Washington State University's Dr. Guy Palmer to Speak at One Health One Medicine Symposium

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ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Guy Palmer, a leading expert in infectious

diseases and public health, will headline an esteemed group of presenters at the One Health One Medicine Symposium sponsored by St. George's University's October 21-22. This year marks the
40th anniversary of the founding of St. George's -- and the 17th edition of SGU's Research Day/Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day.

"Dr. Palmer's expertise in veterinary medicine and global health is unparalleled," said Dr. G. Richard Olds, president of St. George's University. "We are thrilled to have such an eminent scholar on campus to lead our exploration of the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health."

Dr. Palmer is the founding director of the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University. He also holds the Jan and Jack Creighton Endowed Chair in Global Health at Washington State and is Regents Professor of Pathology & Infectious Diseases. He holds a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Kansas State University and a doctorate in microbiology and immunology from Washington State.

Currently, Dr. Palmer is investigating an array of public-health challenges, including rabies in East Africa, influenza in Central America, and how animal and human health programs can work together to improve nutrition, prevent zoonotic disease, and increase access to education.

"The One Health approach is crucial to solving global public-health problems ranging from outbreaks of disease to poverty and food scarcity," said Dr. Cal Macpherson, Vice Provost for International Program Development at St. George's and founding director of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation. "Dr. Palmer is one of the leading lights in the One Health movement, and we look forward to his insights at this year's edition of the One Health One Medicine Symposium."

About St. George's UniversitySt. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the island of Grenada, in the West Indies, to its programs in medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, science, social science, information technology, and business. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University's over 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University's programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities and repeatedly recognized as the best in the region. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.

Media Contact:Yael Wollstein(202) 471-4228 ext. 118 180688@email4pr.com

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