Moxley elected honorary diplomate in American College of Veterinary Microbiology

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Rodney Moxley elected honorary diplomate in American College of Veterinary Microbiology

Rodney A. Moxley, Charles Bessey Professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was recently elected Honorary Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Microbiology (ACVM). This honor recognizes individuals who have achieved unquestioned eminence in veterinary microbiology during their career.

The impact of Moxley’s research in E. coli and food safety have earned him national and international recognition. His research has significantly increased the understanding of the pathogenesis of E. coli infections, particularly in cattle. The results of his work have reduced the public health risk associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in beef, and strengthened veterinary diagnostic testing.

Moxley serves as project director of a multi-institutional USDA grant titled “Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in the Beef Chain: Assessing and Mitigating the Risk by Translational Science, Education and Outreach.” The project received the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for Mission Integration. Moxley is also the co-director of the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, which includes more than 100 researchers, educators, clinicians and extension personnel from Iowa State University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Iowa, the USDA Agricultural Research Service and the Mayo Clinic.

In a letter supporting Moxley’s nomination, a colleague noted, “His research has been groundbreaking and has led the way for strategies to prevent diseases which have a major impact on animal and public health.”

In addition to research, Moxley teaches veterinary students in the Nebraska Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Previously, he contributed to veterinary diagnostic pathology service through the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center and taught undergraduate and graduate pathogenic microbiology courses for many years.

The ACVM will recognize and honor Moxley and its annual banquet in November.

The ACVM is the veterinary specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in microbiology.