Global One Health initiative

Live Online Sessions

The Global One Health Summer Institute trainings will be held virtually between July 1-September 15. Below is a summary and complete descriptions of the trainings. Contact degefaw.1@osu.edu with questions. More descriptions will be added as trainings are confirmed.

Ethics in Biomedical Research

Date: July 8-9, 6-7 a.m. EDT/1-2 p.m. EAT

Instructor: Getnet Yimer

This course provides an overview of principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) focusing on safety, integrity and quality of clinical trials. GCP training describes local and international regulations, the responsibilities of investigators, sponsors, monitors, regulatory bodies, research participants and the Institutional Review Board in the conduct of clinical trials. Specific areas of focus also include the rights, safety and well-being of participants, and conducting clinical trials in accordance with approved plans with reliability and integrity.  

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Wildlife Health and Handling

Dates: July 12-14, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

Instructors: Amanda Berrian, Jack Mortenson, Laura Binkley

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 course introduces approaches to studies of wildlife health at both population-level and individual-level scales including 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, and 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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Molecular Methods, Genomics and Bioinformatics for Infections Disease Epidemiology

Dates: July 12-24, 7 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT/2-7 p.m. EAT

Instructor: Zelalem Mekuria

This session will highlight the principles and the use of core molecular methods including advances in genomics sequencing and bioinformatics approaches for infectious disease genomic epidemiology. The course will primarily consist of lectures, videos and assignments involving sequence analysis exercises. No previous experience on genomic analysis is necessary to participate in the course. However, familiarity with the principles of sequencing, microbiology, genetics and molecular biology an phylogenetics would be helpful.

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Environmental Health Science

Instructor: Michael Bisesi, PhD

Date: July 21, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

Course Description: 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. This module will cover the following topics:

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Pandemic and Disaster Medicine Short Course Module

Topic

Instructor

Date

EDT

EAT

Public Health Emergency Management and Incident Command Systems

Michael S. Bisesi

 

July 22

5:30-6:30 a.m.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Public Health Emergencies and Infection Control: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

July 22

6:30-7:30 a.m.

1:30-2 p.m.

Zoonotic Diseases at the Interface Between Humans, Animals and the Environment

Amanda M. Berrian

 

July 22

8-10 a.m.

3-5 p.m.

Overview of Pandemics and Disasters with Medical Emergency Response

Daniel Bachmann

 

July 23

6:30-8:30 a.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Disaster Crisis Standards of Care (Including COVID-19)

Nicholas E. Kman

 

July 23

8:30-10:30 a.m.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Pandemic and Disaster Ethics

Dónal O'Mathúna

 

July 26

6:30-8:30 a.m.

1:30-3:30 p.m.

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Proposal Development and Grant Management

Instructor: Wondwossen Gebreyes

Date: August 2-6, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

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.

The specific objectives include:

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Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Dates: August 9-13, 6-7:30 a.m. EDT/1- 2:30 p.m. EAT

Instructor: Dawit Mulugeta

Data science, predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are the buzz words these days. These techniques leverage wide ranges of methods from such diverse disciplines like statistics, math, computer science, engineering, actuarial science, and several natural and social sciences. The goal is to extract actionable insights from both structured and unstructured data of various sizes. Classification, prediction, recommendation, key driver identification are the primary goals. We as a society are flooded with huge amounts of data on a daily basis. This course will focus on the what, the why and the how aspects of data processing and data management. It will also familiarize students to the basic principles and practices of machine learning.  

This is a short, one-week course. Each lecture will last one and half hour. There will be two homework assignments and one final exam. 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 topics covered in class using python and will also provide the corresponding scripts.

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Vaccine Development and Virology

Dates: August 17-18, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

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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Disease Burden and Health Economics 

Dates: August 17-19, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

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). Specific attention is paid to the unique challenges facing Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

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Vaccines and Impacts on Animal and Human Health

Dates: August 23-25, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

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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Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Module

Dates: Daily from August 23-27, 7-10 a.m. EDT/2-5 p.m. EAT

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Department of Internal Medicine is the largest department in one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and is comprised of 15 specialty divisions. The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is one of 21 institutions recognized for innovation in training the next generation of internists. This lecture series scheduled from August 23-27 features the following modules: Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Hematology/Oncology. A number of topics will be covered in each of the modules. This Internal Medicine Residency Program is organized in collaboration with Tikur Anbessa Hospital, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University (AAU) to be part of the Residency Program of the University. This program is however open to residents, physicians and health professionals from other institutes internationally as well. 

