Global Health and the Environment

Through the Global Health and the Environment project, the University of Minnesota has a unique opportunity to impact food security and health.

An award from the United States Agency for International Development supports teams of faculty from six University of Minnesota colleges working in West and East Africa to build capacity for animal health. The project has the potential to unite the health and environmental sciences at the University into a coherent global health program.

This IonE project funding will be used to leverage the USAID investment, broadening the scope of collaborative efforts, supporting student travel programs and providing matching funds for future grant opportunities, among many other impacts.

Project Lead

  • Assistant Professor Katey Pelican (, College of Veterinary Medicine