One Health Stories
Type 1 diabetes is an immune-mediated disorder that causes dysfunction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, leading to a defect in insulin production. Insulin triggers the transport of glucose
Description: Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that is increasing in prevalence in people, dogs, and cats. In each species, the disorder results from a defect in insulin secretion or
In a recent clinical trial, veterinarians at Colorado State University (CSU) used cannabidiol, or CBD, to significantly reduce the number of seizures per month in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Idiopathic
Description: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by unpredictable seizures, and it affects both humans and animals. Management of epilepsy is often challenging, especially with Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut
Veterinarians at CSU researched the use of adult stem cells to help limit and potentially reverse damage in cats with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats and
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is reported in 1-3% of cats with an estimated one-third of cats developing CKD in their lifetime. In the US, 15% of adults, 37 million people,
Description: Ocular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a form of neoplasia (e.g. cancer) affecting the eye of both animals and humans. Ocular SCC is relatively rare in humans, affecting 1
With an increased focus on the importance of the gut microbiota (e.g. microorganisms) for intestinal health and the breakthrough research on the microbiome globally, Colorado State University researchers are eager
Lizzy Garcia Creighton
Elizabeth, or Lizzy, graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in biology and biochemistry. Her research interests are broad and include immunology, neuroscience, and the impact of the microbiome on health and disease. She is currently working for OneHealth and volunteering as she applies to medical schools.
Kara is an incoming first year DVM student at Colorado State University. She has worked at several small animal veterinary clinics in Colorado for the past six years. She is writing articles for the One Health Initiative comparing diseases in humans and companion animals
Raegan is a fourth year undergraduate student at Colorado State University, studying microbiology with a minor in Spanish. Outside of OHI, she is an undergraduate researcher in Dr. Sue VandeWoude’s lab, the editor-in-chief at the university’s Journal for Undergraduate Research, and a teaching assistant for organic chemistry and a first year biomedical sciences seminar. When she’s not working or studying, she can be found hiking, playing disc golf, or working tirelessly on applications to combined PhD/DVM programs.