The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been accepted as a member of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance.
The group is comprised of veterinary schools that are partnered with medical institutions through a National Institutes of Health Clinical Translational Science Award.
The alliance’s mission is to advance the understanding of translational medicine and research, leveraging the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and to address the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment.
The primary collaborator with Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine is Frontiers: Clinical and Translational Science Unit at the University of Kansas, Fairway.
“Like many schools of veterinary medicine, our college continues to have a strong focus on One Health,” said Bonnie Rush, DVM, DACVIM, interim dean of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. “We already have a 20-year collaboration with the KU School of Pharmacy, training its pharmacy students in our Veterinary Health Center. Our newest collaboration with KU scientists seeks to identify novel therapeutics for erythrocyte-infecting pathogens of both veterinary and human importance.”
Other examples of ongoing collaborations include 1Data, a structured environment and animal data and simulation; a series of pharmacokinetics studies on lung cancer treatments; stem cell research with the KU Medical Center; vaccine research with the Kansas Vaccine Institute at KU; and several other projects.
For more information about the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance, visit ctsaonehealthalliance.org/announcements/.