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Knights Landing Clinic Honored with One Health In-a-Minute Award

February 12, 2016

Congrats to the Knights Landing One Health Clinic for their selection as a Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) One Health In-a-Minute Program Awardee! In being selected for this honor, the clinic will have the funds and support to develop a professional video and accompanying manuscript for human medicine journals that will showcase a compelling One Health story illustrating synergy between the veterinary and other scientific communities.

"We are thrilled to have this unique opportunity to share the valuable work our students are doing with the Knights Landing Community," said Paulina Zielinska, director for Global Programs at the school and PI for the Knight’s Landing clinic.

The mission of COHA is to advance understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals. COHA institutions are those that have multiple health professions and have an NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award (Colorado State University, Cornell University, Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, Tufts University, UC Davis, University of Florida, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin Madison).

This alliance, formed by the veterinary schools of these 10 CTSAs, leverages the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and addresses the wellbeing of humans, animals, and the environment. The One Health philosophy that COHA embodies is well known and broadly supported by the veterinary community. However, few in the physician and non-veterinary fields have embraced the concept, and most are unfamiliar with it. This lack of familiarity with the breadth of opportunities in One Health prevents collaborative transdisciplinary projects that are necessary for true translational success.

With that in mind, the goal of this program is to identify three compelling One Health stories that best showcase the synergy between the veterinary and other scientific communities. A budget of up to $4100 will be allowed for professional video production. An additional $2500 will be provided to the faculty member(s) for salary, supplies, or discretionary funds.

The three awardees for 2016, chosen from schools across the U.S., present strong multidisciplinary stories that represent a spectrum of One Health activities:
Chronic Pain in Companion Animals and Humans
B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, PhD (North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine)
William Maixner, DDS, PhD (Center for Translational Pain Medicine, Duke University)
Jeffery Mogil, BSc, PhD (Pain Studies, McGill University)
Dorothy C. Brown, MSCE, DVM, BS (Department of Clinical Studies - Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine)
Knight's Landing One Health Clinic
Paulina Zielinska, DVM, MPVM, MPH (Office of Global Programs, University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
Patricia Conrad, DVM, PhD (University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine)
Michael Wilkes, MD, MPH, PhD (University of California Davis School of Medicine)
Kent Pinkerton, MS, PhD (Center for Health and the Environment, University of California Davis John Muir Institute)
Gene-Nutrient Interactions in Heart Disease
Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN (Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University)
Gordon S. Huggins, MD (Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center)
Martin S. Maron, MD, Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Tufts Medical Center)
John E. Rush, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVECC (Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University)
Congratulations to the other awardees and their teams!