General and Command Staff; Planning Section Chief; able to respond to state and regional disasters as a Type II National Incident Management Team member (2008)
American Horse Publication 2nd place award for Service to the Reader, “Horse Diseases and Humans,” The Horse, September 2008 edition.
Elected as U.S. representative to the International Society
for Animal Hygiene’s Extended Board of Directors (2003-2006)
[over 40 countries represented]
Selected in the top six applicants for the University of
Kentucky Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award, 2004, 2005
Elected Distinguished Practitioner of The National Academies
of Practice, 1999
Iowa State University Distinguished Young Alumnus, 1998
Association for Women Veterinarians Outstanding Woman Veterinarian
Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association's Veterinarian of
the Year Award, 1997
R.M. Dwyer. Control of Salmonella and nosocomial infections. In: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 6th edition. N.E. Robinson and K.A. Sprayberry (eds), 2009 Elsevier, Philadelphia.
O. Agricola, C.N. Carter, J.W. Riley, J.L. Smith, R.M. Dwyer. (2009) Application of an automated surveillance data-analysis system in a laboratory-based early-warning system for detection of an abortion outbreak in mares. Am J Vet Res, 70:247-256.
R.M. Dwyer. Control of infectious disease outbreaks. In: Equine Infectious Diseases, M. Long, D. Sellon (eds), 2007, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 539-549.
R.M. Dwyer. Rotavirus. In: Equine Infectious Diseases, M. Long, D. Sellon (eds), 2007, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 181-183.
R.M. Dwyer. (2004) Environmental disinfection to control
equine infectious diseases. Vet Clin of N Am: Equine 20:531-542.
R.M. Dwyer. (2003) Fitting the pieces of the puzzle: mare
reproductive loss syndrome update. Eq Vet Ed, 5:56-58.
R.M. Dwyer, L. Garber, J. Traub-Dargatz, B.J. Meade, D.G.
Powell, M.P. Pavlick, A.J. Kane. (2003) Case-control study
of factors associated with excessive proportions of early
fetal losses associated with mare reproductive loss syndrome
in central Kentucky during 2001. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 222:613-619.
H.C. Schott, S.L. Ewart, R. D. Walker, R.M. Dwyer, S. Dietrich,
S. Eberhart, J. Kusey, J. Stick, F. Derksen. (2001) An outbreak
of salmonellosis among horses at a veterinary teaching hospital.
J Am Vet Med Assoc, 218:1152-1159.
S.L Ewart, H.C. Schott, R.L. Robison, R.M. Dwyer, S.W. Eberhart,
R.D. Walker. (2001) Identification of sources of Salmonella
organisms in a veterinary teaching hospital and evaluation
of the effects of disinfection on detection of Salmonella
organisms on surface materials. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 218:1145-1151.
D.G. Powell, R.M. Dwyer, J.L. Traub-Dargatz, R.H. Fulker,
J.W. Whalen, J. Srinivasappa, W.M. Acree, H. Chu. (1997)
A field safety, immunogenicity and efficacy study of an inactivated
equine rotavirus vaccine. J Am Vet Med Assoc, 211, 193-198.
Multiple articles in Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly and
The Horse magazine (www.thehorse.com) on equine infectious
diseases, disaster medicine and epidemiology.