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Training Descriptions

One Health Summer Institute 2017 ParticipantsThe One Health Summer Intitute trainings will take place May - August in Ethiopia and Kenya. Below is a summary and complete descriptions of the trainings. To register for a training or learn more, contact Tigist Endashaw (+251-911-22 26 42) or Kayleigh Gallagher (+1-614-292-8169). More descriptions will be added as trainings are confirmed.

Training Modules

Career and Professional Development

Instructor: Amanda Fark

Date: May 21-23

Location: Gondar, Ethiopia

This session will set out to explain what comprises a program geared toward helping students decide what they want to do with their veterinary degree and then how they achieve that goal. It will cover the history of such programs within higher education and how they have evolved over time. Additionally, we will talk about what makes a program successful.


Environmental Health Science Applied to the Global One Health Approach

Instructor: Michael Bisesi

Date: June 3-6

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The lecture- and case-based applied course content will include sources of hazardous environmental agents (microbiological, chemical and physical), distribution and fate in major environmental matrices (air, water, soil, food), and environmental exposure pathways and modes that may adversely impact the health of humans, animals and plants.


Vaccines and Impacts on Animal and Human Health

Instructor: Prosper Boyaka

Date: June 10-12

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The goal of this workshop is to give graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and non-immunologist professionals basic terminology and immunological perspective on the impact of vaccines for animal and human health. The training will include lectures and group case studies to facilitate application of the gained knowledge in their respective activities. It will explore basic principles of vaccines (live vs. subunit vaccines, routes of delivery, adjuvants and delivery systems); factors affecting efficacy of vaccines (pathogen, environmental, and host factors); and impacts of animal vaccines for human health (zoonoses, safety and efficiency data).


Animal Welfare

Instructor: Monique Pairis-Garcisa

Date: June 11-13

Location: Gondar, Ethiopia

This session will include a discussion of the history of animal welfare including the Five Freedoms and three schools of thought on animal welfare. Laying hens will be used as an example of the evolution of animal welfare and its application in a commercial production system.


Proposal Development and Grant Management

Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes and Getnet Yimer

Date: June 13-15

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This workshop will familiarize participants with the basics of grants, cooperative agreements and contracts. It will outline funding opportunities for global research, training and outreach in the context of One Health. There will be discussion about proposal formats and how to write successful proposals. In addition, the workshop will include peer-review systems using examples of National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other U.S. federal review panel systems.

Workshop participants will learn how to:

  • Find funding opportunities and mechanisms of funding
  • Appropriately follow guidelines and proposal formats
  • Practically engage on how to establish collaborative efforts
  • Learn on details of proposal writing for extramural grants
  • Understand and practice peer-review system and scoring and
  • Learn basics of grant (Funded proposal) management


International Dairy Certificate Program

Instructor: Gustavo M. Schuenemann

Date: June 17-21

Location: Gondar, Ethiopia

The overall objective of this short course is to review key modern management and health concepts and go through an approach to develop an effective preventive program for dairy and goat farms (especially on health and nutritional-related diseases) with the purpose of increasing production while minimizing antimicrobial drug use.

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify real herd performance problems (e.g., people, facilities, diseases vs inconsistency of management, improper use of antimicrobial drugs, water source and nutritional requirements vs. resources available) with emphasis on training human resources
  • Develop effective health protocols (diagnosis and treatments) and proper use of antimicrobials (including withdrawal times) or alternative treatments
  • Identify the best nutrition management program with the resources available to achieve strong immune system of animals, thereby indirectly preventing the need for antimicrobial drug therapy by maintaining a healthy herd
  • Development of a simple but effective “preventive system-in-place” that can be applied at cattle or goat farms of any sizes across the country/region


Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes

Date: June 19-21

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This training will include an overview and discussion of core molecular approaches; introduction and core methods: gene amplification, restriction, hybridization, genotyping, genomics and gene cloning procedures; analysis and interpretation of genotypic data; and practical applications in public health. There also will be an overview of methods selection criteria and validation, and attendees will study the application of genotyping, data interpretation and troubleshooting.


Bioinformatics for Epidemiology

Instructor: Mostafa Ghanem and Enrique Delgado Suarez

Date: June 24-28

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants with the basic principles underlying the analysis of bacterial whole genome sequencing data, as well as to provide hands-on training on the procedures of bioinformatics analyses required to obtain information for food safety and/or epidemiological applications.


