Colorado State Professor’s Contributions to International Veterinary Medicine Recognized

Colorado State University professor Mo Salman has received the American Veterinary Association of Veterinary Medicine’s XII International Veterinary Congress Prize. The annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to international understanding of veterinary medicine.

A veterinary epidemiologist in the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Salman is a professor and researcher in the Department of Clinical Sciences and the Department of Environmental Health and Radiological Sciences. He is an expert in infectious disease surveillance and survey in animals.

Salman travels to more than 15 countries in the world to conduct research and provide veterinary education. His programs help to rebuild or strengthen veterinary medicine and supporting government structures in countries currently or recently under great strife including Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Somalia. His work focuses on protecting animal health and providing animal health structures, education and resources to promote economic stability.

Salman is a professor in and the former director of the Animal Population Health Institute at Colorado State, which is devoted to encouraging collaborative, multidisciplinary research to improve the health of animal populations, to prevent and control infectious and other important diseases of animals, and to contribute to national and international animal disease policymaking processes by providing a better understanding of disease epidemiology and pathogenesis.

Salman is a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Salman is the former chairman of the U.S. Animal Health Association Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases. He participated in the peer review of the European Union’s scientific review for the geographical assessment for bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, and was elected to the European Food Safety Agency’s Panel for Animal Health and Welfare. He chairs the Continuing Education Committee of the Association for Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine and has authored more than 180 refereed journal articles.