One Health News

 
Search News:
 
Found 1104 Matching Results. View archived News Here.

Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (USA) March 12, 2010 - Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World. Workshop Summary - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (USA): Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World. Workshop Summary

Released:

March 12, 2010

Type:

Workshop Summary

Topics:

Diseases, Global Health, Public Health

Activity:

Forum on Microbial Threats

Board:

Board on Global Health

 

http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/Infectious-Disease-Movement-in-a-Borderless-World-Workshop-Summary.aspx


Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Provides Model for Advancing One Health Principles - Saturday, March 13, 2010

Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Provides Model for Advancing One Health Principles

 

On March 8, 2010 an e-mail message to Dean Joan Hendricks, prominent One Health supporter/advocate at the University of Pennsylvania school of veterinary medicine in Philadelpia, Pennsylvania (USA) from John Trumper, MD, a longstanding valued One Health supporter in the state of Vermont modestly advised Dr. Hendricks of his remarkable One Health activities this past year.

 

Dr. Trumper told Dr. Hendricks:

 

“It's been a year since you helped us launch our One Health Initiative up here, and I promised then to give you some follow up.

 

We have been concentrating on communicating at the practitioner level of physicians and [veterinarians].  At the state society level, there was a brief One Health Initiative (OHI) presentation at the State Medical Society meeting last fall. I attended the State Veterinary Society meeting, and we now include a veterinarian presenter at the Academy of Pediatrics spring meeting and [veterinarians] are invited to all our membership meetings.


To help at the local community level, we formed a joint committee that meets every 2 months or so and has developed a power point presentation on OHI that [veterinarians] can use at local hospital presentations to physicians. There have been just two talks by [veterinarians] at local hospitals so far, with two more scheduled in April.  Subjects have included: "Animal Bites from the Perpetrators Point of View", "People, Pets, & Parasites," and The Raw Milk Sale Debate. We have a request for a speaker on The Ididerad, and on pet obesity and childhood obesity; a connection?


The local veterinarians are invited to all these local hospital presentations and so far attendance by both groups has been gratifying. So, we have a long way to go, but our modest plans of starting at the local level, thanks to your help, are underway.”

Note: The One Health team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD and Jack Woodall, PhD strongly endorses Dr. Trumper’s model activities and hope that other visionary physicians nationally and internationally will consider following suit.

 

The following News items were initially published on this One Health Initiative website in June and July of 2009:

 

 

Vermont (USA) Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Resolution Endorses One Health - Saturday, July 18, 2009

Vermont (USA) Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Resolution Endorses One Health

 

July 2, 2009 – Provided to One Health Initiative website by:

                                        John Trumper, MD

                                        P.O. Box 7, Brattleboro

                                        Vermont 05302

 Passed July 1, 2009 - RESOLVED:     That the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics continue its programs, already begun, of furthering communication with Veterinarians by endorsing the efforts of the One Health Initiative, which operates globally and nationally, and by working locally with Veterinarians to share presentations of interest to both professions at meetings, websites, and by encouraging individual contact.


 

Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Describes Activist One Health Collaborative Educational Efforts - June 26, 2009 - Friday, July 17, 2009

Vermont (USA) Pediatrician Describes Activist One Health Collaborative Educational Efforts

 

June 26, 2009

 

John Trumper, MD, a retired Vermont pediatrician, updated the One Health Initiative website regarding physician efforts to expand and utilize One Health principles by educating fellow practicing physicians and veterinarians statewide.  This hopefully represents a significant and efficacious blueprint [in brief] to help guide others in the U.S. and abroad.

 

“The joint meeting and visit (please see News item to follow) from Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD (Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine) was simply an inauguration of our Vermont efforts to alert practicing physicians in the state to the One Health concept, of which the Veterinarians are already well aware. We have begun with the pediatricians, as we believe that our specialty has the most in common with veterinarians
     Taking seriously your statements about the priority for the development of the OHI concept among practicing primary care physicians and veterinarians, we have a committee from both disciplines working on presentations by veterinarians at community hospital medical staff meetings and Continuing Medical Education sessions. This seems to be the most effective way to reach the silent majority of busy practitioners who don't attend state and national meetings. Our goal is to have local veterinarians do these talks to encourage future relationships between our disciplines at the community level. Our thinking is that offering an outline and/or power-point to the presenter would encourage more DVMs and/or VMDs to do it.
     I attended the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association meeting last week (the lone physician there).  I found it to be very interesting & informative and hope that we can include subjects of mutual interest in future state meetings of both groups. The annual meeting of the Vermont Medical Society in October will also include a short introduction of the One Health concept by a local veterinarian.
     So these are the steps we've taken and are planning; all aimed at our practitioners.”

