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Bernadette Margaret Dunham, American Science administrator, pharmacology educator. Franco-American Visiting Scientist fellow Institute National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale, 1985; National Institutes of Health grantee National Center for Research Resources Department of Health and Human Services, 1990-1991, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1984-1988, 90-95.


Dunham, Bernadette Margaret was born on August 15, 1950 in Llanelli, Wales. Daughter of Eric Alfred and Gwynneth Margaret (Cavey) Dunham.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Guelph University of Canberra, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1984.


Clinical practitioner Taunton Road Animal Hospital, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, 1975-1978. Research associate Boston University, 1978-1984, research assistant professor, 1984-1986. Research associate Harvard University Medical School, Boston, 1980-1986.

Pathology resident Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1987-1988. Research assistant professor State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, 1988—1995, director laboratory animal medicine, 1989—1995. Assistant director then acting director government relations divsn American Veterinary Medical Association, 1995—2000.

Deputy director Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 2006—2008, director, since 2008. Member institutional biosafety committee State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, since 1989, institutional animal care and use committee, since 1989, applicant interview committee College of Medicine, since 1989. Adjunct professor Virginia-Maryland.

Regional College Veterinary Medicine. Speaker in field.


Member United States Academy Pathology, Canada Academy Pathology, Microcirculatory Society of America, American Heart Association (peer review panel since 1990), Ontario Veterinary Association, Ontario Veterinary College Alumni Association (life), American Association for Women in Science, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: opera and chamber music, equestian events, landscape design.


Married Raymond Alex Petryshyn, April 26, 1986.