This is a collaborative course offered by the University of Maryland (UMD) and Cairo University (CU) 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.
REGISTRATION OPEN: 02/20/2024
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.
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.
Number of credits: 3
How You'll Learn and Work
This is a Global Classrooms Signature Course. It is a collaborative course offered by the University of Maryland (UMD) and Cairo University (CU) 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. 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.
General Education Credits
School of Public Health
Prerequisites & Restrictions
This course is open to any graduate or senior undergraduate student who is interested to learn about risk assessment, food safety and food security.
MIEH407 students must have earned at least 75 credits.
Abdel-Razak M. Kadry, Ph.D.
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 (EPA). 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 M.S. 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.
Dr. Muhiuddin Haider 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 U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers’ value to public health.
Osama El-Tawil, Collaborating Faculty
Professor of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine, Egypt
Chairman, Department of Toxicology and Forensic Medicine
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt