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The Veterinary Preventive Medicine Support Fund provides general support for facutly, staff, and students in the Department for various activies related to research, program support, faculty support, and general funds for the Department.
The Disease Ecology and Computer Modeling Laboratory (DECML), headed by Dr. Garabed, uses both field research and computer simulations along with rigorous statistical analysis and validation to improve understanding of the mechanisms driving the transmission and persistence of diseases in populations of animals and humans.
The Veterinary Preventive Medicine Graduate Student Research Fund will support graduate student research projects.
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Learn More About Our Masters of Public Health Program (MPH)
The veterinary sciences are relevant to more than just animal health. They also play an important role in maintenance of the health of human populations. There are over 200 infectious diseases transmissible from animals to humans (zoonoses). Examples include West Nile Virus and Rabies; as well as many food or waterborne diseases, caused by pathogens such as Salmonella and E coli. These zoonotic and foodborne diseases are an important public health concern because they cause significant sickness and death in the US and worldwide.
Because animals (pets, livestock, and wildlife) are the major source for the pathogens involved in zoonoses and foodborne illnesses, professionals trained in veterinary sciences are often the most qualified individuals to deal with these public health issues. Professionals with training in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) will have the ability to develop and execute public and private health programs designed to prevent and control zoonotic diseases in both animal and human populations.
Since our program began in fall of 2005 we have had 121 students enroll and 51 graduates. Of those 51 graduates, 10 were veterinarians and 22 are pursuing their DVM. The MPH program at The Ohio State University is the only one in the United States that offers a VPH specialization. Upon graduation our students are prepared for a career in state or federal government, non-governmental organizations, industry, and agribusiness. Please Click here to read more about our VPH-MPH program.