Goldiva Goldens received this information in a communication from The Morris Animal Foundation.
Dear Golden Retriever Lifetime Study participants and supporters,
You may have heard or seen that Morris Animal Foundation planned to hire a veterinary epidemiologist to support the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Well, I’m pleased to let you know that Dr. Melissa Simpson has accepted the position and will be joining us in June.
As a veterinary epidemiologist, Dr. Simpson will be mining the mountains of data generated by the study to ensure we learn as much as possible from everything we (and you!) are collecting. Every questionnaire and every lab test throughout the study’s duration will become part of a data set that will help us answer questions about why our pets get cancer and other diseases, and what we can do to help them stay healthy. Dr. Simpson will be working with our study team, and with external researchers and partners who want to access this incredibly valuable database to help advance animal health.
Dr. Simpson comes to us from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, where she is a project scientist. Prior to that, she was a postdoctoral research associate with the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Simpson completed her PhD in epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health in May 2010, and received her DVM in 2001 from Colorado State University.
In June, we’ll be posting a Q&A with Dr. Simpson on the Foundation website so you’ll get to know her better, as well as learn more about the work she will be doing for Morris Animal Foundation. We are excited to welcome Dr. Simpson to the team, and look forward to all we will learn, together.
Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Chief Scientific Officer
Morris Animal Foundation
Golden Retriever Lifetime Study