Global One Health initiative

2022 Online Courses

The Global One Health Summer Institute will take place between July 11-September 30. Below is a summary and complete descriptions of the trainings. More descriptions will be added as trainings are confirmed. Contact Desalegne Degefaw with questions.

Environmental Health Science

Instructor: Michael Bisesi
Date: July 11, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Environmental Health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by (1) identifying and evaluating sources and hazardous agents; and (2) limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical and biological agents in air, water, soil, food and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health, as well as animal health.

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  • 7-8:30 a.m. EDT: Exposure and Toxicological Characteristics of Chemical Agents
  • 8:30-10 a.m. EDT: Direct and Indirect Toxic Chemical Exposure Pathways

Chemical Risk Assessment

Instructor: Olorunfemi Adetona
Dates: July 12, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Risk assessment is a framework for evaluating scientific information to assess the nature and probability of adverse effects of exposures to toxic biological, chemical and physical agents in human and ecological receptors. Risk assessment is used to inform policy decisions and is a scientific basis for environmental regulations.

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  • 7-8:30 a.m. EDT: Purpose of and Exposure Assessment for Chemical Risk Assessment
  • 8:30-10 a.m. EDT: Toxicity Assessment and Risk Characterization for Chemical Exposures

Microbial Risk Assessment in the Context of Water Safety Plans

Instructor: Mark H. Weir
Date: July 13, 7-10 a.m. EDT

This module will focus on why water safety plans (WSPs) exist, the limitations of epidemiological and environmental health methods that lead to the needed convergent methods employed and how these are enacted in nations at both ends of the income spectrum. Specific examples will focus on Australia for wastewater reclamation considerations, the Netherlands for field leadership in this space, the United States for mixing WSPs with reactive regulatory regimes and Argentina for SDG and LMIC contexts.

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  • 7-8:30 a.m. EDT: Concepts of water quality control, rationale for WSPs, and use of risk assessment in WSP development
  • 8:30-10 a.m. EDT: WSP and HACCP comparison, QMRA methodology, and challenges with WSP implementation

Public Health Emergency Management and Incident Command Systems

Instructor: Michael Bisesi
Date: July 14, 7-10 a.m. EDT

Emergency management focuses on the phases of preparedness/planning, recognition and response, recovery and prevention and mitigation relative to both natural and anthropogenic incidents that may be declared as public health emergencies. A description of these phases with reference to applicable guidelines as well as the components and approaches for an effective and efficient incident command system are presented.

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Molecular Methods, Genomics and Bioinformatics for Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria
Dates: July 18-29

This course will highlight the principles and the use of core molecular methods, including advances in genomics sequencing and bioinformatics approaches for infectious disease genomic epidemiology.

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  • July 18
    • 7-8 a.m. EDT
      • Concept: Introduction to molecular methods and application in epidemiology – Overview and concepts
      • Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Methods: Gene amplification and PCR approaches
      • Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria
  • July 19
    • Nucleic-acid sequencing: 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation sequencing technologies and approaches
    • Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria
  • July 20
    • NGS preparation: Nucleic acid extraction, preparation for human and animal specimens
    • Instructor: Seth Faith
  • July 21
    • Bioinformatic analysis of clinical specimens using Illumina DRAGEN
    • Instructor: Seth Faith
  • July 22
    • Bioinformatic analysis of mixed variant environmental samples using the Ohio State MixviR tool
    • Instructor: Michael Sovic
  • July 25
    • Whole genome-based bacterial typing approaches (rMLST- cgMLST- wgMLST)
    • Instructor: Mostafa Ghanem
  • July 27
    • Long read sequencing and metagenomic applications
    • Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria
  • July 28
    • NGS food safety applications: association of bacterial phenotype and genotype in antimicrobial resistance genes investigations
    • Instructor: Thomas Wittum
  • July 29
    • NGS for viral surveillance in the wild
    • Instructor: Andrew Bowman

Theory and Practical Uses of Neural Networks

Instructor: Dawit Mulugeta
Dates: August 1-4, 6-7:30 a.m. EDT

This week-long class is designed to cover the what, the why and the how aspects of NNT. Each lecture will be 90 minutes. The focus will be on the applications and the practical uses of NNT using some structured and unstructured data. Each lecture will last one and half hours. Python is the medium of instruction, and students are expected to have access to a computer and the internet. Students are expected to use Python codes to do basic analytics tasks. Previous knowledge of Python is not a requirement. The instructor will demonstrate diverse NNT topics covered in class using Python and provide the corresponding scripts.

