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CVM Alumnus Tapped to Lead
American College of Veterinary Pathologists

The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) appointed Dr. Michael D. Lairmore as president Dec. 8, 2009, during a concurrent meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and American Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathologists in Monterey, Calif.  Lairmore is a 1981 graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He earned a PhD from Colorado State University. He is a diplomate of both the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists.

Lairmore is currently chairman of the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at The Ohio State University and associate director for Basic Sciences at The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has contributed more than 170 peer-reviewed publications, and serves as an associate editor for Retrovirology and as an editorial board member for the journal Virology. Among his achievements and honors, Lairmore received a Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University, is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Hero of Hope Award.

The ACVP is the first established veterinary specialty organization with more than 1,500 members in 17 countries. The organization is dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge through research, education and service activities, which includes support of a scholarly journal Veterinary Pathology, organizing an annual scientific meeting and managing a rigorous certifying examination. The mission of the ACVP is to foster excellence in veterinary pathology to protect and improve animal, human, and environmental health to benefit society.


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