Faculty and staff

January 31, 2019
Swine researcher Pedro Urriola's research includes a multitude of issues such as risk prevention, which focuses on stopping viruses such as African swine fever from infecting pigs through imported feed.
May 29, 2018
Raising fish for food perfectly illustrates the One Health concept the College of Veterinary Medicine has promoted for many years to describe the interdependence of animal, human and environmental health, says Alex Primus, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. “Fish is a very heathy source of protein and when farmed responsibly can be produced in a very environmentally sustainable manner."
May 29, 2018
CAHFS, the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources form an informal partnership to work with private aquaculture producers to tackle concerns about water quality, fish diseases and genetics, and invasive species. By working together, the partners can more effectively confront complex policy and regulatory issues than if they were working alone.
November 7, 2017
Twenty years ago as a student working on a degree in veterinary medicine at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, Andres Perez hardly imagined he would eventually be working at the University of Minnesota.
Continue reading: Andres Perez Profile
September 1, 2017
Dr. Andres Perez is the new director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS). Perez takes over for Dr. Scott Wells, who is stepping down after serving as director and co-director for the past six years. Perez joined the College in 2014 and is a veterinary epidemiologist specializing in the prevention and control of food animal diseases. He also holds the Global Animal Health and Food Safety endowed chair.
Continue reading: CAHFS Announce New Director
June 29, 2017
Jeff Bender, a professor and epidemiologist in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the University’s School of Public Health, has been deeply involved in the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety since it began in 2001.
March 1, 2017
Dr. Larissa Minicucci, assistant professor of veterinary public health in the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, was presented with the Outstanding Faculty Award at the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association meeting in Minneapolis on February 24.