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One Health Seminar Series Presents, ‘Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Swine Industry’

Courtesy: Dr. Heather Fowler. Dr. Heather Fowler will speak at Delaware Valley University April 9.

Apr 03, 2018

By Michelle Glitzer '20, marketing and communications intern

Dr. Heather Fowler, director of producer and public health at the National Pork Board, will present a lecture about the global health issue of antimicrobial resistance at Delaware Valley University on Monday, April 9. The talk will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building auditorium. All are welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Guests do not need to register in advance.  

A One Health approach is needed to protect antimicrobial efficacy.  In the U.S. swine industry, producers have taken an active role in curbing the trend of antimicrobial resistance such as funding research on antimicrobial alternatives and promoting judicious use among fellow producers through educational programming. Through these and related efforts, America’s pig farmers, represented by the National Pork Board, demonstrate their commitment to protecting people, pigs, and the planet. The lecture will assess antimicrobial resistance utilizing a One Health lens.

Dr. Fowler oversees public health as well as occupational safety and health research and educational activities as they relate to swine production in the United States.  Dr. Fowler has a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from The University of Pennsylvania; a master’s in public health from The Yale School of Public Health; and a Ph.D. in environmental and occupational hygiene from The University of Washington. 

The presentation is being sponsored by the University’s One Health Working Group and DelVal’s School of Life and Physical Sciences. 

One Health is a multi-disciplinary approach that works locally, regionally, nationally and globally to attain optimal well-being for people and society, the environment and plants, and animals. Together, the three major components make up the One Health triad, and the well-being of each is inextricably linked to the others in the triad. 

To view a complete list of the Spring 2018 One Health Seminar Series events, please visit delval.edu/onehealth