CORE Activity Blog

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow – Shaela Hurley

Posted July 29, 2020

On July 28th, I attended the One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow through the OVC Summer CORE Program. During her presentation, Dr. Clow talked about the definition and history of One Health, systems thinking and transdisciplinarity, some challenges and benefits of One Health, her own research on Lyme disease and a case study about Covid-19 emergence. While I had heard One Health mentioned many times before, this seminar gave me a much more thorough understanding of the concept and the many ways in which human, animal and environmental health are connected.

Research Through the Lens of One Health - Matthew Vermey

Posted July 29, 2020

Through the summer CORE Program at the OVC, I was able to attend the One Health seminar which was presented by Dr Katie Clow, and here is what I learned.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - Luke Stewart

Posted July 29, 2020

Foxes resting by a patio. A flock of hens in Sub-Saharan Africa. A father and son walking alongside their dog and a cow. A man and his partner carrying their dog through a flood. A family in India docking their boat on a garbage ridden shore. A flock of pigeons taking flight by a low-rise apartment building. Dr. Katie Clow opened our seminar on One Health by asking the CORE cohort for a similarity between these images. The similarity being that these images highlighted the world being shared between humans, animals, and the environment.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - Simon Jeeves

Posted July 28, 2020

The way the world examines and studies health – in all senses of the word – is a constantly evolving process. What once used to be a divided field is now moving more and more towards an interdisciplinary and now even transdisciplinary approach to healing and maintaining health. This goes for health of humans, of other species, and also of the environment more as a whole. As is now being elucidated, these individual facets overlap and interplay with each other and are connected in complex ways.

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - Anna McMenemy

Posted July 28, 2020

As a communications intern for the One Health Institute this summer I was naturally excited to hear Dr. Clow speak about One Health. Despite working in a One Health capacity every day, I am still learning a lot about the concept. Dr. Clow’s presentation validated my continuous learning as she emphasized that there is no one right way to think about and practice a One Health approach. She made the distinction between complicated problems and complex problems, something I honestly had not given much thought to before.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - Erika Myler

Posted July 28, 2020

On July 22nd, Dr. Fiona Carr delivered a presentation about her career path and current role as a senior editor and team manager at Nature Communications. Listening to her speak about each step in her academic and professional career was very interesting and encouraged me to reflect on my own career plans. I also gained valuable insight on the process of publishing a paper in a scientific journal – this was especially relevant as I'm preparing to submit my first manuscript to a journal next month.
 

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - July 28th - Hannah MacKellar

Posted July 28, 2020

Since starting vet school, I have become increasingly interested in One Health, so I was eager to participate in the CORE program’s One Health seminar with Dr. Katie Clow. This seminar helped solidify my interest in One Health and has provided clarity in terms of how I can pursue a career in One Health after my DVM.  

 

One Health Seminar with Dr. Katie Clow - July 28th - Rochelle Thompson

Posted July 28, 2020

The one health seminar hosted by Dr. Katie Clow sparked my interest in pursuing a one health approach for my future research. Dr. Clow began by outlining the one health approach, which involves studying animal, human, and environmental health together in order to arrive at holistic solutions to complex problems. Dr. Clow clarified the difference between a complicated problem, which has a solution, and a complex problem, which has lots of different parts, unknowns, and multiple correct solutions.

Role of a scientific editor at Nature Communications - Alexandria Cosby

Posted July 28, 2020

Dr. Fiona Carr gave a presentation to the core student team recently explaining her position as an editor for the journal Nature communications. Dr. Carr explained her journey as a student and a researcher and how this path led her to the field of publishing. Dr. Carr did an excellent job explaining the different avenues you can take if you want to work in academia but not necessarily in research. She explained how the journal Nature communication differs from other journal in its selectiveness as well as its topics, her specific avenue being neuroscience.

DVM Networking Session - Matthew Dempster

Posted July 28, 2020

When I first started my OVC journey last fall, I had a very narrow scope for potential veterinary career options. I thought I would go through school, earn my degree and start working in a small animal clinic like many of my previous veterinary mentors. However, as I reflect upon my Phase 1 experience and look forward to the challenges and opportunities Phase 2 will present, I have come to realize just how wrong my initial thinking was.