The Ann and Charles Johnson One Health Institute

The Ann and Charles Johnson One Health Institute supports the One Health approach to medicine, recognizing the growing connection between the health of animals, people, and the environment. This synergism advances 21st century healthcare and helps protect and save millions of lives in our present and future generations. The Institute, which was named in 2019 in recognition of a generous gift from Ann and Charles Johnson, provides the platform from which AMC veterinarians can continue to work collaboratively through interdisciplinary research with leading medical centers to help advance veterinary and human medicine.

The important intersection between the health of humans, animals, and the environment has become increasingly apparent and is reflected in the growing popularity of our annual One Health Conference.

—Helen M. Irving, RN, MBA, President & CEO of AMC

See Recent Publications from AMC Veterinarians with One Health Implications

AMC’s Annual One Health Conference

Since 2015, AMC has hosted an annual One Health Conference every November to bring veterinarians, physicians, and environmental health professionals together to share information and insights that advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of both human and animal disease. Since 2020, the conference has been hosted virtually, allowing us to connect thousands of human, animal, and environmental health professionals from countries all over the world. View details of past conferences below, including recordings of virtual lectures.

Dr. Allyson Berent lectures at AMC's One Health Conference

Environmental Impact on Animal and Human Health

November 13—16, 2023

Session topics included:

  • Non-Tobacco Environmental Risks for Bladder Cancer in People and Dogs
  • Coalmine Canaries and Dancing Cats: Animals as Sentinels of Environmental Health Hazards
  • A One Health Approach to Leptospirosis Surveillance in NYC
  • Impact of Wildfires on Animal and Human Populations

A Comparative Approach to Infectious Diseases

November 14—17, 2022

Session topics included:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
  • Salmonella
  • Lyme Disease

A Comparative Approach to Trauma in Emergency Medicine

November 29—December 2, 2021

Session topics included:

  • Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Trauma Patients
  • Treatment of Blunt Force Trauma Injuries in Humans and Pets
  • Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy and the Rational Selection of Blood Products and Fluids for Resuscitation
  • Development of Trauma Systems and Their Impact on Patient Care

A Comparative Approach to the Physical Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases

November 16—20, 2020

Session topics included:

  • Obesity Management in Orthopedic Patients
  • Regenerative Medicine for Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Dietary Supplements for Osteoarthritis
  • Long-Term Management of Osteoarthritis
  • Prevention of Overuse Injuries

A Comparative Approach to Environmental Emergencies

November 2, 2019

Session topics included:

  • Heat Emergencies: Marathon Runners to Panting Pups
  • Submersion Injury: A Case of Drowning and Successful Management in Dogs and Humans
  • Species-Specific Host Response to Anaphylaxis: Updates on Antigenic Causes, Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Keynote Address – Curious Creatures: How Toddlers Find Trouble and Other Toxic “Tails”
  • The Shocking Truth about Electrical Injury: A Comparison between Human and Small Animal Medicine
  • Burn Injuries: Species-Specific Differences

A Comparative Approach to Image-Guided Procedures

November 3, 2018

A Comparative Approach to Cardiology

November 4, 2017

A Comparative Approach to Endocrine Disease

November 5, 2016

A Comparative Approach to Cancer Care

October 3, 2015

Session topics included:

  • One Health Oncology: Building the Toolbox for the Continuum of Cancer Care
  • Human and Feline Breast Cancer, New Concepts
  • Endoscopic Assisted Removal of Brain Tumors in Dogs
  • Endoscopic Transsphenoidal Removal of Pituitary Tumors
  • When is More Better? Beyond CHOP for Lymphoma in Humans and Pet Dogs
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Historical Development and Modern Applications
  • Interventional Oncology: New Advances in Regional Tumor Therapy
  • Image Guided Interventions in Oncology
  • Novel Pain Therapies: Current and Future Applications
  • Immunotherapy and the Veterinary Patient – The Melanoma Vaccine
  • Emerging Concepts in Immunotherapy of Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma: Children’s Oncology Group Clinical Trials
  • Seeking Meaningful Results in the Treatment of Canine Osteosarcoma

Recent One Health Publications from AMC Staff

TitleSummaryAMC Personnel
A High Grade Astrocytoma with Pilocytic Morphology in a 5-Month-Old American BulldogThe first description of the clinical and MRI findings of a young dog with pilocytic astrocytoma, a type of brain cancer with similarities between the canine and pediatric forms.Kelly Muller
Eunbee Kim
Abbie Lebowitz
Heather Daverio
Doublecortin immunolabeling in canine gliomas with distinct degrees of tumor infiltrationThis multi-site study attempted to differentiate types of gliomas (a brain tumor in dogs and humans) using a technique called immunostaining.Taryn Donovan
Tolerability and efficacy of AFPep in multiple models of breast cancer including spontaneous canine mammary cancerA nontoxic peptide, AFPep, proved safe and inhibited estrogen-mediated tumor growth.Ann Hohenhaus
A completely annotated whole slide image dataset of canine breast cancer to aid human breast cancer researchThis multi-center study used machine learning to identify similarities in canine and human breast cancer biopsies.Taryn Donovan
A comparison of risk factors for metastasis at diagnosis in humans and dogs with osteosarcomaThis study compared metastatic risk factors in human and canine osteosarcomas, suggesting mechanisms for further research.Ann Hohenhaus
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