Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka appointed as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health
I am pleased to announce Francisco Olea-Popelka has been appointed as the Beryl Ivey Endowed Chair in One Health, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective Jan 2, 2019 – Jan 1, 2024. Professor Olea-Popelka earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile and a master’s in Epidemiology in 2002, and
Professor Olea-Popelka’s inter-disciplinary research focuses on the study of diseases and addresses health issues at the intersection of livestock, wildlife, and humans globally. His main focus is
He has served on a number of international, national and scholarly committees including Zoonotic Tuberculosis sub-section Program Chair for The Union from2013-2015, Member of the Association of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine from2008- to present, and Faculty Advisor and founder for the One Health Club, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University from 2008 to 2018).
He was the recipient of Margaret A.B. Maxwell Memorial Scholarship in 2002 and 2003, the CAVEPM Travel award for ISVEE 10th in 2003, Graduate Students Recognition Award (2005), and the “Achiever” Award at The Union in 2014, and was a nominee for the Department of Clinical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University ‘Mentoring Award’ in 2017 and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences nominee in 2018 for the Monfort Professor rising star award.
Please join me in congratulating Francisco Olea-Popelka on his appointment.
Dr. Davy Cheng, MD MSc FRCPC FCAHS CCPE
Dean (Acting), Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor & EPICOR Research Chair
Western University, London, Canada