Interface meet with Penn State University experts in One Health Research

COHEART, KVASU opened an avenue with Penn State University to jointly involve in research engagements of One Health priority areas. Dr. Vivek Kapur and Dr. Walter R. McVey visited COHEART centre and interacted with the faculty on collaborative areas of potential research in One Health. The major issue identified are Control of infectious diseases with special reference to small holder livestock farmers and tribals. Dr. Vivek Kapur is Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences. Dr. Walter R. McVey is the Program Director of the Academic Engagement Partnership with DTRA at the Department of Veterinary Science. The Huck Institutes of Life Sciences at Pennsylvania State University, together with major global academic partner institutions have received funding from major funding bodies (eg. the Gates Foundation, WHO, NIH etc.) to jointly develop programs in the general areas of One Health and Infectious disease. Faculty members of KVASU discussed with the Scientists of Penn State University and will work together to develop collaborative proposals in key researchable problems of India. The KVASU Vice Chancellor, Registrar, DAR and Dean, CVAS, Pookode have also interacted with Dr. Vivek and Dr. Walter. The team visited Department of Microbiology and Department of VPH after the meet.

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