Posted March 31, 2014
Featuring John B. Kaneene

Professor in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will serve a two-year term on the body that advises the director of the African Studies Center.

John Kaneene, DVM, MPH, PhD, DAVES, University Distinguished Professor in the Michigan State University Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, has been elected to serve on the African Studies Center Advisory Committee. Core faculty and the staff of the African Studies Center and elect Advisory Committee members for two-year terms.

The African Studies Center is a multi-disciplinary administrative unit designed to encourage, coordinate, and disseminate academic knowledge relevant to understanding the African continent and to coordinate faculty and students in those goals. The Advisory Committee is the major channel for advising the director of the African Studies Center on matters including policy, program, personnel, grants, and financial matters; and on any matters about which the director seeks advice.

Dr. John Kaneene research includes studies the epidemiology and ecology of zoonotic diseases, including tuberculosis (TB) and brucellosis, as well as the epidemiology and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.

The Center's interim director, Assefa Mehretu, thanked Kaneene for his dedication to serve the African Studies Center.

March 31, 2014