Dr. Assegid Habtewold, host of Pick Yourself Up is excited to have Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes a Professor and Executive Producer of Global Health One Initiative who’s a successful researcher that advises governments like the United States, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and the United Kingdom. 25 years ago in September 1995, Gebreyes came to the United States from Ethiopia after graduating from a premiere university studying veterinary medicine and practiced for awhile before journeying to a new country. The typical experience of a new immigrant to the states includes many, many up and downs. Initially with cultural shock, which is huge especially coming from Ethiopia. Another common, hard challenge of a new immigrant is having an expert degree as a highly respected doctor in Ethiopia or your country and no one respects you in the United States. Which is why he became a Parking Attendant. Also, because he failed the DC cab drivers test.
Dr. Gebreyes believes its how you handle the challenges that matter and continues to see them as an opportunity. Accept the challenge to Pick Yourself Up! He says there is always a silver lining in every challenge. There are setbacks, but no failures…and always opportunities to learn a lesson and improve one self. Many immigrants have done this and become successful. They contribute a great deal to the United States and their local communities. The United States was made on immigrants with the respect to the Native Population, so be proud because you are part of the melting pot and we are all part of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This is the land of opportunity. If you make good choices, take action, and contribute to society, an immigrant can be highly successful, but can’t be president.
Global One Health Initiative is proactively preventing pandemics, epidemics, cancer, environmental, chemical hazards… They operate locally to an international level because we are all connected. They work with the CDC and a large variety of governments to improve health and learn from opportunities across the globe. Visit oia.osu.edu for more information.
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