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One Health Lecture: Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance - Iowa State University (USA) - March 21, 2017 - Thursday, March 16, 2017

One Health Lecture: Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance

Iowa State University – College of Veterinary Medicine – Ames, Iowa (USA)

March 21, 2017
One Health Lecture

In honor of veterinarian Dr. Roger Mahr [DVM]
Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antimicrobial Resistance

Presented by physician Dr. Laura H. Kahn [MD, MPH, MPP]

5:30 pm; CVM room 2226
Event details and future recorded session page

Note: The recorded lecture will be available at this website post-lecture.
Photo by Joseph L. Murphy, MD

Important “One Health” 21st century History:

June 2007- American Medical Association Meeting during “One Health” resolution
testimony.  Historic resolution subsequently adopted. (see

Left to right: the late Ronald M. Davis, MD, President AMA, Roger K. Mahr, DVM, President, American Veterinary Medical Association and Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP of Princeton University.

The AMA “One Health” resolution was originally drafted by Dr. Kahn under Dr. Davis’s guidance. Thomas P. Monath, MD and Bruce Kaplan, DVM assisted.  The historic “One Health” liaison between AVMA and AMA [in effect today] was fostered by collaboration between Drs. Mahr (AVMA) and Davis (AMA).

“One What? Why GI [Gastrointestinal] Researchers Should Know and Care About the One Health Initiative” - Sunday, March 12, 2017

An Outstanding Editorial One Health perspective...


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 "One What? Why GI [Gastrointestinal] Researchers Should Know and Care About the One Health Initiative”

By Rebecca G. Wells, MD [a physician]

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Please read complete article at:

Open Access DOI:

The One Health Initiative is an international movement that began in 2006 and is supported by, among others, the American Medical Association and the US Centers for Disease Control.1  Available from: Accessed September 14, 2016.

See all References1 Its goal is both laudable and logical: to bring together animal, human, and environmental health practitioners for collaborations that enhance health and well being, broadly and globally. Sadly, although One Health (and the related concept of Zoobiquity2  Available from: Accessed September 14, 2016.

See all References2) are widely appreciated in the veterinary community, they are generally unknown in the human medical community, especially among subspecialists such as gastroenterologists.3   Wolfe, L.A. Why the human side lags behind in One Health. Veterinary Practice News. June 10, 2015;

See all References3 I first heard of One Health from a veterinary collaborator a year ago, and an informal survey of colleagues in gastrointestinal (GI) research suggested that most are similarly unaware of One Health. ...”

One Health Linking Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health - Ravenswood Media - Tuesday, March 07, 2017

An excellent brief One Health presentation...

One Health Linking Human, Animal, and Ecosystem Health

venswood Media

Ravenswood Media

Published on Mar 6, 2017

One Health links human, animal, and ecosystem health into a model for solving today's health problems.


2016 Student Competition award - Monday, March 06, 2017

International One Health Community Notice:

The One Health Day Planning Committee is pleased to have received numerous outstanding entries for the 2016 Student Competition award. The decision process has been challenging and therefore judging will be extended through March 2017 with an expected winner announcement date of April 1, 2017.

For additional information, please contact:

David De Pooter       
It's all connected 
mobile: +32 479 45 74 46 

March 1, 2017 - "One Health Happenings! [One Health Commission News] - Friday, March 03, 2017


Notable One Health Commission/One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team Joint CollaborationsMch 1, 2017


March 1, 2017 - One Health Happenings! – See complete coverage at


Breaking News!!!

·        Executive Report of the November 18 online One Health Education Conference now available.

The One Health Commission (OHC) established the One Health Education Task Force (OHETF) in 2015. The One Health Initiative (OHI) team was invited to participate and Dr. George Lueddeke, PhD (author and medical education consultant) was asked to serve as Chair of the Task Force. The OHETF published a concept paper (May 2016) and a Press Release (June 2016) calling for a global One Health education platform and exploring global interest. An online OH Education Survey was administered to those who responded to the press release and they were invited to attend an online OH Education Conference on November 18, 2016 that gathered additional input. Now you can read the written OH Education Conference report. 


