Dr. Bernadette Dunham was promoted in August to director of the Office of Minor Use and Minor Species and acting deputy center director for the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine.
Prior to joining the CVM in December 2002, Dr. Dunham was with the AVMA Governmental Relations in Washington, D.C., for almost eight years. First, she worked as a policy specialist then later as assistant director and acting director.
A 1975 graduate of Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Dr. Dunham has been on the faculty of the Department of Pharmacology at the State University of New York Health Science Center as well as director of Laboratory Animal Medicine at the center.
In addition to her duties at the FDA, Dr. Dunham is an adjunct professor with the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine.