Ludhiana 04 October 2020-Dr. Navneet Dhand, an alumnus of College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has been named as the Research Leader in the field of Veterinary Medicine by The Australian Special Research report 2020.

The report, published by the prestigious 'The Australian' newspaper last week, profiled the best researchers and research institutions in Australia. The report identified one leading scientist in Australia from each of 255 fields, whose papers published in the 20 top journals in their field in the past five years have had the most citations by other researchers.

“This is matter of great pride and fulfilment that one of our alumni has been selected to as the top one veterinary scientist in Australia”, said Dr Inderjeet Singh, the Vice Chancellor of GADVASU. “GADVASU has produced many global animal health leaders. Many of our alumni are working on significant leadership roles around the world. Dr Dhand’s new recognition once again confirms that GADVASU is one of the best veterinary institutions in India he added.

Dr Dhand is currently serving as an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Director of the Asia Pacific Consortium of Veterinary Epidemiology which was established early this year to train a new generation of ‘animal disease detectives’ in 11 countries across Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

The consortium he is leading includes over 40 world-class epidemiologists from veterinary schools in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. Working with the World Health Organisation, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the US Centre for Disease Control. The consortium is developing sustainable training programs to boost the capacity of the animal health workforce to work with public authorities.

Dr Dhand was also profiled in a cover story in this month’s issue of the Veterinary Practice magazine. The cover story discusses his career journey and provides information about the research he is conducting to prevent the next pandemic.