The Transmission

A pathway to our perspectives, announcements, and the latest animal health and food safety news.

June 1, 2015
April 2015 marked the official launch of a partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Prishtina. This partnership was formed under the US Agency for International Development’s ‘Transformational Leadership Project: Scholarships and Partnerships’ being implemented by World Learning.
June 1, 2015
Teams of researchers in Thailand and Minnesota are joining forces on three timely topics, including antimicrobial resistance in companion animals, bovine tuberculosis in Thailand, and campylobacter in Thailand
Continue reading: Research through Partnerships
June 1, 2015
Recently I had the opportunity to talk to employees from several turkey farms from locations across the Midwest region about how highly pathogenic avian influenza has affected their flocks, and I came away from these discussions with several observations.
March 1, 2015
More than 2,000 graduate students and early to mid-career professionals have participated in one or more of the experiential learning opportunities initiated by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) and its partners over the past decade. While this number is impressive, it only tells part of the story.
Tags: Disease, Training
March 1, 2015
Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia continue to deal with the fear, social upheaval, and massive loss of life caused by the ongoing Ebola outbreak. While the real impacts of Ebola are being felt in West Africa, returning travelers and health care workers have prompted concern about potential domestic spread.
Tags: Training
March 1, 2015
The 2015 Global Health Institute was held in Chiang Mai Thailand this February. The Institute provided an opportunity for over 70 participants from 14 countries to concentrate on the areas of emerging and re-emerging diseases, antimicrobial resistance, application of risk analysis, epidemiological tools and application, food safety and hygiene and One Health Education.
Continue reading: 2015 Global Health Institute
Tags: Training
March 1, 2015
The University of Minnesota Summer Public Health Institute (PHI), scheduled each year during the May term, offers courses for everyone practicing or studying public health and its related fields. Faculty and experts create and teach short courses that respond to current advances in their fields.
Continue reading: 2015 Public Health Institute
December 1, 2014
It is December…the year is drawing to a close. While some of us spend time looking back at the accomplishments of the year, others are busy looking forward to the promise of new opportunities and challenges to be mastered. It’s all a matter of perspective.
September 1, 2014
Security of the animal-based global food system is central to the mission of CAHFS. As a food animal and public health veterinarian and Director of Academic Programs of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, animal health and food safety have been my consistent focus, though I have come to recognize that food security is a powerful way to characterize the societal need for our work.
June 1, 2014
In spring 2012 we, the Center for Animal Food Health and Safety (CAFHS) at the College of Veterinary Medicine had a bold idea: “Let’s create a fund to help our resident students study around the world to further their education and at the same time let us honor those early pioneers in public health and veterinary medicine.” And with that the Veterinary Pioneers in Public Health Resident Education fund was established.
Continue reading: Pioneer Fund Update