UTMB Hosts Training in One Health and Outbreak Investigation

UTMB Hosts Training in One Health and Outbreak Investigation

06/12/2018

A new four-week course recently wrapped up at UTMB, and according to the organizing faculty, the students felt it achieved its objective of teaching them about investigating, managing and controlling an outbreak of a zoonotic agent of unknown origin.

Dennis Bente, PhD, DVM, an Associate Professor in the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, teamed with Matt Dacso, MD, an internal medicine faculty member in the UTMB School of Medicine, to champion the ambitious four-week course, which involved collaborations with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

The course, called “Field Experience in One Health and Outbreak Investigation” provided students and faculty from Texas A&M, UTRGV and UTMB with the opportunity to work together on a project that spanned the state from Central Texas to South Texas to the Gulf Coast investigating and managing a plausible infectious disease outbreak simulation. 

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