Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) Dean Jason Johnson has appointed Dr. William Hueston as deputy director for scholarship and strategic partnerships for the Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia (CAHA) at LMU. He is charged with expanding CAHA research and scholarship, education and capacity-building with the goal of implementing One Health practice models that improve animal, human and environmental health for the benefit of the Appalachian economy and the livelihoods of all its residents.
“Dr. Hueston has worked with programs like CAHA at every stage of their progression. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable to our team at LMU,” Johnson said. “Dr. Hueston builds programs, has a gift for bringing together diverse groups of people around common goals, and has a proven track record of producing tangible results. I am so excited to begin working with Dr. Hueston to expand the opportunities to integrate One Health initiatives here at LMU and within the Appalachian region we serve.
Hueston’s life work has focused on leadership development, public policy and risk communication with particular emphasis on global food systems. He was instrumental in the expansion of public health graduate education for veterinarians at the University of Minnesota (UMN) through a dual degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Public Health program and a residency program in public health and preventive medicine accredited by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. He has a long history of designing and delivering capacity-building programs for early and mid-career government, industry and academic professionals in collaboration with universities, government agencies, intergovernmental organizations and the private sector. Through his efforts the UMN Center for Animal Health and Food Safety was recognized as a World Organisation for Animal Health Collaborating Center for Veterinary Services Capacity Building. Hueston’s work has spanned North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) formed the Center for Animal and Human Health in Appalachia at the DeBusk Veterinary Teaching Center in Harrogate, TN and Lee County, Virginia, to focus on animal and public health issues in Appalachia. Our veterinary school is devoted to the mission of improving animal and human health care in the Appalachian region.
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine is located on LMU’s main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with additional academic facilities in nearby Lee County, Virginia. LMU-CVM is an integral part of the University’s medical programs and provides real-world, community-based education in a collaborative learning environment. For more information about LMU-CVM, call 1.800.325.0900, ext. 7150 or visit us online at vetmed.LMUnet.edu.