Global One Health educational and student research opportunities are available across the Texas A&M University campus. Check out our partner programs below.
Housed at the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, the Pandemic Preparedness and Biosecurity Policy Program focuses on policy, education and research in the areas of infectious disease, biosecurity, bioterrorism and pandemic preparedness and response.
The program hosts an annual policy summit and annual policy forum in College Station and Washington, D.C., respectively, bringing together students, researchers, policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, and industry leaders. As part of the summit, students participate in an engaging outbreak simulation after which they present to summit attendees and can contribute to a simulation white paper. The simulation white paper debuts alongside a summit white paper with policy recommendations at the Washington, D.C. forum event.
To learn more about the program, visit the Scowcroft Infectious Disease Information Platform (SIDIP) and the Scowcroft Institute website.
Field Experience in One Health and Outbreak Investigation
Each summer, Texas A&M University graduate students join students from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) for an experiential One Health course. The students travel across Texas and work together to learn how to address the complex problems facing human, animal, and environmental health. The course includes:
- Veterinary health and zoonotic diseases
- Wildlife biology and vector dynamics
- Public health and epidemiological methods
- Fieldwork and specimen collection/analysis
- Molecular diagnostics and countermeasure development
- Biosafety and biosecurity
- Clinical skills and reasoning
- Outbreak evaluation and response
- Socio-ecological systems thinking and political ecology
For more information, check out the following links:
- 2020 Applications Open – apply here: https://bit.ly/2NnZR99
- Graduate Students Participate in Mock Press Conference, June 5, 2019
- UTRGV Partners with TAMU, UTMB in Outbreak Investigation Course, June 5, 2019
- Hands-on graduate class introduces students to One Health approach, June 22, 2019
- Student Perspective: One Health Course, June 30, 2019
- CVM Collaborates on ‘One Health’ Disease Outbreak Simulation Course, July 3, 2019
Aggie Research Leadership Program and Aggie Research Scholars Program
This program invites undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to participate in research at Texas A&M University and offers a wide variety of One Health-related research projects.
Two complementary programs have been established to help Aggies create their own leadership and research opportunities, regardless of vocational goal, discipline of study, or level of experience. These are:
- Aggie Research Leadership Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to gain experience managing and mentoring diverse research teams.
- Aggie Research Scholars Program for undergraduates to gain experience collaborating in multidisciplinary teams to produce innovative research.
Team Leaders and Faculty Mentors have created more than 1800 undergraduate research opportunities since Spring 2016. For a list of current opportunities, visit http://aggieresearch.tamu.edu.