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Upcoming One Health Day event spotlights Zika research, collaborative health care in Greater Kansas City

Join us from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Kauffman Foundation for Kansas City One Health Day. The free event brings together a series of bioscience-related activities to celebrate and spotlight One Health, a multidisciplinary health approach in which human health, animal health and the environment are intertwined and affect each other. Activities include Collaborate2Cure, networking at a BioBreak and a keynote presentation by renowned Zika expert, Stephen Higgs.  

The event is a partnership with K-State Olathe, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute and BioKansas.
Zika expert to deliver keynote

Stephen Higgs is director of Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute -- a biosafety level-3 and biosafety level-3 ag facility that studies infectious diseases affecting the food supply. He  researches mosquito-borne viruses, such as the Zika virus and chikungunya. He will discuss this research during his keynote presentation. 
Promising Zika vaccine developed

Kansas State University's Stephen Higgs and colleagues at the Biosecurity Research Institute have developed a
DNA-based vaccine that is safer and more effective against the Zika virus. The vaccine also may be more affordable long-term. 

One Health lecture on Nov. 9

Paige Adams, research assistant professor of veterinary medicine at K-State Olathe, will discuss the One Health concept and research in her lecture "One World, One Medicine, One Health."  The lecture is from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at K-State Olathe. It  is geared for all ages and is part of the Careers and Cases in Veterinary Medicine lecture series.

One Health Summer Course returns

In June 2017, K-State Olathe will once again offer its One Health Summer Online Course to high school juniors and seniors interested in the biosciences. Students learn about animal, human and environmental health and complete a project relating to them. Registration information for the 2017 course will be announced in the future.
Partner spotlight: KCALSI and BioKansas

Kansas City One Health Day is being brought to the community through a collaborative partnership between K-State Olathe, the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, or KCALSI, and BioKansas. These organizations will host activities at the event. 

KCALSI will host Collaborate2Cure, a program designed to stimulate collaboration across Greater Kansas City and solve specific scientific challenges by initiating conversations about specific research topics with short presentations similar to TED Talks.  BioKansas will host a BioBreak, an informal networking opportunity that encourages collaboration. 
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