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Vet medicine faculty member named University Professor

Corrie Brown

Corrie Brown, Meigs Professor of Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named University Professor, an honor bestowed on faculty members who have made a significant impact on UGA beyond their normal academic responsibilities.

Brown, who was named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2004, has built international partnerships to advance animal and human health. In her 20 years at UGA, her research, instruction and outreach have shaped global initiatives and transformed lives.

“Working at the interface of animal and human health, Dr. Brown has dedicated her career to creating a healthier and more prosperous future,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. “She is an inspiring instructor and mentor, a pioneering researcher and a global ambassador for the University of Georgia.”

Brown has worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Veterinarians Without Borders and the federal departments of state, defense and agriculture to create programs to help veterinarians understand how to build sustainable animal health systems that improve heath, food security and economic stability.

She has presented workshops or conducted training in more than 50 countries and authored several manuals that are in use across the globe.

“In (Veterinarians Without Borders)’s work throughout the developing world, it’s not possible to operate anywhere without coming across Dr. Brown’s name and her contributions,” CEO Thomas W. Graham wrote in nominating Brown, who serves on the nongovernmental organization’s board of directors. “She has spent 30 years building partnerships and collaborations and investing in others.”