Conferences & Symposia
One Health Symposium

One Health Symposium Slides (PDF)

Interested in Integrating Human, Animal and Environmental Health?

Want to meet collaborators and develop grant proposals?

Join Tufts CTSI for a One Health Workshop on Tuesday, October 4, 9:00AM-1:45PM, at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Rachel’s Amphitheater (1 Kneeland Street, 14th Floor, Boston). A live webcast will also be available: the link will only be available to people who RSVP for the event.

Please RSVP here by Friday, September 30.


  • 8:30AM: Registration and light breakfast
  • 9:00AM: Introduction
  • 9:30AM: Project presentations
  • 10:30AM: Break
  • 10:45AM: Project presentations
  • 11:45AM: Introduction to breakout sessions
  • 12:00PM: Lunch and group breakout sessions
  • 1:15PM: Report-back, summary, evaluation, and next steps


The workshop will focus on the following four projects, with the objective of assisting teams to develop proposals for future grant submission:

  • Development of a Safe, Inexpensive, Easily Administered EHEC Vaccine for Cattle
    Project team: John Leong, MD, PhD; Abraham L. Sonenshein, PhD; Saul Tzipori, DVM, PhD, DSc
  • A Novel Approach to Asthma Therapy: Decreasing Airway Smooth Muscle Mass – A One Health Approach Using Naturally Occuring Models of Disease in the Horse and Cat
    Project team: Melissa R. Mazan, DVM; Heber Nielsen, MD
  • Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control: Sharing Approaches from Tufts Medical Center and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Effects of the Human Microbiota Due to Bet Antimicrobial Therapy
    Project team: Shira Doron, MD; Kirthana R. Beaulac, PharmD; Tine Vindenes, MD; Annie Wayne, DVM
  • Cohabitation with Production Animals, Gut Microbiota, and Stunting in Children
    Project team: Janet Forrester, PhD; Honorine Ward, MD; Marieke Rosenbaum, DVM

Proposals address one of the four main areas of One Health:

  • Zoonotic and environmentally-induced diseases
  • Diseases shared by humans and other animals (e.g., cancer, heart disease, obesity, arthritis)
  • Challenges and solutions at the intersection of humans, animals, and the environment
  • Human-animal interactions.

Funding Opportunity

Investigators who attend the One Health workshop may be eligible for planning grants ($500) and pilot grants (up to $5,000) to assemble a team and develop One Health research projects. The criteria and process for applying for these funds will be provided at the Workshop. Sign up by September 30 to attend.


For more information, please contact John Castellot, PhD, Tufts CTSI Navigator.

Seminars & Workshops
CTSA Shared Mentoring Workshop


  • 8:00-8:50AM: Breakfast, networking, and registration
  • 8:50AM: Introductions
  • 9:00-10:30AM: Panel discussion, Getting to K and Beyond
  • 10:30-10:45AM: Break
  • 10:45-noon: Exploring Career Opportunities in Translational Science
  • 10:45-noon: One-to-One Mentoring Sessions


To attend, please register here.


CTSA Shared Mentoring Workshop
Friday, October 21, 8:00AM-noon
Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 114
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

This event is hosted by Tufts CTSI and co-sponsored by BU-CTSI, Harvard Catalyst and UMass CTSI.

Seminars & Workshops
Preparing for Patient-Centered and Stakeholder-Engaged Research

Need to incorporate stakeholder engagement into your study, but not sure where to start? Learn how to make your research patient-centered, and find out how engagement fits into your research process at Preparing for Patient-Centered and Stakeholder-Engaged Research. Thomas Concannon, PhD, Tufts CTSI’s Director of Stakeholder and Community Engagement and Assistant Director of Comparative Effectiveness Research, will share his expertise and explain several models for engaging with stakeholders.

By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Define patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER)
  • Describe the potential value of using Stakeholder and Community Engagement (SCE) and CER frameworks in your research.
  • Identify how engagement fits into the research process based on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Deverka, and Concannon models
  • Discuss the potential value of establishing a partnership with patients
  • Explain how to make your research patient-centered


Tuesday, October 25, 9:30-11:00AM
Tufts Center for Medical Education, Room 114 East
145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA

Or via live, interactive webcast (a link will be provided to those who register).


All are welcome to attend. Please register here.