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Congratulations to our recent Veterinary Public Health Graduates

Congratulations to our most recent Masters of Public Health (MPH) graduates for their hard work and dedication! Sixty-one students have now graduated with the MPH degree specializing in Veterinary Public Health (VPH).

The VPH specialization in the MPH program is a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Public Health. This unique degree allows students to learn the animal and human sides of disease in order to more effectively understand zoonotic diseases that can be passed between humans and animals.

Each student also completes a culminating project in one of several areas including laboratory research, applied field research, service, and grants. Each graduate, their advisor, their project, and what they are currently doing is listed below.

Students who started in 2008:

Samantha Deafenbaugh
An advisee of Dr. Paivi Rajala-Schultz
“Animal Disaster Response Plan for Madison County, Ohio” (Service)
Samantha will be pursuing her DVM at Ohio State this coming fall (Class of 2015).

Kelly Scheuer
 An advisee of Dr. Linda Saif
“Prevalence of Noroviruses in US Finisher Swine” (Research)
Kelly is currently an assistant researcher at the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) at The Ohio Agricultural Research Development Center (OARDC).  

Students who started in 2009:

Jade Braman
An advisee of Dr. Armando Hoet
“Prevalence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on Human and Equine Contact Surfaces in a Large Veterinary Teaching Hospital” (Research)
Jade obtained a CDC Fellowship to go to NY State Agriculture Department

Johana Cenera
An advisee of Dr. Fred DeGraves
“Program Evaluation and Revision of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory’s 2008 Laboratory Emergency Management Plan” (Service)
Johana will be pursuing her DVM at Ohio State this coming fall (Class of 2015).

Meaghan Glowacki
An advisee of Dr. Armando Hoet
Ixodes scapularis and Lyme Disease in Tiverton Township, Coshocton County, Ohio” (Research)
Meaghan is currently pursuing her DVM at Ohio State (Class of 2014).

Greg Laughlin
An advisee of Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann
“Prevention of Zoonotic Diseases on Dairy Farms: Assessing a Comprehensive Educational Program for Dairy Personnel” (Applied Field Research Project)
Dr. Laughlin will be returning to his post in the Army.

.Gabriella Vari
An advisee of Dr. Rebecca Garabed
“Microbial spread modeling among dairy cattle: An agent-based approach” (Grant)
Gabriella is currently preparing to apply to Veterinary School.


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.   


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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:35pm