Posted February 28, 2024

A new article from the Zoonotic Tuberculosis Network highlights Dr. John B. Kaneene's contributions to addressing the challenges imposed by zoonotic tuberculosis.

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John B. Kaneene, DVM, MPH, PhD, FAES, DAVES, University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Center for Comparative Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University.

The Zoonotic Tuberculosis Network has published “Highlights of Dr. John B. Kaneene's Zoonotic Tuberculosis Work and Accomplishments.” Among those contributions is creating the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease’s Zoonotic TB Sub-section. The sub-section now sees active participation by veterinarians, physicians, public health workers, microbiologists, and other health professionals. The group was a core collaborator in the World Health Organization’s Roadmap for Zoonotic Tuberculosis.

In July 2023, Dr. John Kaneene, University Distinguished Professor, was awarded the K. F. Meyer/James H. Steele Gold-headed Cane by the American Veterinary One Health Society, founded as the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society. The prestigious award recognizes career accomplishments and contributions to veterinary epidemiology, public health, and One Health.

Over the course of a career spanning more than 40 years, Kaneene has advanced scientific knowledge about zoonotic diseases and antimicrobial resistance, trained more than 65 PhD and MS students across four continents, and improved research and public health infrastructure through collaborations with universities and governmental organizations.

Kaneene is a committed collaborator, and, with colleagues and graduate students, has published more than 347 publications. He has also received numerous teaching and scientific research awards.