John Trumper, MD, P.O. Box 7, Brattleboro, Vermont 05302

Footnote: Dr. Trumper has continued numerous activist participations in worthwhile causes related to health care including the One Health movement.

________________________________________

Vermont Physicians and Veterinarians Talk ‘One Health’ while attending Joint Spring Meeting

 

The Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians invited Vermont Veterinary Medical Association members to attend their joint spring meeting in Rutland, VT on April 30, 2009. 

 

Joan Hendricks, VMD, PhD, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine was invited to give the keynote presentation on the One Health Initiative from the veterinary medical perspective. In addition, Dr. Hendricks had been invited to present her description of the One Health concept at Pediatric Grand Rounds to students, residents, and staff at the University of Vermont medical school the day before.  Drs. Hendricks, Charles D. Newton, DVM, MS and Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh (MD) recently published a comprehensive article in the Veterinaria Italiana One Health monograph entitled ‘One Medicine-One Health’ at the School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania – the first 125 years http://www.izs.it/vet_italiana/2009/45_1/183.htm.

 

The University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine was started 125 years ago by the physician faculty of their medical school. In 1807 Benjamin Rush, MD postulated that "By extending our knowledge of the causes of the diseases of domestic animals, we may add greatly to the certainty and usefulness of the profession of medicine, as far as it relates to the human species".  From 1884 until the 1960's, students at Penn studying human and animal medicine took the basic science courses (e.g., physiology, pathology, microbiology, etc.) together…further evidence that One Health really does have a long and rich history at Penn.

 

Dr Hendricks discussed One Health in the context of how the veterinary and human medical professionals collaborate in biomedical research, food safety, environmental health issues, and emergency medical response for the benefit of both human and animal health.  The Human-Animal Bond phenomenon was mentioned using companion animals (pets) and horses in therapy, learning, and helping "at risk" humans at every level.  The use of household pets as sentinels for domestic abuse and prognostication of that possibility in the future was discussed.

 

A bright future was painted for One Health: developing closer "in the trenches" communication between local physicians/veterinarians/nurses and other health care personnel; increasing numbers of physicians, veterinarians and nurses adding a PhD to their resume;  encouraging state boards to recognize continuing education credits when licensees attend courses advanced by either medical or veterinary medical organizations.

 

Joann M. Lindenmayer, DVM, MPH, an associate professor in the Department of Environmental and Population Health at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and a prominent One Health supporter, presented a short synopsis of Tufts innovative programs involving human and animal medicine. Tufts veterinary medical program was founded 30 years ago on "One Health" principles promoted by University President Jean Mayer, a human nutritionist. Early on, Tufts veterinary medical students attended pre-clinical classes side-by-side with Tufts medical students. Dr. Lindenmayer joined Dr. Hendricks for an informative question, answer and comment session.

 

Provided by:

 

J. Clyde Johnson, VMD, Past President,

American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)

313 N. Shore Rd.

Spofford, NH  03462-3907

 


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides link to One Health Initiative website - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) provides link to One Health Initiative website: 

http://cstsp.aaas.org/content.html?contentid=22


Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine links with One Health Initiative website - Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine links with One Health Initiative website

 

 Centers and Institutes: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/centers-and-institutes
International Programs: http://vetmed.iastate.edu/outreach/international-programs


…a ‘One Health in Action’ example of where veterinary medicine has contributed significantly to human well-being - Thursday, March 04, 2010

Famous veterinarian Walter Plowright, CMG, FRS, FRCVS is dead (February 19, 2010): developed vaccine against rinderpest …a ‘One Health in Action’ example of where veterinary medicine has contributed significantly to human well-being

Dr. Walter Plowright, a renowned veterinary medical scientist, was recognized with the 1999 World Food Prize for his development of tissue culture rinderpest vaccine (TCRV).  This is considered the key element in the quest to eliminate rinderpest, or cattle plague, from farms and herds worldwide.  An announcement is expected shortly this year stating the eradication of rinderpest, the first animal disease to be eliminated worldwide; human smallpox was the first to be eradicated in 1979.

