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Past OHC Events

April 21, 2015

Tracking Emerging Infectious Disease: A One Health Approach

Larry C, Madoff, MD

State Epidemiologist MA. Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Immunization, Masssachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH); Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Editor for ProMed.

April 14, 2015

Antimicrobial Resistance - A Global Perspective

Paula Cray, Ph.D.

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

April 7, 2015

"Comparative Oncology" In Animal and Human Health


“One Health, Two Species, and the Search for the Last Cancer Cell”
Dr. William Eward, MD, DVM
Duke Medicine

"One Medicine: How Dogs Are Accelerating Human Cancer Research"
Dr. Matthew Breen, PhD C. Biol FSB
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine

"Integrating Comparative Oncology to Improve Developmental Therapeutics: A New Path Forward"
Dr. Kristy Richards, MD, Ph.D
Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine

March 31, 2015

Hot Sneezy, and Wet - Climate and Health in North Carolina

Lauren Thie, MSPH

Epidemiologist, Division of Public Health NC Department of Health and Human Services

March 24, 2015

Chikungunya and Dengue Surveillance and Response in Florida

Danielle Stanke, DVM
Program Manager for the Zoonotic and Vector Borne Disease Program
Florida Department of Health

March 17, 2015

Resolving Conservation Conflict by Rejecting Human-wildlife Conflict

Nils Peterson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
NC State University

March 3, 2015

Pet Trade - A One Health Issue

Thomas Edling, DVM, MSpVM, MPH
Vice President, Veterinary Medicine
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc

February 24, 2015

Emerging Plants Disease and Food Security: Tackling Global Challenges
Jean Beagle Ristaino, PhD

William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Plant Pathology, NC State University and Senior Science Advisor and Jefferson Fellow, USAID

February 3, 2015

Reproductive Health and Environmental Degradation

Jingzhi Tan, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate, Evolutionary Anthropology
Duke University

Tricia Petruney, MA
Senior Technical Officer, Global Health, Population and Nutrition
FHI 360

January 27, 2015

Ebola Outbreak - A One Health Issue

William A. Fischer II, MD
Associate Program Director for Research, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
UNC School of Medicine

Julie Casani, MD, MPH
Director of Public Health Preparedness and Response
North Carolina Division of Public Health


January 20, 2015

Influenza in Humans and Animals: A Never-Ending Story

Gregory C. Grey, MD, MPH
FIDSA Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Global Health Institute & Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University

Patricia E. Fox, DVM, MPH
National Epidemiology Officer
Avian Health USDA

January 13, 2015

Climate Change in North Carolina:  Trends, Prospects and Implications  for Environmental and Human Health

Lawrence E. Band
Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor and Director
Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina

November 11, 2014

Melamine/Triazine Food Adulteration – The Toxicity in Animals vs Humans – Lessons for One Health

Renate Reimschuessel, VMP, PhD
Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network at the Center for
Veterinary Medicine at the FDA

October 28, 2014

North Carolina's Response to Ebola - A Major One Health Lesson

Julie Casini, MD, MPH
Director, Public Health Preparedness and Response
NC Dept of Health and Human Services, NC Division of Public Health

April 22, 2014

Embracing the One Health Paradigm in Approaching Complex Public Health Problems

Gregory Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Global Health
College of Public Health and Health Professions
Professor, Infectious Diseases and Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Director, One Health Center of Excellence - University of Florida

April 15, 2014

Joint Injury and Repair in Horses and Translation to Humans

C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Diplomate ACVS
University Distinguished Professor
Barbara Cox Anthony University Chair in Orthopaedics
Director of Orthopaedic Research
Colorado State University

April 8, 2014

Public Health Preparedness at a National Special Security Event: Epidemiology, Food Safety and Food Defense at the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Larry D. Michael, REHS, MPH
Branch Head, Food Protection and Facilities
Division of Public Health
NC Department of Health and Human Services


Donna Wanucha, REHS
Regional Retail Food Specialist
US Food and Drug Administration

April 1, 2014

"How can Stimulating Adoption of Improved Cookstoves (and Other Environmental Health Improvements) be so Complicated?"

Marc Jeuland, PhD
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Global Health,
Environment, and Civil and Environmental Engineering
Duke University


"How clean is clean energy?  Fuel, air pollution and health impacts of cookstoves"

Jessica Lewis, MSPH
Doctoral Student, Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University

March 25, 2014

The Healing Power of Pets: Fact, Fiction, or Somewhere in Between?

Harold Herzog, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology - Western Carolina University
Author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat


“Demon Dogs” or Panicked Public?: A History of Breed Scares Through the Ages

Bronwen Dickey, Essayist and Journalist
Contributor to: The Oxford America, Newsweek, Outside, Sport Driver, Scuba Diving, The Independent Weekly, and the San Francisco Chronicle

March 18, 2014

**This event was canceled and will be rescheduled at a later time**

One Reservoir: Gene Flow among the Microbiomes of Animals, Ecosystems, and Humans

Ellen Silbergeld, PhD Professor

Department of Environmental Health Sciences Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Editor-in-Chief, Environmental Research HPM

March 11, 2014

One Health – background to the Animal Health Industry and thoughts on Corporate Social Responsibility

George Gunn,  MRCVS
Novartis, Vaccine Development

March 4, 2014

One Health – background to the Animal Health Industry and thoughts on Corporate Social Responsibility

George Gunn,  MRCVS
Novartis, Vaccine Development

February 25, 2014

Microbial Source Tracking to Evaluate Links Between Human, Animal and Environmental Health

Jill Stewart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
UNC- Chapel Hill, Deputy Director, UNC Galapagos Initiative

Feedbacks Between Shallow Water Coastal Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

Mike Piehler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences
UNC- Chapel Hill, Program Head, Estuarine Ecology and Human Health
UNC Coastal Studies Institute

February 19, 2014

Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing in the U.S.

Avner Vengosh, Ph.D.

Professor of Geochemistry and Water Quality, Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University

February 18, 2014

Hemotropic Mycoplasmas: Insight into Reservoirs and New Species

Ricardo Magi, Ph.D., M.S.

Research Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State Univers

February 11, 2014

Primates and their Parasites: Disease Ecology in a Changing World

Charlie Nunn, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology & Global Health Institute
Duke University

February 4, 2014

Socioeconomic Impact of Animal Welfare in Developing Countries

Dr. Andrew Stringer, Ph.D.

Director of Veterinary Programs
Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad

January 28, 2014

Rescheduled to February 19, 2014 due to inclement weather

January 21, 2014

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Parasitic Diseases

Armando (Emico) Gonzalez, DVM, Ph.D.

Professor, Departmento de Salud Animal y Salud Publica
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos
Cysticersosis Working Group of Peru

January 14, 2014

Weekly One Health Series Kick-Off Speaker
"From 2/3 to One: An MD’s Perspective"

Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Director, Human Animal Medicine Project University of Washington, shares his perspectives on One Health from the human health side.