ISSUE 3 June 2018
Meet the Newsletter Editors:


Jessica Choi (left) and Jane Fieldhouse, MSc (right) serve as the editors of Duke One Health Team News. Jessica Choi is a first-year master's student at the Duke Global Health Institute. Jane graduated from the Duke Global Health Institute in December 2017 and is currently working as a research analyst for the One Health Team at Duke University. 

Jessica Choi
Jane Fieldhouse, MSc
Duke One Health Activities
Duke One Health Training Program, May 17 - June 8, 2018
For the fourth consecutive year, Duke is conducting its three-week One Health Training Program. This year, the training began on May 17th, 2018. The 2018 class includes 31 scholars from eight countries: China, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and the USA. 
See more photos from the training here.
Recent Publications
Duke and Mongolian Scholars Discover Dangerous Levels of Tick-Borne Pathogens Among Small Mammals in Mongolia
By Laura Pulscher, MSc
To determine the role of small mammal reservoirs in the ecology of tick-borne pathogens in Northern Mongolia, whole blood, serum, and ear biopsy samples of small mammals were examined. Up to 56.0% of small mammals were found to be PCR-positive for tick-borne infection.
Duke Teams Demonstrate How Sampling the Air in a Rural Health Care Clinic Can Detect Respiratory Viruses - No Patient Contact Required 
By Emma Wang, MSc
In this study, bioaerosol sampling was performed for novel zoonotic pathogens in rural North Carolina with a high number of swine and poultry farms. Although no novel zoonotic respiratory viruses were identified, the study showed evidence for influenza A and B, enterovirus, and adenovirus.
Awards & Recognition
Our New Manuscript Shows How Pandemic Virus May Emerge in Chinese Farms

A recent publication (Ben Anderson first author) from our collaborative work in China was covered by an online news service. The study demonstrated how influenza A viruses move freely between pigs, pig workers and the farm environment suggesting how new dangerous viruses might emerge. 

Link to CIDRAP News
The scientific manuscript can be viewed here.

Team Members' Photographs Selected for One Health Display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Five photographs taken by Drs. Greg Gray and Michael von Fricken were selected to be displayed in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History new outbreak exhibit, which emphasizes the importance of One Health. The exhibition will run over the next three years in Washington, DC.

Visit the exhibition page here.
One Health Grad Students Featured in a Local Podcast

Members of the One Health Bass Connections Team Jane Fieldhouse, Laura Borkenhagen, and Sarah Philo were invited to discuss their Malaysia fieldwork experiences on the podcast “The Measure of Everyday Life” hosted by Brian Southwell at RTI International. While they have communicated their results at poster sessions and in the writing and defense of their theses, this was a unique opportunity to showcase their work in a non-academic and more accessible environment. In this episode, Jane, Laura, and Sarah recall their daily life in Sarawak, discuss working with the dedicated staff at Sibu and Kapit hospitals, and conclude with their advice for younger generations of budding global health researchers.
Listen to the podcast here.
Gregory Gray, MD, MPH, Receives the Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring of Graduate Students 2018

Dr. Gregory Gray was named as the best teacher and mentor of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) for 2018. Dr. Nathan Thielman (left), the associate director of the program, hands out the award plaque to Dr. Gregory Gray.
Congratulations, Dr. Gray!
Updates on One Health Team Members
Three Duke One Health Team Members Were Finalists for Duke's Outstanding Students Award 

From left, Jane Fieldhouse, MSc, Dr. Gregory Gray, Laura Borkenhagen, MSc, and Sarah Philo, MSc pose in front of the camera celebrating the graduation ceremony on May, 11th 2018. Jane and Laura earned their MSc degrees in December 2017, and Sarah completed her degree in April 2018. All three were finalists for the 2018 MSc-GH Outstanding Student Award.
Congratulations, Jane, Laura, and Sarah!
Dr. Lexi Sack to Join Tufts University PhD Program

Lexi Sack, DVM, worked as an NIH D43 postdoctoral fellow in Mongolia from 2016-2017 before graduating from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in May 2018 with her MPH. Recently, Dr. Sack has been accepted into the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute TL1 Fellowship while also being accepted into the Ph.D. program to continue her training in One Health. She will be joining Tufts University in July.
Congratulations, Lexi!
Tham Thi Nguyen to Join the University of Queensland for a PhD Program with a Full 3-Year Scholarship

Tham earned her MPH degree from the University of Newcastle in 2014. With 6 years of laboratory research experience at Oxford University’s Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, Tham joined the One Health team at Duke-NUS in 2016. Since then, she has been deeply involved in bioaerosol sampling projects in Singapore and the acute respiratory infection surveillance studies in Vietnam. Tham published two journal articles, one of which she is named the first author. This fall, Tham will be joining the University of Queensland to pursue a PhD in Public Health.
Congratulations, Tham!
Su Yadana to Join the Columbia University MPH Program

Su graduated from Dickenson College in 2016 with neuroscience major and health studies certificate. With a year-long post-graduation research experience in arboviruses in mice, Su joined the One Health team at Duke-NUS. She has been involved in the bioaerosol sampling study in public settings such as hospitals and public transports to identify various respiratory pathogens. In the fall of 2018, Su will be moving to NY to pursue an MPH at Columbia University. 
Congratulations, Su!
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