Coppoc One Health Lecture Spotlights Issue of Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals

Friday, October 20, 2023

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Portrait of Renata Ivanek

Lynn Hall is the location for the 2023 Coppoc One Health Lecture featuring a talk that will look at the issue of antimicrobial use in food animals through a One Health lens. Scheduled for Thursday, November 2 at 12:20 p.m. in Lynn 1136, the presentation will be given by Dr. Renata lvanek, a professor of epidemiology at Cornell University and co-director of Cornell’s Combined DVM-PhD Degree Program and the Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture. The title of her talk incorporates a Lord Kelvin quote: “‘If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it’ (Lord Kelvin): Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals Through a One Health Lens.”

With the overarching goal of advancing One Health, Dr. Ivanek’s research utilizes data- and model-based approaches for improving food safety, controlling infectious diseases, and optimizing food production systems and antimicrobial stewardship. Dr. lvanek holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Zagreb in Croatia, a MSc in veterinary epidemiology from the University of London in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in comparative biomedical sciences from Cornell University.

Concerned about how much antimicrobial usage there is in food animals, who cares about it, and whether we can use less? These questions and more will be addressed when Dr. Ivanek gives the 9th annual Coppoc Lecture next month.

The Coppoc One Health Lecture Series provides an annual campus-wide lectureship that focuses on the symbiotic relationship between veterinary and human medicine and its world-wide impact. Established in 2014, the Coppoc One Health Lecture Series is named in honor of Dr. Gordon Coppoc, Purdue professor emeritus of veterinary pharmacology, and his wife, Harriet. Dr. Coppoc is the former head of PVM’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences. He also served as director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette and associate dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine before retiring in 2014.

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Writer(s): Kevin Doerr |

Category: One Health, Research

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