Welcome to the One Health Academy

Advancing One Health through motivating, mentoring and networking


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CUGH 8th Annual Global Health Conference,
Washington, DC,
April 6-9th, 2017. 
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Global Health and Innovation Conference,
Yale University,
April 22-23, 2017. 
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James Steele Conference Diseases in Nature Transmissible to Man,
Irving, TX,
May 24-26.
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Other One Health Resources

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 monthly 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 (visit the Location Page for additional information). 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.

To register to attend a talk, please visit the RSVP page.

If you would like to become a member of the One Health Academy, please send an email to onehealthacademy@gmail.com with the following information: 

  • Name
  • Organization
  • Email address 
  • Areas of interest 



Next Meeting: December 8th, 2016 @ 6:30 pm

Dr. Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Visiting Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Former Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Dunham will talk about: "One Health: Engaging in a Multidisciplinary Approach"

On April 4, 2016 Dr. Bernadette Dunham joined the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University as a Visiting Professor, where her focus is on One Health issues.  Dr. Dunham also serves as the Senior Science Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner, OFVM, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

From 2008-2016 Dr. Dunham served as the Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) which was responsible for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs, and the safety of animal feed, including pet food. Prior to becoming CVM’s Director, she served as CVM’s Deputy Director and concurrently as Director of CVM’s Office of Minor Use and Minor Species from August 2006 to January 2008. She came to CVM in December 2002 as the Deputy Director of CVM’s Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation. Dr. Dunham has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine from 1996 to 2012. She lectured on a variety of topics from emerging issues and opportunities in veterinary medicine to the role of consensus building in policy development.

Prior to joining FDA, Dr. Dunham was Assistant Director for the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C. from 1995-2001. In that position, she participated in the formation and execution of AVMA policies, objectives and programs, with emphasis on Federal legislation and regulatory issues. From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Dunham was the Director of Laboratory Animal Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the State University of New York Health Science Center in Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. Dunham’s research focused on the molecular regulation of cardiac gap junction proteins. She participated in a post-doctoral residency program in the Department of Pathology at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., from 1987 to 1988. Dr. Dunham was a Research Assistant Professor at Boston University from 1984 to 1987. Prior to returning to academia to pursue her Ph.D., Dr. Dunham was in private clinical practice in Ontario, Canada from 1975 to 1979.

Dr. Dunham received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1975 from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada and her Ph.D. in cardiovascular physiology in 1984 from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Dunham is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the National Academies of Practice, and an Honorary Diplomate of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society. She has served on peer review panels for the National Academies of Science, the American Heart Association - New York State Affiliate, United States Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Competitive Programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dunham also served as the Chairperson for the 18th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods.

For previous meeting recordings, please visit our Meeting Calendar and click on the hyperlinks for those talks. Thanks to One Health Commission.

As always, don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, concerns, and/or speaker suggestions at onehealthacademy@gmail.com.

See our article on the One Health Initiative website here!





There is a 50 person limit for each 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.

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 2016 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