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Comprehensive One Health Conference Bonds Universities [in U.S. and China]

This entry was posted in Food Safety International Outreach One Health on February 12, 2015 by Chris Brunner.

The bond between UC Davis and Nanjing Agricultural University was further strengthened when the two universities met together this winter during a three week conference. The Western Institute for Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) hosted the NAU-UC Davis Graduate Education Conference on One Health on the University of California, Davis campus for Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) undergraduate students who have an interest in graduate programs at UC Davis. The conference, a part of the NAU-UC Davis One Health Center for Food Safety joint program, took place between January 20 and February 6, 2015.

The educational exchange focused on graduate education and highlighted One Health which is the integrative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. The comprehensive program featured 41 administrators and professors from the Davis campus, including representatives from the offices of Graduate Studies and Global Affairs, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. …”

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Provided to One Health Initiative website February 12, 2015 by:

Bennie I. Osburn, DVM, PhD

Dean Emeritus

Director, Outreach and Training

Western Institute for Food Safety and Security

University of California (USA)

Davis, CA 95618

Cell 530-219-3427

Note:  Dr. Osburn has been and continues to be an extraordinary longstanding One Health leader, supporter and advocate He said, “The Conference was highly successful and the students went home after three weeks enthused and passionate about making a difference in food safety for China and globally.  We hope to bring a number of these students to UC Davis for advanced graduate work who can then return to Nanjing as instructors for the One Health in the new Center."