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ProMED-mail Viral Diseases Moderator Becomes Manager One Health Initiative Team Website’s “ProMED Outbreak Reports” - Monday, November 07, 2016

ProMED-mail Viral Diseases Moderator Becomes Manager One Health Initiative Team Website’s “ProMED Outbreak Reports”

November 7, 2016—Thomas M. Yuill, PhD, a longstanding and highly respected ProMED-mail www.promedmail.org Viral Diseases Moderator, became manager for the One Health Initiative team’s website “ProMED Outbreaks Reports” page http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php today.  Dr. Yuill is continuing the program of posting pertinent One Health related ProMED items established by the late Jack Woodall, PhD; Dr. Woodall https://goo.gl/APJdsk died October 24, 2016 and had previously discontinued his OHI team membership and OHI ProMED management duties May 4, 2016.  ProMED http://www.promedmail.org/aboutus/ is the much heralded international early warning system program for monitoring emerging diseases.

Drs. Yuill and Woodall were friends and ProMED colleagues for many years.  Indeed, prior to his death, Dr. Woodall encouraged and was delighted that Dr. Yuill was offered and graciously accepted this pro bono position.  Upon learning of Dr. Yuill’s decision, Lawrence C. Madoff, MD, the physician Editor of ProMED-mail expressed his appreciation for the transition.  Dr. Madoff is a valued member of the OHI Team’s Advisory Board http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/advBoard.php.

Yuill received his B.S. degree from Utah State University in Wildlife Management, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Veterinary Science and Wildlife Ecology, with emphasis in the epizootiology of infectious diseases of domestic and wild animals.  Following completion of his Ph.D. degree, he held research positions in the Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and in the Virology Department of the SEATO Medical Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in 1968, with joint appointments in the Departments of Veterinary Science and of Wildlife Ecology, developing research and graduate training programs in epizootiology of infectious diseases of wildlife and domestic animals in Wisconsin and Latin America. He became professor and chairman of the Department of Veterinary Science in 1979. He was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and an assistant director in the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1982. In 1992-93, he served for one year as the Chief of Party for a University of Wisconsin-led team advising the Bolivian Government on restructuring their national agricultural research and extension agency. Upon his return from Bolivia in 1993, Yuill became director of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and primarily involved in academic administration. He was awarded emeritus status in 2003.

Yuill has been active in a variety of scientific organizations. He chaired the Viral Diseases Panel of the US-Japan Biomedical Sciences Program. He has been active in the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) since 1971. He served on the OTS Executive Committee and was its president for five years. He has served as treasurer and president of the Wildlife Disease Association, which awarded him its Distinguished Service Award in 1989. Yuill has served as a consultant on wildlife diseases to the states of Wisconsin and North Dakota, and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on arthropod-borne diseases to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and on higher education in the agricultural sciences to the U.S. Agency for International Development, mainly in India. Yuill has authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters.


Wildlife Disease Association Endorses One Health - July 1, 2013 - Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Wildlife Disease Association Endorses One Health

 

July 1, 2013—“It is my very great pleasure to inform you that the President of the Wildlife Disease Association www.wildlifedisease.org, Dr. Dolores Gavier-Widen [DVM, MS, PhD], and the Governing Council has authorized me to inform you that the Association officially endorses the One Health Initiative (OHI) and requests that the Association be added to the list of organizations that share the goals and philosophy of the OHI.  We believe that the Association and its members add an important dimension to the OHI with its focus on wild vertebrates, with implications for wildlife conservation and healthy wildlife populations, and for a deepening understanding of the role of wildlife reservoirs of pathogens of importance to domestic animal and human health as well.  These areas of the Association’s interest and concern are reflected in its journal --the Journal of Wildlife Diseases www.jwildlifedis.org/--and in its annual international conferences.”

 

Sincerely,

Thomas M. Yuill, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Director of Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

University of Wisconsin (USA)

 

 

Dr. Yuill is a longstanding One Health Supporter-Advocate http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php and close collaborator with the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team.


