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The Ohio State University now has a Web page that lists experts on H1N1 preparedness, in order to offer expertise on the issue from qualified faculty and staff at one of the nation's top research universities. Two faculty members in the College of Veterinary Medicine are featured - Dr. Richard Slemons, professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and Dr. Mo Saif, professor and head, Food Animal Health Research Program, (FAHRP). FAHRP, located in Wooster, Ohio at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, (OARDC), is home to the only Ohio State lab working on swine flu.
Dr. Slemons has been studying influenza outbreaks in animals and humans in the U.S. and overseas for more than 30 years. A video of Dr. Slemons discussing the important role public health officials play in the surveillance of H1N1 is available.
Dr. Saif is a professor and head of FAHRP at OARDC, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has extensive knowledge on the transmission of influenza viruses between different species including poultry and swine. A video of Dr. Saif discussing the origin and genetics of H1N1 can also be viewed.
Posted By: Holly Davis
August 3, 2009
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.