One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.
*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system
Dr. Rosina Krecek attended the AAVMC conference in Washington D.C. where she discussed the success of the One Health Grand Challenge teams and the One Health student trip to Nicaragua.
To read the full article, visit the May 2016 Dean's Corner.
Researchers from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine have created a One Health related learning module that was selected by the AAVMC for web publication.
To read the full article, visit the March 2016 Dean's Corner.
Eleanor M. Green, The Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University has been appointed to a national task force that will advise the federal government on the use of antibiotics in production agriculture.
To read the full article, visit the December 2014 Dean's Corner.
Dr. Renata Ivanek-Miojevic led a study that concluded the likelihood that a crop of leafy greens will be contaminated by Escherichia coli, an indicator of fecal contamination, before harvest is strongly influenced by both farm management and environmental factors.
To read the full article, visit the May 2014 Dean's Corner.
Dr. Scott Dindot, an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology (VTPB) received two grants to create mouse models of chromosome 15q duplication syndrome, one of the most common known genetic mutations in those with autism spectrum disorders.
To read the full article, visit the January 2014 Dean's Corner.
In 2012, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reported a 6.2% decrease in the number of cats in the United States between 2006 and 2011. To determine the cause for the decrease in the number of cats, the American Humane Association (AHA) employed a One Health Alliance interdisciplinary team. Each student performed research on several topics in their field of expertise, and shared the main goal of improving a cat's chance for a loving and permanent home.
Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific disorder, seen in 3-10 percent of pregnancies, is the second leading cause of maternal and fetal death in the United States. It is also a leading contributor to the most common cause of maternal and fetal death in developing countries. Presently, there is nothing physicians can do to predict, prevent, or cure this disorder.
Jonathan Levine, Department Head, Associate Professor, and Helen McWhorter in Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the CVM, and their team were awarded a Department of Defense (DOD) grant worth over $900,000 to develop non-invasive treatments and therapies for spinal cord injuries (SCI) in dogs, with the hope of translating results to humans with SCI.
The Journal of Veterinary Medicine Education published a commentary by our own Dr. Mike Chaddock discussing the intersections and applications of One Health education and academic veterinary medicine.