National Academies of Practice accepts 8 veterinary fellows

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NAP logoThe National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, held an April 17-18 forum on “Engaging the Patient and Family in Patient-Centered Care: An Interprofessional Approach” in Alexandria, Virginia. The NAP accepted the following eight veterinarians as new fellows of the Veterinary Medicine Academy.

Dr. Corrie Brown (Guelph ’81) is a professor of veterinary pathology at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She previously focused on transboundary animal diseases at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plum Island Animal Disease Center. She has worked internationally building animal health infrastructure for more than 25 years.

Dr. Lisa Freeman (Tufts ’91) is a professor who teaches nutrition at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Her research interests are nutritional modulation of cardiac disease and critical care nutrition. She is director of the one-health program at the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Dr. Malika Kachani (Hassan II Agricultural and Veterinary Institute ’92) is a professor of parasitology at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in the one-health approach, interprofessional education, and neglected zoonoses. Her research projects have included cystic echinococcosis, toxoplasmosis, and interprofessional education.

Dr. Tracey Lynn (Auburn ’92) is part of a team coordinating the animal health component of one health within the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. She previously was an epidemiologist in federal and state public health agencies working across the spectrum of public health practice.

Dr. Tracey S. McNamara (Cornell ’82) is a professor of pathology at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She was senior zoo pathologist at the Bronx Zoo from 1987-2003. She focuses on recognition and understanding of wildlife diseases and is best known for her work on West Nile virus.

Dr. Skye Stanley (Kansas State ’00) is an internist with VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center in Orange County, California. He previously was with VCA Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City, serving as chief medical director from 2007-2009. He also lectured at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Lynne White-Shim (Illinois ’06) is an assistant director of the AVMA Scientific Activities Division and provided staff support for the AVMA’s One Health Initiative Task Force and ongoing AVMA activities. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2014. She also has worked at VCA MacArthur Animal Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Dwight Wolfe (Auburn ’77) is a professor who teaches food animal medicine at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. His research interests include bovine reproduction and herd health for beef cattle. He has served as president of the American College of Theriogenologists and the Society for Theriogenology.