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Global One Health Colloquium set for Oct. 1-3

September 25, 2013

Campus-wide discussions feature invited experts in the public and private sectors who will join faculty in an exchange of ideas on the intersection of human, animal and environmental health.

Colorado State University's fourth campus-wide International Colloquium takes place Oct. 1-3. Colorado State University's fourth campus-wide International Colloquium takes place Oct. 1-3. This year's topic will be Global One Health.

Twelve panel sessions over the three-day period will help students, faculty, staff and the public learn about the rapidly emerging field of Global One Health -- the intersection of human, animal and environmental health. 

The colloquium is sponsored by the Office of International Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Vice President for Research. It opens on Tuesday at 3 p.m. with a plenary moderated by Dr. Mark Stetter, dean of CVMBS, in the Cherokee Park Ballroom in the Lory Student Center, and concludes on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.with a plenary moderated by Bill Farland, Vice Presdient for Research, in the LSC Theatre.

All panels will be held in the LSC and are free and open to the public. For information and a complete schedule of sessions, go to 

SoGES looks at threats from environmental change

“Emerging Threats to Health from Global Environmental Change” will be the theme of the Wednesday afternoon session, sponsored by the CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES).  Set for 2:30-4 p.m., in Room 230 of the Lory Student Center, it will address the complexity of the challenge to the health of Emerging Threats to Health from Global Environmental Changehumans, animals, plants and ecosystems worldwide presented by climate change. Panelists will examine numerous interactive challenges such as resource scarcity, food and water security, land-use change and increased frequency and severity of natural disasters.

Dr. Samuel S. Myers of Harvard University’s School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School will start the session with a keynote address.

At 3 p.m., Dr. Myers will join a panel of CSU and other experts, titled “Is a Warmer World a Sicker World?”,  to discuss new research and opportunities to address “Climate Change and Health: The Challenges.” The panel will be moderated by Diana H. Wall, director of SoGES, and University Distinguished Professor in Biology.

Also on the panel to speak about “Climate Change as a Driver for Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Disease Emergence” will be C. Ben Beard, associate director for climate change for the Centers for Disease Control. Jan E. Leach, CSU University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Science and Pest Management, will discuss “Improving Crops to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate,” and Colleen Duncan, assistant professor of pathology in the CSU Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, will try to answer the question: “Do Sick Seals Stem from Sick Seas?”

For more information about this panel, go to

Contact: Diana Galliano
Phone: 491-3323