October 25, 2017

Coppoc One Health Lecture on Nov. 2 to address food at schools

The Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine will host the fourth annual Coppoc One Health Lecture on Nov. 2.

The lecture, titled "School Food Defense Framework: One Medicine Concepts in Action," will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Lynn Hall, Room 1136. It is free and open to the public, and continuing education credit is available.

The presentation will identify gaps among existing food defense resources in the United States School Food Distribution system and identify symbiotic collaborations among agencies at the federal, state and local levels necessary to fill those gaps.

Dr. Regina Tan, director of the USDA Office of Food Safety in the Food and Nutrition Service and a Purdue graduate, will be the keynote speaker.  

Tan has led or served on numerous public health advisory committees, interagency teams and working groups pertaining to threats to public health. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Master of Science degrees from Purdue and her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Maryland.

The Coppoc One Health Lecture was established to provide an annual campus-wide event that focuses on the symbiotic relationship between veterinary and human medicine and its worldwide impact. The lecture is named in honor of Dr. Gordon Coppoc, Purdue professor emeritus of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet. Gordon Coppoc is the former head of Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences and served as director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine before retiring in 2014.


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