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Major “One Health” Oriented Breakthrough for Veterinary Medical Education in the USA - July 17, 2011 - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Major “One Health” Oriented Breakthrough for Veterinary Medical Education in the USA

 

 

Washington, DC July 17, 2011: “Looking to the Future, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Board of Directors Approves North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) Report –“Roadmap for Veterinary Medical Education in the 21st Century: Responsive, Collaborative, Flexible”

 

 

Please see complete press release on PDF link http://alturl.com/pto6n.

 

Provided by:

 

James G. Fox, DVM, MS

Professor and Director

Division of Comparative Medicine

Professor Department of Biological Engineering

MIT-DCM Building 16, Room 825

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA  02139

 

Dr. Fox is also a member of the One Health Initiative’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 


Updated One Health Article Appears in International Innovation Magazine: Research Media Ltd. - - - Friday, July 22, 2011

Updated One Health Article Appears in International Innovation Magazine: Research Media Ltd. - "Ground Breaking" Health Care: Issue 10

 

http://www.research-europe.com/

 

The One Health Initiative team of Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Bruce Kaplan, DVM, Thomas P. Monath, MD, and Jack Woodall, PhD were interviewed about the international status of One Health in the International Innovation magazine published June 2011.

 

Please see accompanying PDF and see link below ...

 

http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2011/08/one-health-initiative/

 

Note: The entire magazine and complete One Health article (Pages 52 - 54) may also be viewed via the following link:

 

 http://www.research-europe.com/magazine/HEALTHCARE2/10/pageflip.html

 

The One Health concept was elucidated in an initial Question and Answer to Dr. Laura Kahn in the June 2010 issue of the magazine.  Since then, Dr. Kahn’s interview has been widely distributed online and via numerous hard copies of the magazine publication.

 

http://www.research-europe.com/index.php/2010/07/dr-laura-kahn-on-the-one-health-initiative/ 

 

 Please register on the Research Media website to gain full access to the entire publication, this is free and quick with your registration being approved within 24 hours.

 International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. Produced under four titles, each title serves a key scientific area that is of particular relevance in today’s global environment.”

Click the link below to complete the online form to subscribe to the printed magazine.
Research Media Subscription Form or http://www.research-europe.com/subscribe.php


One Health Initiative Website Links with World Veterinary Association (WVA) website - July 21, 2011 - Thursday, July 21, 2011

One Health Initiative Website Links with World Veterinary Association (WVA) website

 

The World Veterinary Association’s website http://www.worldvet.org/ maintains an impressive One Health section http://www.worldvet.org/taxonomy/term/19 and has established reciprocal links http://www.worldvet.org/node/8416 with the One Health Initiative website’s Reciprocal Links page http://alturl.com/fvm9w.

 

Courtesy of Jim Edwards, BVSc, MRCVS, Dip. Bus. Studs.: a New Zealand veterinarian, Dr. Edwards is editor and contents manager of the WVA website.  He is also managing director of World Veterinary Consultants, an international veterinary consultancy.  Dr. Edwards was the past President of the World Veterinary Association and the Federation of Asian Veterinary Associations.  Dr. Edwards has received The World Veterinary Epidemiology Society James H. Steele Award and the New Zealand Veterinary Association Outstanding Service Award.

 

The Governor General of New Zealand presented the “Office of the New Zealand Order of Merit” (ONZM) award http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/honours/overview/nzom.html—the New Zealand version of the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” (OBE)—on Tuesday April 27, 2010, to  Dr. James Daulby Edwards, of Otaki. For services to the veterinary profession and the community.”

 

A longstanding highly valued supporter and advocate of the One Health concept, Dr. Edwards represents the Minister of Agriculture on the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.  He and his wife, Pam work with the human health sector in the development and maintenance of online health resource databases.  Dr Edwards worked alongside his physician (medical) colleagues in the development of the Kapiti Primary Health Organisation, one of the first to be developed under the Government's Primary Health Care Strategy which increased the focus on population medicine.


