Candidate Seminar for Canada Research Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology

Event Date:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10:30 am
Atlantic Veterinary College
Lecture Theatre A

The Department of Health Management will be interviewing three candidates for the Canada Research Chair tenure-track faculty position in Veterinary Epidemiology. As part of the interview process, each candidate has been asked to present two brief seminars: one suitable for graduate student level and the other a presentation of their research.

Our third candidate will be on-campus August 19 and August 20.

Dr. Diego Nobrega is currently affiliated with the University of Calgary, where he is pursuing his second PhD as a recipient of the prestigious Killam Doctoral Scholarship. He is also a High-Level Foreign Expert at the China Agriculture University in Beijing.

His primary area of expertise is antimicrobial resistance of bacteria. Dr. Nobrega works in prevention and control of infectious diseases of dairy cattle, and in identification of genetic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Additionally, he nurtures a keen interest in biostatistics, data science and bioinformatics. With a DVM degree, MSc in Preventive Veterinary Medicine and a PhD in Microbiology, Dr. Nobrega has published extensively and notably in the field of veterinary epidemiology. Additionally, he is currently appointed President of the Veterinary Medical Sciences Graduate Students' Association, a reviewer for prestigious journals in field of antimicrobial resistance and has served on numerous committees at the University of Calgary.

Statistical Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials in Veterinary Epidemiology
Do We Need Critically Important Antimicrobials to Treat Non-Severe Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cattle? A Network-Meta Analysis
Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 am
AVC Lecture Theatre "A"

Any interested faculty/staff are invited to attend. A copy of the candidate's CV and letter of application are available by contacting Tracy O'Flaherty ( in the Department of Health Management.