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VPH News and Program Updates

MPH-VPH Program Graduates 200th Student!


The MPH-VPH Program is proud to celebrate 200 graduates and their incredible careers and successes throughout the years. Read More


Hilary Kordecki Receives Oral Presentation Prize in 2021 CPH Research Day!

Hilary Kordecki (2019 Cohort) received the Oral Presentation Prize for the 2021 CPH Research Day on her research titled, "A One Health Approach to Disposable Diaper Waste Management in Mpumalanga, South Africa". Read More


Meet the New 2020 MPH-VPH Residents!


Meet our newest MPH-VPH Residents: Dr. Aminata Kalley and Dr. Samantha Swisher! 

Our Residency program develops the next generation of leaders addressing global health security priorities, such as zoonotic and foreign animal diseases, food protection, and AMR. Read More


MPH-VPH Program Re-Certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine


The OSU Master of Public Health - Veterinary Public Health program has been officially informed by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) that as of July 1st, 2020 the MPH-VPH program has been re-certified and will remain accredited by ACVPM through 2025. Read More


Pallavi Oruganti Published in Lancet Global Health Journal


Pallavi Oruganti, a current OSU DVM student and VPH alum, has published her work as a Global Engagement Scholar in the Lancet Global Health Journal.

As CVM's first Global Engagement Scholar, Pallavi studied the risk of zoonotic infection through a gendered perspective in the Mnisi community in South Africa. Read More


VPH Students Present at Midwest Veterinary Conference 2020



Paola Rullan Oliver, a recent VPH Graduate, and Macon Overcast, a second year VPH student, were chosen to present their work at the Midwest Veterinary Conference on February 23, 2020. Rullan Oliver and Overcast shared their research as a part of the Public Health track of the conference. Read More



Dr. Amanda Berrian Awarded USDA Grant For Graduate Student Training Program


Dr. Amanda Berrian, Assistant Professor in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Associate Director of the Veterinary Public Health Program, was recently awarded a $136,500 grant from USDA's Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate Fellowships   Program for her project titled "Building the Next Generation Veterinary Workforce: A Professional Training Program to Protect the Nation's Agriculture". Dr. Armando Hoet will serve as Co-Investigator on this award. Read More


Public Health Student Honored at Celebration of Service

from left, Colleen Shocking Dent and Sara DeWitt

Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine student Sara DeWitt was one of 11 students honored Thursday for her involvement in the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer fellowship program at the annual Celebration of Service held at the Ohio Union.The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a national program honoring the great humanitarian, which provides a stipend for graduate students who commit to a year-long partnership with a non-profit agency to support under-served populations. Read More


Veterinary Public Health Program Opens Doors for Graduates: 100 Lives Changed

Colleen and her dog

The Veterinary Public Health Specialization (VPH) towards the Master's of Public Health degree at The Ohio State University is celebrating Colleen Shockling Dent, now a second year veterinary student, who has the distinction of becoming the 100th person to have completed the program.

“The degree changed my life,” said Shockling Dent. “I just knew I did not want to sit behind a desk all day. There is something thrilling about epidemiology. Being at the front line protecting people from diseases of animal origin is extremely rewarding. I am grateful for the time I spent in the VPH program. I truly believe it opened a lot of doors that were originally closed to me. Read More