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UT’s One Health Initiative, April 29

Carole Myers, professor of nursing at UT and associate director of the One Health Initiative, will present, “UT’s One Health Initiative,” Friday, April 29 at 12 p.m. via Zoom.

The One Health concept recognizes that health issues must be addressed cohesively instead of independently. Humans, animals, plants, and the environment are inextricably linked and the health of one impacts the health of all. In her presentation, Professor Myers will discuss the founding of the program at UT, current research activities and the importance of the initiative, and future directions for the One Health Initiative at UT.

An important step toward advancing a One Health global strategy requires building relevant One Health core competencies in the next generation of US and Panamanian students. The Panama One Health project proposes to develop an international training program to equip students with knowledge and skills to complement their own areas of expertise, applied within the context of the Emberá-Wounaan comarcas. Team members will discuss project activities to help students analyze, apply, and adapt tools from different disciplines to solve water-related challenges. They will share their experiences working with local stakeholders to address UN Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 6 in the indigenous community of Las Lajas, Darien Province.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Register today for the April 29 Science Forum lecture