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James Harlan Steele, DVM MPH Commemorative Session: 8 Decades Building the Linkage Between Animal and Human Health (a collaborative session organized by the Veterinary Public Health SPIG and the APHA History Project )
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
The active professional career of James Steele, DVM, MPH spanned 8 decades, remarkable as is its length is its breadth of coverage and innovation. At the core was connecting human and animal health as a continuum and, in turn, that linkage provided the building block of health and economic well-being. The presentation highlights aspects of his career-“in his own words” based on interviews with James Steele at age 98 recounting highlights, his maturation as a professional, founding the field of veterinary public health, and his constant appeal to science and the role of mentorships to grow the field to accelerate the advance of human and animal health both domestically and globally.
Session Objectives: Describe the background of veterinary science and public health science that led to the creation and development of veterinary public health by James Steele.
Explain the importance of twinning veterinary science and public health science as a foundation to advance population health in what James Steele defined as “One Health”.
Identify key lessons learned and ongoing challenges as exemplified by the work and contributions of James Steele as the founder of veterinary public health and a main contributor to the “One Health” movement.
Discussion: Theadore Brown, PhD and Presenters
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Organized by: APHA
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)