The University of Tennessee is home to many different disciplines and professions—veterinary, nursing, business, communications, environmental, ecology, public health, and so many more. Many of these either explicitly or obscurely influence the health of people, animals, plants, and the environment. Coming off of the coattails of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought personal and public health to the forefront of many of our minds—so as a student, what can you do now to address these health challenges using the skills you’re developing now in school?
Well, the first step you can take is to learn about the myriad of issues impacting health and how these issues can be effectively addressed through the One Health approach. The next step is to join the One Health Student Group! Fill out this form to indicate your interest in joining a collaborative space for students to engage in transdisciplinary conversations, health-based projects on campus, and develop the student voice for One Health. This will also put you in touch with the organizers of the One Health Student Leadership Summit being planned for this winter.
Any UT student (part or full time, undergraduate, graduate, professional, doctoral, etc.) is welcome to join this group! Feel free to contact Mariah Dee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information.