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By Justin Cox on October 24, 2016

UC Davis is joining students and professional colleagues around the world on Thursday, Nov. 3, to celebrate the first One Health Day. The event will showcase projects that demonstrate One Health’s collaborative approach to addressing critical global health challenges.  

Our own One Health Day activities will start Monday, Oct. 31, and extend to Saturday, Nov. 5, and include a seminar, a student panel and an all-day symposium. Here’s how can you participate:

Monday, Oct. 31

‘One Health and Animal Welfare: Sri Lankan Experiences’ 

  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • 1020 Gladys Valley Hall
  • Hosted by Student and pupils for One Health

 Eranda Rajapaksha with elephants.Lunchtime seminar with Eranda Rajapaksha, whose research interests range from domestic cats to wild elephants. He completed a residency in clinical animal behavior at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and studied dairy cattle behavior and welfare for his Ph.D. He's on the faculty now at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His talk will cover his various animal welfare studies that can be linked to One Health issues.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Global One Health Day: Live-Streamed Sessions

  • 8-11 a.m. and noon-5 p.m. PDT
  • Bechtel Conference Room (1005 Vet Med 3B)
  • Connect online at the One Health Institute website

Join students, staff and faculty in the Health Sciences District on the Davis campus to engage with One Health events as they are live-streamed and webcast from around the world. We will be joining open and available events as listed on the One Health Day website and discussing One Health topics.

Visit the One Health Institute website for a schedule of events and to connect live on Nov. 3. You can also follow along on Twitter and Facebook. Share your thoughts about the day on social media using the hashtag #onehealthday.

Friday, Nov. 4

One Health Career Panel

  • Noon-1 p.m.
  • 1020 Gladys Valley Hall
  • Hosted by Student and pupils for One Health

Veterinary students will have a chance to pick the brains of faculty members and doctoral students working in the fields of One Health and wildlife. This event is open to the public, but seating is limited.

Saturday, Nov. 5

One Health Symposium: ‘Collaboration in the Face of a Changing Environment’

  • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Gladys Valley Hall
  • Hosted by the UC Davis One Health Institute and Student and pupils for One Health
  • Take a look at the agenda and register online

The university's third annual One Health Symposium will feature experts across many disciplines. The deans of the UC Davis schools of Nursing, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine will give the day’s capstone address. Discussion topics include the Zika virus, food in the face of climate change, emergency preparedness and planetary health.

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What is One Health?

One Health is an approach to ensure the well being of people, animals and the environment through collaborative problem solving — locally, nationally, and globally.

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