One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team joins One Health Commission Council of Advisors, provides letter of support for One Health Education grant proposal partnership with the Commonwealth of Nations Secretariat. We're stronger together!

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Asian Elephants in Captivity - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

“This report [see below] underscores the implications of the One Health worldview.  Only human strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis have been isolated from Asian elephants.  These strains have been traced to their origin in the Far East (primarily India and Thailand), and the domestication of Asian elephants.  TB disease of elephants has been shown to be an infectious  risk to animal care workers, and to other elephants in congregate settings.  Study of these occurrences has provided insights into TB transmission and pathogenesis in elephants and humans, as well as issues of species preservation of Asian elephants.”

*Gary Simpson, PhD, MD, MSc, MPH – College Master-Paul L. Foster School of Medicine - Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Professor of Infectious Diseases in Medical Education (USA)

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal (EID) Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

Please see complete copy at

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Asian Elephants in Captivity

Gary Simpson, Ralph Zimmerman, Elena Shashkina, Liang Chen, Michael Richard, Carol M. Bradford, Gwen A. Dragoo, Rhonda L. Saiers, Charles A. Peloquin, Charles L. Daley, Paul Planet, Apurva Narachenia, Barun Mathema, and Barry N. KreiswirthComments to Author  


Although awareness of tuberculosis among captive elephants is increasing, antituberculosis therapy for these animals is not standardized. We describe Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission between captive elephants based on whole genome analysis and report a successful combination treatment. Infection control protocols and careful monitoring of treatment of captive elephants with tuberculosis are warranted.”

*Dr. Simpson is a longstanding physician One Health supporter/advocate/activist who serves on the One Health Initiative Team’s Advisory Board


Incorporating one health into medical education - Sunday, February 26, 2017


“ is a great way to explain to MD [physician] colleagues why medical students need to know about One Health!...”.



Biomed Central Open Access

Incorporating one health into medical education

Please see:

Published: 23 February 2017

  • *Peter M. Rabinowitz1Email author,
  • Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz2,
  • Laura H. Kahn3,
  • Richard Kock4 and
  • Marguerite Pappaioanou5


“One Health is an emerging concept that stresses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, as well as the need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to address health issues including emerging zoonotic diseases, climate change impacts, and the human-animal bond. It promotes complex problem solving using a systems framework that considers interactions between humans, animals, and their shared environment. While many medical educators may not yet be familiar with the concept, the One Health approach has been endorsed by a number of major medical and public health organizations and is beginning to be implemented in a number of medical schools. In the research setting, One Health opens up new avenues to understand, detect, and prevent emerging infectious diseases, and also to conduct translational studies across species. In the clinical setting, One Health provides practical ways to incorporate environmental and animal contact considerations into patient care. This paper reviews clinical and research aspects of the One Health approach through an illustrative case updating the biopsychosocial model and proposes a basic set of One Health competencies for training and education of human health care providers.”


*Dr. Rabinowitz is a longstanding physician supporter/advocate/activist and a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team’s (OHI) Advisory Board  He said about this published One Health article, “ is a great way to explain to MD [physician] colleagues why medical students need to know about One Health!...”.


Note:  Drs. Rabinowitz, Natterson-Horowitz, and Kahn [a co-founder of the OHI team and OHI website] are physicians.  Drs. Kock and Pappaioanou are veterinarians.



"Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses" - Another Excellent International Open-Access “One Health” Journal Available - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

*Another Excellent International Open-Access “One Health” Journal Available

Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses

Free Publication in 2017

Please see complete notice at:

Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses (JAGTZ) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal that publishes novel studies, opinions and reviews to advance the science of animal genetics, transgenesis, zoonoses and aquaculture, using a multidisciplinary approach and methods involving genetics, genomics, microbiology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology, epidemiology, transgenic and genome edited animals, etc. Research and discussions that promote the "One Health" concept are greatly welcome. JAGTZ covers studies on all species including domestic animals, wildlife and aquatic animals. 

