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Distinguished alumni award for advancing global health

GOHi Executive Director Wondwossen Gebreyes was honored in November as a distinguished alumnus by North Carolina State University (NC State). NC State recognized Gebreyes as a leading voice and researcher in the area of One Health. Through his leadership Ohio State has formed partnerships between hundreds of students, faculty and staff and international organizations, working in diverse fields such as cancer research, food safety and infectious disease. Kathryn Meurs, NC State's associate dean for veterinary research and graduate students, nominated Gebreyes for the alumni award.
"I really watch for grad students who demonstrate leadership and will have a profound impact on animal and human health," said Meurs. "Dr. Gebreyes is truly leading the way to improve global health."
Gebreyes received the award at the banquet dinner on November 4 in Raleigh, NC.