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Global Innovation Initiative

Strengthening One Health capacity in Brazil using antimicrobial resistance as a model

Current global challenges require professionals who can collaborative efficiently with individuals in different disciplines and across geographic and organization boundaries that have distinct, but complimentary roles in agriculture, environmental and public health in order to achieve these goals. Funded by a Global Innovation Initiative grant, Ohio State is partnering with the Federal University of Paraíba, Nottingham University and the University of Liverpool to achieve the following:

  • Fostering accessible short-term basic and applied hypothesis-driven research projects on leading, global antimicrobial resistance issues including transmission dynamics, intervention and control strategies
  • Establishing the Global One Health Certificate Program that bridges between masters, PhD and post-doctoral programs for accelerated transfer and integrating applicable communication and leadership content using an established “One Health” competencies to facilitate scientific mobility and collaboration
  • Creating a sustainable plan to maintain global scientific networking/mobility and to further conduct large-scale studies on antimicrobial resistance and other priority concerns of global health significance

The project will establish a credible system to improve research capacity, competency and competitiveness of students and faculty members. This framework will provide the foundation necessary to meet the growing demand for a skilled scientific workforce to efficientlyand effectively address diseases at the animal, human and environment interface strengthening the Global One Health system.