Global One Health initiative

Live Online Sessions

The 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. 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.

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 22-26, 7-10 a.m. EDT
Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes, Getnet Yimer, Henry Bloomberg, Shu-Hua Wang, Sukant Misra, Tom Mack, Abebaw Fekadu, Samuel Kariuki

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 NIH, USDA, CDC and other U.S. federal review panel systems.

Workshop participants will learn how to:


Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Webinar Series

In response to this ongoing worldwide threat, the Global One Health initiative (GOHi), together with its 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

Molecular Mechanisms

Clinical Aspects

Agricultural Plant and Forrest Tree Diseases and Technologies

Dates: July 9-10, 7-10 a.m. EDT
Instructor: Enrico Bonello; Jonathan Jacobs


Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases

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

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.


Genomics and Bioinformatics for Epidemiology

Dates: July 17-24, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. EDT
Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria, Christina 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.


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.​


Risk Assessment and Risk Ranking

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

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.


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.


Disease Ecology/Wildlife

Date: August 3-7, 7-10 a.m. EDT
Instructor: Jorge Salazar-Bravo


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.


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).