Genesee Community College Names New Director of Veterinary Technology

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A photograph of Kathryn E. Seweryniak.

BATAVIA, NY (07/28/2010)(readMedia)-- Genesee Community College is pleased to announce that Kathryn Seweryniak of Batavia, NY has been named director of Veterinary Technology. Kathryn brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in animal and biomedical science to the College's new academic program.

Kathryn comes to Genesee from a successful nine year tenure at the University of Rochester as a technical associate in the Environmental Medicine/Lung Biology and Disease program. Previously, she served as a licensed veterinary technician in several small and large animal clinics. Her academic career started at Medaille College where she was an adjunct faculty member in the Veterinary Science/Laboratory Animal technology program. She has also instructed at SUNY Delhi and in Purdue University's Large Animal Teaching Hospital. Kathryn previously served on the NYS Board for Veterinary Medicine, and currently with the NYS Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Kathryn earned an associate's degree in Veterinary Science Technology/ Laboratory Animal Science from SUNY Delhi, a bachelor's degree from Medaille College in Liberal Studies/ Veterinary Science Technology and a master's degree in Natural Science (Epidemiology/Oncology) from SUNY Buffalo in the Roswell Park Graduate Studies program. In addition to her degree work, Kathryn has also been extensively published in the areas of platelet research, COX-2 inhibitors, prostaglandins, Graves eye disease, cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation and cancer research.

Kathryn officially joined the Genesee faculty in July 2010. For further information contact Michael Stoll, associate vice president for Academic Affairs/dean of Math Science and Career Education 585-343-0055 x6326.

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