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New ‘One Health’ Graduate Program

August 22nd, 2012

Public health agencies are faced with a future of complex, global health challenges. The One Health Initiative is a worldwide movement to address those challenges by encouraging communication and collaboration between a variety of health science professionals – medical doctors, veterinarians, pharmacologists, behavioral scientists, and more. One of the major goals of the One Health Initiative is to encourage interdisciplinary biomedical research and help accelerate discoveries.

CVM is responding to this challenge with a new graduate program in Comparative Health Sciences, the first of its kind in Oregon. This program will be a cornerstone in CVM’s mission to build an integrative research program that investigates the causes, prevention, and treatment of chronic diseases which often result from complex interactions between infectious agents, people, animals, and the environment.

The Comparative Health Sciences graduate program will offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and includes three laboratory rotations that provide opportunities for students to experience different research environments. Consistent with the interdisciplinary philosophy of the new program, faculty from other colleges will be invited to participate in instruction. In fact, the program is expected to become increasingly integrative as a community of scholars with common interests grows around it. To facilitate this further, the OSU Division of Health Sciences recently announced a set of interdisciplinary research grants.

For more information about requirements and admission to the Comparative Health Sciences graduate program, visit the CVM website.


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