What is the concept behind One Health, and why is it an emphasis in everything we do at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine? One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral and transdisciplinary approach — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants and their shared environment. Our research is grounded in One Health. A dedication to biomedicine and One Health initiatives helps us consult, collaborate and connect to breed healthier animals that won’t pass along diseases, make food safer, develop vaccines and protect the environment.
Our research enterprise is aligned with the training of Biomedical Sciences graduate students through emphasis areas such as epidemiology, genomics, genetic diseases and detection canine science to capitalize on cross-disciplinary training opportunities with the faculty mentor’s research. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies provides support in proposal planning, budget development and other activities pertaining to funding as well as offers intramural funding opportunities that include Animal Health & Disease Research and Scott-Ritchey Research Center programs. The ORGS team liaises with the Office of the Vice President for Research in support of several institutional level programs, including the Intramural Grants Program, Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program and Creative Research and Scholarship Awards. We also assist with issues of research compliance, laboratory safety and technology transfer.