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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...

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.