Virginia Fajt HeadshotCongratulations to Dr Virginia Fajt who was appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB) for a four-year term. This Advisory Council provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding programs and policies intended to support and evaluate the implementation of U.S. government activities related to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The appointment recognizes Dr. Fajt’s ongoing efforts in providing education and combating antibiotic resistance in the veterinary profession.


Stephen Safe portraitCongratulations to Dr Stephen Safe who was recently named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr Safe was recognized for distinguished contributions to the development and use of chemicals with the potential to become more safe and effective pharmaceuticals.


Thank you to all VTPP faculty who have submitted grants both in December and January and all through the pandemic. Please keep up these efforts. VTPP needs all grant submissions to continue! Also, ALL faculty are encouraged to utilize the VTPP grant biopsy strategy where sections (or major chunks) of grants in preparation and/or revision are read and critiques by our experienced VTPP research-intensive faculty. This is a proven successful strategy that I encourage everyone to utilize.


A reminder of the upcoming 2022 Experimental Biology meeting and the opening of American Physiologic Society (APS) abstract submissions. Abstract information can be found at:

VTPP has again sponsored the membership in the American Physiologic Society (APS) for VTPP faculty and graduate students. As members (2022) you continue to receive:

  • Access to exclusive research via 13 research and 2 review journals
  • Comprehensive physiology and the APS Journals Legacy Content
  • Expanded live and digital events and online development opportunities
  • Access to more than $1.2 million in awards, grants and fellowships
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities at every career level
  • Voting privileges to help guide the future of the Society


APS Schedule for EB 2022

Our four-day annual meeting runs Saturday, April 2, through Tuesday, April 5. The daily schedule for APS is below. Saturday session times vary throughout the day. All times are EDT.

Please check out the schedule at:



7–8 a.m.—Professional development sessions

8:30–10 a.m.—Oral sessions

10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.—Poster sessions

1:30–3 p.m.—Oral sessions

3:30–5 p.m.—Oral sessions

5:15–6:30 p.m.—Society events