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K-State Today

April 11, 2011



Master of public health program honors Larson as outstanding faculty member

By Julie Fosberg

Robert Larson, the Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman Chair in Food Animal Production Medicine at K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, received the Outstanding Master of Public Health Faculty Award for 2011. The award was presented at the third annual Excellence in Public Health celebration April 7.

The event is sponsored by K-State's master of public health program in recognition of National Public Health Week. It also honors significant contributions by students, graduates and faculty in the program.

Larson earned his doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1987 and a doctorate in 1992, both from K-State. He also serves as director of veterinary medical continuing education at the college. For the last three years Larson has worked with the master of public health program's emphasis on infectious diseases and zoonoses. He has been one of two instructors for the program's core course, DMP 708, and this year he developed and taught a new online epidemiology course, DMP 754, which is now part of the master of public health program's core curriculum.