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One Health Commission (USA) Communications Committee Chairman explains his One Health Insights- April 10, 2014 - Thursday, April 17, 2014

One Health Commission (USA) Communications Committee Chairman explains his One Health Insights

 

April 10, 2014—“I first became interested in One Health by my long standing interest and belief in One Medicine. In that endeavor I brought together at the Division of Surgery in the Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine physicians, veterinarians, nurses, applied science faculty (engineers and mathematicians), and various medical and surgical technicians.

Our goal was to “fast track” ideas and new procedures to the bedside-----this was a sped up version of moving translational research forward to the patient. Ideas came from anyone and everyone brought something to the table on every project. The results were astounding!!!

From that experience it was natural evolution for me to think more about One Health as a worldwide platform to push the concept that the wellbeing of humans, non-human animals, and plants are all inter-connected and it is going to take physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, public health scientists and most importantly the public or society as a whole to move this along and to demand or expect that thinking and policy will be directed at threats to the Earth’s wellbeing.  

Education of society is paramount to accomplish this in a meaningful way.”

 

Arthur L. Lage, DVM, DACVIM

Associate Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology

Director of the Harvard Center for Comparative Medicine, HMS

Director of the Division of Surgery, HCCM

Harvard Medical School

665 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Phone:  617-432-1289

Fax:  617-432-2438

Note: Dr. Lage was appointed as the first Chairman of The One Health Commission’s https://www.onehealthcommission.org/ (OHC) newly established Communications Committee.  The OHC operates in the U.S. with a Board of Directors and Cheryl M. Stroud, DVM, PhD is the Commission’s Executive Director.


Prominent Public Health Physician Joins One Health Initiative Team’s Honorary Advisory Board - Friday, April 11, 2014

Prominent Public Health Physician Joins One Health Initiative Team’s Honorary Advisory Board

The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team is delighted to announce that Dr. Virginia Dato, a physician, has graciously accepted becoming a member of the team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php on April 10, 2014.  The One Health Initiative Honorary Advisory Board was established in 2010 and has 32 distinguished members from within the U.S. and worldwide.

Dr. Dato is the immediate Past President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) www.AAPHP.org and http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth.   She was and is an ardent supporter and activist of and for the One Health concept.  During her tenure as AAPHP president Dr. Dato endorsed One Health on behalf of the Association on November 22, 2012: http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Dr.%20Dato%20AAPHP%20Endorsement%20Nov%2022%202012.pdf.

 Dr. Dato is board certified in Public Health/Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics.  She has been at the Pennsylvania Department of Health since May of 2002.  Prior to this Dr. Dato worked at the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services in a variety of roles including the senior public health physician in the infectious Disease Program, program manager of Maternal Child Health Epidemiology, Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Co-Director of the Public Health Residency.  She has investigated over 50 outbreaks and has publications in a wide variety of public health areas including public health training, rabies, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), lyme disease, candida infections, public health informatics and maternal and child health.

 Dr. Dato is listed as a supporter/advocate on the One Health Initiative Supporter list http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.


Missouri State Medical Association Adopts One Health Resolution – 3rd in the nation (USA) - Monday, April 07, 2014

Missouri State Medical Association Adopts One Health Resolution – 3rd in the nation (USA)

 

April 6, 2014—The Missouri State Medical Association became the 3rd state in the United States to adopt a One Health resolution with Florida being the first and Massachusetts the second.  This was reported to the One Health Initiative website by physician Dr. John C. Hagan:

 

“I am pleased to tell you that The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) today unanimously passed a resolution to become the third state medical society to endorse the One Health Initiative. It will take a while for the formal mechanisms of MSMA to complete but you will receive a letter from MSMA executive director Tom Holloway on MSMA letterhead for your records. We continue to receive positive responses and e mails requesting copies of articles from the One Health issue of Missouri Medicine (May/June 2013) [http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/One%20Medicine%20Book.pdf].

         

With regards,”

 

John C. Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAO,

Editor, Missouri Medicine medical journal

2010 President Kansas City Metro Med Soc

Missouri Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Membership Chair

jhagan@bizkc.rr.com

phone: 816 520-8087

fax: 816 454-8478

 

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) http://www.flmedical.org/HomePage.aspx was the first state medical Association to adopt a One Health resolution on Sunday July 31, 2011 in support of One Health which was reported to the One Health Initiative website by John J. Lanza, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP of the Florida Department of Health.  Dr. Lanza is the Director of the Escambia County Health Department www.EscambiaHealth.com, Pensacola, Florida (USA).

 

Please see Complete One Health resolution entitled Collaboration between Human Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and the Environmental Sciences (One Health)  http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/Florida%20Medical%20Association%20Adopted%20One%20Health%20resolution%20July%2031,%202011.pdf.     

In December 2011 the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) www.massmed.org/adopted a landmark policy supporting the importance of collaboration between human medicine, veterinary medicine and the environmental sciences and encouraging dialogue between human medical, veterinary medical, and environmental sciences professionals to identify opportunities to work together in the areas of medical education, clinical care, public health and biomedical research.

