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ISSUE 1 April 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 
jessica.choi@duke.edu
Jane Fieldhouse, MSc jane.fieldhouse@duke.edu

The Duke One Health Team News periodically reports research and training news
from the Duke One Health Team's activities in 10 countries.
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Recent Publications
Rapid Influenza Testing in an Austere Setting, Mongolia
By Lexi Sack, PhD
A rapid diagnostic of influenza A and B, especially in children, is critical in Mongolia where animal-human interaction occurs on daily basis. Quidel's QuickVue Influenza A and B diagnostic tests were employed in three hospitals rural Mongolia.

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Bioaerosol Sampling in Clinical Settings: A Promising, Non-invasive Approach for Detecting Respiratory Viruses
By Tham Nguyen, MPH
A pilot bioaerosol sampling study was performed to screen for respiratory viruses in three medical facilities in Singapore. The study suggests that their sampling methods may be used in an active surveillance for respiratory pathogens in clinical settings.
Using One Health to Investigate Emerging Tick-Borne Disease in Mongolia
By Michael von Fricken, PhD, MPH
Tick-born diseases amongst humans and livestock raise public health concerns in Mongolia. In collaboration with the public health agents, veterinarians, and physicians, this comprehensive seroprevalence study determined the prevalence of Anaplasma spp. and SFG Rickettsia.

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One Health Approach to Wicked Public Health Problems
By Laura Borkenhagen, MSc
At a recent One Health European Interregional Conference in Romania, Professor Gray spoke about the importance of using One Health to tackle difficult public health problems. Duke One Health Team member Laura Borkenhagen, MSc, used the lecture presentation file to develop a manuscript that was recently published online. 
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Project Updates
Duke One Health Receives Bass Connections Funding for the Second Year
 
Thanks to the fine work of Jane Fieldhouse, MSc, the Duke One Health Team has been granted another year of Bass Connections funding to refine bioaerosol surveillance for respiratory viruses in Sarawak, Malaysia. The new Bass Connections team is composed of two Global Health master’s students, Jessica Choi and Julie Zemke; a first-year medical student, Karen Lin; and two undergraduate students, Gina Kovalik and David Chen. The team is eager to continue the collaboration with Dr. Toh and the research team at the Clinical Research Centre, Sibu Hospital. Expanding upon last year’s project, the 2018-2019 Bass Connections team will conduct non-invasive bioaerosol surveillance in local schools, poultry farms and night abattoirs to look for respiratory pathogens in the air.
Updates on One Health Team Members

Farewell to Dr. Benjamin Anderson

Dr. Benjamin Anderson began working with Prof Gregory Gray as an MPH student and research assistant at the University of Florida in 2010.  Since then, Ben earned his Ph.D. and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the One Health Research Laboratory at Duke University. Over time Ben has been involved with more than 30 research studies and training programs, authored 28 research papers, mentored more than 20 students, given numerous scientific lectures, developed considerable laboratory research skills.  Due to his exceptional aptitude for academia and global health, Ben was selected to serve as an Assistant Professor at Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, China. In mid-April,  Ben, his wife Caroline, and their two young children, Emma and Ethan, will depart for China. Dr. Anderson is thrilled to begin his first academic position and looks forward to teaching and working with the students of DKU in research. Ben has inspired many students at the University of Florida and at Duke University.  We wish him every success and plan to continue to collaborate with him in One Health research.
Sarah Philo Accepted to Multiple Highly Competitive PhD Programs
 
A second-year Duke Global Health Institute master’s student, Sarah Philo, has been accepted to doctoral programs in environmental science at the University of North Carolina, University of Notre Dame, and the University of Washington. After graduating from Duke, she will start her PhD program in Fall, 2018. Congratulations, Sarah!
Research Awards
Abstracts Accepted to the 5th One Health Congress
 
Two abstracts from Team 3 of the One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia D43 project have been accepted to the 5th International One Health Congress held in Saskatoon, Canada, from June 22-25, 2018.


Anu Davaasuren will be delivering an oral presentation on “Zoonotic Enteric Parasites in Humans, Animals and Drinking Water in Mongolian Households and Their Associated Risk Factors”.


Uyanga Baasandavga will be presenting a poster titled “Environmental Sources of Zoonotic Enteric Parasites in Mongolia”.

Duke One Health Teammate Receives a Prestigious Scholarship

Christophe Hansen-Estruch (Duke MS IV) has won the James B.D. Palmer GSK Memorial Scholarship Fund award for his polyomavirus work at Duke-NUS and Duke.
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