May 2018
Congratulations to the class of 2018 graduates
Involvement from residents and students in Global One Health activities has been a cornerstone of GOHi's model from its inception as a taskforce in 2013. 

The following individuals have demonstrated tremendous dedication and support to highly interdisciplinary global work: Maria Belu (veterinary public health resident), Alexandra Medley (DVM professional student, rabies), Ross Coniglio (veterinary public health resident), Sarah Waibel (DVM professional student, bovine tuberculosis) and Elshafa Ahmed (post-doctoral researcher, cancer). GOHi offers congratulations to these students and all Ohio State 2018 graduates on their accomplishments and wishes them success in future professional endeavors.
"Through GOHi I have spent two summers working in Ethiopia on a variety of projects including canine rabies and a bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis and mastitis project. I have presented research at the ICOPHAI conferences in Thailand and Qatar."
Sarah Waibel, DVM
"It has been a pleasure to work with GOHi. The team has assisted with hosting our OIE partners from Africa as well as facilitating connections with our U.S. Embassy outreach programs. One Health projects sustainably developed have a tremendous impact for all."
- Ross Coniglio DVM, DACVPM
7th annual One Health Summer Institute
Since 2012, the One Health Summer Institute has served to build capacity among eastern African professionals through interactive workshops, classroom trainings and field projects. 

The ultimate goal is to effectively address diseases at the interface of humans, animals, plants and the environment, and progress toward health and thriving communities. For more information on trainings and workshops offered in Ethiopia and Kenya from June - August, please visit the website.
Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women, Gender and Gender Equity Grant awarded to GOHi colleagues
Drs. Shu-Hua Wang (Ohio State), Belay Tessema and Agumas Shibabaw (University of Gondar) are the recipients of the Coca-Cola Critical Difference for Women Grant, which will fund tuberculosis (TB) studies in women and children in Gondar, Ethiopia. 

The one-year project, "Improving diagnosis of tuberculosis in pregnant and lactating women in Gondar, Northern Ethiopia" begins on July 1. Globally, TB is a significant human pathogen and the top infectious disease killer. Fatality rates are higher in women than men. 

This difference might indicate gender inequity due to barriers to healthcare access, socio-economic disparities or cultural stigmatization especially in developing countries. Even though TB is associated with increased mortality during pregnancy and postpartum, the prevalence of other associated risk factors are not well known. 

The goal of this project is to improve screening and diagnosis of TB in pregnant and lactating women and to improve knowledge of TB associated risk factors in Ethiopia.
Canvas Collection of Global One Health courses is live! 
GOHi has 10 courses available on the Canvas platform to provide professionals across the world the opportunity to learn key One Health topics such as environmental science, molecular epidemiology and farm to table safety for free.

GOHi developed this collection of online courses so that professionals training in any country can learn more about preventing, reversing and addressing complex and evolving One Health issues.

Learn more and enroll online.
Partners from Ethiopia and Brazil visit Ohio State to celebrate World Health (April 7) and strengthen partnership
President Desalegne Mengesha (University of Gondar, Ethiopia), Professor Celso Oliveira and Vice President of Research Isac Medeiros (Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil) helped Ohio State celebrate World Health Day (April 7) through various presentations and roundtable discussions on campus.

Students, faculty, staff and university leaders met with our distinguished guests and discussed mutually beneficial collaborations, research opportunities and building training capacity through university partnerships. 

Both the University of Gondar and the Federal University of Paraiba renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ohio State. The MOU renewal process was supported by Joanna Kukielka-Blaser and Margo Lipps in the Office of International Affairs.
Ohio State President Michael V. Drake with President Desalegne Mengesha and GOHi Executive Director Wondwossen Gebreyes.
Vice President and Provost  Bruce McPheron with Vice President of Research Isac Medeiros and  Professor Celso Oliveira.
Get to know GOHi: Kassahun Asmare 
Kassahun Asmare DVM, PhD joined the GOHi team on April 1 as the Global One Health initiative eastern Africa deputy regional director.

Kassahun received his DVM and MS in tropical veterinary epidemiology from Addis Ababa University (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) and his PhD from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway in veterinary medicine and science.
Over the last 20 years, he served the livestock sector as a field veterinarian, animal health team leader, university instructor and senior consultant for national and international organizations. He has been contracted by, among others, Hawassa University, Ministry of Agriculture, the Ethiopian Veterinary Association and Tufts University East African Regional Office.
Kassahun was a faculty dean, lead researcher and research adviser at Hawassa University School of Veterinary Medicine. His research focused on diseases affecting productive and reproductive performance of cattle and small ruminants. His PhD work reported on the presence, clinical relevance and epidemiology of Neospora caninum infection in dairy cattle for the first time in Ethiopia. He has also been working on zoonotic diseases such as brucellosis, bovine tuberculosis and cystic echinococcusis. Kassahun has authored and co-authored over 45 original research and review articles in national and international peer reviewed journals.

We are pleased to have Kassahun join the GOHi team. His experience and background will further build our team's capacity and strengthen our eastern Africa presence.
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The African Postdoctoral Training Initiative Fellowship opportunity
This grant is made possible by the African Academy of Sciences, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The African Postdoctoral Training fellows will train in a global health research area of priority for their home institutions and countries while building bridges and lasting connections between the partner organizations and African scientists and institutions. Application deadline is May 11.
Plant breeders: GENES MS and PhD scholarship opportunities

Applications are being accepted for MS and PhD scholarships for the mobility of plant genomics scholars to accelerate climate-smart adaptation options and food security in Africa. This scholarship is being offered by GENES, which is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. This opportunity is open for 10 PhD candidates in plant breeding, 36 MS genomics scientists and eight support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches. Apply by May 30.
The goal is to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry.
John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in global health research. Since its inception eight years ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world's most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in global health research.
Nominees should be individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is science-focused and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments.
The scientific community is invited to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee's accomplishments.Deadline for nominations is October 1. Learn more.
Ohio State affiliates should check with their dean or department chair before applying and contact
Ethan Barnhardt with any questions.
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