Dr. Chase A. Crawford will lead implementation of a series of remedial and control strategies and programs expected to emerge soon from the AAVMC/Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Task Force on Anti-Microbial Resistance. Crawford joined the AAVMC staff September 1 in a position jointly funded by the AAVMC and the APLU.
Crawford brings national and international experience in agricultural and global health policy to the task, as well as expertise in public policy development related antimicrobial resistance, food safety and emerging infectious diseases.
Prior to his appointment, he conducted an AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Fellowship in the office of U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN). During that position, he was instrumental in supporting Franken’s initiatives in One Health, agriculture, energy and the environment.
Before the AAAS Fellowship, Crawford served as a Human-Animal Interface Intern with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he worked closely with WHO efforts to monitor and contain threats presented by avian influenza and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus).
Preceding that, Crawford conducted a Disease Intelligence Internship with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy, where he also focused on global zoonotic disease threats.
Crawford earned his DVM degree from the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, where he was awarded the Fred P. Jaggi Award for Outstanding proficiency in Veterinary Public Health. He also earned M.S. and B.S. degrees from Texas A&M.
Meet the AAVMC: Data Analyst Tim Shanahan
Data Analyst Tim Shanahan
Data Analyst Tim Shanahan is among the newest of AAVMC employees, having joined the staff just a few months ago. Tim earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and a M.S. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania (coincidentally, he lived behind their School of Veterinary Medicine).
Tim’s professional interests include higher education, statistics, sociology, college admissions, and organizational development. His primarily responsibilities with the AAVMC include supporting the AAVMC’s institutional research program and annual Comparative Data Report, as well as new research projects that contribute to the diversification of the profession.
Tim’s previous experience with the National Association for College Admission Counseling will be useful as the AAVMC broadens its research focus and continues to refine its empirically informed admission and recruitment practices. During an earlier position with Taurus Education, he worked with Chinese students seeking admission to highly selective U.S. colleges and universities.
“My hope has always been to employ the social sciences to improve the effectiveness of our universities and help them enroll students that are more broadly representative of both the United States and the world,” says Tim. “I’m very excited about the challenges and opportunities I will encounter in my position with the AAVMC.”
Tim has already published several peer-reviewed papers, and is experienced with data visualization techniques, an emerging area of interest for the AAVMC.
“We’re very excited to welcome Tim as a part of the AAVMC data team,” says AAVMC Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Lisa Greenhill. “His experience and interests will surely expand our internal capacity and ability to work with veterinary faculty with similar interests.”
Several new projects are already in preliminary planning stages now that Tim’s on board, according to Greenhill. The AAVMC plans to examine some of the factors given the strongest consideration during veterinary admission decisions, how applicants can best prioritize their time as undergraduates, what student characteristics may predict the pursuit of careers in academia as well as what factors contribute to gender-based occupational decisions and selection into practice area pathways.
Tim’s an avid cyclist and has represented Division I and Division II schools in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference.
Cornell Featured on Nat Geo Wild’s “Vet School”: Premieres Saturday, Sept. 19
The triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the life of a modern veterinary student will be showcased during Nat Geo Wild’s Vet School, a new television series that follows first- and fourth-year students over the course of an academic year at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The show premieres Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10 EST/9C on Nat Geo WILD.
The series chronicles the experiences of seven students as they work through their sequence of classroom, laboratory and clinical training programs. Students Hannah Brodlie, Cristina Bustamante and Dan Cimino are first-year students just beginning their educational journey. Fourth-year students Sam Dicker, Singen Elliott, Aziza Glass, and Aria Hill are about to begin their professional careers.
“We viewed this show as a fantastic opportunity to raise the profile of the veterinary profession and to help the public understand the rigorous education leading to a veterinary degree,” explains Interim Dean Lorin Warnick. “We were honored to be asked to participate in the production and happy to showcase the experience of our students as they work to become veterinarians.”
Vet School Episodes
Crash Course (Sept. 19)
For first-year student Dan Cimino, an evening in the ER begins slowly but before long there are two serious emergencies. Fourth-year student Aria Hill performs some hands-on work during dental surgery for a cat. Fourth-year student Singen Elliott, who is interested in large animal practice, is reminded by an orthopedic surgeon to treat a kitten with gentler hands.
Day One (Sept. 26)
The first-year students begin their veterinary school career by … dancing? Singen loves large animal practice, but veterinary students must learn to treat all animals. Will Sophia the cat be his undoing? Millie, a 3-year-old bulldog with congestive heart failure, has come to Cornell in a last-ditch effort to save her life. Fourth-year student Aziza Glass, in her first cardiology rotation, is part of the team that hopes to save Millie.
In Need of a Miracle (Oct. 3)
Canine patient Lewis has a suspected breathing issue, but the docs can’t recreate his problem; so Singen is assigned to run Lewis around the hospital hallways in hopes of getting him to cough. Aziza’s rotation in large-animal medicine has been fairly quiet except for Leslie, a vociferous miniature donkey with a mind of her own.
Lethal Ingestion (Oct. 10)
Singen performs surgery on a West Highland white terrier to prevent her from going blind. Aria is in the ER when an Alaskan malamute with suspected antifreeze poisoning is brought in. Aziza assists with an unusual cardiology patient, and the first-year students learn where their ice cream comes from.
The Big Rotation (Oct. 17)
Aria begins her large-animal rotation with a blind cow -- so much for getting something easy to handle! Sam Dicker is in oncology with a puppy named Chance who might have cancer. The first-years learn how to make the perfect knot and how to draw blood from a less-than-cooperative sheep.
Midterm Madness (Oct. 24)
The fourth-year students continue their rotations with Singen treating a dog that can’t see, Sam Dicker working in anesthesiology and a terrified Aria working with horses for the first time. Meanwhile, the first-years learn how to handle a horse for a basic mouth exam.
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