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Global One Health initiative awarded $1.35 million NIH Grant

The Global One Health initiative (GOHi) was awarded a $1.35 million Fogarty Global Health Training Program grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This is the second NIH grant awarded to GOHi, which will be used to support One Health Eastern Africa Research and Training (OHEART) programs over the next five years.

GOHi partners with four institutions in Eastern Africa to provide sustainable One Health training and capacity building to advance biologic and economic health in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The grant will serve to:

  • Provide mentored research training in global health at established biomedical and health research sites, particularly those supported by the NIH, for pre-doctoral and pre-professional degree students and post-doctoral and recent post-professional degree students from the United States and low- and middle- income countries.
  • Provide all participants with instruction and training in rigorous research design, research ethics and statistical analysis through mentored research training.
  • Provide training opportunities in diverse areas of research relevant to the health priorities of the collaborating countries and the mission areas of NIH Institutes and Centers participating in the grant.
  • Provide knowledge and skills to prepare trainees for careers in health research.
  • Strengthen global health programs at U.S. academic institutions and help to sustain health research at institutions in the participating countries.

A PhD fellowship is now being offered as part of this (OHEART) Program that will begin on April 15 and end in 2022. The successful candidates will spend a maximum of 1.5 years at Ohio State and 2.5 years at their home university as well as complete additional course requirements. The fellow will work closely with the academic advisors from Ohio State and their home institution throughout the fellowship. Priority will be given to the academic or research institutes identified as primary capacity strengthening partners: University of Gondar and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), University of Nairobi (Kenya) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), the Kenya Medical Research Institute and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute. For more information, read the full fellowship description.