MSU Names Director of Animal, Public Health Center

Dr. Rachel Reams, who comes to Michigan State University from Covance Laboratories, will assume the role in early August.

Michigan State University has named Rachel Reams, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, as director of its Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH). She will assume the role on Aug. 1.

Dr. Reams currently is director of translational biomarker solutions at Covance Laboratories. Prior to that, she was the director of discovery pathology and imaging at the laboratory. Her background includes being head of pathology at Lilly Research Laboratories, as well as being the director of the Puerto Rico Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. She also led the Large Animal Pathology and Toxicology laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center.

Reams’ key focus at DCPAH, according to the university, will be strengthening leadership in its business, academic and government roles.

“DCPAH is unique in its complex mission and its interconnected relationships with industry, academia and the government,” Reams said. “I am looking forward to building on the excellent service we provide to veterinary practitioners and the animals they serve, and to advancing our educational and research missions. The pathological services and the academic work strengthen each other, and then you bring them together with our mission to safeguard animal and human health by closely collaborating with state and national agencies—the possibilities are amazing.”

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