Monthly Archives: March 2017

Veterinarians Are on the Front Lines of Food Safety

By Timothy Ogilvie, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George's University
March 24, 2017

When many people think of veterinarians, they picture a medical professional who cares for animals. But vets play a crucial role in human health as well — particularly when it comes to keeping our food safe. Indeed, large animal veterinarians – those who treat animals raised to produce food such as meat, milk and eggs […]

Cooking Comes Clean

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
March 8, 2017

Picture this: a woman and her child are at home, working together to make dinner for their family. They use a traditional, indoor stove and burn wood to get a fire going. As the fire grows, dark smoke fills the room. Black soot covers the walls of their house. The mother and child start to […]

Global Transportation and the Spread of Disease

By Calum Macpherson, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Director of Research at St. George's University
March 8, 2017

We live at a time in which people and goods can move across borders – and even across continents — with unprecedented speed. Advances in transportation have also made it easier and faster for infectious diseases to spread quickly. Since 1980, the number of infectious-disease outbreaks across the globe has nearly quadrupled.[1] Recent outbreaks such […]