Coppoc One Health Lecture Returns for Third Year to PVM

You won't want to miss the 2016 Coppoc One Health Lecture featuring James M. Hughes, MD, FIDSA. Dr. Hughes will speak on “Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance: Importance of a One Health Approach.” A medical doctor who has worked in government and academia, and published more than 100 research articles, 30 reviews, 15 editorials, 40 book chapters, and co-edited nine books on emerging infectious diseases, Dr. Hughes will give Purdue Veterinary Medicine’s third annual Coppoc One Health Lecture November 2 in Lynn Hall. A professor at Emory University, Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, and Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center. He has also worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), serving as director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), rear admiral and an assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service, member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service, director of CDC’s Hospital Infections Program, and NCID deputy director. Boarded in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and preventative medicine, Dr. Hughes has also served as principal investigator in studies on immunization practices funded by the CDC and the Gates Foundation.

The Coppoc One Health Lecture was established in 2014 to provide an annual campus-wide lectureship that focuses on the symbiotic relationship between veterinary and human medicine and its world-wide impact. The event is named in honor of long-time Purdue Veterinary Medicine faculty member Gordon Coppoc and his wife, Harriet. Dr. Coppoc, former head of the College’s Department of Basic Medical Sciences, retired two years ago as professor of veterinary pharmacology and associate dean of the IU School of Medicine – Lafayette. The inaugural Coppoc One Health Lecture was presented in 2014 by Dr. Elaine Ostrander, a cancer geneticist at the National Cancer Institute who has done extensive research involving canine genetics. Last year’s lecture featured Duke University Professor Gregory Gray, who spoke about novel influenza viruses, which can cause disease outbreaks in both animals and humans.

Free and open to the public, the Coppoc One Health Lecture will be held Wednesday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Lynn Hall, Room 1136, with a light reception to follow.

One continuing education (CE) credit will be offered for this lecture. 

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