Roger Breeze is the President of the Centaur Science Group in Washington, DC. Centaur Science is a science consulting company specializing in countermeasures against highly dangerous infections of humans, animals, and plants, some of which are potential biological weapons and others are naturally occurring disease threats in the U.S. and overseas. He currently advises the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) on ways to reduce the biological weapons threat in the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Breeze was formerly Associate Administrator for Special Research Programs at the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. In 1998, he was awarded the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, which recognizes the most significant accomplishments among the 7,000 federal senior executives and is the highest management performance award in the federal government.
From 1987 to 1995, he was Director of the USDA Agricultural Research Service Plum Island Animal Disease Center in New York. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University and as Deputy Director, Washington Technology Center, at the University of Washington.
Dr. Breeze received a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery and his PhD in Veterinary Pathology from the University of Glasgow. He is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.Dr. Roger Breeze is President, Centaur Science Group in Washington – a science consulting company specializing in countermeasures against emerging pathogens of humans, animals, and plants. He was previously Associate Administrator for Special Research Programs at the USDA and Director of Plum Island Animal Disease Center. He is recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award.
Join us for dinner on Monday, October 7th as we hear from Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, one of the leading conservationists and scientists working to save the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa! You can read more about this exciting speaker at http://exploregreen.com/gkalema.html.
The meeting will be held Oct. 7th, Monday, 6pm in Behavioral Science Room 131 on CSU campus.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to attend the International Colloquium on Global One Health at Colorado State University! Sessions will be held October 1-3, 2013 in Lory Student Center and are open and free to the public!
Hosted by the Office of International Programs, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Vice President for Research at CSU, the Colloquium will provide students, faculty, staff and the public with the opportunity to learn more about Global One Health and the important issues surrounding the interconnectivity of human, animal and environmental health. Topics ranging from depleting resources and emerging health threats, to finding solutions and optimizing health.
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Please join us as we host Dr. Philip Tedeschi, the Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection, for lunch on Thursday, October 3rd at 12pm! Stay tuned for more information on how to RSVP, and read on to learn more!
Read on to learn more about the topic of this exciting discussion…
“Humans and their societies depend completely on Earth’s ecosystems and the services they provide, such as clean air, food, water, climate regulation, disease management, spiritual fulfillment and aesthetic enjoyment. Over the past 50+ years, humans have altered these ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any other time in our planet’s history. The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver is developing an innovative, cross-disciplinary program with focus on Sustainable Development and Global Practice to prepare students to build social-ecological resilience and societal responsibility in the face of global environmental changes. We will use the application of ecological, social development and solution focused models to help students approach environmental challenges. These challenges include, but are not limited to, empowering communities to protect freshwater systems, access healthy food, improving air quality, providing family planning access and education, protecting ecosystem services, building a responsible and sustainable economy and maintaining or re-establishing healthy social support systems. Coursework will prepare a new generation of social work professionals skilled to promote and optimize the quality of human life across cultures and the life span which are fundamentally reliant upon the preservation of ecosystem health. Students will participate in community and international service learning programs to enable them both cognitively and in practice to assist communities in averting environmental risk. Moreover, the concept of One Health was born from the realization that human well-being is as importantly reliant upon environmental health as it is socio-economic health. Evaluation research into the effectiveness of classroom learning and service learning interventions will build our research agenda toward enhancing social work education and learning, promoting healthy, culturally congruent behavior change and influencing policy and governance in social-ecological resilience.”
Please read below for a more complete bio on Dr. Tedeschi:
“Clinical Professor Philip Tedeschi is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver within the Graduate School of Social Work. He has been with the University of Denver for 19 years and is the founder of the Animal Assisted Social Work Program. He is recognized for expertise in the clinical methods for Animal Assisted Interventions and coordinates the school’s Animal-Assisted Social Work Certificate program for Master of Social Work (MSW) students, as well as the Animals and Human Health online professional development certificate program. He received his MSSW degree for the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his specialization was the therapeutic connection between people and animals. He teaches MSW courses in forensic social work, human-animal interaction and animal welfare, conservation social work, human ecology and international social work in areas such as East Africa.
Philip’s research, scholarship, presentations, training and community practice work have focused on human-animal interaction, conservation and environmental social work, experiential therapy and forensic social work practice. Philip is a certified Master Therapeutic Riding Instructor, former course director and instructor with Outward Bound, wilderness medical technician, forensic evaluator and has many years of experience in non-traditional therapeutic approaches with children, adults and families, as well as program development and intervention in interpersonal violence including, assessment and intervention with animal abuse, attachment, trauma disordered and sexually abusive youth and adults. Philip has been recognized as a graduate level educator and has remained active as a social work practitioner with over 30 year of practice experience. He serves on numerous national organization board of directors including the Delta Pet Partners National Board, The Green Chimneys Institute Board of Advisors, The Horses and Humans Research Foundation and the African Network for Animal Welfare and The National Link Coalition among others. “
Join One Health Club for the first Dinner Seminar of the year as we host Dr. Dan Salkeld, who will be speaking about the interactions between biodiversity and emerging infectious diseases using case studies including prairie dogs and plague and Lyme Disease and squirrels in California.
Thursday, September 12th, 2014
Dinner at 5:30, Lecture at 6:00 PM
Anatomy/Zoology Building, Room 118, CSU Campus
Dr. Salkeld is a Research Scientist at Colorado State University and lectures on courses on ecology and public health. His principle research interest is in the community ecology of wildlife disease and the implications for conservation and public health. His PhD dissertation work at James Cook University examined the ecology of a host-parasite system involving lizards and blood parasites, as a model for understanding disease in wildlife systems in general. Since then he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in partnership between IUCN – The World Conservation Union and several universities. Currently he is working upon the impacts of landuse change upon the ecology and emergence of infectious diseases. You may read more about the scope of Dr. Salkeld’s work here.
All are encouraged to attend though dinner will be provided to dues-paying One Health Club members only. RSVP here.
This piece in the Huffington Post succinctly helps to dispel some common misconceptions surrounding the frightening novel viruses and “super bugs” frequenting the media as of late. CSU One Health Club hosted the lead author, Dr. William Karesh, for a student luncheon this past February.
Kagondu Njagi, an environmental writer based in Nairobi, discusses the pressures faced by those living in arid and semi-arid lands and the contentious debate as to whether or not the increased incidence of zoonoses is in fact linked to climate change in these regions.
“With the opportunity to make a difference in this fight, human and animal healthcare experts from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Surgeon Cell, 411th Civil Affairs Battalion (CA Bn), the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF), and their civilian counterparts recently launched a program called One Health in Luwero District, Uganda.” Click here to read more!