August 2018
GOHi to resume monthly global webinar series
Occurring on the second Thursday of every month effective August 16, from 9 - 10 a.m. EDT, the objective of this series is to feature the research of GOHi affiliated faculty, visiting scholars, staff, fellows and students. Currently, speakers are being recruited for this monthly series. Topics considered include completed research, works in progress, ideas for projects that require international partners to apply for funding and research plans for dissertation projects. 

For more information, to request participation or to present your topic, contact Mostafa Ghanem.
One Health Leadership and Management Training held in Nairobi, Kenya
Professors Michael Bisesi (The Ohio State University) and William Ogara (University of Nairobi) led a One Health Leadership Workshop, held in Nairobi, Kenya from June 25 - 26. 

The workshop focused on an introduction to leadership and communication using a "One Health" model for professionals in relevant health fields, including both academia and government positions.
GOHi presents at the Global Health Summit in Denver, Colorado
Mostafa Ghanem (GOHi's Laboratory Manager) recently attended the Global Health Summit during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Annual Convention on mitigating the impact of antimicrobial resistance worldwide at the Colorado Convention Center. 

Speakers at the summit represented government institutions (e.g. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and United States Department of Agriculture), international organizations (e.g. World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization) and nonprofits (e.g. the Pew Charitable Trust and AVMA committee on antimicrobials). 

During a panel discussion, Ghanem presented GOHi as a success model for global partnerships and bridging the gap between low/middle income nations and high income nations, where institutions, faculty, staff and students from both sides can work together on global issues like antimicrobial resistance, while also building capacity. The meeting was organized by the public health and outreach committee of the AVMA.
U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia features GOHi's collaboration on antimicrobial resistance surveillance program
GOHi has been building capacity in Ethiopia by training clinicians to recognize, reduce and combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) - a serious healthcare threat globally. Since 2016, GOHi has partnered with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Ethiopian Public Health Institute's (EPHI) Bacterial, Parasitic and Zoonotic Disease Research Directorate and the American Society for Microbiology to develop Ethiopia's first antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance program in order to recognize the level of antibiotic resistance of infectious organisms in Ethiopia

Ongoing efforts, including a targeted master training of trainers on Clinical Specimen Collection in Bishoftu, Ethiopia this month, demonstrate GOHi's strong and ongoing commitment to address AMR globally. Read more.
Rabies mass vaccination efforts continue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In June, GOHi's rabies project coordinator, Ashagre Kebede (third from right), coordinated a rabies mass vaccination effort in three sub-cities in Addis Ababa over three weeks. Mr. Kebede reported that 1,603 animals were vaccinated in an effort coordinated with partners at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ethiopia. 

This activity represents the ongoing commitment of GOHi through a multiyear cooperative agreement with the CDC to increase surveillance and prevention of rabies in Ethiopia.
GOHi Executive Body member, Michael Bisesi, PhD, featured in The New York Times
On July 20 Bisesi, senior associate dean, director of academic affairs and professor, College of Public Health at The Ohio State University, was quoted as an environmental and occupational health science expert after a steam pipe explosion occurred in Manhattan's Flatiron district on July 19. Bisesi provided insights on the presence of asbestos, a natural material that was commonly used as an insulating and fireproofing agent on thermal pipes beneath Manhattan until the 1970s, when it was linked to cancer. See the full article  here.

Bisesi has over 33 years of professional academic and applied corporate industry experience. He is also a member of GOHi's Executive Committee.
Connect and Collaborate Grant recipient featured in the Columbus Dispatch 
Debra Goff, Pharm.D.
A workshop funded by GOHi and other Ohio State units via the Connect and Collaborate Grants Program  pulled together central Ohio dentists and orthopedic surgeons to discuss responsible antibiotic use. 

The event, coordinated by Debra Goff, Pharm.D., an infectious-disease specialist in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University, is a positive step toward preventing the sometimes deadly consequences that come from unnecessarily prescribing drugs. 

See full article online.
Get to know GOHi: Joshua Amimo
GOHi's Kenya Liaison and Post-Doctoral Researcher Joshua Amimo is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi (UoN) Kenya in the Department of Animal Production Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. 

Previously, he was research technologist on livestock breeding strategies for low input production systems operating project at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Joshua has been a research fellow at Biosciences of east and central Africa (BecA-ILRI) hub working on food and water borne enteric viruses in swine. 

Joshua holds a  PhD in animal genetics, a Master of Science in animal genetics and breeding, and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

Joshua is interested in global one health research, particularly understanding the epidemiology of viral infectious disease pathogens at the human-animal interface to aide in the development of accurate diagnostic tools and to implement appropriate control strategies. Through his years of research experience in areas of viral infectious diseases, he has grown increasingly interested in a wide variety of research areas, particularly in virology, vaccines, animal models and epidemiology.
SAVE THE DATE: One Health Summit in Columbus, Ohio, happening on 
November 1 - 2!
External news
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases (ICEID) 

The CDC will host the next ICEID August 26 - 29, 2018, at the  Omni Atlanta Hotel at the CNN Center in Atlanta, GA. Held every 2 - 3 years, the conference brings together more than 1,500 public health professionals from around the world to encourage the exchange of the latest information on issues affecting the emergence, spread and control of infectious disease.
One Health Research Symposium: One Health Applications of CRISPR
Join on August 19 in Kansas City, Missouri.  Hosted by BioNexus KC (formerly known as Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute.)  See Agenda .
Innovating for Impact Awards 

Join the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) to celebrate the research partnerships and political champions that help transform breakthrough scientific research into lifesaving drugs, diagnostics, vaccines and other health tools for devastating, unmet global health challenges. Nomination deadline is August 17.

Consortium of Universities for Global Health 10th Annual Conference
Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health (March 8 - 10, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois) Upcoming deadlines:
  • Panel Proposals Submissions Deadline: August 25
  • Abstract Proposals Submissions Deadline: August 25
  • Satellite Session Applications Application Deadline: November 1
Funding Opportunity at Qatar University

Qatar University Research and Graduate Studies' International Research Collaboration Co-Fund Program (IRCC) brings together Qatar University and international researchers, to collaborate on topics of mutual interest and develop high-quality, high-impact research partnerships. Qatar University's IRCC call will have one submission cycle per year, with a maximum allocated funding by Qatar University of US $80,000 per year - US $160,000 over 2 years, which the collaborating institution (i.e., the U.S. institution) has to match (in cash/in-kind).  For more information (including  August 28 submission deadline), visit their website.

International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) 
Call for family planning, fertility and urban development research proposals in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia from early career researchers. The deadline is September 3, 2018

Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in São Paulo, Brazil

The Department of Veterinary Pathology from the Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, São Paulo State University (FVCAV-Unesp), Jaboticabal-SP, Brazil, makes public the opening of applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the area of avian salmonellosis. Before applying, candidates must check if they fulfill all the requirements/documents to be able to receive the FAPESP's Post-Doctoral fellowship at   online. Application documents should be sent by email to Dr. Angelo Berchieri Junior by September 10.
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