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.
AAWV has updated their position statements covering the following topics: climate change, feral cats, foot-hold traps, One Health, and oral rabies vaccines. To review each of the statements in their entirety, visit https://aawv.net/about/positions.
The University of Georgia is hosting their 2nd Annual Conservation Medicine, One Health, & Wildlife Diseases Student Workshop on November 6-7, 2020. The purpose of this workshop is to provide beginner through advanced content on those fields to a variety of students. Click here for additional event details including how to register.
Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Calls are one-hour monthly webinars that provide timely education on zoonotic and infectious diseases, One Health, antimicrobial resistance, food safety, vector-borne diseases, recent outbreaks, and related health threats at the animal-human-environment interface. Free Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for live calls and recordings.
The next call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 2-3pm (EDT). Click here for details on how to join the call.
The University of Georgia will be hosting a student workshop in Conservation Medicine, One Health, and Wildlife Diseases from November 2 – 4, 2018. Click here for more details.