Topic

Date

Moderator from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Co-Moderator from Tikur Anbessa Hospital/AAU

Registration

Hospital Medicine
Part A

August 23

Sharon Clark

Yidnekachew Asrat

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Infectious Diseases

August 24

Shu-Hua Wang

Eyob Beyene

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Hematology/Oncology Part A

August 25

Robert Baiocchi

Fissehathsion Tadesse

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Hematology/Oncology Part B

August 26

Robert Baiocchi

Fissehathsion Tadesse

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Hospital Medicine
Part B

August 27

Sharon Clark

Yidnekachew Asrat

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Health Data Collection, Processing and Strategies for Use Module

This module examines the components of health data and strategic considerations. Key Electronic Medical Record (EMR) approaches will be discussed along with implementation of best practices for data collection and processing. 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. 

Topic

Instructor

Date

EDT

EAT

Governing Electronic Systems

Thomas Bentley

Milisa Rizer

August 26

7:45-8:30 a.m.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

Technology Trends and Future Impact on Electronic Media Records

Ravi Tripathi

August 26

8:30-9:15 a.m.

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Sharing EMR Data Across Organizations

Kevin Jones

August 26

9:15-10 a.m.

4:15-5 p.m.

Leveraging EMR for Research and Insights

Courtney Hebert

August 27

7:45-8:30 a.m.

2:45-3:30 p.m.

Decision Support

Eric Adkins

August 27

8:30-9:15 a.m.

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Predictive Analysis and Cognitive Computing

Angela Wilson-Vanmeter

August 27

9:15-10 a.m.

4:15-5 p.m.

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Equine Medicine Training Program

Dates: August 27-September 2

This course builds on the core equine ambulatory skills (delivered in the 2020 Equine Course), 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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Module

Speaker

Date/Time

Day 1 – August 27

Introduction to the course: role and importance of working equids and vets within society

GOHi team and Fran Compostella

7-8 a.m. EDT/2-3 p.m. EAT

Day care of the working equid – looking at husbandry, harness and basic farriery interventions.

Illona Lotter 

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Behaviour – do you know the lingo?

Loni Loftus

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 p.m. EAT

Day 2 – August 28

Body Systems – what is significant?

Camilla Church

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT 

Day 1 competency skills – how to help you patients while staying safe and doing no harm!

Marta Ferrari

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 p.m. EAT

Day 3 – August 29

Reproduction – managing herds and individual complications

Tim Greet

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Looking after a new-born foal – common and practical advice

Kevin Corley 

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 pm EAT

Day 4 – August 30

Heart and lungs – what’s normal? Are they ever a concern for working animals?

Tim Brazil

7-8 a.m. EDT/2-3 p.m. EAT

Debilitating infectious diseases in low-income countries and diseases of zoonotic concern.

Gemma Tyner

 

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Focus on EZL – a global concern or just Ethiopian?

Bojia Duguma

9-9:30 a.m. EDT/4-4.30 p.m. EAT

Day 5 – August 31

Wound management – common injuries and what can, can’t and is best done.

Patrick Pollock

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Orthopaedic disease – what/when and how to manage them.

Ollie Crowe

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 p.m. EAT

Day 6 – September 1

Dentistry for working equines – understanding the oral cavity.

Joao Rodrigues

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Gastro-intestinal disease – how to diagnose and manage common conditions.

James Carmalt

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 p.m. EAT

Day 7 – September 2

Dermatology – what is it? And should I do something about it?

Derek Knottenbelt

8-9 a.m. EDT/3-4 p.m. EAT

Closing quiz and interactive session.

GOHi team and Fran Compostella

9-10 a.m. EDT/4-5 p.m. EAT