Rinderpest is a disease of cattle, buffaloes, some pigs, and numerous species of wild ungulates. Historically, the virus was repeatedly responsible for causing tremendous havoc among livestock from at least the time of the decline of the Roman Empire.   Losses frequently amounted to millions of animals annually. The resulting famines, social and political unrest, [sometimes war] were all too common until the acceptance of strict controls in Europe in the late 18th century.

Please see http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article7039788.ece


American College of Veterinary Pathologists Approves One Health Resolution - Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The American College of Veterinary Pathologists recently approved the following resolution that adopts the One Health Initiative concept:

  The American College of Veterinary Pathologists, recognizes and endorses the One Health Initiative dedication to improving the lives of all animal species, and to improving environmental health through the integration of human and veterinary medicine and pathology.”

 

Provided by:

Wendy J. Coe
Executive Director
American College of Veterinary Pathologists
2810 Crossroads Drive, Suite 3800
Madison, WI 53718-7961
Website: www.acvp.org


“ONE HEALTH in Action” - First Flexible Coil Balloon Expandable Intracoronary Stent Development for Humans - Tuesday, February 09, 2010

“ONE HEALTH in Action” - First Flexible Coil Balloon Expandable Intracoronary Stent Development for Humans

 

The One Health initiative website has been advised by Peter G. Anderson, DVM, PhD, Professor & Director of Pathology Undergraduate Education and Pre-Clerkship Curriculum Coordinator at the Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, that the “One Health Initiative” web link has been added to the front page of PEIR (http://peir.net).

 

Moreover, it should be noted that Dr. Peter G. Anderson, a veterinarian, represents a prime and significant historic example of “ONE HEALTH in Action”.  Dr. Anderson was part of the team that developed the first flexible coil balloon expandable intracoronary stent approved by the FDA for human use. This monumental development occurred in the early 1990’s and now – almost 100% of patients who undergo the balloon angioplasty procedure also get a stent. These stents can be coated with drugs to help the blood vessel heal after the balloon procedure to prevent scar tissue from forming leading to restenosis.  Today the drug coated stents that Dr. Anderson helped develop and holds a patent for are being used extensively to decrease morbidity and mortality in patients worldwide.

 

Gary Roubin, BVSc (equiv. DVM), MB (equiv. MD), PhD, an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist (currently at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where he has been the Chairman of the Department of Interventional Cardiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Interventional Suites since 2004), worked to develop the first “balloon expandable intracoronary stent” used in the USA. Dr. Roubin came to the University of Alabama in 1989 where Dr. Anderson was the pathologist who participated in the animal studies using pigs. This animal data was sent to the FDA and eventually the stent was approved for human use.  Dr. Anderson says, “While we [i.e., Drs. Roubin and Anderson] were waiting for approval for the FDA – we did get a “provisional” approval to use the stents in people if it was a life threatening situation.  So, here at UAB we deployed many of the stents before they were formally approved by the FDA.” “And, I did the autopsies on the people who died after stent implantation”, said Dr. Anderson. “So, with Gary Roubin as corresponding author, we published the first paper describing the pathology of these balloon expandable flexible coil stents in people.”

 

Dr. Anderson went on to say, “Gary is the cardiologist who was the innovator in developing the stents and has continued to be an internationally recognized leader in interventional cardiology.  An interesting side note – Gary Roubin was originally from Australia. He started out as a veterinarian – then he went back to school to be a physician, received a PhD degree in physiology, trained in cardiology and then he came to the U.S.  So, Gary Roubin started out as a veterinarian and then went on to be an internationally renowned interventional cardiologist.”


