Goddard Forums inaugural Pa. One Health Symposium focuses on zoonotic diseases September 7, 2018 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A unique gathering of physicians, veterinarians, ecologists and conservationists took place in Hershey recently with the goal of improving human, animal, plant and ecosystem health in Pennsylvania. The inaugural Pennsylvania One Health Symposium, which focused on zoonotic diseases — infectious diseases that are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi spread between animals and people — was sponsored by the Maurice K. Goddard Chair in Forestry and Environmental Resource Conservation in Penn States College of Agricultural Sciences. Lead speakers at the symposium were Dr. Laura Kahn, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Jack Shere, chief veterinary officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; Peter Hudson, Verne M. Willaman  Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State; and James Holt, Pennsylvania Animal Health and Diagnostic Commission member. ...  Read complete at