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2017 Graduate Selected for AVMA Fellowship in Washington, DC

May 24, 2017 / Alumni News

Dr. Matt Holland, who earned an Illinois veterinary degree this month, is one of three veterinarians recently selected to serve as full-time advisors to congressional staff through a one-year fellowship sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). The AVMA fellows will advise on science and technology policy issues such as food safety, public health,...

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Illinois Part of New Center Focused on Vector-Borne Disease

Feb 19, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Illinois research to address regional health concerns The University of Illinois is among a consortium of Midwestern universities in a new federally funded center created to fight diseases spread by insect vectors, especially mosquitoes and ticks, through a unified approach of research, training, and practice. The Upper Midwestern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases,...

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Experts Respond to Seoul Virus Cases

Jan 26, 2017 / Center for One Health Illinois

Experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have been assisting the Illinois Department of Public Health in investigating several cases of Seoul virus, which is carried by domestic and wild rats and in severe cases may cause a disease in people called hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). At this time, although...

Keely Szilagyi

Aug 4, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

Keely Szilagyi (DVM IL ’11, MPH UIC ’13) is a clinical veterinarian in the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She recently published an article entitled “Epigenetic Contribution of the Myosin Light Chain Kinase Gene to the Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” in the journal Translational Research....

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With Online Games, High School Students Learn How to Rein in Disease Outbreaks

Jun 27, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

High school students investigate Ebola-like outbreaks and administer vaccines through Outbreak!, a new summer course at Illinois that uses online games to encourage critical thinking about fighting infectious diseases. Dr. Yvette Johnson-Walker, an epidemiologist and a clinical instructor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, leads the four-week course with her colleague Dr. Maung San...

Herrmann Wins Teaching Award at UI-Chicago

Apr 29, 2016 / Center for One Health Illinois

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of the best teachers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating...