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OVC professor receives Research Excellence Award

Ontario Veterinary College professor Amy Greer

Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) professor Amy Greer is one of five University of Guelph researchers who recently received 2019 Research Excellence Awards from the university.
 
Greer, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and professor in OVC’s Department of Population Medicine, explores the introduction, spread, dynamics and control of infectious diseases in humans and animals. Her research aims to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of both public health and veterinary health interventions in order to make informed decisions regarding public health policy.
 
Her current research includes the veterinary component of a new antibiotic stewardship platform being explored with collaborators at the University of Toronto, Public Health Agency of Sweden and Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
 
Greer also is contributing her expertise to the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), as a recently named member of their Advisory Board. One of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the NCCID’s mission is to protect the health of Canadians by facilitating the use of evidence and emerging research on infectious diseases to inform public health programs and policy.
 
Greer has previously held scientific positions in the Centre for Communicable Diseases and Infection Control at the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
 
The Research Excellence Awards program highlights the achievements of recently tenured faculty members and helps to raise their profile among external funding agencies. The awards are sponsored by the U of G’s Office of Research and the Office of the Provost.
 
Read more about the University of Guelph researchers receiving 2019 Research Excellence Awards.