National Academies of Practice accepts two veterinary fellows

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Dr. Gordon
Dr. Robert P. Gordon
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Dr. Stephanie R. Ostrowski

The National Academies of Practice, an interdisciplinary organization of health care practitioners and scholars, held an April 8-9 forum on “Interprofessional Practice and Education: Embracing Transformational Change” in Baltimore. The NAP accepted the following veterinarians as new fellows of the Veterinary Medicine Academy.

Dr. Robert P. Gordon (University of Bologna, Italy ’75) owns Oakland Animal Hospital in Oakland, New Jersey. He helped establish Bergen County task forces on rabies and served on a Bergen County task force on West Nile virus, and he initiated involvement of veterinarians in statewide emergency and disaster response. He has been president of the New Jersey VMA, New Jersey delegate to the AVMA House of Delegates, and chair of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Dr. Stephanie R. Ostrowski (Georgia ’80) is on the faculty at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she teaches food safety, epidemiology, and public health. In 2010, she retired after 20 years of service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a U.S. Public Health Service officer. She served in worldwide deployments relating to polio eradication, avian influenza, anthrax response after 9/11, community lead poisoning, foot-and-mouth disease, and hurricanes Katrina and Rita.