Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


Upcoming Events

April 25 - Zoobiquity Boston, for more information look here
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May 14 - Will Sander: Vets Without Borders
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June 11 - BBQ Picnic
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Other Sources
One Health Initiative
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One Health Commission
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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!

If you missed it, view Dr. Lucey's talk here via our recorded webcast. Thanks again to One Health Commission for facilitating this!

Next Speaker

Our speaker on May 14th will be Dr. Will Sander. He will be speaking about From Farmer to Veterinarian: Syndromic Surveillance for Transboundary Animal Diseases. Dr. Sander is striving to be at the intersection of international sustainable development and wildlife conservation and disease management. He spent one month last fall as a volunteer veterinarian, part of a team of four veterinarians, in eastern Uganda with Veterinarians Without Borders US. Through a USAID grant and in collaboration with African Union, they facilitated 7 workshops lasting 2.5 days each in 7 districts. The workshops were focused on training farmers, traders and veterinarians how to better recognize symptoms in their livestock consistent with transboundary animal diseases (i.e. foot-and-mouth disease, Newcastle, etc.), isolate those animals and report those signs to their district veterinary officer.

Currently, Dr. Sander is a second year American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at U.S. EPA, Office of Water/Office of Science and Technology where he looks at potential human health impacts from pharmaceuticals in water. He also is a staff wildlife veterinarian at City Wildlife, Washington D.C.'s only wildlife rehabilitation center. Dr. Sander received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Colby College, his DVM from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MPH in Global Health from Yale University. He's a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.   


There is a 50 person limit to the meeting so we suggest you register early. The cost of the evening is $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) it includes dinner, discussion with colleagues, and networking.

Please R.S.V.P. by e-mailing onehealthacademy@gmail.com with your name and the names of any guests attending. We are accepting replies on a first come, first serve basis.

If you have any questions about this event or future events you can contact us at onehealthacademy@gmail.com 


CALL FOR SPEAKERSOne Health Academy is filling up our Speakers roster for this year's meetings. If you know of someone who has something to speak about that could be of interest to our group please let us know. You can contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

POST ITMembers if you have something you would like to share with our members or request of One Health Academy please send it to Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com and we will POST IT to our website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OHAIf you are interested in helping in the organizing of our meetings, please contact Will Sander at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

GRANT WRITER VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR OHAIf you have the "know how"on how to write a grant and time to give, please contact Tom McGinn at tom.mcginn@dhs.gov.


One Health Academy – advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring, and networking