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Hurd Accepts Invitation to Serve on Scientific Advisory Council

January 20, 2010

Tracy Ann Raef, Veterinary Communications, (515) 294-4602, traef@iastate.edu

Iowa State University associate professor Scott Hurd, DVM, has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Animal Health Institute’s Scientific Advisory Council. The Council comprises leaders and experts in the fields of veterinary science, food safety, public health, nutrition, education and research.
Dr. Hurd is a senior epidemiologist in the College of Veterinary and took a leave-of-absence to serve as the USDA’s deputy undersecretary for food safety in 2008. He returned to ISU and continues to conduct analytical research on food risks and food safety. He is a member of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Risk Assessment, and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents. Dr. Hurd is a 1982 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
According to the AHI, the Council will provide guidance and advice to the AHI’s Healthy People, Healthy Animals, Health Planet initiative. The Council’s mission is to foster greater awareness and understanding that animal health is essential to human health, building partnerships with public health and animal health communities, and promoting science-based research.