July, 2017
ICOPHAI in Doha, Qatar, November 7-9, 2017 
The Ohio State Global One Health Initiative (GOHi) and global partners are leading the 4th International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) that will take place in Doha, Qatar, at The Ritz Carlton with the theme, "Environmental Challenges and Impact on Global Health." 
Scholarships are still available to scientists from certain institutions or countries.  

Check for updates on the 4th ICOPHAI congress:
To register and pay for the congress (early bird discount ends September 30):

The Ohio State Eastern Africa One Health Summer Institute

The Summer Institute began June 19, 2017 and will run through September 2017. The brochure is available online
With five trainings already held this year and over 200 participants from all over Africa attending the sixth annual Summer Institute, this year's start to the institute has been a great success. There are still six more workshops and trainings remaining, including workshops on animal welfare and a training on methodology.  Space is limited, so please contact Tigist Endashaw to reserve your space.
International Workshop on the Global Innovation Initiative Program
Global One Heath initiative (GOHi) and its global partners from Brazil and United Kingdom are leading t he workshop, " Applying cutting-edge genomic technologies to prevent the global emergence of antimicrobial resistance at animal-human environment interface" that will take place in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil, from October 18 - 20.

This workshop is a component of a two-year global project funded by the U.S. State Department in the scope of the Global Innovation Initiative (GII). 
The workshop will help progress the project's strategies, collaborations and capacity building. Bilateral discussions
 will be held by GOHi leadership and  Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil ( UFPB)  to strengthen Ohio State-Brazil partnership in Global One Health.

Learn more and register online.
Partners from Kenya visit GOHi regional office
Partners from Kenya including Dr. William Ogara, director of International Links at the University of Nairobi, and Samuel Kariuki, director of Centre for Microbiology research at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), recently visited the Ohio State Global One health initiative (GOHi) regional office. 

The two leaders had strategic discussions with GOHi team including Tigist Endashaw, regional program manager, Getnet Yimer, regional director and Wondwossen Gebreyes, executive director. 

Among many issues, the team discussed a new five year partnership on research and training capacity building in food, water and vector-borne diseases, with Global Infectious Diseases (GID) and Fogarty International Center.
Epstein Barr Virus P30 grant: a new collaborative effort between the Ohio State James Cancer Center, GOHi and Addis Ababa University
National Cancer Institute (NCI) P30 grants promote HIV malignancy research through the support of collaborative pilot projects between NCI-designated cancer centers, such as the James Cancer Center, and low and middle income countries. 

The Ohio State P30 grant is a multi-center collaborative effort between the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSU-CCC) and Addis Ababa University (AAU) and is an extension of the ongoing work between the two sites. 

This P30 project strengthens collaboration in the field of cancer prevention in underserved, HIV-positive minority populations.
Through this program, Ohio State faculty and staff travelled to Addis Ababa in July to teach, train and collaborate with AAU colleagues. The Ohio State team provided viral oncology lectures and hands-on laboratory trainings to ensure consistent research practices and expand skill sets for future research strategies. The Ohio State team was also able to meet with key partners and discuss additional opportunities for further collaborations in cancer research and prevention.
GOHi and James Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership meet with Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health Chief of Staff
GOHi and James Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership, including Dr. Michael Caligiuri, met with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, Chief of Staff, Dr. Mahlet Gebremariam. 

On July 14, GOHi joined leaders from the James Cancer Center to meet with Mandela Washington Fellows, Dr. Gebremariam and Dr. Tewodros Tsegaye Ayele, both from Ethiopia.  

The visitors toured the Cancer Center and met to discuss possible future collaborations in Ethiopia in the area of cancer research and prevention.
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Upcoming Opportunities
CUGH Global Health Leadership Conference and Awards

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH ) wishes to acknowledge the accomplishments of outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of global health worldwide. CUGH has three awards that will be presented at its annual Global Health Conference ­- the CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award, the CUGH Young Leader Award and the Mid-Career Leadership Award.   

CUGH members can nominate an individual who meets the criteria below by doing the following: 
  1. Submit a brief statement (under 250 words) as to why the nominee is worthy of the award (limit one submission per person per award).
  2. Include the nominee's bio, if available (please keep bios brief; no more than 250 words).
  3. Send nomination by October 1, 2017 to nominations@cugh.org. Late submissions will not be accepted.
CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000).  The deadline is August 20, 2017 .
Areas of Interest for grant support include but are not limited to strengthening educational programs in low and middle income countries, promoting, developing and/or disseminating clinical and community case studies and hosting special education-related events at the annual CUGH conference. More details can be found  online .

NORAD Funding Opportunity

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) invites research institutions and research organizations based in the Sub-Saharan Africa to submit applications for funding
Approximately 35 million NOK per year is made available under this opportunity. NORAD plans to support a total of four to six institutions/organizations for a period of three to five years. The desired impact of the support scheme is to increase research-based knowledge of high quality on poverty alleviation and sustainable development informing development policies, development programs, private sector investments, the general public and further research.  The deadline for submission of applications is September 1 at 3 p.m. (CET). 
The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Grants
The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has released a new set of research grant calls.
EDCTP aims to accelerate the development of new or improved drugs, vaccines, microbicides and diagnostics against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as other poverty-related infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on phase II and III clinical trials.
The topics and deadlines vary. Visit the website for more details.

USAID Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research for Liberia Funding
Following the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the U.S. government has made funds available through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for 'Partnership Awards' to U.S. medical schools/universities interested in partnering with A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons to build medical education capacity in Liberia.
Visit the PEER/Liberia  website for more information, a copy of the request for application and to access the online application form.  Deadline for application submissions: August 25 at 5 p.m. (EDT).  
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