International training: MSU veterinary faculty teach epidemiology in China
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Two Mississippi State professors in the
university’s College of Veterinary Medicine are reaching out to students
around the world who want to learn about their specialized field of
Drs. David R. Smith and Robert W. Wills recently traveled to China to
teach a two-week, two-credit-hour course funded by the Chinese Academy
of Agricultural Sciences.
“There is a need for training Chinese veterinarians in epidemiology,”
Smith said. Epidemiology is the branch of medicine dealing with the
incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with
detection of the sources and cause of epidemics of infectious disease.
It’s also commonly referred to as studying “herd health.” read more...