A joint team of students from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University were chosen as winners of the 2017 One Health Day Student Events Competition for their efforts to organize the second annual Iowa One Health Conference.
[Photo: 2017 Iowa One Health Conference organizing team]
The award, presented by the One Health Commission, was established to encourage students (secondary, undergraduate, graduate, and professional) to set up One Health events that facilitate student delegates working together from different academic disciplines and backgrounds.
The Iowa One Health Conference was hosted at the University of Iowa College of Public Health in October 2017. It was convened to illustrate the collaborative effort of the many health and social science fields that work to improve the health of humans, animals, and the environment.
The award-winning Iowa team consisted of the following members:
Faculty advisors for the Iowa team are Dr. Claire B. Andreasen, professor and director of One Health in the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Christine Petersen, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.
In addition, the One Health Student Innovation Club at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, also received a One Health Day Student Event award for their efforts to organize a rabies vaccination and awareness campaign in Uganda. Both teams were awarded a $2,000 prize.
More information about One Health Day is available online.