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Seventh Annual Dyar Lecture at School of Veterinary Medicine
covers health issues in animal populations

May 18, 2001

The School of Veterinary Medicine welcomes Lonnie J. King, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, as the special guest for the Seventh Annual Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology.

At noon on Wednesday, May 30, in Room 170 of Schalm Lecture Hall, King presents "Microbe Hunters for the 21st Century: Reinventing Epidemiologists." This talk will highlight the evolution of the science of epidemiology, and how new and sophisticated methods of disease detection have changed the face of sleuthing for infectious disease.

At 4:00 pm on Friday, June 1, in Room 1309 of Surge III, King discusses "Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer: A Study in Epidemiology and Public Policy." In this talk, Dr. King will demonstrate how a constellation of factors concerning animals, people, and the environment interplay in the development of responsible governmental policy recommendations for public health.

A reception in the Silo Pub immediately follows the June 1 event. The school welcomes interested members of the public to attend.

Dr. King, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, since 1996, has followed a career path in preventive veterinary medicine emphasizing animal health and disease prevention on a national level. As former Administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, King emphasized livestock health, agricultural productivity and public health/food safety. He is one of the developers of the Science, Politics and Animal Health Policy Fellowship Program and lectures extensively on the future of animal health and veterinary medicine.

Robert Dyar, MD, to recognize pioneering achievements and encourage development in veterinary epidemiology at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, endowed The Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology. The Department of Population Health and Reproduction, where the Lectureship is based, promotes teaching, research and service focused on the interactions of individual animals with populations and of populations with their environment. Among the issues of population health and reproduction are production animal health, veterinary epidemiology, veterinary reproductive health, public health and food safety, and information science for veterinarians.

Lynn Narlesky
(530) 752-5257