Monday, November 3, 2008

2008 Alumni Fellow Speaks at CVM

Dr. Gary K. Allen, our 2008 Alumni Fellow, spoke to CVM students, faculty and staff on Friday about his professional career. Dr. Allen, a native of Biloxi, MS, is a 1981 graduate of MSU-CVM. He also holds a BS in agriculture from MSU. After graduating in the inaugural CVM class, he completed a PhD in microbiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed postdoctoral training at Texas A&M University in immunology and biochemistry ant at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in medical informatics.

He is currently the Vice President for Information Technology at the University Missouri. In this role he oversees the information technology infrastructure for the four University of Missouri campuses.

Dr. Allen is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Pathology at UM-Columbia's College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate (Specialty of Virology) of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists and has served as a member of the ACVM Board of Governors.