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School of Veterinary Medicine Welcomes Global Health Expert to 8th Annual Dyar Lecture

Dr. Marguerite Pappaioanou Marguerite Pappaioanou, associate director of science and policy for the Office of Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will present the annual Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California, May 8 and 9, 2002.

The first lecture, "The Strange Case of the Veterinarian Working in Public Health," takes place Wednesday, May 8, 2002, noon, 170 Schalm Lecture Hall, located in the Medical Sciences Complex on the Davis campus.

A second talk, "Improving Global Health in the 21st Century: Veterinary Medicine Steps Up to the Plate to Protect and Promote Human Health and Well-Being," is scheduled for Thursday, May 9, 2002. The lecture begins at 4 PM in Room 1309, Surge III, located on Hutchison Drive. A reception at the Silo Pub follows. All interested members of the public are invited to the free lectures and reception.

Since joining the CDC in 1983, veterinarian and epidemiologist Marguerite Pappaioanou (Popp-ee-AH-no) has maintained a strong interest in international and domestic public health, especially in those areas where human and veterinary medicine intersect. Dr. Pappaioanou has conducted research on tapeworms and HIV/AIDS, studied several approaches to the prevention and treatment of malaria, and explored public health issues in Bolivia, Mexico, Cameroon, Cyprus and the Philippines. Pappaioanou earned her Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and PhD degrees at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, where she worked as an assistant professor of epidemiology before moving to the CDC.

Robert Dyar, MD, endowed the Robert Dyar Labrador Memorial Lectureship in Epidemiology to recognize the school’s pioneering achievements in epidemiology and encourage further development of studies in population health.