The One Health Center facilitates the implementation of Midwestern University's One Health Initiative on both campuses.
Midwestern University has fully integrated the concepts of the One Health Initiative into every facet of healthcare education, research, student activities, and community outreach. At its core, One ... to work together to optimize the health of people, animals, and ecosystems. To mark the seventh annual global One Health Day on November 3, 2022, we reached out to some of the Midwestern University faculty members who are at the forefront of the ongoing One Health Initiative to share their insights.
The One Health Initiative recognizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment.
Midwestern University embraces a One Health philosophy as a core component of healthcare which emphasizes that the health of humans is connected to the health of animals and the environment. Recently, two student organizations partnered with the Lyman Woods nature preserve, located next to the Downers Grove Campus, to further explore the One Health concept.
Midwestern University's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) supports a variety of opportunities for students to participate in a wide range of research projects on campus. The University’s One Health Research Grants are designed to promote research partnerships across disciplines and to provide additional opportunities for students to benefit from working with faculty mentors on meaningful research projects.
This Center’s Mission is to facilitate the implementation of Midwestern’s One Health Initiative across all programs on both campuses in Illinois and Arizona.
Student researcher Mourad Kerdjoudj (CCOM 2023) received a Student One Health Research Grant to work on establishing the utility of two newly-discovered proteins, Cornulin and DJ-1, as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for oral squamous cell carcinoma.
Useful documents for incorporating One Health concepts into curriculum
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