The One Health Academy promotes interdisciplinary collaboration among health professionals, industry, and policy makers by promoting public health, as well as environmental, food, agricultural, and economic protection.
Our monthly events serve to unite:
- Federal governmental departments
- Non-governmental organizations
- Private industry leaders
to promote collaboration through networking, discussion following educational presentations, and informal mentoring.
One Health Academy meetings are dinner meetings held at the NEW Capital Yacht Club at Channel Inn located at 660 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 around the left side of the Inn on the water front. The meetings are typically the 2nd Thursday of every month from September to June with dinner starting at 6:30PM and the featured talk beginning between 7:15 to 7:30PM.
See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!
Our speaker on February 12th will be Dr. Daniel Lucey. He will be speaking about Fighting Ebola in Freetown and Monrovia: Past-as-Prologue. Dr. Lucey is an Infectious Disease and Public Health physician who worked in Freetown, Sierra Leone in August, 2014 and in a Doctors Without Borders ("MSF") Ebola hospital in Monrovia, Liberia October 3rd - November 14th.
At the beginning of April 2014, he drafted a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Ebola Virus Disease with two colleagues because of the concern that the initial World Health Organization (WHO) report on Ebola in late March noted possible involvement of the Guinean capital of Conakry. These FAQs were sent out April 15th via the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) to hospitals across the USA. On July 30th and September 10th, he sent e-mails to health organizations and colleagues advocating comprehensive, standardized, coordinated training sessions on Ebola-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Before this first-ever outbreak of urban Ebola, Dr. Lucey traveled to other global outbreak areas each year since 2003 to exchange information about emerging infectious diseases with international colleagues. Such disease outbreaks included SARS (China and Toronto), H5N1 bird flu (Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Egypt), pandemic H1N1 influenza (Egypt), MERS (Jordan, UAE, Qatar), Nipah virus (Bangladesh, Malaysia), Anthrax (Russia, China), and H7N9 bird flu (China).
Dr. Lucey teaches global infectious diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center. He previously worked as an Attending Physician and researcher at the NIH, was Chief of Infectious Disease at the 900-bed Washington (DC) Hospital Center, and served in the US Public Health Service and in the Air Force. He graduated from Dartmouth College and Medical School, trained in Medicine at UCSF at the start of the AIDS epidemic, and completed his ID Fellowship and MPH at Harvard.