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'Redefining how we communicate about health'

September 27, 2013

Day three of the International Colloquium on Global One Health features a keynote speaker from George Washington University who will speak about prevention and community health. A group of panelists will explore the connection between animal, human, and environmental health.

Thursday, October 3
1:30-3 p.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 220-222

The Colorado State University International Colloquium on Global One Health presents, "Redefining how we communicate about health in the 21st Century: The role of One Health."

A shift in understanding

Our core understanding of self and health has co-evolved over the years as research insights have helped us better understand how human, animal, and environmental health are interconnected.

This shift in our core understanding also affects cultural belief systems that can either impede or enable us to perceive changes in health conditions.

In this session, we will discuss how recent research insights are redefining how we communicate about health in the 21st century. We will discuss the conceptual barriers to communicating One Health in the public sphere and potential strategies for success.

Keynote speaker

Rajiv Rimal, Chair of the Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University, is our keynote speaker.

Book signing

We invite you to a reading/book signing for "Lousy sex: Creating self in an infectious world" by panelist and author Gerald Callahan. This event will be held prior to the panel session, from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center, Room 220-222.


  • Philip Tedeschi, Executive Director, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver
  • Robert Logan, National Library of Medicine senior staff member at the National Institutes of Health
  • Andreas Rechkemmer, American Humane Endowed Chair, University of Denver
  • Gerald Callahan, professor, CVMBS; Affiliate Faculty, Graduate program in creative nonfiction, CSU
  • Joyce Turk, Senior Livestock Specialist and Feed the Future Innovation Lab administrative officer, USAID

Our panel session chair is Shana Gillette, assistant professor in the Department. of Clinical Sciences,CVMBS.

Hosted by the Office of International Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and the Vice President for Research at CSU.

Contact: shana gillette
Phone: (970) 581-4853