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2015 Graduate Sees Opportunities in the Army

Jan 20, 2016 / Alumni News

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 –...

Abigail Mathewson

Feb 18, 2015 / Center for One Health Illinois

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.

Kate Varela

Dec 8, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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

Dec 7, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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

Dec 7, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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

Dec 7, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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

Dec 7, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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

Dec 7, 2014 / Center for One Health Illinois

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...