ProMED-mail Staff to Assist One Health Initiative Website with One Health ProMED Postings - September 6, 2011 - Tuesday, September 06, 2011

ProMED-mail Staff to Assist One Health Initiative Website with One Health ProMED Postings

 

September 6, 2011 – Due to the current illness of prominent One Health Initiative website team member *Jack Woodall, PhD, the One Health Initiative website team requested assistance posting One Health related ProMED items on the website’s popular “ProMED Outbreaks Report” http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/promed.php from Lawrence C. Madoff, MD, Editor, ProMED-mail www.promedmail.org.  Dr. Madoff expeditiously polled the ProMED staff and identified gracious volunteers among the outstanding ProMED staff participants willing to “pinch hit” for Dr. Woodall during his absence from serving as the featured OHI website ProMED page’s Contents Manager/editor.  

 

We are happy to announce that Thomas M. Yuill, PhD, has agreed to serve as lead Contents Manager/editor with assistance from Drs. Susan Baekeland, Peter Cowen, Larry Lutwick and Tam Garland.  Updated items by Dr. Yuill have already been posted as of September 5.

 

Dr. Yuill is an eminent and noted scientist.  He received his BS degree from Utah State University in Wildlife Management, and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Veterinary Science and Wildlife Ecology, with emphasis in the epizootiology of infectious diseases of domestic and wild animals.  Following completion of his PhD degree, he held research positions in the Department of Virus Diseases, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and in the Virology Department of the SEATO Medical Research Laboratory, Bangkok, Thailand.  He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor in 1968, with joint appointments in the Departments of Veterinary Science and of Wildlife Ecology, developing research and graduate training programs in epizootiology of infectious diseases of wildlife and domestic animals in Wisconsin and Latin America.  He became professor and chairman of the Department of Veterinary Science in 1979.  He was appointed Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Training in the UW School of Veterinary Medicine and an assistant director in the Agricultural Experiment Station in 1982.  In 1992-93, he served for one year as the Chief of Party for a University of Wisconsin-led team advising the Bolivian Government on restructuring their national agricultural research and extension agency.  Upon his return from Bolivia in 1993, Dr. Yuill became director of the Institute for Environmental Studies and primarily involved in academic administration.  In 2003 Dr. Yuill became Emeritus Director and Professor of the Institute, and Emeritus Professor of Pathobiological Sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology.

 

Dr. Yuill has been active in a variety of scientific organizations.  He chaired the Viral Diseases Panel of the US-Japan Biomedical Sciences Program.  He was active in the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) from 1971 to 1999.  Dr. Yuill served on the OTS Executive Committee and was its president for five years.  He has served as treasurer and president of the Wildlife Disease Association, which awarded him its Distinguished Service Award in 1989 and its emeritus Award in 2003.  Dr. Yuill has served as a consultant on wildlife diseases to the states of Wisconsin and North Dakota, and to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, on arthropod-borne diseases to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and on higher education in the agricultural sciences to the U.S. Agency for International Development, mainly in India.  Dr. Yuill has authored more than 125 scientific papers and book chapters.

 

*Note:  Dr. Woodall, a highly valued and internationally recognized One Health leader and member of the One Health Initiative team, is a ProMED associate editor and co-founder.  All wish him a speedy recovery!


European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Links with One Health Initiative website - Wednesday, February 03, 2010

European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) Links with One Health Initiative website

 

The One Health Initiative website has been notified that the European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) has linked our website on their links page http://www.ewda-2010.nl/Pages/Links.aspx.  There are now 33 websites, worldwide, linked to this One Health Initiative website. 

Mission of EWDA:

“The European Wildlife Disease Association (EWDA) seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of information on wildlife diseases and their management. Through the provision of opportunities for networking, collaborative research and training we seek to raise the profile of wildlife disease research and management.”

 

Information provided by:

 

 Merel Langelaar, DVM, PhD  
 Laboratory for Zoonoses and Environmental Microbiology (LZO)  
 National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
 Centre for Infectious Disease Control Netherlands
 P.O. Box 1 (postbak 63)
 3720 BA Bilthoven
 The Netherlands


 
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