One Health in ACTION! Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) study explains why men are at higher risk for stomach cancer than women - July 16, 2011 - Saturday, July 16, 2011

One Health in ACTION!

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) study explains why men are at higher risk for stomach cancer than women

 

Cancer research studies by MIT researchers demonstrated how the hormone estrogen protects women from gastric (stomach) inflammation that can lead to cancer.  See MIT News item of July 13, 2011 http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/gastric-cancer-0713.html.

 

This “One Health in ACTION” example highlights how utilizing co-equal multidisciplinary One Health principles can more expeditiously lead to potential life protecting and life saving acquisition of knowledge that is more likely to be efficacious.

 

Health scientists from three research institutions of higher learning in the U.S., including MIT, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Columbia University, New York, NY participated.  Moreover, a wide variety of health scientists holding degrees and having diverse expertise included outstanding researchers from disciplines including veterinary medicine and medicine.  See list below including health scientists, veterinarians and a physician:

 

 

Authors and Affiliations of original June 16, 2011 scientific publication:

Sheh, Alexander1, 4;  PhD

Ge, Zhongming1; PhD

Parry, Nicola M.A.1;  DVM

Muthupalani, Sureshkumar1; DVM

Rager, Julia E.2; B.S

Raczynski, Arkadiusz R.4; PhD

Mobley, Melissa W.1; B.S

McCabe, Amanda F.1;  B.S

Fry, Rebecca C.2; PhD

Wang, Timothy C.3; MD

Fox, James G.1, 4   DVM (information provided by Dr. Fox)

 

1. Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.
2. Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.
3. Division of Digestive and Liver Disease, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States.
4. Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.

 

The original scientific study referred to above is entitled “17 (lowercase beta)-estradiol and Tamoxifen prevent gastric cancer by modulating leukocyte recruitment and oncogenic  cancer by modulating leukocyte recruitment and oncogenic pathways in Helicobacter pylori-infected INS-GAS male mice.”  This was a product of Cancer Prevention Research-American Association of Cancer Research published OnlineFirst June 16, 2011.

 

The Director of (and professor in) the Division of Comparative Medicine at MIT in Cambridge, MA (USA), veterinarian James G. Fox, DVM, MS said, “The mouse models of Helicobacter pylori induced gastritis and gastric cancer, developed in our laboratory, are used by investigators worldwide and have proven invaluable in dissecting the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori induced gastric cancer in humans”.  Dr. Fox is also a professor in MIT’s Department of Biological Engineering.  He currently serves on the One Health Initiative website’s Honorary Advisory Board.

 

News item posted July 16, 2011 on the One Health Initiative website www.onehealthinitiative.com


The need for one health degree programs - by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP (Published: 14 July 2011) - Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology Journal - Thursday, July 14, 2011

The need for one health degree programs

by Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP (Published: 14 July 2011)

 

Infection, Ecology and Epidemiology Journal

http://www.infectionecologyandepidemiology.net

SEE: http://www.infectionecologyandepidemiology.net/index.php/iee/article/view/7919/pdf_185

 

 

Citation: Infection Ecology and Epidemiology 2011, 1: 7919 - DOI: 10.3402/iee.v1i0.7919


U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - 2nd Report of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee – April 2011 - Monday, July 11, 2011

2nd Report of the National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee – April 2011

 

Includes references to building One Health infrastructure:

 

“Challenges

       -  One Health: Domestic animal, wildlife and plant disease surveillance systems and food and vector disease monitoring systems should be integrated into the national biosurveillance strategy for human health....”

