Summary of Awards to Date

Design to dissemination: development of materials and repository for integrative veterinary food safety education.

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Aug. 15, 2006 - Aug. 14, 2009

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Center for Produce Safety

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Jeannette McDonald, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Food safety is a societal issue that needs a coalescence of specialties to address it. Veterinarians play an important role but there is a lack of faculty expertise in food safety as well as a shortage of veterinary microbiologists leading to courses that offer good basic training but lack clinical relevance for veterinary students. Our goal is to give students a better appreciation of the field of food safety and a broader perspective and understanding of its challenges and solutions by integrating animal health, food safety, and public health.