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Kansas State University Public Health Club

Kansas State University Public Health Club 


Description

The club is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine but includes veterinary students, MPH students and students from colleges of Animal Sciences, Food Safety, Human Health and Ecology, and Environmental Sciences. We try to incorporate One Health into all of our monthly meetings, bringing in speakers to talk about diseases and issues that challenge leaders in public health, both locally and globally on human, environmental and animal fields as well as the interfaces between all those. 

 

Purpose

The Club hosts events during which we bring in speakers with diverse backgrounds in one health such as someone who worked for the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, someone who works at a Biosecurity Research Institute, someone who runs a partnership between the Kansas National Guard and Armenia on infectious transboundary diseases. In the last two years, the Public Health Club has begun to take on a more One Health focus than just “public health” since student membership and leadership is driving it in that direction. 

 

Primary Funders

Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association; Student Group Activities Fees; membership dues; Master of Public Health program funding. 

 

Participants & Key Collaborators

The participants are primarily veterinary and MPH students, with a few students who are outside those disciplines and a few who are both veterinary and MPH students. We collaborate with faculty and staff from colleges around K-State’s campus. 

 

Sources of Information

Website: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/education/students/organizations/public-health-club/ 

 

Contact:

Marie Keith
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Class of 2018
MPH Candidate
Public Health Club Vice President
IVSA Exchange Officer 
mkeith@vet.ksu.edu 


Kansas State University
Public Health Club
1710 Denison Ave. 
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506 

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