Professor Gray of Duke University (formerly with the University of Florida) has received a US National Institute of Health grant to train young US and Mongolian professionals in applying One Health research principals in studying complex zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia:
Two months of the graduate research training would occur at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The remaining 22 months would occur in Mongolia.
One Health thinking seeks to include human, animal and environmental experts in problem solving. The specific aims of this project are to 1) identify the risks and conditions associated with zoonotic disease morbidity in Mongolia; 2) by employing modern technologies available at a large multidisciplinary US university and following a cross-disciplinary team approach, develop innovative One Health strategies to solve zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia; 3) following a train-the-trainer approach, transfer novel prevention and control techniques to regional public, animal, and environmental health professionals throughout Mongolia; and 4) translate scientific findings into prevention practices or products that will help to reduce the burden of zoonotic diseases among pastoral people worldwide.
The Mongolian Academy of Medical Sciences (MAMS) is coordinating the program for Mongolian institutions. Prof. P. Nymadawa, MD, PhD, DSc will serve as the site principal investigator in Mongolia.
The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) of the project is looking for two talented young Mongolian professional to participate in the 2-year training and research program. Applicants should be a citizen of Mongolia and have a recent Masters or Doctoral (PhD) degree in public health, veterinary medicine, environmental health, medicine, microbiology, entomology, or a related field. Two months of training will be held in the United States, while the rest of the 2-year program will involve a full-time work in Mongolia. Mongolian graduate trainees will receive competitive salary support.
The interested candidates should download the Application Form from the websites of MAS www.mas.ac.mn and MAMS www.mams.mn , the National Center of Zoonotic Diseases, Ministry of Health, Mongolia www.nczd.moh.gov.mn, or from the Ministry of Health, Mongoliawww.moh.mn. The filled application form, curriculum vitae and a cover letter explaining how the applicant understands zoonotic disease problems in Mongolia, should be sent to Prof. P. Nymadawa, MAMS via email: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Nov 20th, 2015. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Prof. P. Nymadawa, MAMS: (976)-9911-2306.
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