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May 1: How Are Human, Animal and Environmental Health Connected?

April 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Links between human, animal and environmental health -- factors in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, for example -- are the focus of May’s monthly breakfast program of the Environmental Professionals Network.

“One Health, Conservation Medicine, Ecosystem Health -- Protecting People and Planet” goes from 7:15-9:45 a.m. May 1 at Ohio State University’s Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus.

The network is a service of Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

Lonnie King, D.V.M., dean of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will keynote the program, sharing details on the college’s participation in the global One Health Initiative.

A panel discussion moderated by state veterinarian Tony Forshey, D.V.M., chief of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Animal Health, will feature King; Ron Kensinger, chair of CFAES’s Department of Animal Sciences; and Barbara Wolfe, D.V.M., chief science officer for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds and a clinical associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Registration, which is open to both members and non-members of the network, costs $10 or $15, depending on payment method, and includes a full breakfast.

Complete details and a link to online registration and payment are at by credit card is due by 5 p.m. April 29.

The event is being sponsored by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.

For more information, contact Hanselmann at or 614-247-1908.

EPN membership is free and open to anyone working in or studying an environmental field. Details about the network are at