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UNF presents 2021 Darwin Day lecture ‘One Health in a Pandemic Era’

darwin day logoIn celebration of International Darwin Day, UNF College of Arts and Science, working in partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, is presenting a Darwin Day Lecture by Dr. William Karesh titled ‘One Health in Pandemic Era.’ This virtual lecture will take place on Friday, Feb. 12 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


This year’s lecturer is Dr. William B. Karesh, executive vice president for health and policy at EcoHealth Alliance. He serves as the president of the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) Working Group on Wildlife Diseases and also chairs the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Wildlife Health Specialist Group, a network of wildlife and health experts around the world.

Dr. Karesh also serves on the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Health Regulations Roster of Experts focused on the human-animal interface and wildlife health. In addition, Dr. Karesh is the EPT Partner Liaison for the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT-2 program, a $120 million effort focused on predicting and preventing pandemic diseases.

International Darwin Day inspires people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. It is a day of celebration, activism, and international cooperation for the advancement of science, education, and human well-being.


For more information on the event and to register for your free virtual event ticket, visit the website.