Julianne Meisner is a veternarian and student in the Occupational Health at the Human-Animal Interface (OHHAI) training program at The Center for One Health Research. Julianne spent several weeks in Uganda asissting Veterinarians Without Borders in data collection and sampling for the Neglected Zoonotic Disease in Uganda Study, and to implement the Uganda Animal Worker Health Survey.
By Peter Rabinowitz, MD MPH, COHR Director
This spring (2015) the Center for One Health Research was excited to offer the first course about One Health at the University of Washington. Introduction to One Health Course (ENV H 490/590 C), a course for both undergraduate and graduate students, consisted of learning modules focusing on Introduction to One Health, Zoonoses, Animals as Sentinels for Environmental Health Hazards, The Human-Animal Bond, and Human-Animal Medicine.
COHR Team Member and UW School of Public Health doctoral student Heather Fowler, VMD MPH has been chosen to receive the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, given by the UW Health Sciences Administration and UW Medical Center. Among other activities Dr. Fowler volunteers at the Union Gospel Mission Doney Memorial Clinic which provides free veterinary care for no or low income pet owners. She and other workers at the clinic provide these pet owners with information about their pet’s health. Dr.
Editors Note: This is a guest post from Zohar Lederman, MD*
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