Award winner to present at multiple meetings with industry experts
MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., USA, is proud to announce that Cristina Rojo Gimeno, DVM, MSc, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2019 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award which supports research in swine health, production and welfare.
Cristina Rojo Gimeno, a veterinary epidemiologist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Headquarters in Rome, Italy, will have the opportunity to present her research to a large group of swine industry specialists at upcoming MSD Animal Health High Quality Pork meetings to be held in Europe, Asia and Latin America in 2020.
Dr. Rojo Gimeno’s research focused on the responsible use of antimicrobials and the role of data, information and expert advice improving livestock production systems with a specific focus on prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials and optimizing biosecurity and targeted vaccination in pig production in Flanders, Belgium. Dr. Rojo Gimeno obtained her DVM at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Zaragoza, Spain, and her MSc at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), and was awarded a Ph.D. at Ghent University (Belgium), funded by the Flanders research institute for agriculture, fisheries and food (ILVO).
“We are pleased to recognize Dr. Cristina Rojo Gimeno and her research as part of our commitment to advancing the future of young veterinarians and veterinary scientists and the Science of Healthier Animals,” said Rika Jolie, DVM, Ph.D., MBA, Global Swine Lead, MSD Animal Health. “We believe this opportunity will help prepare graduate students for their vital roles within our industry and it is our hope to establish long-term partnerships with them to further ongoing research and innovation.”
Dr. Rojo Gimeno was selected through a competitive process amongst other candidates who were defending their doctoral (Ph.D.) research in either veterinary or animal science with an emphasis on swine within the last 12 months.
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