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April Meeting – Emerging Zoonotic Vector Borne Diseases

bowenJoin us for an evening with Dr. Richard Bowen, who will be speaking about Emerging Zoonotic Vector-Borne Diseases.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dinner at 5:30, Lecture at 6:00
Pathology 101

Dr. Bowen received DVM and PhD degrees from Colorado State University. He has been involved with infectious disease research for roughly 30 years. Currently, in addition to his own research program, he is Director or the Animal Models Core, which conducts vaccine and anti-microbial drug testing using a variety of viral and bacterial pathogens. He is also Director of the Collaborative Research Support Program on Adapting Livestock to Climate Change.

Vector-borne diseases continue to constitute serious threats to animal, livestock and wildlife populations across the world. New understanding and research priorities for four vector-borne pathogens will be discussed here: West Nile, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome viruses.

All are encouraged to attend though dinner will be provided to dues-paying One Health Club members only.
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Ecosystem Health Expert + Non-Traditional Species Health Panel

crittersMarch 28 will be a big evening for the One Health Club! We’re bringing you two incredible opportunities in conjunction with the Wildlife Disease Association and Zoo Med Clubs.

At 4 PM, we will hear from Dr. Craig Stephen of the Centre for Coastal Health. Dr. Stephen is a world-renowned authority in ecosystem health. Location: Path 103.

At 6 PM, we will have an awesome panel of experts in Non-Traditional Species Health–including CVMBS’ new Dean, Dr. Mark Stetter–speaking about how they got to where they are now. Location: Path 101.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 to club members who RSVP. Email onehealthclub at gmail by March 15 to reserve your spot!

Panelists include:
Craig Stephen (Centre for Coastal Health)
Jenny Powers (National Park Service)
Danielle Buttke (National Park Service)
Bill Lance (Wildlife Pharmaceuticals)
Lisa Wolfe (Division of Parks and Wildlife)
Mike Miller (Division of Parks and Wildlife)
Bill Guerrera (Private Practitioner with high volume of exotic pets)
Eric Klaphake (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo)
Gwen Jankowski (Denver Zoo)
Mark Stetter (CVMBS Dean, ACZM diplomate)
Terry Spraker (Pathologist with interest and experience in wildlife)
Matt Johnston (Zoo Med clinician)

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Rabies Vaccine Clinic

Rabies VirusThe One Health Club is partnering up with the Larimer County Rabies Taskforce to respond to the recent outbreak of terrestrial rabies cases in Larimer County. We are organizing a county-wide, high volume vaccination clinic that will administer 1250 FREE rabies vaccines in targeted high-risk areas in Larimer County.

We need your help to make this project possible! We need veterinary students to assist with *very basic* physical exams–essentially taking temperatures, pulses, and respiratory rates. We will also need your help with restraining patients for their injection. Please bring stethoscopes and thermometers if you have them.

The clinics will take place at 5 locations in Larimer County on Saturday, September 29, 2012: two locations in Ft. Collins, and locations in Loveland, Berthoud, and Wellington. The time commitment is about five hours, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (the actual clinic runs from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

This is a great opportunity to help mitigate the spread of terrestrial rabies into our dog and cat populations, to give back to the community, and to see a high volume vaccine clinic in action!

This project was made possible by rabies vaccine donations from Boehringer-Ingelheim and grant funding from the AVMA-GHLIT.

Please RSVP to help by using the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDdqZ0pqUlJGVVZxclFGNWdoV3V0aGc6MQ

If you have questions about the event, please contact us.

Thank you!

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Adrian Muwonge, Ugandan veterinarian, to present his work on tuberculosis

Adrian Muwonge (DVM, MS, PhD Candidate) is a veterinarian from Uganda currently finishing his PhD at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. He is visiting CSU this week and hosted by Dr. Francisco Olea-Popelka.

Adrian is giving a seminar entitled:

“Molecular epidemiology of tuberculous and non-tuberculous mycobacteria in Mubende district, Uganda”

Thursday, September 20th
12:00 PM, Path 103

You can also meet individually with Adrian during his visit.  If interested, please email Dr. Olea-Popelka at folea@colostate.edu.

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April Meeting – Colorado State Public Health Vet Dr. Elisabeth Lawaczeck

Thursday, April 19
noon – 1 PM
Pathology 103

Join us for a lunch meeting with Colorado’s State Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Elisabeth Lawaczeck.

Dr. Lawaczeck will discuss the roles and duties of a public health veterinarian and the diseases for which a state public health veterinarian usually coordinates surveillance, prevention, and control. Examples include: West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases, tickborne relapsing fever and other tickborne diseases, as well as rabies and other zoonoses directly transmissible to humans.

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March Meeting – Careers in Public Health Panel

Thursday, March 22, 2012
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Back by popular demand! This lecture was scheduled for October, but canceled due to snow. We’re excited to offer it again!

Come listen to our panelists talk about their current job duties and the exciting and unique paths they have taken to get where they are today. And, of course, there will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Panelists include:

Dr. David Wong, MD, Chief of the Epidemiology and Health Promotion Branch of the National Park Service Office of Public Health

Dr. Margaret Wild, DVM, PhD, Chief Wildlife Vet for the National Park Service

Dr. Karl Musgrave, DVM, MPH, WY State Public Health Veterinarian

Dr. Dan O’Leary, DVM, DACVPM, CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Wyoming Department of Health

Dr. Kerry Pride, DVM, MPH, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Wyoming Department of Health
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February Meeting, Dr. Todd O’Hara

Dr. Todd O'Hara, DVM, PhDThursday, February 16, 2012
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

One Health in a “New Vet School” & Stories About Wildlife Field Work in Alaska (some may be true…)

Dr. Todd O’Hara is an Associate Professor of Wildlife Toxicology at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

His specialty is wildlife conservation and medicine with a focus on environmental and wildlife toxicology of marine and terrestrial mammals and fish, and marine mammals outside of Alaska.

