UC Davis Today: UC addresses global health

Man pulling a hay cart with the help of two draft animals

UC addresses global health

Intent on tackling the many interconnected issues affecting human health around the world, more than 400 people from throughout California and beyond are expected to gather Saturday at UC Davis for the fourth annual UC Global Health Day.

Topics for the day will include nutritional intervention, emerging infectious diseases, human trafficking, and the connection between human and animal health.

UC President Janet Napolitano will be the midday keynote speaker for the event, which will examine the complex issues impacting human health in developing countries, as well as the United States and other developed nations.

Limited seating remains and will be provided Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis, with attendance costing $50 for general admission or $25 for students.

UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi will give welcoming remarks at the event, which was planned under the leadership of Patricia Conrad, a professor in the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and co-director of the One Health Center of Expertise.

‘How Breakthroughs Happen’

Two UC Davis professors — Andrew Hargadon, who holds the Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Management, and Jonna Mazet, director of the One Health Institute in the School of Veterinary Medicine — will jointly present a talk on “How Breakthroughs Happen.”

Morning plenary sessions will be held in the ballrooms of the UC Davis Conference Center, with smaller breakout sessions scheduled for nearby Gallagher Hall and the conference center.

The day is sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute with support from the UC Davis Office of the Chancellor, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and UC Davis School of Medicine. In past years, the conference has been held at the Irvine, Berkeley and Riverside campuses.

A man hauls his crop with the help of draft animals. Photo courtesy of the UC Global Health Institute

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