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The EpiCentre at Massey University, New Zealand, is the largest veterinary epidemiology training and research centre in Australasia, and is widely considered to be one of the leading groups in the world. The EpiCentre offers expertise in the understanding and control of disease in animal populations, the transmission of disease from animals to humans, and hazards in food of animal origin. The group is distinguished by its commitment to long-term research goals and its innovative uses of epidemiological techniques in research and problem-solving.
Tim Carpenter, Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases , Massey University was selected by his alma mater, the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis, to receive the 2015 Alumni Achievement Award.
The Alumni Achievement Award is the highest honour bestowed by the school , and recognizes Tim's exemplary achievements and contributions over four decades to veterinary medical research, teaching and mentoring of students and colleagues.
Recognised by the World Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as a Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health. Collaborating centres provide scientific expertise and excellence in specific designated fields of competence and are consulted by the OIE to provide specialised input, advice or opinion.
Professor Cord Heuer was awarded the 2014 Massey University Research Medal –Supervisor. The award acknowledges the high quality research supervision Professor Heuer has provided over the past 10 years at Massey University.
He has supervised 26 PhD students, as well as 34 master's, honours and diploma students. His research focus has been on infectious diseases, primarily Johne’s disease and leptospirosis, of both humans and livestock
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Last updated on Tuesday 31 May 2016