The Big Bet: How Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine Improves Health Across Species

On the afternoon of March 11, 2016, One Health at WUSM collaborated with the Biologic Therapeutics Center of WUSM to host a panel entitled, “The Big One Health Bet: How Linking Human and Veterinary Medicine Improves Health Across Species.” The talk centered around how cross-disciplinary collaborations between physicians and veterinarians can (and already do) facilitate the delivery of health care innovations across species.

Panelists included:

  • Andrew M. Hoffman, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, Director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sharon L. Deem, DVM, PhD, Director, Institute for Conservation Medicine, Saint Louis Zoo
  • David T. Curiel, MD, PhD, Director, Biologic Therapeutics Center, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
  • Carolyn J. Henry, DVM, MS, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • F. Matthew Kuhlmann, MD, Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

Attendance was near capacity at about 65 people, and included medical students, graduate students, veterinarians, physicians, and scientists from the St. Louis area and Columbia, MO.

One Health at WUSM is grateful to the following institutions for their support of this event:

The Biologic Therapeutics Center of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; the Saint Louis Zoo; the Global Health Center of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis; the Center of Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine; Missouri Cures Education Foundation; the Washington University-Auburn University-University of Missouri, Columbia, Consortium for One Health (WAMCOH); and especially to the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, who graciously provided lunches for attendees.