One Health – Google alert
Daily update ⋅ June 12, 2018
Promoting cross-campus collaborations in health research
Penn’s One Health Communications Group highlights faculty and students bridging academic fields in research and innovation
“... “We created the group knowing that cross-disciplinary research was an area in which Penn excels,” says Katherine Unger Baillie, a science news officer in Penn’s Office of University Communications. “But, once we started meeting, we discovered that there are more examples than we were even aware of. Now not only are we trying to identify new projects and new research coming down the pike, but we’re also looking for ways we can promote and enhance these collaborations.”
While the group began with representatives from what may typically be considered Penn’s four health schools—the Perelman School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Dental Medicine—it has since expanded to include representatives from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Annenberg School for Communication, and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. This expansion broadens the traditional one-health perspective to be more inclusive of the interdisciplinary work at Penn.
The idea of “one health” encapsulates the notion that animal, environmental, and human health are all interconnected. For example, in 2010, more than 400 northern Nigerian children died from a mysterious disease. Health officials determined that high levels of lead exposure due to nearby gold mining caused the tragic deaths. ...”
Penn: Office of University Communications
Three years later, the Penn One Health Communications Group has a vibrant web presence, several media events under its belt, and a wealth of ...