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Tufts University Veterinary Alumni Association (TUVAA)
Annual Meeting Agenda

October 7, 2020 6:30pm ET - Virtual on Zoom

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  1. Welcome from Dean Alastair Cribb..................................................................................................................................................5 minutes
  2. Impact of pandemic on events and programs............................................................................................................................25 minutes
    - Reunion postponed
    - International Program update
    - Virtual opportunities and "wins"; engagement survey results
  3. Committee updates (before the pandemic and in current climate)...................................................................................30 minutes
    - Career Development
    - Community Service
    - Student Mentorship
    - Wellness
  4. Vote on Faculty Hall of Fame winner...................................................................................................................................................5 minutes
    Nominees: Richard Jakowski, Emily McCobb, Stefano Pizzirani, Elizabeth Rozanski
    (More info about these nominees below)
  5. Vote for President.....................................................................................................................................................................................5 minutes
  6. Revisit motto/tagline...............................................................................................................................................................................5 minutes
    “TUVAA: Using our veterinary skills to make a positive
    impact, and create healthy paths for those who follow
  7. Other Topics/Open Forum..................................................................................................................................................................10 minutes

 

 

Faculty Hall of Fame Award Nominees and Reasons for Nominations:

Richard Jakowski
"Decades of enthusiastic and enthusiastically combative diagnostic pathology guidance, teaching and training students and residents, and generally flying high the flag of a atomic pathology."

Emily McCobb
"While being an interdisciplinary clinician, lecturer and researcher, Dr. McCobb still always found time to connect one on one with students and to be a mentor. As one of her previous students, I had the chance to learn from her dedication and commitment to high-quality, evidence-based medicine and practices. When shelter medicine was not fully established in most veterinary curricula across the nation, Dr. McCobb took it upon herself to provide that exposure and experience to the small handful of students who were eager to learn more about the discipline. She helped me navigate my veterinary education and eventually my career into shelter medicine and, it is because of her support, that I am now an ABVP board certified shelter medicine specialist. Her accomplishments within shelter medicine, anesthesiology and the Center for Animals and Public Policy are innumerable and invaluable. She truly leads by example. She led me to where I am today and I know she has led many other students similarly. I consider myself beyond fortunate for having her as my mentor."

Stefano Pizzirani
"Stefano has dedicated almost 20 years to the Cummings School teaching both students and house officers in all departments of the hospital. He has positively impacted the education and careers of those in the basic sciences, the clinical sciences (large and small animal hospital), as well as the wildlife clinic. Stefano is a prime example of what we should all aspire to be. He is so dedicated to acquiring new knowledge, asking questions and pushing the limits of what we know as veterinarians that he has inspired countless Tufts Graduates to go further then they thought was possible. In addition to his amazing academic performance and incredible breadth of knowledge he is fundamentally one of the most caring and compassionate individuals I have ever met. He always goes out of his way to help students, patients, owners and the community. The school as a whole is so much better thanks to his long time contribution. I can personally speak to how much of a positive impact he has had on both my personal life and career. In my opinion, no one deserves to be honored more than Dr. Stefano Pizzirani."

Elizabeth Rozanski
"Extraordinary instructor in the emergency and critical care department."