Addis Ababa University Faculty Visitor Program

Established in 2018, the Emory University - Addis Ababa University (AAU) Faculty Visitor Program aims to advance Emory's eminence as a global research university with a diverse and inclusively excellent intellectual community by 1) deepening the relationship between Emory and AAU, 2) seeding new research collaborations, and 3) cultivating new Emory-AAU research connections.  

The Emory-AAU Faculty Visitor Program welcomes up to two faculty members from AAU for a short-term (2-6 weeks) stay at Emory University to explore new areas of research and collaboration with Emory counterparts. The visiting AAU faculty member will also be encouraged to give lectures and participate in colloquia. The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives (GSI) will cover the costs of each visitor’s roundtrip flight to and from Emory, as well as lodging, per diem, and short-term health insurance expenses for the duration of their stay.

Emory faculty with existing faculty connections at Addis Ababa University - as well as those interested in establishing a research collaboration with an AAU counterpart - are welcome to apply. Faculty from any school or discipline are eligible to apply.

The next submission opportunity will be announced in spring 2021.

Contact Obse Ababiya with questions.

AAU Faculty Visitor Spring 2021: Dr. Sofia Kebede

Dr. Sofia Kebede is a specialist in Emergency Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine at Addis Ababa University (AAU). Her research focuses on medical toxicology clinical care, poisoning prevention, care of acute poisonings, and environmental toxicology. She oversees the AAU-affiliated St. Peter’s Specialized Hospital’s Poison Center and serves as a senior consultant for its staff. This is the only poison center in Ethiopia. During this visit, Dr. Kebede’s goals include gaining greater familiarity with US poison control center practices and medical toxicologist clinical services and exploring collaborations in support of medical toxicology development at AAU.

The Emory University-Addis Ababa University (AAU) Faculty Visitor Program is sponsored by The Office of Global Strategy and Initiatives. Dr. Sofia Kebede is hosted at Emory by Dr. Ziad Kazzi (Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Director, International Toxicology Fellowship Program), Dr. Anna Yaffee (Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Chief, Global Health in Emergency Medicine Section), Dr. Matthew Wheatley (Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine & Associate Medical Director, Grady Health System, Emergency Care Center), and Dr. Stephanie Hon (Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center).

Read about the first cohort to participate in the Emory University - Addis Ababa University Faculty Visitor Program.