Dr. Niels Pedersen, a distinguished emeritus professor at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a renowned expert on infectious and immunologic diseases in dogs and cats, says our pets are not at risk of contracting the Wuhan coronavirus.
As we start a new decade, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine is participating in a national campaign to promote the value of One Health, a collaborative approach to finding new solutions that benefit animal, human and environmental health.
Microbes living in the rectum could make a difference to the effectiveness of experimental HIV vaccines, according to research led by Smita Iyer, assistant professor at the UC Davis Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases and School of Veterinary Medicine.
Katti (Horng) Crakes, doctoral student in the schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, served as first author on a UC Davis research study that found that the damaged gut lining (known as leaky gut) in monkeys infected with chronic simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), an HIV-like virus, was rapidly repaired within five hours of receiving Lactobacillus plantarum bacteria. The outcome lends hope that leaky gut, a common condition among HIV patients, could be effectively treated in the future.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will award up to $85 million over the next five years to the University of California, Davis’ One Health Institute and consortium partners to implement the One Health Workforce—Next Generation project.
UC Davis nearly matched its record level of annual research funding in 2018-19, receiving $845.5 million in grants and contracts. Last year’s top award of $34.9 million from the California Department of Food and Agriculture went to the veterinary school's California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System, which safeguards public health by providing diagnoses for animal diseases, including those affecting humans.
PREDICT enables global surveillance of pathogens that can spillover from animal hosts to people by building capacities to detect and discover viruses of pandemic potential. The project is part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program and is led by the UC Davis One Health Institute.