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Dr. Lonnie J. King
Dr. Lonnie J. King, DVM, MS, MPA, ACVPM became the 10th dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in September 2009. Dr. King directed the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne and Enteric Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He served Michigan State University as dean for 10 years and prior to that spent 19 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. As the nation’s chief veterinarian, he worked extensively in global trade agreements and has testified before congress on issues of emerging diseases. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science, Dr. King is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He received his bachelor’s and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Ohio State, a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. An expert in “One Health” and the emergence of new diseases, he is a highly sought-after speaker.

Entries by Dr. Lonnie J. King

The Age of Contagion

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 12:55 PM

Grim predictions of infectious diseases have been with us as long as recorded history. As author David Quammen remarked in a recent New York Times editorial, our once sunny optimism that modern miracle antibodies would stop modern-day plagues has proven to be mistaken.

Scary new viral diseases such as MERS,...

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