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One Health Creating Solutions

What is the ambitious goal of the One Health Creating Solutions team?

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. The synergism achieved will advance health care for the 21st century and beyond by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expeditiously expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care. When properly implemented, it will help protect and save untold millions of lives in our present and future generations.

Experience Gained

One Health focuses on the interconnected relationship of animal, human and environmental health. Students will learn how to work in cross-disciplinary teams and learn to value the viewpoints of different disciplines. After this course, students will be able to communicate their solutions to address a global issue in a business model format. They will be able to identify key partners, key activities and key resources. They will be able to explain their value-added proposition, identify their key audience and identify the best way to interact with them. Determine the potential cost of their solution and if a revenue stream will be created. Projects will be presented at the Vertically Integrated Project Showcase.

Methodologies and/or Technologies used to achieve project goals:

We are looking for students with diverse skills, interests, and talents that are from any major to join a team of students that will work cohesively to address a complex global issue dealing with One Health.

  • design thinking
  •  K-12 outreach and collaboration
  • qualitative research methods
  • writing

Majors and Interests Needed

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomolecular PhD Program
  • Business Graduate Programs
  • Chemistry-Biochemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Technology
  • English
  • Environmental Studies Program
  • Family Studies
  • Finance
  • Gender Studies
  • Geosciences
  • Global Studies
  • Information Technology & Supply Chain Management
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Literacy, Language & Culture
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychological Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Teacher Education
  • Theatre Arts
  • Urban Studies & Community Development

VIP Coach Information

Jared Romero, Assistant Director of Research Compliance. Email:

Dr. Julie Oxford: Professor, Biology. P: (208) 426-2395; E: Office: Science Building, Room 211

Course Information

Full semester course.
Choose to enroll in 1 or 2 credits in VIP 200, VIP 400, or VIP 500
Team meetings TBD

Want to join the team?

For more information about this project and to request a permission number to register contact OR complete this interest form and someone will contact you.  Check out this document for tips on contact a professor.

To register:  search by Subject: Vertically Integrated Projects, select section 024 of VIP 200, 400, or 500. Use permission number, here are instructions