David E. Granstrom
Dr. Granstrom has been director of the AVMA Education and Research Division since 2008, and he served as assistant director of the division from 1997 to 2001. He received DVM and Ph.D. degrees from Kansas State University in 1978 and 1988, respectively, and he is a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Microbiology (parasitology).
As director of the Education and Research Division, Dr. Granstrom has provided professional staff support to the Council on Education, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the official accrediting body for colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada. The council also accredits veterinary colleges in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Granstrom was associate director of the USDA’s Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Agricultural Research Service, and Dr. Granstrom was an assistant and associate professor of veterinary parasitology in the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Kentucky from 1988 to 1997.
He is recognized as an international authority on equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) and has given numerous invited presentations at national and international meetings. His research resulted in development of the first effective diagnostic test, identification of the method of disease transmission, development of the first FDA-approved treatment, and the development of effective guidelines for the prevention and control of EPM. Two patents, a successful university start-up company, and more than 75 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books have resulted from his work.
Dr. Granstrom also served 21 years as a public health officer with the Air National Guard in Kansas and Kentucky, retiring at the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2005.