Affiliated faculty John H. Rossmeisl,  professor of neurology and neurosurgery and associate head of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, has been named the Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Dr. and Mrs. Dorsey Taylor Mahin Endowed Professorship was established to recognize and reward a senior faculty member in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine for demonstrated excellence as a clinician and who exemplifies professionalism and compassion to owners and pets. The appointment is for five years and is renewable.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 2003, Rossmeisl’s research has been dedicated to the development of new therapies for malignant brain tumors, which represent some of the most aggressive types of cancers of both dogs and humans. His work is helping both veterinary and human patients, and he is considered to be among the top researchers in the world in the area of canine neuro-oncology.

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