Global One Health initiative, USA
Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes is a Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of molecular epidemiology and Executive Director of Global One Health initiative (GOHi) at The Ohio State University. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Addis Ababa University and his PhD at North Carolina State University. Dr. Gebreyes is the principal investigator of several research and training programs sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others. He is engaged in food safety research activities mainly focused on antimicrobial resistance. Dr. Gebreyes co-founded the International Congress on Pathogens at the Human Animal Interface (ICOPHAI) (http://icophai.org) and currently serves as the Chairperson. He is a recipient of several awards including the Universitas 21 international award; Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award by APLU; Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA); Pfizer Award for Veterinary Research Excellence; Andrew Heiskell Award (honorable mention) by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Emerging International Engagement award.