Bjorling named associate dean of research at UW-Madison

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Oct 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff

MADISON, WIS. — Long-time professor Dale Bjorling, DVM, has been named associate dean for research and graduate training at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.

Bjorling, professor of small animal surgery and member of the Department of Surgical Sciences since 1985, takes over for retiring comparative biosciences professor Mary Behan, DVM.

Bjorling has a strong background in both facets of his new role, according to Dr. Daryl Buss, dean of UW's veterinary school.

"He understands funding and research from the perspective of a principal investigator and as a department chair for more than 20 years," Buss says. "He has also been very involved as a mentor and educator, leading two grants that have supported veterinary medicine students training to become researchers for the last seven years."

Bjorling earned his veterinary degree at the University of Illinois and trained at the University of California-Davis and the University of Georgia. He was elected president of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2009, and serves on UW-Madison's Athletic Board.