Dr. O’Hara will share information on his research, stories from the field, and ways you can pursue wildlife disease or toxicology for your own career path.

Questions and discussion to follow!

Dinner from Qdoba will be served at 5:30 for members and the talk will begin at 6:00 in CSU’s Pathology 101.

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Read more about Dr. Todd O’Hara, DVM, PhD.

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October Meeting – Careers in Public Health – CANCELED

CANCELED DUE TO UNIVERSITY CLOSURE FOR WEATHER!  😦

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Come listen to our panelists talk about their current job duties and the exciting and unique paths they have taken to get where they are today. And, of course, there will be time for questions and discussion afterwards.

Panelists include:

Dr. David Wong, MD, Chief of the Epidemiology and Health Promotion Branch of the National Park Service Office of Public Health

Dr. Margaret Wild, DVM, PhD, Chief Wildlife Vet for the National Park Service

Dr. Karl Musgrave, DVM, MPH, WY State Public Health Veterinarian

Dr. Dan O’Leary, DVM, DACVPM, CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer, Wyoming Department of Health

Dr. Kerry Pride, DVM, MPH, CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Wyoming Department of Health

Read biographies of our panelists here.
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Meet our Careers in Public Health Panelists

The following panelists will be speaking at our March 22 meeting:

Commander David Wong, MD, is Chief of the Epidemiology and Health Promotion Branch of the National Park Service (NPS) Office of Public Health. His primary duties include responding to outbreaks and human disease case reports, developing surveillance systems, and coordinating park-based physical activity and nutrition projects with the medical community.

From 2002–2006, Dr. Wong was a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where he primarily worked on sexually transmitted diseases (STD) research in large U.S. cities and among Native Americans. He received his MD from Duke University. He completed his pediatrics residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and then joined the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) fellowship at CDC.

Margaret Wild, DVM, PhD, is the chief wildlife veterinarian, and leads the Wildlife Health Program, for the National Park Service. She and her team provide technical assistance and consultation to parks on wildlife health issues, and develop recommendations for national NPS policy on wildlife health and welfare. Additionally, she works closely with the NPS Office of Public Health in the development and promotion of One Health within the NPS.

Prior to joining the National Park Service in 2000, she was a researcher with the Colorado Division of Wildlife for 9 years where she focused on disease and physiology research questions, primarily with ungulates and small carnivores. She received her B.S. in wildlife biology (1980), DVM (1990), and PhD in zoology (2002), all from Colorado State University. She maintains an affiliate faculty position in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at CSU.

Karl Musgrave, DVM, MPH, is currently the Wyoming State Public Health Veterinarian. Dr. Musgrave received his veterinary degree in 1988 from CSU and his MPH from Harvard in 1989. He served in the Centers for Disease Control’s Epidemic Intelligence Service from 1990-1992. Dr Musgrave has held various state and federal positions including time as an occupational health epidemiologist at NIOSH and as State Epidemiologist in Wyoming. Dr Musgrave also worked as as a mixed animal practitioner from 2004-2007 in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado utilizing a mobile RV equipped veterinary clinic.

Additionally, information on the veterinarian-based active surveillance programs for zoonotic disease and other adverse health events that Dr. Musgrave oversees may be found at http://www.health.wyo.gov/sho/hazards/wrvc.html.

Dan O’Leary, DVM, DACVPM, is a 1988 graduate of University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and is board certified in veterinary preventive medicine. He began his professional career practicing equine medicine in Littleton, CO and small animal medicine in Fallston, MD for 5 years before pursuing a public health career.

In 1993, Dr. OLeary became a US Air Force Public Health Officer, managing public health and preventive medicine programs for 5 years at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska and Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota.

In 1998, he entered the US Public Health Service, completing a CDC epidemiology fellowship in Fort Collins, CO, studying Lyme disease, plague, tularemia, and West Nile virus. During 2002-2006, Dr. O’Leary served as CDC’s national West Nile virus surveillance coordinator.

Since 2006, Dr. O’Leary has served as a CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer assigned to Wyoming Department of Health. He travels frequently to Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation to work with the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes and neighboring health departments to build health programs and partnerships. Dr. O’Leary also serves on several state health committess and is a senior veterinarian on a US Public Health Service emergency deployment team.

Dr. OLeary’s work has included international projects in Haiti, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Sudan, and South Africa.

Kerry Pride, DVM, MPH, grew up in rural Montana on a ranch and always wanted to be a veterinarian.  She attended the University of Idaho and was accepted to veterinary school at Louisiana State University after 3 years.  After graduating with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, she went to Alaska into private practice.  There, she worked on everything from dogs and cats to musk ox and grizzly bears.

Dr. Pride had an interest in public health since veterinary school, so she pursued her Masters of Public Health from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Upon receiving her MPH, she applied and was accepted into the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.  She started the EIS program this July at the Wyoming Department of Health and joined the United States Public Health Service.