Request for Proposals

January 15, 2020
The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise is seeking pro​posals from global university partners to conduct research to strengthen their campus’ prevention and response to sexual assault, harassment, stalking, dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence. Applications are due Monday 16 March 2020 (PST).

NIA Supplement Fellows

January 13, 2020
Peruvian GloCal Fellows Dr. Miguel Sánchez and Dr. Willyams Reynoso have been awarded funds through a supplement from the National Institute on Aging - NIH to carry out ground-breaking research on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in their country

UCGHI Researchers Lead One Health Workforce Training with $85 Million from USAID

January 7, 2020

UCGHI researchers will play a lead role in educating the next generation of the global health workforce in one health approaches through winning up to $85 million over five years from USAID.

Shutdown of coal-fired plants in U.S. saves lives and improves crop yields

January 6, 2020
According to a new UC San Diego study, between 2005 and 2016, the shift away from coal saved an estimated 26,610 lives and 570 million bushels of crops.

Polluted wastewater in the forecast? Try a solar umbrella

January 6, 2020
Berkeley Lab scientists demonstrate a “photo-thermal” umbrella that can double evaporation rates, thus reducing environmental impact of settling ponds.

No difference in results when surgeries are performed by U.S.- or foreign-trained surgeons

January 6, 2020
UCLA-led research team analyzed the outcomes of nearly 634,000 common surgical procedures and found no difference in results when surgeries are performed by U.S. or foreign-trained surgeons.

California’s sea otter population could triple by recolonizing San Francisco Bay

January 6, 2020
UC Santa Cruz study highlights importance of estuaries as prime habitat for the endangered southern sea otter.

Advances open door to more aggressive policies to meet climate goals

January 6, 2020
UC Berkeley professor and an international research team are calling on policymakers to focus not just on the threats of climate change, but on the increasing number of opportunities to drastically reduce greenhouse gases.

Integrated aquatic pest management shows promise

January 6, 2020
UC Santa Barbara researcher examines whether native sunfish can be used in place of toxic chemicals to reduce invasive mussel larvae and other pests in Southern California lakes and reservoirs.

Coastal fog linked to high levels of mercury found in mountain lions, study finds

December 11, 2019
UC Santa Cruz researchers have discovered elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions, the latest indication that the neurotoxin is being carried in fog, deposited on the land, and making its way up the food chain.

Smarter strategies

December 11, 2019
UC Santa Barbara study highlights an integrated approach for managing aquatic invasive species in California.

Atmospheric river storms create $1 billion-a-year flood damage

December 11, 2019
UC San Diego researchers calculate damages caused by weather phenomenon in the West over 40-year period.

Many pregnancies are shorter as climate change causes more 90-degree days

December 11, 2019
UCLA study suggests that climate change is causing many women to have shorter pregnancies than they would normally, which could pose risks for infant health and child development.

Can salmon eat their way out of climate change?

December 11, 2019
UC Davis study suggests abundant food helps offset higher temperatures for fish. But there’s a catch.

NIH’s Global Health Fellowships support junior researchers in low- and middle-income nations

December 5, 2019
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health highlights current GloCal fellow Racheal Mandishora.

The heat is on

November 25, 2019
UC Santa Barbara along with international team of scientists complete the largest global assessment of ocean warming impacts.

DDT Linked to Higher Risk of Diabetes Among Asian Indian Immigrants to U.S.

November 25, 2019
UC Davis study finds prior exposure to pollutant may explain higher rate of diabetes among Indian immigrants.

Babies in the womb may see more than we thought

November 25, 2019
UC Berkeley study finds light-sensitive cells in a fetus’s immature retina are networked, suggesting a bigger role in the developing brain.

How giant kelp may respond to climate change

November 14, 2019
UC Davis study finds in a changing ocean, giant kelp's reproductive success depends on where it's from.

As Supreme Court takes up DACA, UC students rally in support

November 12, 2019
University of California will appear before the Supreme Court on November 12th as it fights for the future of nearly 700,000 young people who came to the U.S. as children.

The hippo's hidden world

November 6, 2019
UC Santa Barbara scientists are first to track hippo movement and land use.

Researchers look to wetlands to increase Delta water quality

November 6, 2019
UC Merced professor hopes to improve water quality in the California Delta by studying local wetlands.

UC President Napolitano’s statement on White House exit from Paris climate accord

November 6, 2019
UC President Janet Napolitano issued the following statement following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the United States from the landmark Paris climate agreement.

Best of frenemies: unexpected role of social networks in ecology

November 6, 2019
UC Davis study finds social networking plays a bigger role in ecology than anyone previously thought.

Novel surgery may prevent lymphedema in patients with breast cancer

November 6, 2019
UC San Diego Health now offers a novel surgical procedure to help prevent complications following lymph node dissection. 

Are students getting enough air?

November 6, 2019
UC Davis and Berkeley Lab study find many California classrooms don't have sufficient ventilation.

10 years, 10 campuses, one trailblazing career: Haile Debas reflects on UCGHI

November 5, 2019
Global health visionary Dr. Haile Debas looks back on 10 years of impact for the UC Global Health Institute.

UCCE seeks to mitigate climate change’s impact on already disadvantaged communities

October 23, 2019
UC Cooperative Extension program focuses on the health and resilience of people in California, particularly those most vulnerable to climate change.

Whole genome sequencing could help save pumas from inbreeding

October 23, 2019
UC Santa Cruz research finds the first complete genetic sequences of individual mountain lions which point the way to better conservation strategies for saving threatened populations of the wild animals.

Gaps in quality, person-centered prenatal care in rural Kenya

October 23, 2019
New UCSF Bixby research looks at the quality of care through surveying women in Migori County, a rural county in western Kenya. It’s one of few studies to looking at both provision of prenatal services and women’s experiences of care.