Global programs continue to expand

The Ohio State Health Sciences Ethiopia-One Health partnership is running its summer institute. Faculty members and students from Ohio State are going to Ethiopia this summer to kick-start a pilot project that will focus on three major public-health problems — cervical cancer, food safety and rabies — among other things. The program was founded by Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor of Veterinary Preventative Medicine and director of Global Health programs. The One Health initiative explores efforts to address the links between animal health, human health, and our environment.

The program is a partnership between Ohio State and two universities in Ethiopia. The idea is to provide students with a global understanding and a life-changing experience, said Lonnie King, the executive dean for health sciences at Ohio State. This news story was featured in The Columbus Dispatch, you can read more of the story here. Currently, faculty members from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Baye Molla, and from the College of Nursing, Dr. Menon, Dr. Ford, Dr. Kue and Dr.Landers, are teaching students in several courses. Please read more and follow the summer institute activities here

Ohio State and its global partners are once again leading the International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) congress, held in Brazil this year. To find out more information and to pass the word, click here. The congress is supported by several funding agencies including the NIH, USDA, NSF, USAID, Wellcome Trust, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), United Nations University (UNU), Brazilian Science and Technology Council (CNPq), Brazilian Center for Higher Education Human Resource Development (CAPES), Ohio State’s Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program and Office of Research; Applied Maths, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others.

Dr. Thomas Rosol, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, presented five lectures in Japan during the last week of May. One of the lectures was on the use of technology for professional education of veterinary students and research at the University of Tokyo, a flagship university and veterinary college in Japan. Another lecture was on the research models of dog and cat cancer at the International Bone and Mineral Society in Kobe. One more lecture topic was the reproductive pathology of food animals at the National Institute of Animal Health (USDA Animal Research Service equivalent) in Tsukuba. Jennifer Simmons, former Director of the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Educational Information Technology, along with her staff, prepared the lecture on the use of technology for professional education as conducted in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Emily Caldwell writes a news release on the partnership in Ethiopia, click here to read her story.