One Health thinking seeks to include human, animal and environmental experts in problem solving.
The specific aims oft his project are to 1)identify the risks and conditions associated with zoonotic disease morbidity in Mongolia;
2)by employing modern technologies available ata 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 toreducethe burden of zoonotic diseases among pastoral people world wide.
The Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Mongolian University of Life Sciencesis coordinating the program for Mongolian institutions. Prof., Dr.Battsetseg Gonchigoo will serve as site principal investigator in Mongolia.
The Internal Advisory Committee (IAC) of the project is looking for two talented young Mongolian professionalsto participate in the 2-year training and research program. Applicants should be a citizen of Mongolia and have a recent Mastersor doctoral 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 work in Mongolia. Mongolian postdoctoral trainees will receive competitive salary support.
Additional information may be obtained by contacting Prof.G.Battsetseg: (+976)-9919-9027.
The Application form is available as a Word-File at the end of this information.