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FIC Member Wondwossen Gebreyes Receives Top International Honor From Universitas 21

gebreyesFIC member Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor and director of global health programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State, has been selected a recipient of the 2016 Universitas 21 (U21) Award for Internationalization. Universitas 21, an international higher education network, annually recognizes individuals for innovative projects and collaborative internationalization efforts among its members.

Gebreyes serves as the faculty lead on the One Health Ethiopia initiative, which connects Ohio State with Addis Ababa University, the University of Gondar and 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes to improve health, build capacity and provide learning opportunities for students. Initiated in 2009 by Gebreyes, One Health Ethiopia expanded in 2012 to include Ohio State’s seven health sciences colleges as well as the colleges of agriculture, business, engineering and social work. Today, countless Ohio State students, faculty and staff are involved in the project, addressing cervical cancer, maternal and child health, food safety, rabies prevention and control and sharing the information gained through innovative e-learning technology.