EIO 2019: Grand Challenge Innovation


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EIO 2019 Seed Grant

As an output of the 2019 EIO program, and based on knowledge gained throughout the program, participants will work collaboratively to develop a new proposal or concept note that is designed to support IGO and/or member country needs for capacity building and/or research.

We are proud to announce the $10,000 Seed Grant funding has been awarded to one collaborative proposal supported by the full EIO 2019 team. 

Project: "Partnering for Resilient Communities: Sustainable Global Demonstrations Sites"
PIs: Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN, School of Nursing; Katey Pelican, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine; Kaylee Myhre Errecaborde, DVM, PhD, College of Veterinary Medicine
Co-Investigators: Megan Voorhees, Institute on the Environment; Dominic Travis, College of Veterinary Medicine; Irene Naigaga, One Health Central and Eastern Africa; Greta Friedemann-Sanchez, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Innocent Rwego, College of Veterinary Medicine; Michael Mahero, College of Veterinary Medicine; Jacinta Waila, USAID One Health Workforce project; Unice Areba, School of Nursing; Nasra Giama, School of Nursing; Fred Rose, Institute on the Environment; David Wilsey, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Ragui Assaad, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; Karen Brown, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Project overview: This 
project aims to strengthen research and partnerships with global researchers through the development of community-led field sites. The seed grant will initially fund exploratory meetings in Minnesota and Uganda to establish partner needs and develop the project design for a pilot site in East Africa. Grant recipients hope to work directly with communities in East Africa, Latin America, or Southeast Asia through these field sites to foster long-term, collaborative projects among U of M faculty and regional researchers, practitioners, students, and faculty. 

EIO 2019 Policy Communique

This two-page policy communication summarizes key priorities as shared across all four intergovernmental organizations, and points to areas of target innovation that could support national capacity.PDF icon Read the policy communique

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Grand Challenge Innovation Team

The EIO program is a unique opportunity to bring multidisciplinary participants together to innovate around grand challenge issues, ultimately supporting intergovernmental organizations in their mandate to build health and security in member countries. Meet members of the 2019 EIO Innovation Team:

Audrey Dorelien, PhD
Assistant professor, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Carissa Slotterback, PhD
Associate Dean, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

Gurneeta Vasudeva Singh, PhD
Associate professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

Suminder Sawhney, DVM, PhD
National manager, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Le Thi Huong, PhD
Dean, Institute of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Hanoi Medical University

Hikaru Peterson, PhD
Professor, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; University of Minnesota

Dominic Travis, DVM, MS
Associate professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Milena Saqui-Salces, PhD
Assistant professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences; University of Minnesota

Irene Naigaga, PhD
Regional program manager, One Health Central and Eastern Africa

Kaylee Errecaborde, DVM, PhDc
Instructor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Cheryl Robertson, PhD, MPH, RN
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota

Noelle Noyes, DVM, PhD
Assistant professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Megan Voorhees
Acara director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Min-Kyung Park, DVM
Deputy head of the Status Department, World Organisation for Animal Health