Ohio State University will receive an Andrew Heiskell Honorable Mention Award due to the increasing success of its Ethiopia One Health initiative which includes a partnership with Addis Ababa University, Gondar University among other research facilities in Ethiopia. The goal of the program is to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides Ethiopian and Ohio State Students educational opportunities abroad.
The Heiskell Awards honor worthy initiatives in international higher education among the member campuses of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
The Ethiopia One Health initiative is made up of researchers, clinicians and students that address major emerging health threats. These threats include things like cervical cancer, rabies, neonatology, food and environmental quality.
Ohio State’s collaboration with Addis Ababa and Gondar Universities will expand by creating certificate programs, hosting visiting scholars, making e-learning available and adding new course work in related degree programs.
IIE will present the awards at a ceremony in New York City on March 20.