After 28 Years with the CVM, Dr. Ken Nusbaum Retires
Dr. Kenneth Nusbaum retired from the College of Veterinary Medicine in December. An Emeritus Professor, Dr. Nusbaum will return as a visiting professor to participate and teach in the undergraduate minor in public health at the college.
Above: Dr. Calvin Johnson (left), head of the Dept. of Pathobiology, congratulates Dr. Ken Nusbaum at his retirement party in December.
Dr. Nusbaum developed the multi-college undergraduate public health initiative that currently includes two new courses, Introduction to Public Health, first offered fall 2010, and Introduction to Epidemiology, to be offered summer 2011.
He will also continue his role in developing the combined DVM-MPH degree program in the College of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the School of Public Health at UAB. He will coordinate programs to recruit veterinary students into the public health specialty, represent Auburn on the national Public Health Committee of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, and assist in infectious disease lectures and laboratories offered in the veterinary curriculum.
Dr. Nusbaum has been active in the college’s food biosecurity and public health programs since 1999. He joined the faculty in 1982 in the Department of Pathobiology. He holds a Ph.D. in virology and a M.S. in medical bacteriology from the University of Georgia. He obtained his D.V.M. and B.S. from Cornell University.