Inauguration Infatuation: Get Your Fill with these One Health Firsts

Tomorrow marks the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, and throngs of people around the world will watch on TV or the web. Did you know you can watch two beginnings in One Health, anytime, anywhere with internet?

  • The inaugural Who’s Who in One Health webinar was held in 2014. According to the host, the One Health Commission, the webinar “brought together noted One Health leaders, advocates, professionals and students in real-time to discuss global One Health efforts while providing a forum for dialogue within and across disciplines.”
Jonna Mazet smiles at the camera
Jonna Mazet directs the UC Davis One Health Institute. (Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis)

UC Davis’ Jonna Mazet, director of the One Health Institute, spoke in the webinar about transdisciplinarity, pandemics and conservation. Meet Mazet in a previous One Health Blog article. 

The second Who’s Who in One Health webinar was held in 2016. Meet a leader in Students for One Health, UC Davis doctoral candidate Resa Pesapane, who presented with a South African colleague.

  • Also in 2016, the inaugural Global One Health Day engaged and inspired thousands of people worldwide. Catch up on Global One Health Day’s activities and online impact in our blogpost.

These events extend the history of One Health — from its emergence as a concept and practice in the 1960s to its development as an emphasis for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009 — into the second decade of the 21st century. They promise an active and united future!

Now, do you solemnly swear to faithfully execute scientific research and multidisciplinary collaboration and will you, to the best of your ability, preserve, protect and defend the well being of humans, animals and the environment?

Amy Whitcomb is an editor on the web team in Strategic Communications.

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