 

This was reported to the One Health Initiative website website by Steven A. Ringer, MD, PhD, vice-chairman of the MMS public health committee.  The original sponsors of the resolution were Kathleen Gensheimer, MD, MPH, Leonard Marcus, VMD, MD and Gary Kraus, MD, all notable physician One Health supporters/advocates.  Dr. Gensheimer is a member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team’s Honorary Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

 

Two Recent Notable One Health additions:

 

 

  • The American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP), a prominent longstanding One Health supportive organization, formally endorsed the One Health Initiative on their website in November 2012  http://www.aaphp.org/OneHealth

 

Current known U.S. and International One Health Supporter Organizations and Individuals http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.


World Veterinary Association (WVA) Adopts Position on One Health Concept - Friday, April 04, 2014

World Veterinary Association (WVA) Adopts Position on One Health Concept

 

On March 20, 2014 the World Veterinary Association Council adopted a position paper on the One Health concept. Please see: http://www.worldvet.org/uploads/docs/wva_position_paper_on_one__health_concept.pdf.

 

Provided April 4, 2014 to One Health Initiative website by:

Dr. Zeev Noga

Veterinary Policy Officer

World Veterinary Association (WVA)

B-1040 Brussels

Tel: +32 (0) 2 533 70 22

zeev_noga@worldvet.org
secretariat@worldvet.org
http://www.worldvet.org


Meeting the challenge of the Ebola crisis in Guinea (West Africa) or elsewhere requires a “One Health” approach, i.e. interdisciplinary collaborations among public health officials including physicians, veterinarians and other health scientists. - Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Meeting the challenge of the Ebola crisis in Guinea (West Africa) or elsewhere requires a “One Health” approach, i.e. interdisciplinary collaborations among public health officials including physicians, veterinarians and other health scientists. 

 

See: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/ebola-guinea

 

One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH


A strong One Health supporter/advocate…The Bella Moss Foundation (United Kingdom) - Monday, March 31, 2014

A strong One Health supporter/advocate…

 

The Bella Moss Foundation (United Kingdom):

 

“Our Vision

A world where multi resistant bacteria are a rarity …”

PLEASE SEE: www.thebellamossfoundation.com

             

One Health worldwide links: http://www.onehealthbmf.com/links/ AND http://www.thebellamossfoundation.com/about-the-foundation/partners-collaborations/


Animal-assisted interventions: making better use of the human-animal bond - Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3rd One Health article (Human-Animal Bond) published…

 —British (United Kingdom) Veterinary Journal Publishes 3rd Article of One Health Series 2014)—

[The 2nd article “One Health and the food chain: maintaining safety in a globalised industry” was posted in the One Health Initiative website’s NEWS page Sunday, February 23, 2014]

Veterinary Record 2014;174:269-273 doi:10.1136/vr.g1929

Animal-assisted interventions: making better use of the human-animal bond

1.         Daniel Mills, BVSc, PhD, CBiol, FSBiol, FHEA, CCAB, Dip ECAWBM(BM), MRCVS1 and

2.         Sophie Hall, BSc, PhD2

+ Author Affiliations

1.      1School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, Lincoln LN2 2LG, UK e-mail: dmills@lincoln.ac.uk

2.      2School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, Lincoln LN2 2LG, UK e-mail: sophie.hall@dmu.ac.uk

 

Abstract

“In the third of Veterinary Record's series of articles promoting One Health, [Drs.] Daniel Mills and Sophie Hall discuss the therapeutic effects of companion animals, the influence of pets on childhood development and how researchers are elucidating the true value of animal companionship.

IT HAS been proposed that the One Health initiative should be extended to ‘One Welfare’, in recognition of the diverse links between the welfare of human beings and other animals (Anon 2012). This is particularly true for companion animals, with a growing body of evidence indicating the diverse stress-ameliorating effects of the relationships between people and pets; however, their importance to mental and physical health from a developmental perspective (particularly for people) is perhaps not given the attention it deserves. This is potentially a serious oversight for healthcare professionals, policymakers and government, at a time when there are concerns over the growing cost of public healthcare in the industrialised world. Indeed, in the current economic climate, there is perhaps a greater need than ever to consider novel approaches to preventive healthcare, such as the value of animal companionship, since such approaches are potentially more cost-effective and socially acceptable than technological solutions. Companion animals should not be considered a luxury or unnecessary indulgence, but rather, when cared for ‘Companion animals should not be considered a luxury or unnecessary indulgence, but rather, when cared for appropriately, they should be seen as valuable contributors to human health and wellbeing’ appropriately, they should be seen as valuable contributors to human health and wellbeing and, as a result, society and the broader economy. …”

On March 17, 2014 Veterinary Record Journal provided the One Health Initiative website an “open access” link to the 3nd article of their 2014 One Health series, “Animal-assisted interventions: making better use of the human-animal bond”.  

