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Charles M. Hendrix, DVM, PhD

Dr. Charles M. Hendrix, professor of parasitology, received his DVM degree in 1974 from the University of Georgia. He served as a Captain in the United States Army Veterinary Corps at the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia. From 1976 through 1981, he was a Veterinary Medical Associate at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, where he earned both his MS and PhD degrees. Dr. Hendrix came to Auburn University in 1981. Since that time he has received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award twice and the Auburn University Student Government Teacher of the Year Award twice (once for the College of Veterinary Medicine and once for the Graduate School). He was selected by Mortar Board Honorary as one of six outstanding educators on Auburn University's campus. In 1998, he has authored two veterinary parasitology textbooks, Diagnostic Veterinary Parasitology and Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians. During the 2002-03 academic year, Dr. Hendrix served as a AAAS/AVMA Congressional Fellow in Washington, DC.   In 2006, Dr. Hendrix became the Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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hendrcm@auburn.edu

Research Interests

Dr. Hendrix has developed an outreach program based on the Department of Health and Human Services' Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health writing competition and the objectives stated in the DHHS document, Healthy People 2010. For his outstanding support of student participation in the Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health, Hendrix has received the DHHS Certificate of Merit. For the past 10 years, Dr. Hendrix has been advising veterinary and other health professions students in the preparation of award-winning proposals for the Secretary's Award -- his advisees have won this prestigious national writing competition a total of 10 times since 1999, bringing in over $50,000 in award monies. He and Dr. Isabelle Thompson of the Department of English have established a webpage that serves as a style manual for writing successful proposals for the Secretary's Award.

Selected Publications

Charles M. Hendrix, Catherine L. McClelland CL, Isabelle Thompson.  A punch list for changing veterinary medicine's public image in the 21st century.  2006.  Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 228(4):506-510.

Charles M. Hendrix, Catherine L. McClelland CL, Isabelle Thompson, Andrew T Maccabe, Charlotte R. Hendrix.  2005.  An interprofessional role for veterinary medicine in human health promotion and disease prevention.Journal of Interprofessional Care. 19(1):3-10.

Anne M. Rhome, Maureen K. McLaughlin, Pamela J. Malloy, Andrew T. Maccabe, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2004. Writing across the Curriculum: Using Healthy People 2010 and The DHHS Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Nurse Educator. 29(4):152-155.

Charles M. Hendrix, Isabelle Thompson, John L. Pitts, Catherine L. McClelland, and Paige A. Pence. 2003. Veterinary student projects competing in the Hill's and the DHHS Secretary's Award writing competitions. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 30(1):78-80.

Charles M. Hendrix, Catherine L. McClelland, Karen Kahn, Isabelle Thompson, and Paige A. Pence. 2002. Healthy People 2010: New opportunities for veterinary medicine in the 21st Century. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 221(7):951-957.

Pearce, James R., Charles M. Hendrix, Neil Allison, and Jamie M. Butler. 2001. Macracanthorhynchus ingens infection in a dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 219(2):194-196.

Hendrix, Charles M., Isabelle Thompson, Catherine McClelland, Isabelle Thompson, and Curt J. Mann. 2001. A survey of reading, writing, and oral communication skills in North American veterinary medical colleges. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 28(1):34-40.

Hendrix, Charles M., Catherine L. McClelland, Isabelle Thompson, Curt J. Mann, and Paige A. Pence. 2001. Proposal writing for Healthy People 2010: Veterinary student authors win Hill's Public Health Awards and DHHS Secretary's Awards for Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. 28(1):41-43.

Thompson, Isabelle and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. Learning-to-communicate and communicating-to-learn in veterinary medical curricula. Journal of Technical Writing and Communication. 30(2):105-123.

Cuthriell, Delilah, Pat Davis Pat, Kimberly Braxton-Lloyd, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. The Letter in the Litter: A public information pamphlet to reduce the incidence of Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women and their children. National Academies of Practice Forum. 2:283-287.

Gray, Alchar, Tiffany J. Cal, Elizabeth Norris, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. A Rainbow of Career Choices: A coloring/activity book to increase the numbers of minority students in the health care professions. National Academies of Practice Forum. 2:289-294.

Hendrix, Charles M. 2000. Veterinary medicine represented at Healthy People 2010 conference. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 216(8):1202-1203.

Agan, Etta M, Joanna E. Burnette, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. Fido! Friend or Foe? An activity/coloring book designed to reduce dog bite injuries in children through public education. National Academies of Practice Forum. 2:151-155.

Roberts, Emily D., Misty A. Shores, Iris C. Mullins, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. The Chiron Project: A community effort to educate adolescents on the adverse effects of anabolic steroid abuse. National Academies of Practice Forum. 2:145-149.

Cartwright, Robert C., Eden Myers, Tamera P. Lee, and Charles M. Hendrix. 2000. The ShotSpot: A collaboration to provide vaccination and information. National Academies of Practice Forum. 2:141-144.

Hendrix, Charles M., Mary Ann Vande Linde, Isabelle Thompson, and Curt J. Mann. 1999. Special Report -- Veterinary students lead the way to a healthier nation in year 2010. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 215(3): 325-327.

Hendrix, Charles M., Lewis T. Benefield, James S. Wohl, Bonnie C. Bloom, and Stephanie R Ostrowski. 1998. International travel with pets. Part III. Recognizing imported pathogens. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 20(12): 1342-1348.

Hendrix, Charles M., Lewis T. Benefield, James S. Wohl, Bonnie C. Bloom, and Stephanie R Ostrowski. 1998. International travel with pets. Part II. The threat of foreign pathogens. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 20(11): 1239-1251.

Hendrix, Charles M., Lewis T. Benefield, James S. Wohl, Bonnie C. Bloom, and Stephanie R Ostrowski. 1998. International travel with pets. Part I. Regulations. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian. 20(10): 1099-1107.

Hendrix, Charles M., 1997. Special Report - Veterinary student wins DHHS Secretary's Certificate of Merit in Innovations in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention writing competition. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 210(10): 1434-1435.

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