Newswise — As the United States and the world continue to battle COVID-19 and other zoonotic diseases, a group of scientists and experts from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia will convene for a Regional One Health Consortium Conference at Rutgers University. Participants will consist of scientists who will share data and expertise on how to address a variety of topics and diseases affecting the health of humans, animals and the environment across the region, including ticks and tick-borne diseases, mosquitoes, rabies, and bird flu. 

One Health is a collaborative, multisectoral, and transdisciplinary approach, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — working at the local, regional, national, and global levels — with the goal of achieving optimal health outcomes by recognizing the interconnection between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment.

This event is hosted by Rutgers Office for Research, led by senior vice president for research Michael E. Zwick, PhD, and by Gloria Bachmann, MD, MMS, associate dean for Women's Health and professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and co-director of Rutgers Women’s Health Institute.

WHEN:                        Friday, August 5, 2022; 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

                                  Agenda can be viewed at

WHERE:                      Rutgers New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health
                                  61 Dudley Road, Room 101, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

BACKGROUND:        New Jersey is the first state to formally establish through legislation a One Health task force to fight prevent, monitor and control zoonotic and environmental public health threats and disease transmission from animals to people.

EDITOR’S NOTE:      Members of the press planning to attend the conference and driving to Rutgers must register for parking at Parking is available in Lot 97 [Locations & Directions] or Lot 98B [Location & Directions].




About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

As the premier public research university in the state, Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence, to conducting cutting-edge research that breaks new ground and aids the state’s economy, businesses, and industries, and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.