Cambridge University One Health Society

Upcoming Events

Documentary screening: David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II Cities

29th October 2018
7:30-8:30pm
Jesus College JCR

A screening of David Attenborough's Planet Earth II Cities which highlights the close relationship between animals and humans in modern day life.

Resisting the resistance: future strategies for Antimicrobial Resistance

2nd November 2018
6:30-8 pm
Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building
John's College, Cambridge

A panel debate discussing how we can combat the rising problem of antimicrobial resistance.

Our Speakers

Dr David Summers

Cambridge University Genetics Department

Paul Green

Government advisor working for DEFRA in the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Dr Martin Welch

Research Group Leader in the Cambridge University Department of Biochemistry

About uS

What is One Health?

This is a growing mission to integrate multiple disciplines on a local, national and global scale to optimise health for people, animals and the environment. Crossing the boundaries between medical, veterinary and environmental care can maximally advance the progression of global health

CUOHS Committee 2018-2019

Jennifer Simpson

President
I am a 4th year veterinary student with an interest in health on every level. I have enjoyed studying pathology and epidemiology. The intrinsic links between the environment, animals and humans shows the importance of a broad ‘One Health’ perspective in facing various problems including antimicrobial resistance, food security and zoonotic diseases.

Alexander Mok

Vice president
I am a 2nd year PhD candidate in Population Health Sciences, studying the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases of global and public health concern, namely: cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. I focus on the influence of lifestyle, particularly nutrition and physical activity on longevity and the risk of these diseases. While the focus is on human health, I believe the reciprocity with animal and environmental health are inextricably linked.

Susannah Simpson

Junior treasurer
I am a 2nd year veterinary student. The veterinary profession has a role in the broader context of global health. I am particularly interested in how the sharing of advances in procedures used in human and veterinary medicine can benefit both fields.

Sarah Bate

Logistics Officer
I am a 4th year veterinary student, and I am particularly interested in how humans and animals interact globally. I think the concept of One Health is crucial for everyone working with animals, humans and the environment across the world to understand in order to foster unity, progression, and sustainability.

Sarah Cox

Communications Officer
I am studying pathology in my third year of veterinary medicine and am fascinated by the deep connections between the health of humans, animals and the environment. I am particularly interested in control of zoonotic diseases such as rabies through effective management in animals.

Frances Hamblin

Publicity Officer
I am a 2nd year student on the Graduate Medicine course, with a previous degree in Biology from Oxford, where I specialised in topics such as ecology, conservation and climate change. I am naturally keen to link these areas of interest through One Health, in particular through exploring the link between human and ecological health.

COMMITTEE 2017-2018

President: Emma Simpson
Vice president: Sophie Howarth
Junior treasurer: Jennifer Simpson
Logistics Officer: Daniel Zheng
Publicity Officer: Sophie Corrodi

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