 

http://www.cdc.gov/about/advisory/pdf/NBASFinalReport_April2011.pdf


International One Health Group Endorses One Health Initiative Website as “web portal” for all One Health Information - July 6, 2011 - Wednesday, July 06, 2011

International One Health Group Endorses One Health Initiative Website as “web portal” for all One Health Information

 

July 6, 2011:

 

"An open invitation meeting on One Health was held at the UK Health Protection Agency in London on 29th June, 2011 to identify needs and actions required to progress a globally inclusive international one health approach. One important need identified was for a single web portal for finding information on all aspects of One Health. It was agreed that the current One Health Initiative website was to a significant extent carrying out this function and would be appropriate as the international web portal." Whilst great news for this website, the issue of resourcing for the site still remains a challenge and any assistance or advice on this would be greatly appreciated"


Professor Martyn Jeggo,

Director,

Australian Animal Health Laboratory

PO Box 100, Geelong, Victoria,

Australia

Mobile 0061409166752

 

Dr. Jeggo, a veterinarian and international One Health leader from Australia chaired the London meeting and the Organizing Committee of the first International Congress of One Health held in Melbourne, Australia in February 2011.  By all accounts the meeting was highly successful with an attendance of over 650 delegates worldwide (about 24 countries represented).  See http://www.onehealth2011.com/congress.php.


Nigerian Public Health Veterinarians and Physicians Adopting Aggressive Visionary Model Approach to One Health - Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Nigerian Public Health Veterinarians and Physicians Adopting Aggressive Visionary Model Approach to One Health

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON ONE HEALTH NIGERIA E-GROUP

 

OneHealthNigeria@googlegroups.com (OHN) is a private initiative created to actively promote the One Health Initiative Concept (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/index.php).  As the list creator, I am a Nigerian Veterinary Epidemiologist [Tayo Babalobi, DVM, MPVM, PhD, MCVSN] and a pioneer supporter of the One Health Initiative in Nigeria. In 2008, [Dr. Babalobi] sponsored a proposal for the adoption of the One Health Initiative by the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association NVMA at her 45th Annual Congress in Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. The proposal was adopted on presentation on 22nd October 2008 (this was reported in one of the One Health Initiative publications). A second proposal seeking the initiation of partnership between the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) was stepped down). …”

 

For more, please see http://alturl.com/t5mai.


Faculty Position in ONE HEALTH offered at U.S.A. College of Veterinary Medicine-The Ohio State University - Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Faculty Position in ONE HEALTH offered at U.S.A. College of Veterinary Medicine-The Ohio State University

 

The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a tenure-track position as a One Health Specialist. The position is affiliated with the multi-college Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program. The PHPID initiative is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program in infectious diseases, biodefense, and public health preparedness. The PHPID program includes six colleges, the Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, and Biological Sciences. Its purpose is to provide leadership in scientific discoveries and training of health professionals that will prevent or mitigate the public health impact of future catastrophic events.

 

As part of a dynamic and progressive team, the successful candidate is expected to lead a trans-disciplinary research, education, and outreach program emphasizing health at the interface of animals, humans, and the environment. The candidate is expected to implement the One Health concept (http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/) by building an independent program while expanding active collaborations and building new collaborative initiatives within the Health Sciences Center of OSU and other PHPID colleges. Within this framework, a wide array of opportunities exists for collaboration with both applied and basic scientists working to understand diverse issues such as the ecology of zoonotic infectious diseases. In addition, the candidate will be expected to facilitate interaction with pertinent agencies including the Ohio Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Ohio Department of Health, the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services and Wildlife Services, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

 

Preference will be given to candidates with the DVM or MD (or their equivalent), and advanced training (i.e. MPH, MS, DrPH, or PhD) and experience in a public health oriented discipline. Board certification and other experience in an area relevant to public health at the animal, human, and environment interface are highly desired. We expect a mid-level candidate who has demonstrated the ability to build a successful collaborative research and teaching program involving multiple researchers and agencies. Faculty rank will be based upon qualifications and experience, and will include a joint appointment between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Medicine.

 

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked 5th among North American colleges of veterinary medicine by US News and World Report. The Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine provides the major preventive medicine and public health focus for the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.  Activities in the Department combine basic and applied research to address problems in broad areas of animal health, population medicine, and veterinary public health.  There are approximately 30 faculty members in the Department located at the College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, and at a veterinary teaching and service clinic in Marysville.  This structure provides extensive teaching, and research resources and considerable opportunity for collaboration.

