A group of UF graduate students recently conducted field work in Kenya, working alongside students of Great Lakes University of Kisumu, as part of UF’s One Health certificate program.
Examples included people infecting their pets with the bacterium methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, and farmers transmitting the H1N1 influenza virus to livestock.
In a new project led by Dr. Gregory Gray, UF will partner with Mongolian agencies to train multidisciplinary teams to develop zoonotic disease prevention and control techniques.
Mary Leigh Morris, a student in the department of environmental and global health, helped conduct the first systematic study of the Everglades’ mosquitoes.
The department of environmental and global health now offers a One Health concentration in its public health doctoral program. It is the first One Health academic program of its kind. One Health seeks to involve human, animal and environmental health experts in public health problem solving.