2014 One Health Grand Challenge

What was the One Health Grand Challenge?

The 2014 One Health Grand Challenge was an opportunity open to all Texas A&M schools and colleges to plan and implement an inter/transdisciplinary collaborative approach to helping improve the lives of all species by addressing health and their connections between natural & man-made environments. One Health, the collaborative effort across multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem, is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact. The One Health Grand Challenge focused on identifying four major research themes and implementing a plan for bringing together faculty from across Texas A&M to form collaborative inter/transdisciplinary teams to propose research initiatives under the major themes.

Grand Challenge Timeline (PDF)

Research in the Four Thematic Areas

Global Health & Security

Chagas disease in humans, animals, and insect vectors across a transactional gradient

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Accessible & Affordable Quality Healthcare

Development of next-generation biologics through microphysiological systems

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Chronic Diseases & Conditions

Optimizing one’s health: Genetic and environmental regulation of metabolic health

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Safe & Available Food and Water

Transformative Impacts on One Health Using Electron Beam as a Platform Technology

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