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Animal Genetics: molecular genetics; immunogenetics; molecular biology; functional genomics; mapping of genes, traits and QTLs; genetic diversity of economically important and/or domesticated animals. 

  • Transgenesis: transgenic and genome editing of economically important and domesticated animals; cloning; breeding of domestic and aquatic animals; physiology, biochemistry, development genomics, genetics behavior, and exploitation of transgenic animals.

  • Zoonoses: pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, immunology, epidemiology and control of bacterial, viral, parasitic, mycotic diseases; veterinary and public health; comparative medicine; modeling; monitor and regulatory systems and policies; One Health. 

    JAGTZ will provide a valuable forum for cross-fertilization of ideas and techniques in the areas of animal genetics, transgenic technology and zoonotic diseases. JAGTZ publishes research articles, reviews, communications, case reports, opinion articles, comments, short notes, book reviews, etc. Authors should present their results as outlined in the section Instructions for Authors. Manuscripts should advance the scientific knowledge and be authored by scientists with expertise in the areas described above.


    We are pleased to announce that Professor Juergen A. Richt is now appointed as the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the new international journal JAGTZ (Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses).

    Professor Richt is The Regents Distinguished Professor, a University Distinguished Professor, Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar

    Journal of Animal Genetics, Transgenesis and Zoonoses welcomes the following types of articles: original research, review, communication, opinion, case report, comment, conference report, technical note, book review, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers, color figures, supplementary file types. More details please see Instructions for Authors.

    Register and Submit now. 

    JAGTZ Home - Editorial Board - Abstracting and Indexing - Instructions for Authors - Special Issues - Publication Charge - Contact Us 

    Biography of the Editor-in-Chief

    SuniJuergen A. Richt received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and PhD in Virology and Immunology from the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (1988), both in Germany. Afterwards, he completed three years of postdoctoral/residency studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA. Next, Dr. Richt returned for eight years to the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen as a junior faculty to establish his own research program. He later served for eight years as a Veterinary Medical Officer at the National Animal Disease Center (USDA-ARS) in Ames, Iowa.

    Dr. Richt came to Kansas State University in 2008 as The Regents Distinguished Professor and Kansas Bioscience Eminent Scholar. In 2010, he became Director of the Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases (CEEZAD), which is working with Principal Investigators in 16 different universities, as well as various industrial partners. His work in veterinary microbiology has focused mainly on the animal-human interface, called “One Health” that links human medicine, veterinary medicine and the environment. Dr. Richt has edited several books, published more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and raised more than $33 million in grants for veterinary research.

NOTE: Dr. Richt is a longstanding One Health supporter/advocate

Provided by:

Ellen Lu, Managing Editor

JAGTZ Editorial Office

73 Hongkong Middle Road, Qingdao, China

Tel./Fax: +86-532-8979-9572


*See other Open-Access “One Health” journals at

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team joins One Health Commission Council of Advisors - Monday, February 20, 2017

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team joins One Health Commission Council of Advisors

Council Of Advisors [One Health Commission]

“The Commission’s founders saw a need to involve many minds in leading its One Health work and thus created a non-voting Council of Advisors (COA). These One Health leaders are called on from time to time to share expertise and guidance to the Commission. Participants may be invited by the Board, nominated by ‘Leader’ Corporate sponsors or by choosing to get involved and support the Commission as Individuals sponsors at the ‘Leader’ level. The Commission ‘Thanks’ COA participants for sharing their thoughts and insights for advancing the One Health paradigm shift.”

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An Update on the Comparative Medical Aspects of Bartonella, Including Vector Transmission and Treatment Challenges - Feb19 2017 - Sunday, February 19, 2017

An Update on the Comparative Medical Aspects of Bartonella, Including Vector Transmission and Treatment Challenges

February 19, 2017

A One Health approach to this emerging infectious disease is clearly needed to define disease manifestations, to establish the comparative infectious disease pathogenesis of this stealth pathogen, to validate effective treatment regimens and to prevent zoonotic disease transmission.”


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