 

Currently ranked 27th in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report's "America’s Best Graduate Schools," the OSU College of Medicine (OSUMC) has made one of the greatest leaps in rankings history, gaining 17 positions since 2003 among public and private medical colleges and schools of osteopathic medicine. The OSUMC's research enterprise encompasses more than 10 research centers and institutes as well as 22 core research laboratories that serve health sciences investigators across campus. Faculty hold more than $185 million in external research funding. The Division of Infectious Diseases (http://www.internalmedicine.osu.edu/infectiousdiseases/) has several strong academic programs with 24 faculty members and an annual research portfolio of over $6 million, including an NIH ACTU, CDC Epi Centers grant (one of five in the country) and PPG through the NIH Biodefense network. The division is strongly committed to clinical research and public health. It has a strong partnership with the city health department, which is an IRB-approved clinical research site, and a network of community hospitals for conducting epidemiologic research. OSU’s Center for Microbial Interface Biology (http://cmib.osu.edu/) focuses on research and education (including a T32 training grant) related to infectious diseases, microbial pathogenesis and biodefense and includes a campus-wide BSL3 biosecurity program (current extramural research support among the 77 members in seven colleges is over $90 million).

 

The Ohio State University was recently ranked third nationally in the list of best places to work in academia, according to The Scientist magazine. Columbus is the 15th ranked city by size in the United States (population of 730,000) and supports a vibrant, multifaceted community. Collegiality, civility, mutual support, and respect for others are strongly held values in the College of Veterinary Medicine. We support diverse beliefs and the free exchange of ideas and expect that faculty, staff, and students promote these values and apply them in a professional manner in all academic endeavors. The appointee should have excellent communication skills and an ability to work cooperatively with other faculty and staff.

 

Review of applications will begin August 1st, 2011 and will continue until an acceptable candidate is identified.  Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their professional goals, research interests, and teaching philosophy. Current curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references should also be sent to: Dr. Thomas E. Wittum, Search Committee Chair, Veterinary Preventive Medicine, The Ohio State University, 1920 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210; phone 614 292 1206; email Thomas.Wittum@cvm.osu.edu.  Further information can be obtained at http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/jobs.htm.  To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women.  EEO/AA e

 

Provided by: Kathleen Marriott, PhD, Program Director, PHPID, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (USA)


REMINDER: General Invitation to "One Health" open forum discussion (JUNE 29, 2011) – RE: International Society of One Health Proposal - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

REMINDER: General Invitation to "One Health" open forum discussion (JUNE 29, 2011) – RE: International Society of One Health Proposal

 

During the first International Congress on One Health held in Melbourne in February 2011, it was agreed to hold a one day meeting to discuss the best way forward for the One Health initiative. The possibility was discussed of the formation of an International Society of One Health as one way forward but it was recognized that other options might be preferable. There was strong support for a second International One Health Congress.

 

We would like to extend an open invitation to any interested person or party to attend a meeting in London, U.K. in late June.  The agenda for is meeting is given below:

 

Agenda

 

1. Introduction and background to meeting

2. Do we need a new international "body" to further progress "One Health" such as an International Society for One Health.

         - why is something needed?

         - what would be its functions?

         - given the above how should it be structured, managed and be located?

3. Do we need a One Health dedicated journal? If yes

           - how should it be produced (hard copy, e journal, web-based)

           - how should be organized and financed

4. Do we want a second International One Health Congress. If yes

           - who will organize this,

           - where and when

           - what format and areas should be covered

5. Summary and next steps

 

 

If you are interested please contact Anne Partridge at Anne.Partridge@CSIRO.AU as an expression of interest. Based on the response we will get back to you with further details,

 

The Organizing Committee,

 

Professor Martyn Jeggo

Professor John Mackenzie

Dr. David Heymann

Dr. Jimmy Smith 

  

Professor Martyn Jeggo
Director
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO Livestock Industries
PMB 24
Geelong   Vic   3220
Tel:  03 5227 5511
Fax: 03 5227 5250
Mobile:  0409 166 752

 

Originally Posted by One Health Initiative website team upon request May 27, 2011


 
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