The section of epidemiology is committed to advancing veterinary epidemiology through teaching and research. This includes designing and implementing courses in epidemiology and biostatistics at the undergraduate level and supervising research students at the postgraduate level.
We also offer advice on statistics and study design to all members of the Vetsuisse Faculty in Zurich.
Programme of the Vetsuisse Public Health Conference finalized
Ruedi Nager, Stephan Schwarz and Alex Shaw are the confirmed keynote speakers at the 2018 Vetsuisse Public Health Conference on 29 November in Zürich. The programme of presentations and posters has also been finalized.
Now Available: Integrated approaches to health; a handbook to evaluate One Health
In the frame of the COST "Network for evaluation of One Health" Simon Rüegg has edited together with international colleagues the "Handbook to evaluate One Health". It is available as fee eBook or printed on demand.
Comment in Lancet: Initiation of Global Burden of Animal Diseases Programme
Animal health has major impacts on human health directly through zoonotic disease transmission, or indirectly through nutritional availability and environmental management. For human health, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study has created a comprehensive dataset of diseases, injuries, and risk factors that is used to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. A project to collect an equivalent dataset for animal diseases is being planned.
Welcome Giulia Paternoster and Duriya Charypkhan
Over the last year, Giulia and Duriya have joined our unit. Giulia is a veterinary epidemiologist with a strong interest in public health, infectious and zoonotic diseases. Duriya is a young veterinary professional that has obtained her BVSc at the Kazakh National Agrarian University (2011-2016) with a possibility to study meanwhile as a grantee at Wageningen University.
NEOH final Action Conference: Creating impact for One Health and EcoHealth
The Network for Evaluation of One Health is holding a final conference for the release of their handbook and to discuss advancements in implementation, evaluation and governance of One Health. It will be held in Bologna and registration is open until August 26th 2018.
Bibliometric Success: Most cited paper in the WHO bulletin
"The global burden of congenital toxoplasmosis: a systematic review" by Torgerson et al. was the most cited article of the bulletin of the World Health Organisation in the last 5 years.
Zurich R courses
The "Zurich R Courses" are a continuing education program offered in cooperation of UZH and ETH Zurich. Within this program, we offer a series of introductory and specialized courses on data analysis and scientific programming with the free open-source software R, that are taught by international experts.