Zoetis Award for Research Excellence

The purpose of this award is to foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity. Each year a UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty member is honored with the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence. The School's Office of Research and Graduate Education accepts nominations for consideration by the Research Committee.

2016 Zoetis Award for Veterinary Research Excellence

Photo: Dr. Jonna Mazet

Dr. Jonna Mazet

Jonna Mazet

The purpose of this award is to foster innovative research, on which the scientific advancement of the profession depends, by recognizing outstanding research effort and productivity. Each year a UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine faculty member is honored with the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence. The School's Office of Research and Graduate Education accepts nominations for consideration by the Research Committee.

The SVM Research Committee unanimously chose Dr. Jonna Mazet as the 2016 recipient. Dr. Mazet is a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology, and the executive director of the One Health Institute in the SVM.

Under Dr. Mazet’s leadership, the One Health Institute advances global health at the animal-human-environment interface. One Health Institute research endeavours focus on the holistic link between human, animal, and environmental health, and include disease conflict in Yellowstone National Park, pathogen pollution of California coastal waters, and tuberculosis in Africa.

Dr. Mazet is currently the global director of a $175 million viral emergence early warning project, PREDICT, developed with the US Agency for International Development Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. Covering 24 developing countries, PREDICT establishes a global surveillance system for zoonotic diseases emerging from wildlife using geospatial modeling, genomics, molecular virology and targeted field studies.

Dr. Mazet was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2013.


Past recipients of the Zoetis Award for Research Excellence