CDC Foundation   “The CDC Foundation is an independent nonprofit and the sole entity created by Congress to mobilize philanthropic and private-sector resources to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s critical health protection work....” Pappaioanou Veterinary Public Health and Applied Epidemiology Award Providing veterinarian students with opportunities in an applied hands - on training experience in epidemiology, public health , global health and/or One Health BACKGROUND AND NEED Animals and zoonotic pathogens move faster, farther, and in greater numbers today than ever before. The majority of new and reemerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, and antimicrobial resistance is on the rise. Six out of every 10 infectious diseases in humans are spread from animals. These trends are moving rapidly and show no signs of reversing; collectively, they call for much greater involvement of the veterinary medical profession in issues of public health. The urgent need for qualified public health veterinarians is universal. The current numbers of qualified veterinarians do not satisfy employers’ current needs, and, moreover, many additional jobs remain to be created and filled.  It is estimated that by 2020 an additional 250,000 public health workers, including veterinary health workers, will be needed to meet today’s public health challenges. ... For more information, please see attached PDF