Dr. Mo Salman receives preventive veterinary medicine award

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Dr. Mo Salman

Dr. Mo Salman, professor of veterinary epidemiology in the CSU Department of Clinical Sciences, and founding director of the Animal Population Health Institute, was honored with the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine 2017 Helwig-Jennings Award for his outstanding and prolonged service to the organization.

This award, established in 1980, recognizes the significant and lasting contributions of Drs. John H. Helwig and William E. Jennings to the totality of veterinary preventive medicine. Salman was honored at the ACVPM meeting on July 23 in Indianapolis.

A 1973 graduate of the University of Baghdad College of Veterinary Medicine, Salman has served as a professor in the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences for more than 30 years.

Salman is an expert in preventive veterinary medicine and comparative pathology, and is a diplomate of the ACVPM, and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. His research interests focus on surveillance and survey methodologies for animal diseases with emphasis on infectious diseases.

The Animal Population Health Institute is a collaboration among several colleges and departments, with expertise in veterinary epidemiology, internal medicine, bacteriology, food animal and equine infectious disease, biosafety/biosecurity, pre-harvest food safety, foreign animal and zoonotic diseases, clinical testing, and biostatistics.

He edited “Animal Disease Surveillance and Survey Systems: Methods and Applications,” and is the author of more than 300 papers in scientific journals. He is editor in chief of the Elsevier journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine. He has served on the board of American Journal of Veterinary Research and is section editor for the epidemiology section of Animal Health Review.