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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Veterinary Pathologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Alabama
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1958
Birth Location:
Tuskegee, Alabama

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Veterinary Pathologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Chocolate
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Alabama
Favorite Quote:
None

Birthplace

Born:
2/24/1958
Birth Location:
Tuskegee
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Biography

Veterinary pathologist and section head for the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at the Ohio Department of Agriculture Sheila Denise Grimes was born to Julia and George Grimes on February 24, 1958, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Grimes’s father served in the U.S. Army, causing her family to move frequently, living on numerous military bases which included those in Germany and Kentucky, where she completed high school (Fort Campbell High School in 1976). Grimes finished her undergraduate training in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University in 1982, earning B.S. and D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degrees in 1980. She went on to earn her M.S. degree in 1984 and her Ph.D. in 1988 from Michigan State University (both degrees in veterinary medicine). Grimes also taught at Michigan State University for seven years, before joining the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Industry.

Grimes spearheaded the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s deer-testing program; this program was designed to detect disease in the state’s white-tailed deer herd, and to guard against threats to human health associated with disease among cattle and poultry.

Grimes, a published scholar and researcher, also served as a youth mentor. An avid reader, she is especially fond of the works of Zora Neale Hurston and J. California Cooper.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Sheila Grimes' interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Sheila Grimes lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Sheila Grimes describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Sheila Grimes describes her father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Sheila Grimes describes growing up in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Sheila Grimes talks about her early interest in veterinary pathology
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Sheila Grimes describes childhood holidays
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Sheila Grimes remembers her family's church in Notasulga, Alabama
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Sheila Grimes recalls studying to become a veterinarian
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Sheila Grimes talks about her work at the Ohio Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Sheila Grimes explains the purpose of animal necropsies
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Sheila Grimes talks about mad cow disease
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Sheila Grimes talks about bird flu
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Sheila Grimes explains how the United States Department of Agriculture ensures food supply safety
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Sheila Grimes talks about antibiotic resistance
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Sheila Grimes talks about the dangers to health associated with technologies of war
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Sheila Grimes explains the reemergence of tuberculosis
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Sheila Grimes talks about exposing students to careers in science
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Sheila Grimes reflects upon attending school during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Sheila Grimes talks about the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Sheila Grimes talks about affirmative action
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Sheila Grimes talks about new challenges for science in the twenty-first century
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Sheila Grimes talks about professional organizations in the field of veterinary pathology
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Sheila Grimes talks about Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Sheila Grimes describes the legacy of Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Sheila Grimes talks about the Tuskegee syphilis experiment
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Sheila Grimes talks about public controversies over scientific research
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Sheila Grimes talks about her administrative role at Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Sheila Grimes talks about technologies used at the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Sheila Grimes talks about scientific publications and peer review
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Sheila Grimes explains what is exciting about diagnostic pathology
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Sheila Grimes explains how her family's support contributed to her success
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Sheila Grimes lists significant family members
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Sheila Grimes describes her concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Sheila Grimes reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Sheila Grimes talks about Zora Neale Hurston's connections to her hometown of Notasulga, Alabama