Representatives from the Health Science Colleges at The Ohio State University and The Ohio State Global Strategies and International Affairs office (OIA) visited partner institutes in Ethiopia from July 8th to July 12th, 2012. The team explored collaborative opportunities among academic institutes in Ethiopia related to the health sciences, in particular, the University of Gondar and Addis Ababa Universities with which Ohio State has an existing memorandum of understanding. They met with key stakeholders, ministry and other officials, and learned their priorities for global health and food security, as well as other opportunities for collaboration.
The team also met with The Director general’s representative of the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and discussed mutual interest for future projects in training and research that benefits CVM students and faculty.
The team was led by Dean Lonnie King (Executive Dean of Health Sciences) and participants included Wondwossen Gebreyes (Director, CVM Global Health Programs), Daniel Sedmak (Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Director of the Office of Global Health Education), Kelechi Kalu (Associate Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs), Melvin Shipp ( Dean of College of Optometry and President of the American Public health Association), Micheal Bisesi (Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, College of Public Health), Bernadette Melnyk, (Dean of the College of Nursing), Usha Menon (Vice-Dean in the College of Nursing), Alison Norris (College of Public Health/College of Medicine) and Pamela Potter (Assistant Director, Office of Global Health Education in the College of Medicine).