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.