Fall semester highlights from the Math.Epi.Lab

  1. Dr. Emma Gardner successfully passed her doctoral qualifying examinations this fall. Congratulations Emma! Emma is now back in Rome at the FAO until fall 2017. 
  2. A huge thank you to all of our equine research participants. This fall we conducted on-farm data collection for Rachael's dissertation and we also collected data related to an outbreak of equine influenza in the Maritime provinces. Thank you to everyone who participated! Stay tuned to learn more about what we have found.
  3. Luz has published the first research chapter of her MSc thesis in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine.  Her paper examines owned dog ecology and demography in Villa de Tezontepec, Hidalgo, Mexico. Congratulation Luz!
  4. In December 2106, Kelsey travelled to the Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Disease (CRWAD) held in Chicago to present her research. At the meeting she was awarded The Biosafety and Biosecurity Award, sponsored by the Animal Health Institute and the Joseph J. Garbarino Foundation for the best student oral presentation in biosecurity. This is the SECOND time that Kelsey has won this award (she also won in 2014). Congratulations Kelsey!
  5. In January,  Dr. Greer participated in a workshop at OVC with researchers from the Koret Veterinary College at the Hebrew University to identify areas of potential research collaboration. It was fantastic to learn about the great animal health research being conducted in Israel. We identified several areas of potential collaboration including in the area of antimicrobial use in animals. 

Dr. Greer (far right) and researchers from both the Ontario Veterinary College and the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine at the Hebrew University.