail symptoms that the article was talking about. Then, everyone enjoyed some pizza and talked about the progression of their research projects. We also said goodbye and good luck to our graduating seniors, Sara and Kate, and graduate student, Michael.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Thursday, April 6, 2017
Michael Carnevale and Sara Beeland got to travel to the International Working Dog Conference in Banff at the beginning of April. This conference had delegates representing 20 different countries across the globe. These delegates included veterinarians, geneticists, behaviorists, working dog trainers, students, and more. Michael gave a talk on his research, while Sara Beeland presented a poster on hers. Sara Beeland's project on sacroiliac joint disease in a variety of species sparked conversations with many different people involved in the working dog world. This conference gave them the opportunity to build connections with people from all over the world, as well as gain a lot more knowledge about issues and advancements in these industries. This was definitely an incredible opportunity that will benefit these students in the years to come.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Amanda presented an article on "Pathoanatomical characteristics of clinical lumbar spinal stenosis". This was Amanda's first time presenting an article at journal club and she did a wonderful job. She made sure to touch on the most important points of the article to help everyone understand the material.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Michael presented an article on "three-dimensional movements of the pelvis and the lumbar intervertebral joints in walking and trotting dogs." Michael explained the written content and the visual diagrams of the article very well, so everyone could understand this unique paper.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Carolyn presented an article on Medical student preferences for self-directed study sources in gross anatomy. The article compared pre-clinical and clinical students opinions. Everyone ate pizza while Carolyn talked about the interesting article.
Monday, November 21, 2016 at 5:30PM
Sara presented an article on the imaging findings in dogs with caudal intervertebral disc herniation. Everyone enjoyed pizza while Sara spoke about her thoughts on the journal article. We also took a new group picture to incorporate the new members of the research team.
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 5:30PM
Samantha presented an article on a radiographic survey of the lumbosacral spine of normal dogs and dogs with degenerative lumbosacral stenosis.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - Friday, October 21,2016
Dr. Jeryl Jones, Samantha Sanders, and Tina Rowland traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the 2016 ACVR Annual Scientific Conference. Samantha and Tina presented their abstract poster at the conference. They also enjoyed meeting and hearing the opinions of established professionals in a variety of veterinary fields.
Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5:30PM
Michael presented an article on the loading properties of sacro-iliac joint in dogs.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Saturday, September 3, 2016
Dr. Jeryl Jones traveled to Wroclaw, Poland after being invited to attend and speak at the Annual European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (EVDI) Meeting. The European Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Association and European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging held the conference in the beautiful Wroclaw Opera House this year. The conference allowed attendees to experience state of the art lectures and scientific reports. These reports covered fields of veterinary diagnostic imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography, and nuclear medicine in large, small, and exotic animals. The growing conference attracted over 250 radiologists, students, and diagnostic imaging residents from all parts of the world. Dr. Jones delivered an invited keynote lecture on “Manuscript publishing and peer review tips.” She had a wonderful time hearing from the other EVDI speakers and meeting local veterinary practitioners, which allowed her to continue to expand her knowledge of diagnostic imaging. A special surprise was given at the end of the conference when attendees were treated to a selection of songs performed by two of the opera company members.
Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30PM
The research team welcomed Dani-Irene Chaney and Carolyn Hynes to their first journal club meeting. Tina presented an equine exercise article analysis to the group while they dined on pizza and Meena’s homemade pie.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Congratulations to Samantha and Tina for their abstract acceptance! They will each present a poster at the joint American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and Veterinary Cancer Society 2016 Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando, Florida in October.
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 8AM
For an exciting collaboration between engineering and animal science, Dr. Jones, Michael, and Tina went with Dr. Fei Peng, Jincheng Lei, and Yuzhe Hong to Upstate Veterinary Specialists of Greenville, South Carolina. They worked with Michelle Rice to scan two sheep.
Monday, May 16, 2016 to Friday, May 20, 2016
Michael Carnevale had the opportunity to travel to Wake Forest Baptist Center and visit with Josh Tan, MS, Medical Imaging Engineer/Analyst Programmer. The purpose of his trip was to learn different software and techniques that he could implement into his MS research project that he is currently working on. Some of the software that he was taught included; TerRecon (AquariusNetCleint and Aquarius iNtuition Viewer), OsiriX, Horos, Mimics, 3-Matic, 3D Slicer, and Image J. While there, Michael also had the opportunity to meet Joel Stitzel, a chair and professor in biomedical engineering, and got to tour his lab and equipment.
Friday, May 6, 2016 to Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Dr. Linda Dahlgren of Virginia Tech’s Regenerative Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Program (IGEP) graciously hosted Tina Rowland as part of an Advanced Laboratory Techniques course. Tina worked with Dr. Dahlgren and her graduate students as well as Dr. Will Eyestone and his graduate students to expand her knowledge of molecular and cellular biology. Ms. Rowland also had the honor of attending the 3rd Annual IGEP Retreat where the program’s graduate students presented their current research. Tina greatly appreciated the opportunity and would like to thank Dr. Jones and Dr. Dahlgren for making the visit possible.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Dr. Timmerman created a list of pointers and setters that had radiographs taken of the lower abdominal and/or lumbosacral region within the past 10 years. Sara looked up the radiographs of each patient and saved them to a flash drive to later upload into OsiriX. Sara also recorded the date of examination for each radiograph, the age of the dog during the examination, breed, sex, and weight. This information was brought back to the lab and uploaded into the computer for further analysis.
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 4PM
Congratulations to Meena for becoming Dr. Mukherjee! All your hard work and dedication have paid off!
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5:30PM
Sara presented an article analysis to the lab group. The team dined on pizza and Meena's homemade mango bread pudding.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 5:00PM
The lab team watched as Meena Mukherjee practiced her Doctoral defense. Meena did a fantastic job summarizing her research!
Friday-Monday, April 8-11, 2016
Dr. Jones visited the Penn Vet Working Dog Conference as a grant development opportunity.
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:45AM
Samantha Sanders presented an article analysis to the lab group.
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5PM
Michael Carnevale presented an article analysis to the lab group.
Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3PM
The members of Dr. Jones' research team celebrated the end of the semester together with pizza and Meena's homemade apple pie cheesecake.
Thursday and Friday, October 29-30, 2015
Dr. Jean Meade visited Clemson University to give a discussion on, "Undergraduate courses in dog training and research on the benefit of service dogs for veterans with mental health disorders." Our lab group had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Meade to discuss current and future research ideas.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Tina Rowland presented an article analysis to the lab group.
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00PM
Meena provided an article summary and Michael practiced for his graduate seminar presentation.
Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 9:30 AM
Tina Rowland visited the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for a muscle dissection with Dr. Larry Freeman. The insight gained regarding muscle anatomy will be an invaluable part of Tina’s research.