Organization profile

Organization profile

The Department of Comparative Medicine is an academic department within Penn State College of Medicine staffed by veterinarians specialized in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology.

The department provides comprehensive health care for six to 10 different species of laboratory animal patients that are used by more than 120 scientists within the College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Services include animal care and husbandry; clinical veterinary medicine; gross and microscopic veterinary pathology; surveillance of spontaneous animal diseases; post-operative and intensive care; training in animal handling and procedures; and technical assistance for scientists and students. The department promotes animal welfare and supports biomedical research by providing training to researchers and maintaining expertise in laws and regulations that pertain to the use of animals in research.

The department also offers a three-year training program in laboratory animal medicine to graduate veterinarians. The program provides a broad foundation upon which an individual can build a career in research, teaching or in the professional direction of animal research programs.

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    Profiles

    Photo of Hannah Atkins

    Hannah Atkins, DVM, PhD

    Person: Academic

    20142020
    Photo of Jennifer Booth

    Jennifer Booth, DVM, MS

    Person: Academic

    20132014
    No photo of Jenelle Izer

    Jenelle Izer, DVM, MS

    Person: Academic

    20142019
    Photo of Xuwen Peng
    19892019
    Photo of Tiffany Whitcomb

    Tiffany Whitcomb, DVM

    Person: Academic

    20102017
    Photo of Ronald Wilson

    Ronald Wilson, VMD, MS

    Person: Academic

    19922019

    Research Output

  • CD8 T cells and STAT1 signaling are essential codeterminants in protection from polyomavirus encephalopathy

    Mockus, T. E., Netherby-Winslow, C. S., Atkins, H. M., Lauver, M. D., Jin, G., Ren, H. M. & Lukacher, A. E., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of virology. 94, 8, e02038-19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Author Correction: The wide utility of rabbits as models of human diseases (Experimental & Molecular Medicine, (2018), 50, 5, (66), 10.1038/s12276-018-0094-1)

    Esteves, P. J., Abrantes, J., Baldauf, H. M., BenMohamed, L., Chen, Y., Christensen, N., González-Gallego, J., Giacani, L., Hu, J., Kaplan, G., Keppler, O. T., Knight, K. L., Kong, X. P., Lanning, D. K., Le Pendu, J., de Matos, A. L., Liu, J., Liu, S., Lopes, A. M., Lu, S. & 17 others, Lukehart, S., Manabe, Y. C., Neves, F., McFadden, G., Pan, R., Peng, X., de Sousa-Pereira, P., Pinheiro, A., Rahman, M., Ruvoën-Clouet, N., Subbian, S., Tuñón, M. J., van der Loo, W., Vaine, M., Via, L. E., Wang, S. & Mage, R., Jul 1 2019, In : Experimental and Molecular Medicine. 51, 7, 71.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations
  • Chronic In Vivo Test of a Right Heart Replacement Blood Pump for Failed Fontan Circulation

    Cysyk, J., Clark, J. B., Newswanger, R., Jhun, C. S., Izer, J., Finicle, H., Reibson, J., Doxtater, B., Weiss, W. & Rosenberg, G., Aug 1 2019, In : ASAIO Journal. 65, 6, p. 593-600 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Chronic ovine studies demonstrate low thromboembolic risk in the Penn State infant ventricular assist device

    Lukic, B., Brian Clark, J., Izer, J. M., Cooper, T. K., Finicle, H. A., Cysyk, J., Doxtater, B., Yeager, E., Reibson, J., Newswanger, R. K., Leibich, P., Bletcher, K. & Weiss, W. J., Jan 1 2019, In : ASAIO Journal. 65, 4, p. 371-379 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Development of a Pain Scoring System for Use in Sheep Surgically Implanted with Ventricular Assist Devices

    Izer, J. M., LaFleur, R. A., Weiss, W. J. & Wilson, R. P., Nov 17 2019, In : Journal of Investigative Surgery. 32, 8, p. 706-715 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Endometrium and endometriosis tissue mitochondrial energy metabolism in a nonhuman primate model

    Atkins, H. M., Bharadwaj, M. S., O'Brien Cox, A., Furdui, C. M., Appt, S. E. & Caudell, D. L., Aug 24 2019, In : Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 17, 1, 70.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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