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One Health Summer Institute 2017 ParticipantsThe Global One Health Summer Institute trainings will be held virtually between June 15-August 15. Below is a summary and complete descriptions of the trainings. Contact Tigist Endashaw (+251-911-22 26 42) or Kayleigh Gallagher (+1-614-292-8169) with questions. More descriptions will be added as trainings are confirmed.

COVID-19 Active Surveillance and Contact Tracing

Date: June 15-17
Closed Session. Course materials will be shared after June 17.

Proposal Development and Grant Management

Date: June 23-26, 7-10 a.m. EDT
Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes, Henry Blumberg, Samuel Kariuki, Barbara Kowalcyk, Tom Mack, Reagan Ribordy, Shu-Hua Wang, Getnet Yimer

The overarching goal of this workshop is to strengthen the capacity of Higher Education and Research Institutes' faculty and staff members in identifying financial resources to support their research and training activities; enable them to write competitive grants; navigate through the peer-review process and highlight post-award grant management.

The specific objectives include:

  • Identify sources of funding for research, training and outreach projects and programs;
  • Understand key ingredients of successful proposal writing using various formats;
  • Navigate the peer-review process, scoring systems and funding decisions;
  • Learn how to participate in review panels and provide peer-review critical comments/feedback;
  • Highlight basic principles of ethical compliance, budget and grant management

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Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Webinar Series

In response to this ongoing worldwide threat, the Global One Health initiative (GOHi), together with Ohio State's Global Gateways and other global partners, is pleased to present the Global One Health Summer Institute Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Webinar Series: A three-part panel forum to explore One Health themes in applied science, clinical aspects, and molecular mechanisms of AMR.

One Health Application

  • Date: July 6
  • Moderator: Shu-Hua Wang (introductory remarks by Wondwossen Gebreyes)
  • Panelists: Michael Bisesi, Armando Hoet, Sam Kairuki and Getnet Yimer
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Molecular Mechanisms

  • Date: July 17
  • Moderator: Wondwossen Gebreyes
  • Panelists: Shridhar Narayanan, Govindan Rajamohan and Rajiha Abubeker
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Clinical Aspects

  • Date: August 13
  • Moderator: Tom Wittum
  • Panelists: Debbie Goff, Emily Feyes, Rajesh Deshmukh and Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat
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Pandemic and Disaster Medicine

Dates: July 7, 5-9 a.m. EDT; July 8, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. EDT; July 9, 7-9 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Michael Bisesi, Nicholas Kman, Amanda Berrian, Daniel Bachmann and Dónal O'Mathúna

The 10-hour Pandemic and Disaster Medicine short-course consists of topics providing content focused on examples of natural and human-made disasters, including public health emergencies involving infections agents (e.g. SARS-CoV-2), principles of emergency management including incident command, overview of infectious diseases from a One Health perspective, examples of field and clinical response activities, principles of applicable infection control including common PPE, and disaster ethics. Six modules ranging from 60 to 120 minutes will be offered by professors and subject matter experts from the Ohio State University Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine.

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Agricultural Plant and Forest Tree Diseases and Technologies

Dates: July 9-10, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Enrico Bonello; Jonathan Jacobs

International commerce continues to increase unabated, providing endless opportunities for introduction of invasive alien forest pathogens and pests everywhere. This training will provide examples and discuss the impacts of invasive alien pathogens and pests of forest environments and propose ideas for the best ways to manage them, as they continue to cause large scale tree mortality events around the world.

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Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

Date: July 13-16, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes, Nigel French, Shridhar Narayanan

This training will include an overview and discussion of core molecular approaches, introduction and core methods such as 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.

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Genomics and Bioinformatics for Epidemiology

Dates: July 17-24, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. EDT

Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria, Cristina Tato

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.

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Health Data Strategies and Considerations/ Clinical Trial Data Monitoring

Date: July 22-24, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Milisa Rizer and Thomas Bentley

This workshop examines the components of health data and strategic considerations. Key Electronic Medical Record (EMR) approaches such as ‘best of breed’ vs. single vendor will be discussed along with implementation of best practices. Data integration and interoperability elements will be examined. Governance and decision making will be reviewed. Finally, research opportunities, considerations and potential benefits will be discussed.​

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Risk Assessment and Risk Ranking

Date: July 22-24, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Barbara Kowalcyk and Kara Morgan

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.

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Disease Burden and Health Economics

Date: July 27-30, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Robert Scharff

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. Next, attendees 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.

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Wildlife Health and Handling

Date:July 28-20, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Amanda Berrian, Laura Binkley, Jack Mortenson

This session will use a One Health approach to explore health and disease dynamics at the human-wildlife-environmental interface, along with basic principles of wildlife handling and capture. This includes topics such as the model-based approach to field study design, field methods for obtaining data from wildlife that can be applied to disease models, discussions on capture pharmacology, anesthetic monitoring, and darting equipment.

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. Capture scenarios involving both predator and prey species will introduce participants to the decisions made for safe and effective handling of wildlife.

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Disease Ecology and Evolution

Date: August 3-7, 8-11 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Jorge Salazar-Bravo

The aim of this course is to introduce general principles in ecology and evolution useful in understanding the mechanisms and scale at which host/pathogen interactions result in the "disease state". Disease Ecology and Evolution is a highly interdisciplinary field, drawing on genetics, molecular biology, immunology, epidemiology and ecological modeling. In this short course we will cover: a short primer on evolution, the connection between biodiversity and health, and the co-evolution of hosts and parasites. The strategy is to introduce students to current methods in Disease Ecology and Evolution, with two main objectives: (a) so students can understand how these methods shed light on disease origin (time and space) and to assess patterns of disease spread (routes, speed, trends), and (b) so they become familiar with current methods seeking to predict when and where new spillover events may result in outbreaks with pandemic potential. The objectives of the course will be achieved through online lectures, paper discussions, and computer exercises.

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Vaccine Development and Virology

Date: August 6-7, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Robert Baiocchi

This course will provide an overview of the basics of how viruses cause cancer, the molecular biology and immunology of the host response to oncogenic viruses and the nature of herpes virus driven cancers. Methods of laboratory analysis and translational approaches to prevent and treat EBV-related cancers will be discussed. Format is lecture with open discussion throughout.

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Vaccines and Impacts on Animal and Human Health

Date: August 10-12, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Instructor: Prosper Boyaka

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).

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Equine Health

Date: August 17-21 and August 14-26, 7-9 a.m. EDT

Organized by World Veterinary Service

This course provides an overview of core equine ambulatory skills, aimed at helping the equine practitioner tackle general health issues encountered in the field. Conventional  first opinion techniques will be covered while introducing a One Health approach to field work, thus providing a better understanding of the aetiology, transmission, and control of infectious diseases important to veterinary medicine and public health.

Theoretical and practical aspects of equine field medicine and surgery will be discussed in the context of working equines used in the developing sector, with a particular focus on the Ethiopian context.

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