Please read entire article at:  http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/174/11/269.full

 

Provided FREE-ACCESS by:

Laura Feetham
Assistant Editor, Veterinary Record and In Practice
BMJ, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
T: 020 78747061
E:
lfeetham@bmj.com
W:
bmj.com/company


Lou Gehrig’s Disease Studied by Veterinarians May Elucidate Understanding of Human Illness - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Studied by Veterinarians May Elucidate Understanding of Human Illness

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a veterinarian, explains how “comparative medicine” studies engaging collaborative interdisciplinary cooperation (i.e. the “One Health approach”) may help medical health scientists better understand and identify important aspects of a serious human disease process using a dog model.  Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) is just one example of many!

*Please read http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ALS_pressreleaseys1%20(2).pdf and http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/dogs-go-to-bat-against-lou-gehrigs-disease

 *Originally posted on Vetstreet.com, where veterinarians, trainers and pet experts share the most trusted, authoritative information on the web.

“Veterinary medical researchers are studying a dog model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using pet dogs with a naturally occurring disease similar to ALS, called degenerative myelopathy.  The strength of degenerative myelopathy (DM) as a model of ALS lies in the many corollaries between the human and canine diseases.  Both are rapidly progressive disorders of the adult, have a similar distribution within the nervous system and most recently a genetic mutation in the superoxide dismutase gene, SOD-1, important in ALS, has also been found and characterized in dogs with degenerative myelopathy.  Beyond those similarities, the pet dog as a disease model has some intrinsic features distinguishing it from in vitro and rodent ALS models. Because pet dogs have superior cognitive ability compared to rodents and because pet dogs are not laboratory animals, but share the human environment, information derived from the study of pet dogs with DM provides a complimentary, yet equally important insight into ALS than is gained from by laboratory studies of ALS.”  

Ann E. Hohenhaus, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology & Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Certified Veterinary Journalist

The Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd Street

New York, NY 10065

(212) 329-8612

ann.hohenhaus@amcny.org

www.amcny.org/

http://amcny.wordpress.com/

www.facebook.com/theanimalmedicalcenter/

http://twitter.com/amcny/

www.linkedin.com/in/annhohenhaus

 Dr. Hohenhaus is a One Health supporter/advocate http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

 Also see:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact Sheet (U.S. National Institutes of Health) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_ALS.htm

Loss of ALS-Related TDP-43 Protein Causes Disease in Animal Model (ALS Association) http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/loss-of-als-related-tdp-43.html

 


One Health incorporated into important milestone 3rd edition Tuberculosis book…Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria, 3rd Edition - Friday, March 14, 2014

One Health incorporated into important milestone 3rd edition Tuberculosis book…

Zoonotic Tuberculosis: Mycobacterium bovis and Other Pathogenic Mycobacteria, 3rd Edition

Charles O. Thoen (Editor), *James H. Steele (Editor), John B. Kaneene (Editor) ISBN: 978-1-118-47429-7, 432 pages, March 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

 

http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118474295,subjectCd-LS50.html

 

Please see preview pages displayed in Google link below.  Includes chapter 2 (One Health):

 

“One Health approach for preventing and controlling tuberculosis in animals and humans.”  Pg. 9

John B. Kaneene,DVM, PhD, Bruce Kaplan,DVM, *James H. Steele, DVM, MPH and Charles O. Thoen, DVM, PhD

*Deceased

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=fALXAgAAQBAJ&pg=PR17&lpg=PR17&dq=charles+thoen,+dvm,+phd&source=bl&ots=_rEitvuV6u&sig=LmPORApwcYv9hZD0PTMe-DAdef4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=fVgYU9WFAc_rkQfck4DQCg&ved=0CFIQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=charles%20thoen%2C%20dvm%2C%20phd&f=false

 

Note:  Drs. Thoen, Steele and Kaneene have been longstanding prominent One Health Supporter/advocates http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.  Dr. Kaplan is a founding member of the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team: Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP ▪ Bruce Kaplan, DVM ▪ Thomas P. Monath, MD ▪ Jack Woodall, PhD ▪ Lisa A. Conti, DVM, MPH


International One Medicine One Science Conference in Minneapolis April 27-Wednesday to April 30, 2014 - Monday, March 10, 2014

International One Medicine One Science Conference in Minneapolis  April 27-Wednesday to April 30, 2014

This conference features a distinguished roster of presenters. 


Among them is Peter Agre, M.D. Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Institute and a Nobel Prize winner. He discovered aquaporins, a family of the water-channel proteins that are responsible for numerous physiological processes, as well as multiple clinical disorders.

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine cordially invites you to join us
 Sunday, April 27-Wednesday, April 30, 2014, for the inaugural International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS). This year the conference program is focused on the role of science in solving vexing challenges of emerging health threats and safe food production.  It is packed with exciting, informative presentations, panel discussions, and workshops delivered by world renowned bench, translational and applied scientists, major funding sponsors, and key industry partners who are instrumental in driving the SCIENCE behind One Health.


Hurry, early registration ends Wednesday, March 26 and seats are going fast! Register now.


Sunday through Tuesday you will discover the role of science in solving emerging health threats at the human-animal-environment interface; and the challenge of aligning safe food, sustainable production and consumer expectations. Wednesday is your opportunity to be engaged in a hands-on workshop of your choice that digs deeper into specific topics covered during the conference. Workshop space is also limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


 
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