National Academies of Practice accepts 17 veterinary fellows

Published on June 18, 2014
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The National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, held an April 4-6 forum on “One Team—One Health” in Alexandria, Virginia. Dr. John R. Herbold is president of the NAP for 2013 and 2014.

The NAP accepted the following 17 individuals as new fellows of the Veterinary Medicine Academy.

Dr. Marianne Ash (Purdue ‘77) is director of animal programs for the Indiana State Board of Animal Health and an adjunct professor at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been involved with food animal production and food safety for more than 30 years.

Dr. Beth Boynton (Minnesota ‘80) is a professor of wellness at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She established the community practice at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Previously, she worked in small animal and equine practice.

Dr. Michael D. Dykes (Auburn ‘82) is vice president for government affairs with Monsanto Co. out of Washington, D.C. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s U.S. government affairs strategies and programs. His responsibilities also include Monsanto’s state and local government affairs and Canadian government affairs.

Diane A. Fagen is the librarian for the AVMA and a library clerk at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Crawford Library of the Health Sciences-Rockford. She is pleased to have made links between the two entities—particularly by educating medical, nursing, and pharmacology students about including veterinary medicine in literature searches.

Dr. Marthina Lee Greer (Iowa ‘81) and her husband, Dr. Daniel W. Griffiths, own Veterinary Village LLC, a small animal practice in rural Wisconsin. They also own International Canine Semen Bank-Wisconsin. Dr. Greer earned her legal degree from Marquette University and is a partner at Animal Legal Resources LLC.

Dr. Carolyn J. Henry (Auburn ‘90) is a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine. She previously was on the faculty of Washington State University. She is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty in oncology.

Dr. Laura L. Hungerford (Michigan ‘80) is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She serves as senior adviser for science policy in the Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Calvin M. Johnson (Auburn ‘86) is dean of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and a professor in the college’s Department of Pathobiology. His laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of feline immunodeficiency virus in domestic cats as a biomedical model for HIV in children.

Dr. Arthur L. Lage (Iowa ‘67) is director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Animal Resources and Comparative Medicine. He is a member of the board of the One Health Commission and a past president and chairman of the Board of Regents of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Michael D. Lairmore (Missouri ‘81) is dean of the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He previously served as associate dean for research and graduate studies at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focus is on the pathogenesis of retroviral diseases.

Dr. Julie K. Levy (California-Davis ‘89) is director of Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research and clinical interests center on the health and welfare of animals in shelters, feline infectious diseases, and humane alternatives for cat population control.

Dr. Lila Miller (Cornell ‘77) is vice president for shelter medicine with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She previously ran a clinic in an underserved area of New York City. She is a co-founder of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians.

Dr. Allan J. Paul (Illinois ‘77) is associate dean for public engagement at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, a professor in the college’s Department of Pathobiology, and chair of the department’s Division of Parasitology. He was in private practice from 1980-1997.

Dr. Charles Mark Russell (Auburn ‘82) is founder and director of Whitesburg Animal Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. He serves on the board of the Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama and the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Hospital Board. He is a past president of the Alabama VMA.

Leland S. Shapiro, PhD, is chair of the Agriculture Department and director of the Pre-Veterinary Science Program at Pierce College, a community college in Los Angeles. He helped establish the three-year preveterinary program and has been an educator for 38 years in the veterinary field.

Dr. Margaret R. Slater (Cornell ‘86) provides epidemiologic and statistical support for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Previously, she was on the faculty at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. She works on the problem of free-roaming cats and dogs.

Dr. Cheryl M. Stroud (Mississippi ‘81) is executive director of the One Health Commission, which promotes interdisciplinary collaboration to improve human, animal, and environmental health. She helped create the North Carolina One Health Collaborative. She previously has worked in industry, academia, and private practice.