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How are immigrants changing our definition of health?

February 8, 2019
UCLA's Marjorie Kagawa-Singer agrues that more must be done to understand and deploy the advantages of cultural diversity. 

New project to build climate resilience through improved land management

February 8, 2019
A $4.6 million grant to UCs Merced and Irvine will help researchers develop new tools and methods for better managing the state’s forests, shrub lands and grasslands.

Genome structure of malaria parasites linked to virulence

February 8, 2019
UC Riverside-led research could help develop novel therapeutic strategies to combat malaria.

A voice for global cancer patients

February 8, 2019
UCSF global health masters student, Alex Keir, shares her personal experience with cancer and her mission to expand the cancer dialogue.

Research seeks relief for hot and thirsty farmlands

February 6, 2019
UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise-funded projects produce results and hope for the Central Valley and beyond. 

Melissa Smith: New to the UC, but no stranger to global health

February 6, 2019
Learn about Melissa Smith's inspiring career working in health and social justice in communities in the US and abroad. 

UC Santa Cruz grad student working to advance Beyond Compliance initiative

January 31, 2019
Alison Hanson and the Beyond Compliance Initiative seek to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual violence from campus.

Fletcher Lab Cellscope is ready for scaling

January 31, 2019
UC Berkeley professor is working to accelerate neglected tropical diseases diagnosis and treatment with a device so ubiquitous it’s probably in your hand: a smartphone. 

Increasing murder rate is erasing gains in life expectancy among Mexican men, UCLA research reports

January 31, 2019
UCLA community health professor, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, explores this study's disturbing findings. 

USAID grant to improve nutrition worldwide

January 31, 2019
UC Davis will partner in global effort to combat hunger.

Shocks to the system

January 31, 2019
Global food production is suffering from an increasing number of “food shocks,” or sudden losses in food production, according to UC Santa Barbara study. 

Bringing science to global climate talks

January 31, 2019
A large delegation of students and researchers from UC San Diego participated in the COP24 climate conference in Poland.

Focus: Mentorship training in LMICs needs increased support

January 31, 2019
UCGHI co-director, Craig Cohen, served as guest editor of a supplement on mentoring that appeared in the January issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 

Work in Planetary Health this summer

January 22, 2019
The UC Global Health Institute Planetary Health Center of Expertise offers amazing summer opportunities for UC students. Now accepting applications!

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue virus come from?

January 11, 2019
UC Davis model identifies most likely wildlife hosts for emerging flaviviruses.

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

January 11, 2019
A UC Riverside sociologist is part of a $1.5 million effort to better understand skepticism toward childhood vaccines.

Iceboxes and jail: Helping immigrant mothers and children held at the border

January 11, 2019
A week with UC Berkeley campus lawyer Paula Raffaelli, who volunteered to help detainees navigate the legal system.

Welcome to 2019: A message from UCGHI director Thomas J. Coates

January 8, 2019
UCGHI director Thomas J. Coates reflects on 2018 and the year ahead. 

Addressing maternal mortality through person-centered care

January 8, 2019

With hundreds of thousands of women dying during childbirth worldwide, UC researchers are zeroing in on solutions that are saving lives. 

David Heller tackles chronic disease worldwide

January 7, 2019
GloCal fellow David Heller is keeping primary prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases on the global health agenda.

Hackathon garners innovative ideas to address mosquito-borne diseases

December 20, 2018
A wearable air-capture device was the winning idea at a hackathon to develop new tools to monitor and control outdoor-biting mosquitoes.

Environmental engineers devising plan to save humanity

December 20, 2018
UC Merced's Thomas Harmon addresses the grand challenges we face in the midst of climate change.

Rice plants that reproduce as clones from seeds

December 20, 2018
Plant biologists at UC Davis discover a way to make crop plants replicate through seeds as clones.

Proposed changes to immigration laws would cost California jobs, harm public health

December 20, 2018
A report by UCLA and partners finds the state could lose up to $1.67 billion in federal benefits with changes to the ‘public charge’ test.

Toxic smoke is Africa's quiet killer. An entrepreneur says his fix can make a fortune

December 20, 2018
UC Santa Cruz alum and entrepreneur, Eric Reynolds, is on the verge of freeing much of humanity from the deadly scourge of the cooking fire. 

UCSF researchers awarded multi-year CDC agreement to aid six countries in monitoring recent HIV infections

December 6, 2018
Institute for Global Health Sciences Global Strategic Information were $3.65 million for the first year, and up to $10 million per year over the five-year project period.

Half a million tests and many mosquitoes later, new buzz about a malaria prevention drug

December 6, 2018
UC San Diego researchers test chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite at an earlier lifecycle stage. 

UC Riverside School of Medicine and Eisenhower Health establish training affiliation

December 6, 2018
Partnership addresses long-term healthcare needs of Coachella Valley.

An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico — and the US may be partly responsible

December 6, 2018
UCLA research shows that opioid use in Mexico has been low, but national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists.

ZestBio continues innovation with waste-based products

December 6, 2018
UC Berkeley alum, Ryan Protzko, is using yeast to make a bio-based plastic produced from agricultural waste. 

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