OneHealth@UGA, The University of Georgia - One Health Commission

OneHealth@UGA, The University of Georgia

1.    Organization Name

One Health@UGA, The University of Georgia

2.      Narrative Description

In the last decade, One Health has gained new momentum among medical professionals – both human and veterinary, as well as scientists, particularly in the face of emerging infectious diseases such as Dengue Fever, West Nile virus and enteric pathogens.

One Health @ UGA, now a division of the Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute, embodies an approach focused on developing truly interdisciplinary collaborations that will enhance the profile of UGA in the area of health science, yet with a strong foundation in basic science.

The efforts of One Health @ UGA aim to move beyond preventing infectious diseases toward a more comprehensive, global understanding of health that includes social, physical and other components. The goal is healthier people, healthier animals, and a healthier world. Preventing diseases and promoting health are two sides of the same coin, as is “One World, One Health.”

 3.      Purpose

The Division of One Health at the UGA Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute seeks to promote and expand the ongoing One Health efforts of UGA faculty, students and staff who share One Health’s unified vision towards combating today’s global health threats. 

4.      Country and State and City

Athens, GA 30602 

5.      Primary Funders

To learn more about these efforts or to find out how to participate in this developing initiative, contact Susan Sanchez, BHSI Assistant Director and Chair of One Health, UGA 

6.      One Health Courses being taught

Freshman Year Seminar Odyssey:

Title of Course: One Health

Contact person’s name and email: Susan Sanchez

Link to Course informational web page: Need to be a UGA undergraduate to participate. See for further information about offerings.  

7.      Other One Health Activities/Initiatives

We will have the Second International One Health Symposium in Liverpool in June 2014. More information to follow as we get the details.

 Title of program: There are many although our OneHealth@UGA Seminar Series is the most popular and expands through the academic year.

    Contact person’s name and email: Laura L Balkcom, Susan Sanchez,  

  Link to program informational web page:


8. One Health Certificate or Training Programs

 Not yet but we will


9. Organization Website


10. Participants and Key Collaborators

Check our website. We are partners with the University of Liverpool and CSIRO in Australia

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