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Danielle Buttke and friendsLt. Cmdr. Danielle Buttke, DVM ’09/PhD ’10 has been awarded the James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

News: Former Baker student wins CDC award

August 12, 2014

Former Baker Institute student Lt. Cmdr. Danielle Buttke DVM ’09/PhD ’10 is this year's recipient of the James H. Steele Veterinary Public Health Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Once a student in Alex Travis's lab, Buttke earned her DVM and Ph.D. in 2010. Today Buttke serves as a U.S. Public Health Service officer assigned to the National Parks Service (NPS) Biological Resource Management Division, Wildlife Health Branch. In her role as the NPS One Health coordinator, Buttke was instrumental in tamping down an outbreak of hantavirus at Yosemite National Park in 2012.

From the CDC Foundation website:
"This award is given to a current or former Epidemic Intelligence Service officer who has made outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary public health. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in the investigation, control or prevention of zoonotic diseases or other animal-related human health problems."

Read more about Buttke and the award on the College of Veterinary Medicine's website.