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Medical Library Association 2013 Conference in Boston – May 3 – 8, 2013

March 27, 2013

Important One Health Meeting Announcement reminder… Plan now to attend the Medical Library Association 2013 Conference in Boston & meet your International Colleagues   May 3-8, 2013 Boston, MA (USA)   http://www.mlanet.org/am/am2013/about/index.html   Among other prominent One Health speakers will be One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team member Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP…

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March 24, 2013

One Health Chapter—A First—Included in Prominent Public Health Textbook  Jekel’s Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health, 4th Edition …Chapter 30—One Health: Interdependence of People, Other Species, and the Planet… Barrett, M. A. and S. A. Osofsky. 2013. “One Health: Interdependence of People, Other Species, and the Planet,” pp. 364-377 (and online supplement pp. 407(e1)-416(e10)…

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NEW! One Health position opening…One Health Research Coordinator – University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (USA)

March 20, 2013

NEW!  One Health position opening…   One Health Research Coordinator   Starting this summer at the new “Center for One Health” at University of Washington – Seattle, Washington (USA)   The job posting is Req # 93436 in the University of Washington job listings, please see link below:   https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=93436&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1   Prospective candidates should apply…

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One Health collaborative cancer research: Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

March 17, 2013

One Health collaborative cancer research: Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center …”Treating dogs with cancer provides us with a great comparative oncology model for humans,” said Colleen O’Connor, Ph.D., post-doctoral fellow at MD Anderson and one of the primary investigators on the study. “We learned…

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March 13, 2013

One Health Discussed at American Association of Public Health Physician’s (AAPHP) Annual Meeting   At the February 22, 2013 Annual meeting of the American Association of Public Health Physician’s (AAPHP) , President Virginia Dato, MD, MPH noted that lifetime member and One Health liaison representative *Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP presented a cogent One Health…

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March 8, 2013

Excellent One Health blog and video…   Internal Medicine News – “News and Views that Matter to Physicians”   One Health Explores Animal to Human Spread of Disease   “People don’t live in bubbles; people live on a planet teeming with animals and pathogens, a frothing soup that simmers or boils depending on how the…

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Exciting One Health opportunities: The “One Health” Concept: Bringing Together Human and Animal Health for New Solutions – Information available from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

March 5, 2013

Exciting One Health opportunities:   The “One Health” Concept: Bringing Together Human and Animal Health for New Solutions   Information available from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation   Please see http://www.grandchallenges.org/Explorations/Topics/Pages/OneHealthRound11.aspx … and sign up for email updates in the top right hand corner, i.e. Sign up for email updates.

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March 4, 2013

One Health in Action… Methacillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) in Pets Needs Additional Biomedical Research Studies: Regarding potential “human-animal inter-species transmission”. “…The healthy pets living with humans infected with MRSA have been tested and some found to carry the MRSA which appears to be the same in both the pet and the human. …” Please see…

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Yellow fever – Threat to Asia

March 1, 2013

Yellow fever – Threat to Asia   In view of China instituting yellow fever vaccination for its aid workers traveling to Sudan, and health checks on citizens returning from there, because of the recent epidemic there, the following 2 relevant slide presentations have been uploaded to the Supercourse site http://www.pitt.edu/~super1/*:   Yellow fever: threat to…

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One Health Supporter and Former Extraordinary U.S. Surgeon General Dies

February 27, 2013

One Health Supporter and Former Extraordinary U.S. Surgeon General Dies   We are sad to report that C. Everett Koop, MD, ScD, former U.S. Surgeon General (1981-1989), died February 25, 2013 at age 96.  Dr. Koop, a physician, was a visionary early supporter of the One Health initiative:   In an email message to One Health Initiative…

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February 24, 2013

Important “One Health in Action”… veterinarian, medical microbiologist and physician working collaboratively on zoonotic disease pathogen   “Cat Scratch Disease”: *Much More to it than Many Thought!     Neurological Manifestations of Bartonellosis in Immunocompetent Patients: A composite of reports from 2005-2012   Please see: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/BreitschwerdtJNeuroparasitolReview2012.pdf Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM, DACVIM1, Sushama Sontakke, PhD1,2, Sarah…

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One Health – A visionary World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Editorial

February 20, 2013

World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Editorial – A visionary commentary “One Health” Sixty percent of the pathogens that cause diseases in humans are of animal origin. These diseases, known as zoonoses, can be transmitted by domestic or wild animals. Animal diseases that are transmissible to humans, such as avian influenza, rabies, brucellosis and bovine…

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One Health in Action…Ireland Veterinarian in association with Dublin City of Science 2012 Develop Unique One Health Video

February 15, 2013

One Health in Action…   Ireland Veterinarian in association with Dublin City of Science 2012 Develop Unique One Health Video   An unusual, unique and most dramatic One Health Utube video was recently developed by Dr. Sean J. Callanan http://www.ucd.ie/conway/research/researchers/conwayfellowsa-z/professorseancallanan/, a veterinary medical pathologist from Ireland, “in collaboration with film students and academics/researchers in an…

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Gold Headed Cane Awarded to One Health Initiative Team Member

February 13, 2013

Gold Headed Cane Awarded to One Health Initiative Team Member Dr. Bruce Kaplan receiving the 2012 American Veterinary Epidemiology Society (AVES) Gold Headed Cane Award from Dr. Charles Thoen, AVES President as Dr. Georgette Wilson (Hartz Mountain Corp. director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs) and Mr. Armando Rios, Jr. (Hartz Mountain Corp. Animal Health Category…

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One Health Message from President of the World Medical Association (WMA)

February 9, 2013

One Health Message from President of the World Medical Association (WMA)   Sent to One Health Initiative website February 5, 2013   “Following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the World Medical Association (WMA) and the World Veterinary Association (WVA) at the WMA meeting in Bangkok last October, Margaret Mungherera, MD, President-elect…

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February 5, 2013

NOTICE: New One Health faculty position advertisement now posted – University of Florida (USA) https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/37275   Job Description:   The University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor faculty position in one health. Through academic training, infectious disease and toxicological research, we embrace goals of One…

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2nd Global Risk Forum (GRF) One Health Summit 2013 – One Health – One Planet – One Future Risks and Opportunities: November 17 – 20, 2013 in Davos, Switzerland

February 3, 2013

2nd Global Risk Forum (GRF) One Health Summit 2013 – One Health – One Planet – One Future Risks and Opportunities: 17 – 20 November 2013 in Davos, Switzerland Please see http://onehealth.grforum.org Also note: The “One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath,…

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January 31, 2013

Question: “One Health in action”… who coined the phrase, when and where?   Answer: One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH   The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team…

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One Health in Action…The New United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

January 25, 2013

One Health in Action… The New United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Posted One Health Initiative website NEWS January 25, 2013   Graciously provided January 23, 2013 to the One Health Initiative website by:   Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food…

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Praecipio International and One Health Initiative Team Partners

January 23, 2013

Praecipio International and One Health Initiative Team Partners   Advance for Public Health via One Health   See http://praecipiointernational.org/?page_id=852 Praecipio International is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing information on disruptive infectious disease events in order to promote well-informed response.  Praecipio International works to enhance and improve global health and international security against biological threats…

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