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    Munashe Chigerwe- BVSc, MPH, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Medicine & Epidemiology

    3121 Tupper Hall
    Davis, CA 95616

    +1 530 752 8235
    mchigerwe@ucdavis.edu

       

    Research Focus

    Primary Focus: Bovine neonatal immunology

    1. Dairy calf neonatal immunity.

    2. Wild ruminant neonatal immunity


    Secondary Focus: Educational Research

    1. Mental health and wellness in veterinary medical students.

    2. Effect of curricular design on approaches to learning by veterinary medical students.

    Specialty Focus

    Livestock Medicine & Surgery

    Education

    2001 BVSc Veterinary Medicine, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
    2008 PhD Pathobiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
    2008 MPH Veterinary Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia, Columbia, MO
    2020 MSc Vet Med Veterinary Medical Education, Royal Veterinary College, University of London,

    Honors and Awards

    2016 Large Animal Faculty Award: Awarded by the Class of 2016 (May)
    2016 Keynote Speaker. California Veterinary Medical Association Banquet for the Class of 2016
    2015 Graduation Commencement Speaker, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri (May)
    2015 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2015 (May)
    2014 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Davis (May) (Graduate/Professional Category)
    2013 SVM Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis
    2012-2013 Gamma Eta Chapter of Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health inductee
    2012-2013 The Teaching Academy of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine fellow
    2012-2013 SVM Graduation Commencement Speaker, UC Davis
    2011-2012 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2012.
    2010-2011 Favorite Faculty Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
    2010-2011 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011.
    2010-2011 Keynote Speaker. California Veterinary Medical Association Banquet for the Class of 2011
    2010-2011 Veterinary Leadership Experience, scholarship recipient awarded by SCAVMA.
    2009-2010 Favorite Teacher Award: Awarded by the Class of 2011
    2009-2010 Favorite Large Animal Clinician Award: Awarded by the Class of 2010
    2007-2013 Phi Zeta Honor Society in Veterinary Medicine inductee
    2007-2008 Graduating Doctoral Commencement Student Marshall; University of Missouri-Columbia
    2007-2008 Master of Public Health Student Distinction Award
    2005-2008 E.R Price Public Health Scholarship in Veterinary Medicine
    2005-2006 University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine nominee for the American Association Veterinary Clinicians resident award
    2004-2005 Phi Zeta award for scientific presentation.
    2000-2001 Class prize and best clinical student, University of Zimbabwe.
    1998-1999 Ecomed scholarship, University of Zimbabwe
    1997-1998 Caps scholarship, University of Zimbabwe

    Licenses

    Council of Veterinary Surgeons, Zimbabwe
    Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Active Research Grants

    Co-Investigator, Housing conditions and pneumonia in Irish dairy calves, Conor McAloon (Principal Investigator), Wellcome Trust

    Co-Principal Investigator, Risk factors for intravenous catheter infection in hospitalized cattle, goats and sheep., Ailbhe King (Principal Investigator), UC Davis VMTH

    Co-Principal Investigator, Mental Health and Wellness Issues facing Students in Veterinary Medicine: A Collaborative Study with the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine and University of Pretoria, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Diemart Holm (Principal Investigator), University of Pretoria

    Co-Principal Investigator, Screening for genetic elements linked to antimicrobial drug resistance in Salmonella isolated from cattle in California: focus on drugs of critical importance to human and veterinary medicine., Richard Pereira (Principal Investigator), California Department of Agriculture

    Co-Investigator, Intranasal Moraxella bovis/Moraxella bovoculi native cytotoxin vaccine to prevent naturally occurring infectious bovine keratoconjutivitis, John Angelos (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health

    Principal Investigator, Determination of blood endotoxin concentrations in sick dairy bull calves delivered to calf ranches., (Principal Investigator), Center for Food Animal Health

    Co-Investigator, Survey and Longitudinal Study on Antimicrobial Treatments and Resistance in Adult Cattle on California Dairies , Sharif Aly (Principal Investigator), CDFA

    Co-Principal Investigator, Prevalence of in-vitro phenotypic antibiotic resistance in respiratory bacterial isolates from weaned dairy heifers in California with and without respiratory disease and the association with farm level management variables and enteric bacterial minimum i, Sarah Depenbrock (Principal Investigator), CDFA

