One Health: Integrating the Veterinarian Scientist into the Biomedical Research Enterprise              

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Bethesda, Maryland (USA)

April 7-8, 2015

One Health is an integrative effort of multiple disciplines working together to attain optimal health for people, animals, and the environment. This Conference will bring together veterinarians, clinicians, and basic researchers with the aim of providing information and advice on how basic and applied biomedical research—utilizing the concept of One Health—can advance the National Institutes of Health (NIH) human health and disease mission. Participants will discuss case studies in which multidisciplinary teams combine investigations using both animal and human subjects to study various conditions, including infectious disease, cancer, and neurological disease. Training programs that bring together investigators from diverse disciplines, including veterinary science, also play a critical role in advancing the One Health concept. Participants will discuss examples of training programs that use the One Health strategy and will identify best practices for training veterinarian scientists to be part of interdisciplinary biomedical research teams. Based on these various case studies and roundtable discussions, participants and attendees will provide input on how the NIH might further its mission by incorporating the One Health concept into research and training programs. The Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP), within the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the NIH Director, is pleased to sponsor this conference. ORIP funds animal-based resources and research projects and plays a central role at the NIH in training veterinarian scientists (see Therefore, ORIP seeks advice regarding future directions for its programs, including alignment with recommendations from the 2014 NIH Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group Report ( and initiatives being planned by veterinary schools to partner with NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Centers and other resources.

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For questions concerning program content, contact:

Manuel Moro, DVM, MPH, PhD
Program Official
Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM)
Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (ORIP)
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (OD, NIH)
6701 Democracy Boulevard, Room 941, MSC 4874
Bethesda, MD 20892-4874
Telephone: (301) 435-0960

For questions concerning meeting logistics, contact:

John Hare, MS, CMP, CGMP
The Scientific Consulting Group, Inc.
656 Quince Orchard Road, Suite 210
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: (301) 670-4990