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One Health Workshop

Following up on UT’s partnership-building trip to Israel in 2019, the following half-day workshop on One Health is taking place online on November 11, 2021. Faculty, post-docs, scholars, and advanced graduate students at UT, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University are invited to attend.

The aims of the workshop include:

  • to present a variety of research topics that demonstrate the breadth and important directions of One Health research
  • to provide an opportunity for scholars and students from all 3 campuses to become familiar with one another’s research and approaches
  • to begin to foster potential international research collaborations and connections
  • to highlight the opportunities for research funding between Israel and the US

Agenda

Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

November 11, 2021
7:00–11:00 am ET US
Held Online
Register at tiny.utk.edu/IsraelOneHealth

7:00–7:25 am—Welcome Remarks
  • Deb Miller, Director, One Health Initiative, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Chair)
  • Randy Boyd, President, University of Tennessee System
  • Oron Shagrir, Vice-President, International Affairs, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Karen Avraham, Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
7:25–8:10 am—Panel 1 & Discussion
  • Gad Baneth, Director of the Koret School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Chair)
  • David Talmy, Department of Microbiology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    “Understanding the molecular basis of competition among cyanobacteria in contrasting ecosystems”
  • Benny Chefetz, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “Water Reuse: Mixture of Chemicals of Emerging Concern in Our Produce”
8:15–9:00 am—Panel 2 & Discussion
  • Gladys Alexandre, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    “Harnessing nitrogen fixation in plant growth promoting bacteria for sustainable agriculture”
  • Sharon Schlesinger, Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “The effect of heat shock on the transcriptional regulation of bovine mesenchymal stem cells”
9:05–10:05 am—Panel 3 & Discussion
  • Carole Myers, Associate Director, One Health Initiative, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Chair)
  • Anat Amit-Aharon, Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    “The association of syndemics theory to health disparities”
  • Bruria Adini, Department of Emergency Management and Disaster Medicine in the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
    “Managing the COVID-19 pandemic: Fear, anxiety and resilience”
  • Ehud ElnekaveKoret School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
    “Salmonella foodborne infections – a major risk for public health”
10:10–10:35 am—Funding Opportunities
  • Maya Sherman, Head of the International Desk, Authority for Research and Development, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    “Funding Opportunities for US and Israeli scholars in One Health”
10:35-10:40 am—Breakout Room Introduction and Remarks
  • Nina Fefferman, Associate Director, One Health Initiative, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10:40-11:00 am—Breakout Rooms: Collaborative Interests
  • Breakout Room 1: Agriculture, Food, & the Environment
  • Breakout Room 2: Human and Animal Medicine
  • Breakout Room 3: Animal and Human Public Health
  • Breakout Room 4: One Health and Microbiology