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Free Talk Kicks Off One Health Lecture Series

September 23, 2010

The UC Davis campus community, and other interested members of the public are cordially invited Wednesday, September 29, 2010, to hear Juergen Richt, DVM, PhD, give a free talk, "Walk the Talk: The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseasesand One Health."

The lecture takes place at noon in 1030 Gladys Valley Hall, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California.

Dr. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Kansas State University.

He is a veterinary microbiologist who has worked with multiple agents of zoonotic potential, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), chronic wasting disease, animal flu, borna virus and other emerging diseases.

Dr. Richt's career, which most recently included a seven-year stint as lead scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center, has been spent developing novel testing methods and remedies for a number of animal and zoonotic diseases.

The talk is the first in a series of free lectures on One Health topics hosted by the Calvin Schwabe One Health project, whose mission is to educate veterinarians to integrate human, animal, and ecosystem protection into their professional lives.