Zoobiquity: Connecting Health in Animals and Humans

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 09 Apr 2013 at 7:00 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
Channel:Lectures Program
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Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers coauthored Zoobiquity, a book that explores how animal and human commonality can be used to diagnose, treat, and heal patients of all species. Part of the College of Veterinary Medicine's One Health Lecture Series.

"Zoobiquity" is the term the authors have coined to refer to a new, species-spanning approach to health.

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz is a cardiac consultant for the Los Angeles Zoo and a member of the zoo's Medical Advisory Board as well as Director of Imaging at the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center. She is a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she lectures about cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular pharmacology, echocardiography, and bioengineering. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz is a member of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) Working Group.

Kathryn Bowers has written and edited fiction and nonfiction books and articles and taught writing at UCLA. She began her career in journalism as a staff editor of the Atlantic Monthly and worked for CNN-International in London. She later served as an assistant press attach at the United States Embassy in Moscow.

This lecture is approved for 1 CEU by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine.