March, 2015
Dr. Hueston boarding their dairy coordinated transportation

My, how you’ve grown…the Summer Public Health Institute

Fun Fact:
Drs. Jeff Bender, Will Hueston, and Scott Wells were among the first- year faculty and continue to teach at the PHI.

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.

December, 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, 2014

How is CAHFS involved in assuring food security?

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, 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. 

In these two short years, the Center has awarded three substantial grants to three resident students. These residents have:

June, 2014
Food programs calendar

Educational relevance and sustainability… New programs on the way!

June, 2014
Costa Rica

The 2014 Farm to Table Study program will explore the food system from farm-to-table in Costa Rica, which has a food processing industry that produces nearly US $1 billion annually.

June, 2014

Under a cooperative agreement with USDA APHIS Veterinary Services CAHFS faculty, residents and staff have utilized a public-private partnership approach to engage federal, state, academic and industry experts from around the country to inform and support the development of commodity specific pro-active risk assessments looking at the movement of different egg sector commodities during aHighly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak in the US.

June, 2014
Participants of EIO 2014 program at  U shaped table

The 2014 Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations (EIO) program took place this March. The week-long program provided participants the opportunity to network among key global leaders and new skills for effectively engaging intergovernmental organizations. 

2014 EIO Photo Slideshow 

March, 2014
International Conference on One Medicine One Science

Minnesota is the site of five days focused on One Health, One Medicine, and One Science

March, 2014

Greetings CAHFS Partners