One Health

Coppoc One Health Lecture Raises Awareness about Effects of Zoonotic Pathogen Spillover

Friday, November 15th, 2019 - The sixth annual Coppoc One Health Lecture brought Dr. Raina Plowright to Lynn Hall on Thursday, November 7, to address the issue of pathogen spillover and its One Health implications.

How Purdue is Addressing an Antibiotic Shortage

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — With a growing concern that the world is running out of antibiotics, Professor of Microbiology in Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mohamed Seleem and his team are researching more than 4,000 approved drugs to test and see if any of them can more effectively treat antibiotic resistant infections. On the latest episode of...

Potential to Save Lives Motivates PVM Professor Seeking Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

Friday, October 18th, 2019 - With too few antibiotics under development to keep up with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, the world is starting to run out of antibiotics. That also means hospitals will start seeing more patients with infections they can’t treat, and more infections that were once easily treated are becoming fatal. Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, leads a research team that is studying a plethora of FDA-approved drugs looking for ones that can treat antibiotic-resistant infections.

One Love, One Health

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 - Thanks to a $3 million gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine from an anonymous donor, Purdue researchers will make headway in the fight against diseases that affect both animals and people.

Research Led by PVM’s Dr. Riyi Shi Utilizes World War II Antidote in Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

Friday, December 7th, 2018 - A Purdue Veterinary Medicine professor is leading studies showing a World War II chemical weapon antidote to be effective in combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease.

Record Research Funding Bodes Well for Animals, Humans

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 - Purdue has a great deal to celebrate in 2019. As the University hails 150 years of “Giant Leaps,” the College of Veterinary Medicine marks its 60th Anniversary as a national standard-bearer for veterinary education and animal health care. Many of the same faculty responsible for educating future veterinarians and providing top-ranked health care to animals also are drawing in record amounts of funding for research — research that in most cases promises to benefit humans as well as animals. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the College’s research garnered more than $12 million — an all-time high.

David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Spotlights Most Common Orthopedic Condition in Humans and Animals

Friday, November 30th, 2018 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted the first David Van Sickle Musculoskeletal Days Friday and Saturday, November 9-10. The continuing education conference brought together veterinary and human medicine experts to address the topic of osteoarthritis, which is the most common orthopedic condition among both people and animals.

Dr. Audrey Ruple Brings One Health Perspective to Purdue’s Dawn or Doom Event

Friday, November 9th, 2018 - Now in its fifth year, Dawn or Doom is a major two-day event designed to foster conversations about potential risks and rewards of rapidly emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.  Held on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, the event attracts upwards of 6,000 people, including leading national experts and top Purdue researchers.  This year, Dr. Audrey Ruple, assistant professor of one health epidemiology in the Department of Comparative Pathobiology became the first Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member to speak at the event.

Capacity Crowd Greets Coppoc One Health Lecture Speaker

Friday, November 9th, 2018 - The 2018 Coppoc One Health Lecture by Dr. Jeff Bender, a veterinarian and public health practitioner with over 20 years of experience, drew a capacity crowd in Lynn 1136 Thursday, November 1.  Dr. Bender is a professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and director of the USAID One Health Workforce Project.

PVM Professor Collaborates on Research Team Developing Alternative Treatment for MRSA Infections

Friday, October 26th, 2018 - Dr. Mohamed Seleem, professor of microbiology in Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Comparative Pathobiology, is part of a research team that is testing whether a light-active version of heme, the molecule responsible for transporting oxygen in blood circulation, may help people infected with MRSA.

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