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Zoetis helps establish CORE for College of Veterinary Medicine

According to a K-State news release, Zoetis, a leading animal health company, recently gifted $250,000 to the College of Veterinary Medicine to help establish the Center for Outcomes Research and Education. Also known as CORE, the new research and training center will focus on applying and extending of outcomes research in animal health both from a national and worldwide perspective.

The goal of CORE is to improve effectiveness and efficiency in animal health care and related impacts on human health. The center will also demonstrate the value of veterinary treatment, prevention and diagnostic activities.

“This is an exciting opportunity to expand outcomes research to the global animal health community,” Sabina Gasper, global head of outcomes research for Zoetis, said in the news release. “By supporting the creation of CORE, K-State has clearly demonstrated its commitment to veterinary medicine and animal health and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this effort. The center will focus on the projects that have U.S. and global reach to strengthen the impact of outcomes research in animal health.”

K-State to host Kansas American Planning Association Symposium

According to a K-State news release, the university’s landscape architecture and regional and community planning department, in association with the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association, will be hosting a regional symposium next Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The symposium, which is open to the public, will showcase local efforts to address issues related to environment, economy and equity. It will include tour projects led by landscape architecture and regional and community planning students and faculty of areas such as the Seaton Hall green roofs, the Meadow and the Center for Childhood Development’s permeable parking lot, combined urban stormwater management system and Sunset Zoo’s bio-retention project. The afternoon will have several presentations as well.

“Last year’s symposium was an effort to bring back a spring APA-KS event, to complement the annual fall conference,” said Huston Gibson, assistant professor of landscape architecture and regional and community planning in the news release.

Gibson said he hopes the symposium will eventually become an event that cycles around the state each spring.

“Planning for sustainability requires understanding of site specific solutions,” Gibson said in the news release. “Attendees at this year’s symposium will learn about a broad range of sites demonstrating best practices in sustainable planning and design.”

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