As part of DugDug’s ongoing series on leading researchers in health and nutrition (you can see our last piece here), we have had the unique privilege of interviewing Dr. Eunseok Cha, assistant professor of nursing at Emory University. Dr. Cha specializes in community health nursing, health promotion, and disease prevention. Through her research, Dr. Cha seeks to prevent and delay the progression of chronic conditions through self-management strategies.
We at DugDug are very strong proponents of thoughtful, data-driven, animal control programs. And recent papers such as “Evaluation of animal control measures on pet demographics in Santa Clara County, California, 1993-2006,” co-authored by UC Davis and National Pet Alliance, caught our attention for the real insights and actionable steps that it provided in reducing shelter intakes. However, little were we prepared for the incredible story of one of the co-authors of the paper: Karen Johnson.
Each week at DugDug, we interview top experts doing animal-related research and bring their findings to our readers. This week, we have the privilege of speaking with Kaci Buhl, Senior Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University and a Project Coordinator for the National Pesticide Information Center. Her recent paper, titled "Reports of metaldehyde and iron phosphate exposures in animals and characterization of suspected iron toxicosis in dogs" highlights the everyday danger of using snail bait in your home garden.
Joel McVey is a Actuarial Science major at Butler University. DugDug recently sat down and talked to Joel as part of our 'Future of Actuarial Science' series about his experience at Butler and why more people should consider a career as an actuary. Joel spent last summer interning with CNO Financial Group in Indianpolis. This summer he will enter another internship at Towers Watson in Chicago before heading back to BU to start his senior year.
Bruce Yang is a masters student in Actuarial Sciences at Georgia State University and will be graduating this year. As the next part in our 'Future of Actuarials Series', we were lucky enough to recently sit down with Bruce and discuss his experience at GSU and the unique journey that led to him becoming an actuary.
Bryce Cook is a Actuarial Science major and Business Management minor at Brigham Young University. DugDug recently sat down and talked to Bryce as part of our 'Future of Actuarial Science' series about his experience at BYU and why more people should consider a career as an actuary. Bryce will also be interning at Farmers Insurance Group in Los Angeles this summer, and is set to graduate from BYU in December 2013.
As part of DugDug's 'Future of Veterinary Care' series, we recently had the privilege of speaking with Jorge Alvarez. Jorge is a senior at The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. In our discussion, Jorge tells us about all the places veterinary studies has taken him and why he has such a passion for the field.
DugDug interviews Dr. Ellen Jefferson at Austin Pets Alive! about what to consider in pet adoptions and managing animal an animal rescue organization. Austin Pets Alive! is an animal rescue organization dedicated to making Austin a no-kill community.