    Most Recent 10 Publications

    • Munashe Chigerwe: Personality composition of veterinary medical student classes: Is the student’s performance on Multiple-Mini Interviews affected by their personality preferences? 2019 Chigerwe M, Boudreaux KA, Ilkiw JE Personality composition of veterinary medical student classes: Is the student’s performance on Multiple-Mini Interviews affected by their personality preferences? International Journal of Medical Education,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Assessment of depression and health related quality of life in veterinary medical students: Use of the 2-item primary care evaluation of mental disorders questionnaire (PRIME-MD PHQ) and the 8-item short form-8 survey (SF-8) 2018 Chigerwe M, Boudreaux KA, Ilkiw JE Assessment of depression and health related quality of life in veterinary medical students: Use of the 2-item primary care evaluation of mental disorders questionnaire (PRIME-MD PHQ) and the 8-item short form-8 survey (SF-8) J Vet Med Educ ,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of intravenous famotidine in adult cattle 2018 Balcomb CC, Heller MC, Chigerwe M, Kynch H, Meyer A Pharmacokinetics and efficacy of intravenous famotidine in adult cattle J Vet Intern Med ,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Bovine Herpes Virus Type-4 Infection among Postpartum Dairy Cows in California: Risk Factors and Phylogenetic Analysis 2018 Areda D, Chigerwe M, Crossley B Bovine Herpes Virus Type-4 Infection among Postpartum Dairy Cows in California: Risk Factors and Phylogenetic Analysis Epidemiol Infect ,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Indications for and outcomes of limb amputation in goats and sheep 2018 Gamsjaeger L, Chigerwe M Indications for and outcomes of limb amputation in goats and sheep J Am Vet Med Assoc,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Serum Refractometry and Brix Refractometry for the Diagnosis of Inadequate Transfer of Passive Immunity in Calves 2018 Buczinski S, Gicquel E, Fecteau G, Takwoingi Y, Chigerwe M, Vandeweerd JM Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy of Serum Refractometry and Brix Refractometry for the Diagnosis of Inadequate Transfer of Passive Immunity in Calves J Vet Intern Med,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Aspiration pneumonia in two tibetan yak bulls (Bos grunniens) as a complication from ketamine-xylazine-butorphanol anesthesia for recumbent castration 2018 Smith SJ, Sheley M, Chigerwe M Aspiration pneumonia in two tibetan yak bulls (Bos grunniens) as a complication from ketamine-xylazine-butorphanol anesthesia for recumbent castration J Zoo and Wildlife Med,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Enteritis in Neonatal and Juvenile Ruminants 2018 Heller MC, Chigerwe M Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Enteritis in Neonatal and Juvenile Ruminants Vet Clin North Am. Food Anim Pract,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Enteritis in Adult Ruminants 2018 Chigerwe M, Heller MC Diagnosis and Treatment of Infectious Enteritis in Adult Ruminants Vet Clin North Am. Food Anim Pract,
    • Munashe Chigerwe: Comparative pharmacokinetics of two florfenicol formulations following intramuscular and subcutaneous administration to sheep 2018 Balcomb CC, Angelos JA, Chigerwe M, Byrne BA, Lane VM, Wetzlich SC, Sahin O, Holler L, Zhang S, Tell LA Comparative pharmacokinetics of two florfenicol formulations following intramuscular and subcutaneous administration to sheep Am J Vet Res ,

    Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

    2017 Chigerwe M: Osteochondrosis, Chase C, Lutz K, McKenzie E, and Tibary A, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants. .

    2017 Chigerwe M: Heartwater (Cowdriosis), Chase C, Lutz K, McKenzie E, and Tibary A, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants. .

    2017 Chigerwe M: Bovine petechial fever, Chase C, Lutz K, McKenzie E, and Tibary A, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants. .

    2015 Chigerwe M, Barrington GM: Chapter 53: Immunologic disorders: Failure of colostral passive immunity, Smith BP, (ed), Large Animal Internal Medicine, 5th Edition. 1572-5.

    2008 Chigerwe M: Bovine petechial fever, Haskell SRR, (ed), Blackwell's Five Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminants. 139.