Local vet chosen to teach teachers

Veterinarian Alison Reindel poses outside of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. She was chosen to teach middle- and high-school teachers how to incorporate epidemiology and public health into their classrooms. (Photo submitted)

GLOVERSVILLE — Dr. Alison Reindel, a veterinarian at the Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, has been chosen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to teach middle- and high-school teachers in Chapel Hill, N.C., how to incorporate epidemiology and public health concepts into their classrooms through interactive case studies in a two-day regional workshop.

To meet the high demand for future disease detectives, the CDC is partnering with the Association of Schools Programs of Public Health to offer Science Ambassador Fellowship Program regional training workshops throughout the United States.

Before joining the Gloversville practice, Reindel worked as an intern at the CDC in 2017 and designed the introductory workshop session for the national Science Ambassador Fellowship Program.

“Advancing science and technologies is increasing our awareness and understanding of the interdependency of human health, animal health, and environmental health,” said Reindel. “The importance of public health and developing tomorrow’s disease detectives is essential for fostering healthy communities.”

In 2015, Reindel was selected as one of 10 Dr. James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases Fellowship recipients amongst medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, and public health graduate students in the United States. Through this fellowship, Reindel spent the summer at the CDC researching respiratory syncytial virus. In 2017, Reindel joined Gloversville practice after receiving a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island.