is a new section of the One to One Newsletter, which will focus on partners and partnership. P2 will provide practical information on partnering and illuminate the elements involved in the shared success CAHFS has had with many superb partners since the Center’s inception in 2001.
To kick things off we will examine five elements of successful partnerships: shared vision, synergy, contribution, shared recognition and transparency.
Elements of successful partnerships
I recently had the opportunity to present a CAHFS update to the faculty of the Department of VPM of the CVM. In reviewing materials to develop the presentation, I was again reminded of the critical role CAHFS plays in impacting animal health, food safety, and public health globally. Thanks to the efforts of CAHFS faculty, staff, residents and graduate students in collaboration with numerous public-private partners, we continue to demonstrate success to facilitate collaborative research, build veterinary public health capacity, and deliver relevant outreach.
Risk analysis has become an increasingly in-demand tool among countries and intergovernmental organizations because of its systematic, scientific and disciplined approach to food safety decision-making. Risk analysis utilizes available science to make the most informed decisions to reduce the risks to humans, plants, and animals. Risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication are three distinct but connected components of risk analysis.
Are consumers entitled to know whether their food is genetically engineered, or is labeling an unnecessary tool that induces fear of safe food products? Is backyard poultry production an ethical and environmentally-sound practice, or does it compromise consumer health by spreading foodborne illness?
An infographic gives a visual of the contributions made by the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety to the education mission of the University of Minnesota.
Download or view a side-by-side comparison infographic of the University of Minnesota and Chiang Mai University.
This summer the Food and Agriculture Organization offered several University of Minnesota (UMN) students internships at its country offices in Morocco, Rwanda, and Peru.
Five students from the School of Public Health (SPH) and the UMN law school gained valuable international experience and the opportunity to observe agriculture methods, systems of productions and Intergovernmental Organization’s operations in contexts vastly different than the U.S. through the continued partnership between FAO and UMN.
Keeping healthy in a rapidly changing world
Newsletter 2013 Issue 3, Letter from Will Hueston, Executive Director of GIFSL
Two years ago, Dr. Karlyn Eckman of the Water Resources Center at the University of Minnesota took notice of shifting cultivation, subpar water quality, and food insecurity in the northeastern state of Mizoram in India. This interest was sparked when Mr. Chongthu Chawnghnuna, the supervising engineer for the Public Health and Engineering Department for water supply in Mizoram, spent four months at the University of Minnesota as a Fulbright scholar.
The Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC) is held each January in Bangkok, Thailand, in honor of its namesake who is revered as the country’s father of public health. This year, nearly 1000 professionals from academia, government, NGOs, and private industry convened to discuss One Health cross-sectoral approaches in fighting infectious diseases. PMAC was attended by several people from the University of Minnesota, including GIFSL director Dr. Will Hueston, veterinary public health resident Dr.