One Health Workshop 2011: Creating One Health Partnerships in International Development
Nearly 100 people gathered for One Health Workshop 2011: Creating One Health Partnerships in International Development at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis on May 11. The keynote speaker was James Nyoro, managing director, Africa, at the Rockefeller Foundation; panel moderators included Trevor Ames dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine; Robert J. Jones, senior vice president for system academic administration and professor of agronomy and plant genetics; and John R. Finnegan, professor, dean, and assistant vice president for public health. Attendees came from throughout the University and from as far away as Africa, and included representatives of colleges of veterinary medicine, government, industry groups, and corporations, as well as students and staff.
At the conclusion of the One Health Partnerships Workshop, a competition was announced for seed funds to support new strategic partnerships. These grants are open to anyone, and the emphasis is on creating new partnerships in One Health.
- Dairy-Beef Antibiotic Residue Prevention and Violator Response Team. Team leader: Ted Radintz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Funded by the Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership
- Meeting the Challenges of Bovine TB at the Intersection of Human Health, Animal Health, and the Environment. Team leader: Robert Morrison, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Funded by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety
- Interspecies Transmission of Influenza Virus—Human Seasonal Influenza Virus Vaccine Use Among Swine Personnel. Team leader: Montserrat Torremorell, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Funded by the National Pork Board.
- Partnership to Advance Animal Feed Safety. Team leader: Peter Davies, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Funded by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense
- Incorporating Concepts of Plant Disease into the One Health Framework. Team leader: Clarence Lehman, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota. Funded by the College of Food Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences