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The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) advances the mission of the 10-campus University of California system to improve the lives of people in California and around the world. By stimulating education, research, and partnerships, UCGHI leverages the diverse intellectual resources across the University to train the next generation of global health leaders and accelerate the discovery and implementation of transformative global health solutions.

UCGHI was launched in 2009 by Founding Director, Haile Debas, MD, Senior Global Health Advisor at UCSF. The Institute is directed by Tom Coates, PHD, the Michael and Sue Steinberg Professor of Global AIDS Research at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and co-directed by Craig Cohen, MD, MPH, Professor in the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Pat Conrad, DVM, PHD, Associate Dean for Global Programs at the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis.

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