Dr. Stephen Sundlof joins the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM)


by Valerie E. Ragan DVM

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May 12, 2010

Dr. Stephen Sundlof joins the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM)

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 12, 2010--The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM), part of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, is pleased to announce that Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M, Ph. D. has accepted a two-year assignment with the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM), on the College Park campus of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) at the University of Maryland.

The CPCVM has a long history of training veterinary students from North American veterinary colleges for careers in public practice, and is administered through a partnership of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland.  The center is ideally located in College Park at the University of Maryland in close proximity to Washington DC.

The CPCVM is working to enhance and expand its programs to better meet the anticipated future needs for veterinarians in public practice, including expanding its training related to food safety and security. Dr. Sundlof has served for the past two years as director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and for the 14 previous years as Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). He began his career in 1980 on the faculty of the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Under an agreement between the FDA and the CPCVM, Dr. Sundlof will work with the CPCVM on enhancement and expansion of the public and corporate veterinary medicine curriculum for veterinary students with a focus on food safety and security.  He will also assist the CPCVM in developing career transition training for veterinarians interested in public service and will be working on starting a new training and development program in regulatory science designed especially for government employees, which is being planned in conjunction with the University of Minnesota and the Ohio State University. The collaborative effort of the three universities should provide an excellent opportunity to leverage resources and provide a continuum of training in public practice from the veterinary school level through the mid-career level.

"We are thrilled that Dr. Sundlof has agreed to work with us as we expand the activities of the Center" said Dr. Valerie Ragan, Director of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. "He is a nationally recognized leader in food safety and we greatly appreciate the FDA's support of our efforts by agreeing to this assignment."

Dr. Sundlof has published numerous articles in scientific journals on drug residues and food safety. From 1994 to 2008, he served as Chairman of the World Health Organization/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods.  He is past president of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


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