Welcome to Session 649 – Current and Emerging Public Health

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Welcome to Session 649 – Current and Emerging Public Health
Threats from Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Dr. Thomas Wittum is a professor of veterinary epidemiology in
the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio
State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wittum
teaches a variety of topics related to veterinary epidemiology,
veterinary public health and zoonotic diseases, in both the
professional DVM and the graduate curricula at OSU. His
research program focuses on the epidemiology of infectious
diseases in populations of agricultural animals. Currently, his
program is investigating the ecology of antimicrobial resistance,
the public health risk of veterinary antimicrobial use, and the
direct and food-borne zoonotic transmission of enteric pathogens.
Please welcome Dr. Thomas Wittum