July 30, 2009


One Health Giant and Great Leader to Leave the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


-         Lonnie King, DVM, MS, MPA to become Dean at the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine


The One Health Initiative website learned today that Dr. Lonnie King, Director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases will leave his position at CDC to become Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University.


The One Health team of Kahn-Kaplan-Monath-Woodall extends our congratulations and best wishes to Dr. King for a successful transition. 


From:   Thomas R. Frieden (CDC)

Sent:   Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:31 AM

To:     CDC All - CDC & ATSDR and non-CDC & non-ATSDR

Subject:        Dr. Lonnie King to Join The Ohio State University


Regretfully, I share news that Dr. Lonnie King will be leaving CDC/ATSDR.


Lonnie King, D.V.M., will join The Ohio State University College as Dean of Veterinary Medicine.  Lonnie currently is Director of the National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED).  This move will be effective September 1.  I will work with Lonnie to identify and transition an acting director.


As a veterinarian, Lonnie was well placed as the leader of a center that, among its chief responsibilities, monitors and addresses the link between humans, animals, and the environment. NCZVED was established in 2007; Lonnie served as its first director.  In its two-year life, the center has investigated and helped to stop many foodborne disease outbreaks and heightened attention to food safety around the world.


Please join me in wishing Lonnie the best in his upcoming work.


                                    Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

                                                Director, CDC, and

                                                Administrator, ATSDR