February 11, 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky.

Craig Carter, director and professor of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, recently took the helm of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society as president for a five-year term.

AVES was founded by James H. Steele in 1964 to recognize global leaders in infectious disease epidemiology and public health and to foster research to combat infectious diseases in both animals and humans. The society has recognized more than 70 world-renowned scientists through awarding the K.F. Meyer/James H. Steele Gold Headed Cane Award, which Carter received in 2011, primarily for his work on zoonotic diseases.

“I consider it such a great honor and privilege to serve as the president of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society for the next five years," said Carter. "Since leaving my ambulatory practice in Texas, I have worked as an epidemiologist in service, research and teaching roles in the university, military and international consulting environments for over thirty years. Dr. Jim Steele — founder of the AVES and the CDC division of epidemiology — was my graduate professor, mentor and dear friend for many years until his death at 100 years young in 2013." 

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Ashley Cox, 859-257-8716; Carl Nathe, 859-257-3200