UMD: A Globally Connected University

MIEH607: A Risk Based Approach to Ensure Global Food Safety and Security

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Global Classrooms Team

Global ClassroomsSafe food is a shared global responsibility. Global food safety is important for the health of all Americans. Today, the United States imports about 15% of its food supply from more than 200 countries or territories. About one-third of the fresh vegetables Americans eat and half of the fresh fruits are grown in other countries. Each year 85%-95% of seafood eaten in the United States is imported. The safety of the U.S. food supply depends on the effectiveness of food safety systems in other countries to ensure that imported products are safe. This is a collaborative course among the University of Maryland, Cairo University and the Agriculture Research Center, Cairo, Egypt to explore the status and challenges of the global food safety and security. Internationally known food safety experts from academia, government and food industry are teaching this course. US and Egyptian students will collaborate in a joint project. They will apply principles of risk assessment to ensure food safety and food security. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

This course is open to any UMD graduate or senior undergraduate student who is interested to learn about risk assessment, food safety and food security.

Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

Registration opens on February 23, 2021. This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session 1 (June 1 - July 9).

Dr. Abdel-Razak M. Kadry is a senior advisor for Scientific Organizational Development and International Activities at the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) the United States Environmental protection Agency. His experience in toxicology and risk assessment spans over thirty years and includes academic research, drug safety and efficacy, food safety and environmental risk assessment. For Five years Dr. Kadry worked as the Director of the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Abdel joined EPA after serving as the Chief of the Technical Analysis and Evaluation Branch, Risk Assessment Division, Office of Public Health Sciences, Food Safety and Inspection Service, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition to his work at USDA, Abdel spent 12 years as a faculty at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and has published a large volume of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He trained large number of graduate students, postdoctoral fellow and other professionals in the United States and several countries on the principles and applications of toxicological research and risk assessments.  Abdel received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cairo University, Egypt and MS and Ph.D. degrees in toxicology from Zagazig University, Egypt. He is certified by both the American Board of Toxicology, and the National Board of Veterinary Medicine. Abdel is an active member of the Society of Toxicology, Society of Risk Analysis and other professional organizations. He is the past president of the Association of Government Toxicologists.

Muhiuddin Haider, Ph.D., is a clinical professor in global health in the University of Maryland School of Public Health’s Institute for Applied Environmental Health. Since 2009, he has been teaching undergraduate courses under the Public Health Science and Global Health Scholars Programs, while also teaching graduate level courses in the Global Health Certificate Program offered through the University of Maryland School of Public Health. In addition to teaching, Dr. Haider is currently a co-investigator in Project HEAL: Health through Early Awareness and Learning, an intervention to increase cancer screening in African American faith-based communities in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is also the Principal Investigator on a study to assess the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers’ value to public health.

For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

*Please note this program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship

Tuition: Undergraduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident $374
Out-of-State Resident $1,485
Tuition: Graduate, per credit rate MD-in State Resident  $746
Out-of-State Resident  $1,658
Summer Online Fee   $100

Costs listed above are calculated based on the university’s standard tuition and fee rates for summer 2021.

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Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2022 03/15/2022 01/20/2022