The Summer Public Health Institute is held annually by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. This unique program brings together over 40 experts in public health to teach a wide variety of intensive one-week courses on applied public health topics, from Fundamentals of Data Visualization in R (a statistical program) to Principles of Risk Communication.
This week I participated in the 68th annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. While sitting in a large conference hall listening to the many EIS officers discuss fascinating epidemiology case investigations, I decided to share what I learned about the EIS program so far.
Dr. Andrew Maccabe, CEO of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges will speak at the next Hueston Speaker Series Friday, May 3, with the talk "The Future of Veterinary Medical Education."
The week-long Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program provided participants the opportunity to network among key global leaders and gain new skills for effectively collaborating with intergovernmental organizations.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is hiring for an incoming cohort of veterinary public health residents. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Positions will start July 1, 2019. Apply online using the link provided below.
The week-long Farm to Table program was organized with a suite of activities and students that complemented each other well and allowed each participant to find their own area of education- whether looking for general exposure to a food system, specific applications within a discipline, or an extension of their cultural comfort zone.
Last week Farm to Table was held in southern Chile. The program gave participants exposure to leading exporting animal food production systems, and site visits focused on international trade standards and emerging issues in food safety related to the Chilean salmon and cattle industry.
CAHFS-affiliated faculty Dr. Karin Hamilton and VPHPM resident Dr. Jacob DeVries have been in Kosovo this month leading a workshop "From the Farm to Table - Poulty Production" with the University of Prishtina. Various University of Minnesota (UMN) departments have entered this partnership project with World Learning in order to work with the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary at University of Prishtina, Kosovo (FAV UP) with the primary goals to help develop, strengthen, and sustain a modern academic program for agriculture, food systems and veterinary education.
As many countries lack key professional institutions, staff, and skills to identify, track, and control dangerous animal diseases, a University of Minnesota program, ProgRESSVet, is helping to build professional capabilities in several Latin American countries.