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Health / Safety

'One Health' April 27

April 24, 2010

Dr. Alonso Aguirre is the best kind of friend to have - especially if you're a sea turtle or a monk seal! Aguirre works to cure emerging diseases in these and other species of wildlife. A Colorado State alumnus, he returns to CSU on April 27 to talk about his research that examines the relationships between the health of ecosystems, wildlife, and humans.

Alonso Aguirre, D.V.M., poses with one of the beneficiaries of his research.

Tuesday, April 27
4 p.m.
Clark Building
Room A201

The CSU student chapter of the Wildlife Disease Association is excited to be hosting Alonso Aguirre, Ph.D., (M.S. 1987, Ph.D., 1990) for our final seminar of the semester Tuesday, April 27, 4 p.m. in Clark, Room A201.

The title of the seminar is, "Conservation Medicine and One Health: Building bridges to face the challenge of emerging infectious diseases in wildlife and humans."

Aguirre cofounder of consortium


Since receiving his M.S. in wildlife biology and epidemiology and Ph.D. in wildlife biology and protected areas management from Colorado State University, Aguirre has become the Senior Vice President for the Conservation Medicine Program, and the cofounder of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine at the Wildlife Trust, New York. 

Speaker has broad expertise

Aguirre, a wildlife veterinarian, has expertise in the areas of:

  • emerging diseases in wildlife
  • veterinary management of endangered species
  • wildlife epidemiology
  • marine mammal and sea turtle ecology and health
  • wildlife anesthesia and forensics

He is a research professor at Columbia University where he teaches in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology. Currently, Prof. Aguirre works on a broad range of topics that link wildlife, ecosystem and human health together. 

Would you like to meet the speaker?

We have arranged for Prof. Aguirre to have time to meet with lab groups, students, faculty, and agency scientists during scheduled-meeting times, over meals, and during social events on Monday and Tuesday evening.

If you are interested in signing up for a meeting time for yourself or your lab group, please email us at csuwda@colostate.edu. Meals (apart from the evening socials Monday and Tuesday) will not be organized and hosted by the chapter, but all are invited.

Please RSVP for the social

Please RSVP if you plan on attending the social on the evening after the seminar so we know how many to expect!


Contact: Christy Wyckoff
E-mail: acwyckoff@gmail.com