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The 5th Annual Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology

June 22, 1999


Department of Population Medicine

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

"What Should a Veterinary Epidemiologist Do?"
Tuesday, May 11, 1999
170 Schalm Hall

"Pursuing Causation: Should Academic Epidemiologists Open the Black Box?"
Thursday, May 13, 1999
4:00 p.m.
1309 Surge 3

Reception to follow at the Silo Pub
Both events are free to the public and take place on the Davis campus.

After completing doctoral work in epidemiology at UC Davis, veterinarian Wayne Martin joined the University of Guelph/ Ontario Veterinary College in Canada as the school's first formally trained epidemiologist. In 1987, Martin became the Founding Chair of the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph.

Martin's research emphasizes the effects of environmental conditions on animal health. Examples include the effects of air quality on respiratory disease in food animals, vaccine-related illness in companion animals, the public health issue of dog bites in humans, and interactions of wildlife with domestic species which may pose risks to animal health.

To recognize pioneering achievements in veterinary epidemiology and encourage future development of that discipline, Robert Dyar, M.D., generously endowed the Lectureship in Epidemiology.  Dyar's contribution also reflects his personal gratitude for the companionship he enjoyed with a long series of Labrador Retriever friends and an appreciation of the veterinary care his animals received over the years.

For more information, contact Linda Bentley, Department of Population Health and Reproduction, (530) 752-7848