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Michael G. Groves
School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University

Selected as Dean of the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Michael Groves is responsible for the overall direction of the teaching, service and research performed by the School. Following his retirement from the army as a colonel in 1990, he joined the faculty as Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health. In 1996, he was also appointed Director of the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.

Dr. Groves served from 1964 to 1990 in the US Army, serving as commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Unit in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia , from 1979 to 1982. Following his second tour of duty, he served for five years as the Director of the Department of Defense’s infectious disease research program at Fort Detrick , Maryland . In 1987, he became the Deputy Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington , D.C. which addressed a variety of military medical problems including medical defense against chemical and biological warfare.

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08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

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09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

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05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?

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