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Thursday, 15 March, 2018

AAVMC’s CIVME Funds Second Round of Annual Educational Research Grants

Dr. Emma Read of the University of Calgary was one of several educators
who presented an update on the AAVMC's Council on International Veterinary
Education. Download a photo here.
Washington, D.C., March 15, 2018 –
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ (AAVMC) Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (CIVME) has funded three program grants designed to foster the enrichment and advancement of international academic veterinary medicine. Funded proposals include collaborative projects from 15 institutions in 11 different countries and five global regions.

CIVME was founded during the AAVMC’s 50th anniversary year (2016) to help advance AAVMC interests in elevating the quality of international academic veterinary medicine. Specifically, the charge from the AAVMC Board of Directors was to “advance high-quality veterinary education internationally through enabling and empowering best practice.” CIVME seeks to advance their initiatives by promoting interregional collaboration.

CIVME addresses that through:
  • Communication and collaboration that advances veterinary medical education around the world
  • Facilitating collaboration among educational researchers
  • Disseminating innovations and other educational advances to educators and institutions to magnify the impact of projects
Funded programs include:

Creating the next generation of evidence-based veterinary practitioners and researchers: What are the options for a veterinary curriculum?; $9,500; Main applicant: Dr. Heidi Janicke, St. George University, Grenada; Collaborators: Bristol Vet School, UK and Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh

The perceptions of final-year veterinary science students, studying at four international veterinary schools, regarding the suitability of the undergraduate professionalism training curriculum; $8,780; Main applicant: Dr. Stuart Gordon, Massey University, New Zealand; Collaborators: Murdoch University, Australia; University of Nottingham, UK and University of Guelph, Canada.

Towards an International Veterinary Immunology Teaching Network and Platform; Main applicants; $10,000; Prof. dr. Victor Rutten and Prof. dr. Femke Broere, Utrecht University, the Netherlands; Collaborators: University of Leipzig, Germany; University of Bern, Switzerland; University of Veterinary Medicine Munich, Germany; Royal Veterinary College London, UK; University of Berlin, Germany; University of Environmental and Life Sciences Wroclaw, Poland and University of Veterinary Medicine Vienne, Austria.

CIVME is comprised of representatives from eight major global regions (Australasia, North America, Central/South America, Continental Europe, UK/Ireland, Middle East, Africa and Asia).

The AAVMC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine. Members include 49 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, Australia and Mexico.

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