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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.

Marburg Virus Found in Sierra Leone Bats

First Report of Angolan-like Strain in Bats Since Initial Outbreak in People in 2005

Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit bats tested positive for active Marburg virus infection. Research teams caught the bats separately in three health districts.