OHEART Wetlab Training

Instructor: Samuel Kariuki, Robert Onsare, Eyasu Tigabu

Dates: July 1-12

Supported by the One Health Eastern Africa Research Training (OHEART) program, laboratory technologists will participate in two weeks of hands-on wetlab training related to their work in zoonotic infectious foodborne, vectorborne and waterborne pathogen research. The objective of this training is to build a critical mass of capable scientists that can effectively conduct research on infectious diseases, implement prevention tactics, and innovate control systems.


Disease Burden and Health Economics

Instructor: Robert Scharff

Date: July 3-5; July 8-10

Location: Haramaya, Ethiopia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This workshop provides participants with an understanding of how economics can be used to explain, measure and manage infectious diseases. The course starts with an overview of the economic approach, with an emphasis on how incentives drive behavior that amplifies or mitigates disease. Attendees will also learn how economic burden of illness estimates are measured and the role they play in prioritizing the many risks faced by humans. Finally, we describe how to conduct economic evaluations of disease interventions (e.g. benefit-cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis). Other topics examined include data use and limitations, empirical methods, the need to work well in multidisciplinary teams and how cultural and demographic factors may affect analyses.


Wildlife Conservation and Epidemiology

Instructor: Amanda Berrian

Date: July 9-10

Location: Gondar, Ethiopia

This session will use a One Health approach to explore health and disease dynamics at the human-wildlife interface. Participants will use case studies to understand complexities of wildlife health and conservation, including pathogen transmission dynamics, human dimensions and a changing environment. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss regional wildlife health issues and develop One Health solutions considering appropriate stakeholders.


Infectious Disease Modeling with Emphasis on Foot and Mouth Disease

Instructor: Rebecca Garabed

Date: July 15-18

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

An intensive course that provides an introduction to computer models of infectious diseases and their applications. This course includes lecture and laboratory sessions and focuses on applications rather than mathematical theory. Students will start from existing code and work towards writing their own disease models.


Introduction to Risk Assessment

Instructor: Barbara Kowalcyk and Kara Morgan

Date: August 5-9

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This course will provide an introduction to concepts, terms and methodology in risk assessment and risk ranking. Risk assessment entails the identification and analysis of potential future outcomes that may have a negative impact. Human health risk assessment, which will be the focus of this class, involves the characterization of potential negative impacts to health, including both chronic and acute health impacts. Estimating risks is the first step, and then ranking them as a method for prioritizing them for investment of resources is the next step. This introductory session would be a good first step in a study of the use of risk to inform decisions in a risk-based decision making approach.


Integrating Gender into the Project Planning Cylce of Food Safety Research in the Dairy and Beef Value Chains

Instructor: Kathleen Colverson

Date: August 5-7 and August 12-14

Location: Addis Ababa and Haramaya, Ethiopia

The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools and approaches for selected faculty and graduate students to assist with the collection of gendered data in the DFID-Gates funded livestock projects, with a focus on the dairy and beef value chains in Ethiopia. The workshop will be interactive and include context specific case studies.

Introduction to Data Analytics, Statistics and Programming in Epidemiologic Research

Instructor: Barbara Kowalcyk and Mathew Ewy

Date: August 12-15

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This workshop is an introduction to principles of data analysis, including data cleaning, quality checking and visualization, statistical analysis and handling large datasets. The programming language used will be “R”. Lectures, case studies and small group exercises will be used. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an understanding of how to approach the analysis of datasets collected from epidemiological research and informing decision-making around foodborne and zoonotic diseases.


Vector Borne Disease Sympoisum

Instructor: Abhay Satoskar and Eyasu Tigabu Seyoum

Date: August 20-21

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Globally Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) were not given the required attention at various levels until recently. The planned symposium on NTDs will bring researchers, academicians, policy makers and other stakeholders in Ethiopia to discuss current developments on the research, diagnosis, prevention and control of NTDs in Ethiopia. It will also create an opportunity for Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to evaluate the implementation of the NTDs Master Plan in Ethiopia, which hopes to design a sustainable integrated national NTD prevention, control and elimination program.