Dr. Gregory D. Bossart Memorial One Health Scholarship…

A $5,000 USD Dr. Greg Bossart Memorial Scholarship is available to a graduate student in wildlife biology, epidemiology, veterinary, medical, public health, basic or social sciences or other post-graduate program focusing on the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment using a One Health framework. The submission deadline is October 10, 2021 and funds will be awarded in November 2021.

Greg Bossart, DVM, Ph.D. was a highly respected veterinarian, pathologist, and conservationist committed to advancing the understanding of marine mammals as sentinels of ocean and human health. With a career spanning 30 years and over 200 publications, Dr. Bossart identified resurgent and emerging diseases in dolphins, manatees, birds, and whales. His research and innovative techniques helped characterize the first viral diseases in manatees and he was responsible for developing the first immunohistochemical technique for diagnosing brevetoxicosis (red tide poisoning) in both marine mammals and birds.

Dr. Bossart was a dedicated proponent of the One Health concept and approach which was a prominent theme in his long-running Atlantic bottlenose dolphin Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (HERA) project. Started in 2003, HERA was developed to monitor how dolphin health in coastal habitats is impacted by environmental stressors and how those stressors potentially also impact human health. His contributions to the study of marine mammal health are far-reaching, and through this scholarship, Georgia Aquarium is committed to honoring Dr. Bossart’s One Health legacy.

For eligibility, requirements, and application instructions, click here.

CWD Research Request for Proposals…

The Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance and two of its founding partners, the Boone and Crockett Club and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, are pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support research that better enables state fish and wildlife agencies to effectively manage CWD for the long-term sustainability of North America’s wild cervid populations.

Priorities for this funding opportunity were developed through working groups coordinated by the CWD Alliance and its partnering organizations. Research priorities were reviewed and edited by members of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Fish and Wildlife Health Committee as well as state CWD researchers and managers. Special recognition should be given to Drs. Sonja Christensen, John Fischer, Colin Gillin, Krysten Schuler, and Mary Wood.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Boone and Crockett Club (through the William I. Spencer Conservation Grants Program) have made up to $90,000 available (per project) to support the attached request for proposals. The CWD Alliance coordinating organization, the Wildlife Management Institute, will manage the proposal selection process and grant disbursement.

Proposals must be submitted as a MS Word document to mdunfee@wildlifemgt.org no later than September 17, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. If you have any questions about this grant program, please contact Matt Dunfee, Project Coordinator of the CWD Alliance (mdunfee@wildlifemgt.org).

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Wildlife Health Internship Opportunities with the Arizona Game & Fish Department…

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is offering paid internship opportunities to current students, graduate and undergraduate. Recent (within the past year) graduates are also eligible to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining hands-on practical work experience while working with a diverse group of professionals in the fields of wildlife science, biological science, wildlife management, and many other professions within the Department. Application deadline is August 8, 2021. Click here for more information.

Free RACE-Approved CE Opportunity…

The Center for Food Security & Public Health at Iowa State University is offering a free web-based self-study CE course titled Zoonoses: Protecting People and Animals in Rural Communities. The course addresses zoonotic diseases of agricultural animals – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, equids, and poultry – with a focus on prevention measures to protect human and animal health. Course access opened up yesterday and is available until June 22 with completion of the course earning you 5 hours of RACE®-approved CE credits. Click here for more information and to register.

 

Call for Applicants: 2022 Rocky Mountain Wildlife Veterinary Externship

Applications are now being accepted for the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Veterinary Externship, a collaborative program for 4th-year veterinary students offered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. 6-8 students will be accepted each year; the application deadline for this cycle is October 1, 2021 with rotation dates being from August 29, 2022 through September 23, 2022. Click here for the externship brochure and visit our Students page for additional opportunities:

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WCS Summer Opportunity for Vet Student…

The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo is advertising a remote Zoological Health Summer Research Assistant position for this upcoming summer for students currently enrolled in veterinary school. Click here for more details.