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NEW PUB: Virus Discovery in Pygmy Mice

The genome sequences of five strains of a mammarenavirus were assembled from metagenomic data from pygmy mice (Mus minutoides) captured in Sierra Leone. The nearest fully sequenced relatives of this virus, which was named Seli virus, are lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Lunk virus, and Ryukyu virus.

Published in American Society of Microbiology Journals

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NOW HIRING: Care Facilities Specialist

Join the OWCN Team

Under the general direction of the OWCN’s Senior Manager – Care Operations, oversee and maintain care facilities and equipment for the Wildlife Health Center (WHC) and Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN). In conjunction with the Field Facilities Specialist, ensure that OWCN facilities and equipment are maintained in a constant state of readiness for oil spill response. Travel to facilities in various California (CA) locations to inspect and evaluate systems, perform repairs and updates, and make recommendations for repairs and maintenance.

NOW HIRING: CVET Associate Directors

Join the California Veterinary Emergency Team (CVET)

Administered by the One Health Institute, CVET is a legislatively mandated program that supports and trains a network of government agencies, individuals, and organizations to aid domestic animals and livestock during natural disasters under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Response (CalOES) via strategic partnerships with key stakeholders in the animal disaster response space (e.g., existing CARTS, CalAnimals, CAVMRC, CARES).

Christine Kreuder Johnson elected as AAAS Fellow

Nine Elected as AAAS Fellows

Nine faculty from UC Davis are among 564 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science announced Jan. 26. AAAS fellows are scientists, engineers, and innovators who have been recognized for their achievements across disciplines ranging from research, teaching and technology, to administration in academia, industry and government, to excellence in communicating and interpreting science to the public.

Sri Lankan Veterinarian in California

Today, we continue our Student Experiences in One Health series sharing first-hand accounts and experiences learning, studying, and advancing the One Health approach. This guest post features a video from Sri Lankan veterinarian Dr. Ruwini Rupasinghe, a 2021 Rx One Health Field Institute participant, highlighting her experience in this immersive course!

Ruwini Rupasinghe

2021 Rx One Health - A Personal Experience

Today, we continue our Student Experiences in One Health series sharing first-hand accounts and experiences learning, studying, and advancing the One Health approach. This guest post features a video from Juan Pablo Fimbres Macias, a 2021 Rx One Health Field Institute participant, highlighting his experience traveling from Mexico to learn about One Health!

A journey to Learn One Health from Mountains to the Sea in California

Today, we continue our Student Experiences in One Health series sharing first-hand accounts and experiences learning, studying, and advancing the One Health approach. This guest post from Ana Hernandez, a 2021 Rx One Health Field Institute participant, highlights her experience traveling from Mexico to learn about One Health across the mountains and seas of California!

Engagement, Interconnection, and Passion

We recently launched a new series, Student Experiences in One Health, to share first-hand accounts and experiences learning, studying, and advancing the One Health approach. We continue our spotlight on the Rx One Health Field Institute with a guest post from Pallavi Oruganti who participated in the two-week course. Learn all about her experience and watch a highlight reel of her favorite moments! 

Michael Ziccardi, DVM, Named Executive Director of UC Davis One Health Institute

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine has appointed Michael Ziccardi, DVM MPVM PhD, as executive director of the One Health Institute (OHI). Ziccardi, a wildlife veterinarian, epidemiology professor and scientist, will serve a five-year term through July 2025.

As executive director, Ziccardi will lead the OHI in its mission to solve complex problems impacting health and conservation such as zoonotic disease emergence, food insecurity and biodiversity loss.