Canary Database website links to One Health Initiative website - February 5, 2010 - Saturday, February 06, 2010

 

 

Canary Database website links to One Health Initiative website - February 5, 2010

The Canary Database website has notified the One Health Initiative (OHI) website that they have now linked with our website on their front page making it the 35th major website to link with OHI website.  See  http://canarydatabase.org/

“Animals as Sentinels of Human Environmental Health Hazards”

The Database Project Team consist of:

*Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH (Primary Investigator), Assistant Professor of Medicine, Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine

*It should be noted that Dr. Rabinowitz is a longtime leader and supporter of the One Health concept and has practiced the principles of One Health with numerous highly successful interdisciplinary collaborations over the years.  A recent highly significant example includes co-authoring, with Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH, a groundbreaking ‘first of its kind’ One Health book entitled Human-Animal Medicine – Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416068372.

Joshua Dein, VMD, MS (Co-Investigator), Veterinary Medical Officer, USGS National Wildlife Health Center

Prakash Nadkarni, MD (Co-Investigator), Associate Professor, Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine

Lynda Odofin, DVM, MSPH (Research Associate), Yale University School of Medicine

Matthew Wilcox, MS (Project Librarian), Librarian and Director of Academic Technology, Yale University School of Public Health

Zimra Gordon, DVM, MPH (Research Associate), Rippowam Animal Clinic

Daniel Chudnov, MS (System Developer), Yale Center for Medical Informatics, Yale University School of Medicine

Project Alumni

Julie Earle, BS (Research Associate), Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University School of Public Health

Brynn Taylor, MS, MPH (Research Associate)

 

Yale University Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Yale University School of Medicine


Ohio State University’s (USA) College of Veterinary Medicine Links with One Health Initiative website - Friday, February 05, 2010

  

Ohio State University’s (USA) College of Veterinary Medicine Links with One Health Initiative website

 *The One Health Initiative website was notified that effective today, February 5, 2010, the Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has linked the One Health Initiative website on their website’s front page http://vet.osu.edu:

UNDER News Stories

"One Health" at the College of Veterinary Medicine

“At Ohio State, the concept of one health allows us to address a triple threat to health in an integrated way. We recognize the importance of addressing issues in animal health, human health and environmental health and are expanding several programs to meet the challenges in all three areas.  

The  One Health Initiative is a national effort that is bringing together "collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, plants and our environment."

Notably, the current Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Lonnie J. King, DVM, MS, MPA, is a renowned champion and preeminent leader of the One Health movement in the United States and internationally.  Among many top administrative positions, Dr. King has served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS), Dean of the Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and most recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) first Director of the *former National Center for Zoonotic, Vector-Borne, and Enteric Diseases (NCZVED).

 

The One Health Initiative website promotes One Health and endeavors to post all pertinent national and international One Health News, Publications, and Upcoming events items in a timely fashion.   There are now 34 websites, worldwide, linked to this autonomous pro bono website. 

 

*Provided by:

Melissa L. Weber, Director

Communications and Marketing

College of Veterinary Medicine

127D Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB)

1900 Coffey Road

Columbus, Ohio 43210

*Effective January 4th, 2010, two former Centers, including NCZVED and the former National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID) have been merged into one new Center, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases (NCEZID) proposedThomas Hearn, PhD has been named the Acting director for NCEZID (proposed), and RADM Ali Khan, MD, MPH is serving as Acting Deputy Director.


European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Links with One Health Initiative website - Wednesday, February 03, 2010

European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Links with One Health Initiative website

 

The One Health Initiative website has been notified that the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) has linked our website on their links page http://www.ewda-2010.nl/Pages/Links.aspx.  There are now 33 websites, worldwide, linked to this One Health Initiative website. 

Mission of EWDA:

“The European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of information on wildlife diseases and their management. Through the provision of opportunities for networking, collaborative research and training we seek to raise the profile of wildlife disease research and management.”

 

Information provided by:

 

 Merel Langelaar, DVM, PhD  
 Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (LZO)  
 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
 Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
 P.O. Box 1 (postbak 63)
 3720 BA Bilthoven
 The Netherlands


 
One Health Initiative
Home | About One Health | Mission Statement | One Health News | AVMA Task Force Report | One Health Newsletter |
Publications | Supporters | Supporter Endorsements | Upcoming Events | Contact Us