News-Gazette (Mar 19) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has reappointed Dr. John Herrmann, a University of Illinois veterinary medicine professor, to the State Board of Health. http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2016-03-19/area-update-former-ui-trustee-speaking-law-college.html
Capt. Erin Stein (Illinois DVM 2015, MPH expected 2016) is the officer in charge of the Veterinary Services facility in the U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal, Ala. In a news article about her post, Capt. Stein was quoted as saying: “I have not had a stereotypical veterinary day, where I just see puppies and kittens –...
At the annual symposium of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA), held this year in Minneapolis, Minn., second-year veterinary student Matt Holland from the University of Illinois was chosen as president-elect. He will take office as president in 2016. Holland is currently enrolled in the joint DVM-MPH degree program at Illinois. “One of the...
Abigail Mathewson (DVM IL ’08, MPH UIC ’11) is the State Public Health Veterinarian for the New Hampshire Department of Health in Concord, N.H. She previously held the position of surveillance epidemiology program manager in the state’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control.
Dr. Kate Varela (DVM IL ’12, MPH UIC ’13) was selected to spend a year as a AAAS/AVMA Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the office Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL). After that year she went to work with Veterinarians without Borders in Uganda.
Emily Wheeler Lankau (DVM IL ’11, PhD IL ’10) served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer from 2011-2013 at the CDC’s rabies unit and then began consulting on wildlife and infectious diseases through LandCow Consulting.
Rachael Joseph (VMD Penn ’08, MPH JHU ’11, Intern IL ’09) served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer from 2011-2013 at San Diego County Health Department. She now works at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as an epidemiologist in the Office of International Cancer Control, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control.
Marissa Hickey (DVM IL ’09, MPH UIC ’10) is serving as a Safety and Occupational Health Manager-Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics and Research Evaluation at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
John Herrmann (DVM IL ’78, MPH UIC ’03), director of the DVM-MPH Program and the Center for One Health Illinois, received the 2014 Senator John Melcher, DVM Leadership in Public Policy Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Andrew Hennenfent (DVM IL ’12, MPH UIC ’14) is serving as Epidemiology Fellow with the Council of State and Territory Epidemiologists at the District of Columbia Department of Health in their epidemiology division. Dr. Hennenfent is responsible for all Chikungunya investigations and surveillance for the District. He is one of five epidemiologists conducting active surveillance...