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Our Vision:

Prevent zoonotic disease outbreaks, epidemics, and/or pandemics in all species, including humans

Our Mission:

Serve as a collaborative leader defining the interface of viral zoonoses and developing preventive strategies to protect animal and public health.

Our Goals:

1.  Reduce viral sources associated with the emergence of novel zoonotic diseases through surveillance and ecology and epidemiology research efforts in: (1) wildlife across the Midwest; and (2) the swine-human interface in commercial settings and agricultural fairs/exhibitions.
2.  Identify risk factors and criteria for intra- and inter-species transmission.
3.  Utilize virus recovery, viral genomics, and host ecology to better understand the natural history of type A viruses.
4. Educate the public about the spread of disease, how to limit the transmission and biosecurity protocols.

 

 

Program Personnel

 

Andrew S. Bowman, MS, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVMP

Assistant Professor

Ph: 614-292-6923 
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Jacqueline M. Nolting, MS, PhD

Research Scientist / Laboratory Manager
Ph:614-292-6616 

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Richard D. Slemons, DVM, MS, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Ph:614-292-8561 

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Devra Huey, BS

Research Associate II

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Heather Nicholson, MS, RN

Research Associate II

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Madison Jensen

Research Associate

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Erika Stevens, BS

Research Assistant

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Avery Lawrence, BS

Research Assistant

Graduate Student

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Dillon McBride, BS

Graduate Research Associate

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Janice Park

Graduate Research Associate

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Luke Trimble

Veterinary medicine student

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Steven Overend, BS

Veterinary Medicine Public Health

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Marissa Hall, BS

MPH/VPH

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Sydney Treglia

Undergraduate

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Kallie Plotnik

Undergraduate

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Avy Pollock

Undergraduate

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Amber Cleggett, BS

Undergraduate

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Ciarra Polsley

Undergraduate

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Madison Owsiany

Undergraduate

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Collaborators & Participants

 

AIEERP in the News

https://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/2022/04/26/avian-influenza-out...  
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01112-4
https://health.osu.edu/community-health/health-and-society/the-us-has-on...
https://www.nytimes.com/article/bird-flu.html  
https://www.nifa.usda.gov/about-nifa/blogs/womens-history-month-spotligh...
https://abcnews.go.com/US/scientists-find-1st-deer-infected-omicron-vari...
https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/588238-scientists-say-co...

Other News

https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective?f[0]=field_related_topics%3A71
https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective?f[0]=field_related_topics%3A49

 

 

Funding Partners

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