PI DVM PhD CVA
Anna Hielm-Björkman is a DVM, PhD, CVA (IVAS), and Adjunct Professor, working full-time at the Dept of Equine and Small Animal Medicine and at the University Animal Hospital at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki in Finland. She heads the DogRisk research group that focuses on translational medicine and Ani-Man One Health. That means that her group study diseases that occur spontaneously in both dogs and humans. Her main interest is nutrition related epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology. She has researchers working on metabolomics, nutrigenomics, gut microbiota, nutrition profiles of the healthy and diseased animal and clinical outcome measures for pain and quality of life. She also validates and studies scent discrimination dogs that sniff diseases from biological samples; currently they are sniffing cancer from urine samples.
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