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Women’s Health & Empowerment

Women’s Health & Empowerment COE Receives Fogarty Grant

The Women’s Health and Empowerment COE is pleased to announce the receipt of a $416,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center for a one-year, post-doctoral and junior faculty fellowship program. The funds will be used to train a diverse group of UCSF and UCLA fellows in the fields of health and empowerment to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research and build partnerships throughout the University of California system and around the world to improve women’s health. The fellowship design and planned implementation exemplify the COE’s interdisciplinary and multi-campus approach. The grant is led by two primary investigators: Craig Cohen, MD, MPH (UCSF) and Lara Stemple, JD (UCLA). Along with the principal investigators, UC faculty experts from diverse disciplines will serve as fellowship mentors to provide an intensive, interdisciplinary, hands-on research experience to strengthen skills and develop careers focused on the intersection of empowerment and women’s health.

Fellows are:

  • Karuna Chibber, DrPH, MHS, MA (UCSF, Institute for Global Health)
  • Ushma Upadhyay, PhD (UCSF, Dept of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences)
  • Deborah Mindry, PhD (UCLA, Global AIDS Research)
  • Emily Nagisa Keehn, JD (UCLA, School of Law)
  • Manisha Munshi, JD (UCLA, School of Law)

More information about the program »