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Vaccines and Impacts on Animal and Human Health

Instructor: Prosper N. Boyaka
Date: August 4, 7-10 a.m. EDT

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 on animal and human health. The training will include lectures and group case studies to facilitate the application of the knowledge gained in their respective activities. It will explore basic principles of vaccines (live vs. subunit vaccines, routes of delivery, adjuvants and delivery systems); factors affecting the efficacy of vaccines (pathogen, environmental and host factors); and impacts of animal vaccines on human health (zoonoses, safety and efficiency data).

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Proposal Writing, Review Process and Grant Management Workshop

Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes
Date: August 8-11, 7-10 a.m. EDT

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.

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Equine Medicine Training Program

Instructor: Francesca Compostella
Dates: August 15-18, 8-10 a.m. EDT/3-5 p.m. EAT

This course builds on the 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 fieldwork, providing a better understanding of the etiology, 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. About 7 topics will be covered in this module.

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  • August 15
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Day care of the working equid – Monitoring your equine and husbandry measures to ensure adequate welfare
      • Instructor: Marta Ferrari
    • 9-10 a.m. EDT
      • Behavior – do you know the lingo?
      • Instructor: Loni Loftus
  • August 16
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Wound management - common injuries and what can, can’t and is best done
      • Instructor: Henry Tremaine
    • 9-10 a.m. EDT
      • Orthopedics – common injuries as you accrue the miles
      • Instructor: Jorge Lohse
  • August 17
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Debilitating infectious diseases in low-income countries and diseases of zoonotic concern.
      • Instructor: Gemma Tyner
    • 9-10 a.m. EDT
      • Reproduction – herd management techniques
      • Instructor: Fran Compostella
  • August 18
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Dentistry – basic care of the oral cavity
      • Instructor: Joao Rodrigues
    • 9-10 a.m. EDT
      • Gastro-intestinal diseases and diagnosis
      • Instructor: Paula Soza

Internal Medicine Residency Training Program

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

In collaboration with GOHi and Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Course Moderators and co-moderators: Shu-Hua Wang, Rob Baiocchi, Sharon Clark, Andargew Yohannes, Seifu Kebede, Melaku Taye, Eyob Beyene
Dates: August 22-26, 7-10 a.m. EDT

This lecture series features the following modules – Long COVID, General Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Hematology/Oncology. A total of 19 current topics will be covered in the four modules.

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  • August 22
    • 7-8 a.m. EDT
      • Approaches to Post-transplant Viral Infections
      • Instructor: Sajed Sarwar
    • 8-9 a.m. EDT
      • Antimicrobial Stewardship
      • Instructor: Debra Goff
    • 9-10 a.m. EDT
      • COVID-19 Therapeutic Options
      • Instructor: Carlos Malvestutto
  • August 23
    • 7-7:45 a.m. EDT
      • Clinical Reasoning
      • Instructor: Kashif Khan
    • 7:45-8:30 a.m. EDT
      • Sepsis
      • Instructor: Dan Goldstein
    • 8:30-9:15 a.m. EDT
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Instructor: Devicka Ojha
    • 9:15-10 a.m. EDT
      • Cirrhosis
      • Instructor: Abdulla Nasser
  • August 24
    • 7-7:45 a.m. EDT
      • Slowing down CKD progression
      • Instructor: Rima Kang
    • 7:45-8:30 a.m. EDT
      • Inpatient hyperglycemia/diabetes management
      • Instructor: Hala Mualla
    • 8:30-9:15 a.m. EDT
      • Primary cardiovascular prevention
      • Instructor: Mark Troyer
    • 9:15-10 a.m. EDT
      • Venous thromboembolism
      • Instructor: Jason Cottrell
  • August 25
    • 7-7:45 a.m. EDT
      • Management of Aggressive Lymphomas
      • Instructor: Yazeed Sawalha
    • 7:45-8:30 a.m. EDT
      • Plasma Cell Dyscrasias/Multiple Myeloma
      • Instructor: Srinivas Devarakonda
    • 8:30-9:15 a.m. EDT
      • GI Cancers: Colon Cancer Updates
      • Instructor: Arjun Mittra
    • 9:15-10 a.m. EDT
      • Updates on Management of Head and Neck Cancer
      • Instructor: Priyanka Bhateja
  • August 26
    • 7-7:35 a.m. EDT
      • Post-COVID-19 Gastrointestinal
      • Instructor: Subhankar Chakraborty
    • 7:35-8:10 a.m. EDT
      • Post-COVID-19 Cardiology
      • Instructor: Saurabh Rajpal
    • 8:10-8:45 a.m. EDT
      • Post-COVID-19 Rheumatology
      • Instructor: Alexa Simon Meara
    • 9:45-9:20 a.m. EDT
      • Post-COVID-19 Pulmonology
      • Instructor: Derrick Herman
    • 9:20-9:55 a.m. EDT
      • Post-COVID-19 General/Neurocognitive
      • Instructor: Aaron Friedberg