$1.7M for McGill from NSERC for ‘One Health’ and quantum research

Published: 20 April 2023

A research team led by William Dawson Scholar and Assistant Professor Jen Ronholm (AnSci/FdSci) has received $1.65 million for an NSERC CREATE in One Health Against Pathogens (OHAP). Ten co-applicants from McGill, the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Guelph, and l’Université du Québec à Montréal will collaborate. Additional partners include Health Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the National Research Council of Canada and Tahatikonhsontóntie’ Québec Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR).

“The [program] will train graduate students to think holistically about the profound connections between environmental, animal, and human health, and take these connections into account when devising strategies to control the spread of infectious disease,” says Professor Jen Ronholm. “Especially for pathogens with complex transmission pathways, a “One Health” approach is needed for effective, equitable, and sustainable control that maximizes public good and minimizes harmful social, economic, health and environmental outcomes.”

Read the article in the McGill Reporter.

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