Cornell's Alexander Travis defines different components of the One Health initiative to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment, and illustrates ways veterinary clinician-scientists can tackle pressing health issues. The Aug. 1 talk was part of the 2014 Merial-NIH Veterinary Scholars Symposium at Cornell, which focused on veterinary medicine's key role in sustainability, genetics, cancer biology and infectious disease.

Travis is an associate professor of reproductive biology and wildlife conservation and Faculty Director for the Environment at Cornell's Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He also heads Cornell's Center for Wildlife Conservation.