Planting Seeds for the Future

Planting Seeds for the Future

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  • Global Health Starts at Illinois

    One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines  working locally, nationally, and globally  to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment.

    In 2009, faculty members from a number of departments on the Chicago and Urbana campuses attended. University President B. Joseph White delivered the keynote address, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin participated via videoconference from Washington, D.C. This colloquium laid the foundation for the Center.

    Later that same year, the College identified establishment of “the University of Illinois Center for One Medicine“ as one of its top five priorities. In particular, the goal sought to “[b]uild capacity in environmental health, conservation medicine, and infectious diseases with a focus on direct application to public policy and public health.”

    A summit held early in 2010 convened invited experts from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss the most pressing needs in this area and to direct the future plans of the Center.

    Learn more about the Illinois Center for One Health.

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