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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

One Health Related Publications

Publications

  1. Preparing society to create the world we need through 'One Health' education Commentary by Lueddeke, G.R., Kaufmann, G.E. Kahn, L.H.,Krecek, R.C.,Willingham, A.L., Stroud, C.M., Lindenmayer, J.M, Kaplan, B., Conti, L.A., Monath, T.P. and Woodall, J.Preparing society to create the world we need through 'One Health' education
  2. Texas A&M University’s New Roads into One Health by Rosina Krecek, H. Michael Chaddock, Merrideth Holub, Ruth Bush, Seth Sullivan, and Eleanor Green
  3. "Academic Veterinary Medicine and One Health Education: It is more than clinical applications" Commentary by H. Michael Chaddock
  4. "One Health: A Compelling Convergence" by T Samuel Shomaker, MD, JD, Eleanor M Green, DVM, and Suzanne M Yandow, MD
  5. "The Contribution of Bioinformatics to One Health" Commentary by Duane A Steward, Rosina C Krecek, H. Michael Chaddock, Julie M. Green, and Lisa A. Conti

Texas A&M One Health Initiative Contributes to the 50th Anniversary AAVMC Conference

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.


Texas A&M Faculty and Researchers Develop Chagas Case Study Learning Module

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.


Texas A&M Dean To Serve On Task Force Studying Use Of Antibiotics In Production Agriculture

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.


Researchers use One Health Approach to Address Food Contamination

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.


Autism Researcher Working toward One Health

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.


Addressing the Cat Issue

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.

Download the business plan >>


One Health Research Leads to Test and Treatment for PreeclampsiaPicture of doctor giving an ultrasound

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.

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DOD Grant to Aid with Spinal Cord Injuries awarded to CVM ProfessorDog

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.

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Academic Veterinary Medicine & One Health Education

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.

Read the journal article >>