Collaborators & Sponsors

Project Collaboration

The University of Minnesota veterinary public health and preventive medicine (VPHPM) Residency model provides a unique opportunity to add value for partnering organizations. Collaborative projects provide additional resources to address areas of need or emerging issues. In addition to a highly skilled residents, partnering organizations gain access to UMN CAHFS faculty expertise.  

Project Examples

VPHPM Residents are assigned to an array of teaching, research and service projects that are intended to provide a variety of public health practice learning opportunities. Projects range from local to international in scope and involve partnerships with government, corporate enterprises, and University stakeholders. Integration and application of basic science, epidemiology, and population medicine are used to affect policy and educate the public about public health, preventive medicine, animal health, and food safety issues. Assignments are based on a resident's interests as well as the residency program's needs. Residents do not focus exclusively on a single project for any sustained period of time. Rather, residents have a variety of responsibilities spanning multiple species and projects in order to gain a breadth of public health practice experience.

Supporters of VPHPM residency-associated project work have included:

  • American Egg Board
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA - APHIS)
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health (USDA - CEAH)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Food Protection and Defense Institute
  • Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership
  • Health Food-Healthy Lives, a University of Minnesota Presidential Initiative
  • Minnesota Beef Council
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Department of Health
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
  • National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense
  • National Veterinary Stockpile Program
  • OIE (World Organization for Animal Health)
  • United States Animal Health Association
  • University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation  

Involve a resident in your project

Things to know:

  • Contracts are managed through the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
  • Resident time is billed at an hourly rate
  • Typically residents are contracted at 10-20 hours per week, depending on project needs
  • Preference will be given to  projects that allow residents to gain competence in program core areas