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MIEH 607/407: One Health: Food Safety and Security

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The magnitude and complexity of food safety and security challenges necessitate that scientists, researchers, and others look beyond their own disciplines, professions, and mindsets to investigate new organizational modes of team science, and the One Health concept embodies this declaration. One Health is a multidisciplinary effort that works locally, nationally, and globally to achieve optimal health for people, animals, and the environment.

This is a collaborative  course offered by the University of Maryland and Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt, to investigate One Health and its application to improving international food safety and security. Participants in this global (undergraduate and graduate) class will learn about One Health and how its application can improve global food safety and security. Students will use One Health principles to ensure food safety and security through a global lens. This project-based class provides excellent opportunities for UMD students to interact and collaborate with students from Cairo University and other Egyptian universities using modern methods of international collaboration tools such as zoom technology and others.

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. This course will be offered during Summer 2023 Session I (May 30 - July 7).  

Classroom: The UMD-Zoom system is used to deliver this online course. All classes will be recorded and made available on Canvas throughout the course. Although there is no required minimum attendance, success in the course is dependent on collaboration among all students as well as class discussion and participation.
Synchronous meeting time:
Mondays, 10am – 12pm EST or 4pm-6pm Egyptian Time
Wednesdays 10am – 12pm EST or 4pm-6pm Egyptian Time 

Check out the feature story, "UMD & Cairo University Students Collaborate Virtually to Advance Global Food Safety," to learn more about the student experience in this course. 

This is a Global Classrooms course, developed in partnership with the Office of International Affairs (OIA) to provide virtual opportunities for global engagement. Global Classrooms can range from embedded experiences to immersive, project-based collaborations. Learn more about Global Classrooms:

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. This course is an elective for Global Health Certificate.

Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

OIA International Education Scholarship

The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to students who enroll in one of OIA's Global Classroom's for Summer 2023. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of undergraduate tuition ($1,212) based on financial need and funding availability. 

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria: Degree seeking UMD student in good academic standing who is registered for one of the Summer 2023 Global Classrooms courses.
Application deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Dr. Abdel-Razak M. Kadry is a former senior science advisor for the Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure in the Office of Research and Development (ORD) of 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.

Collaborating Faculty:
Osama El-Tawil, D.V.M, M.V.Sc, Ph.D
Professor of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Egypt
Chairman, Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course tuition and fee rates follow UMD Office of Extended Studies' standard tuition and fee rates for Summer 2023.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/04/2023 03/04/2023