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New Dean to Lead Alumni Reunion Weekend Activities
Dr. Lonnie King, dean of the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine as of September 1, will present two talks at the 2009 Alumni Reunion Weekend, which will be held September 11 through 13, 2009.
The first talk, "Infectious Diseases and One Health," will be given Friday, September 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. The talk will be part of the continuing education lectures offered on Friday beginning at 9:30 a.m. His talk will be followed by the keynote address, "The Barbaro Story," presented by Dr. Dean Richardson, class of 1979, Charles W. Raker professor of equine surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, New Bolton Center.
Dr. King's second talk, "The Future of the College," will be given Saturday, September 12, from 4 to 5 p.m., immediately following the Ohio State Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society's annual membership and board meeting.
Prior to becoming dean at Ohio State on September 1, Dr. King was the director of the Center for Disease Control's new National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases.
Elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 2004, Dr. King currently serves in advisory or adjunct positions with six universities, and is editor for the OIE Scientific Review on "Emerging Zoonoses."
August 7, 2009
By: Holly Davis
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.