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CDC reports STDs reach all-time high for 5th year in a row, and it's killing babies

October 9, 2019
Jennifer Wagman, UCLA Professor and UCGHI Co-Deputy Director of the Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise,  weighs in on congenital syphilis research in Central Valley, CA.

1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though it’s easy to prevent

October 9, 2019
UCLA Professor and UCGHI Co-Deputy Director of the Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise, Jennifer Wagman, discusses congenital syphilis research in Central Valley, CA.

Unplanned Spaces: How movement patterns in rural Malawi impact HIV treatment and prevention

October 1, 2019
Current GloCal Health Fellow, Vania Wang, is using a geographical lens to examine movement patterns to help identify social determinants for HIV treatment and prevention in rural Malawi.

A GloCal Fellow’s Passion: Freshwater for Fisheries and Human Health

September 30, 2019
GloCal fellow Amber Roegner discusses freshwater for fisheries at Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya.

Rivers shaped by climate

September 27, 2019
UC Santa Barbara researchers identify a climate signature in rivers globally.

Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread

September 25, 2019
UC Berkeley scientists and an international team of collaborators have created a map to date of when and where different genetic variants of the fungus have infected frog populations.

UC Berkeley, Jerry Brown launch new pan-Pacific climate institute

September 24, 2019
UC Berkeley, in partnership with former California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and China’s top climate change official, Xie Zhenhua, launch of a new campus institute.

Online global health courses supplement campus offerings

September 24, 2019
UCGHI's online courses offer UC students opportunities to dive into a topic that interests them, along with renowned global health faculty and students from all 10 campuses. 

UCI team uses machine learning to help tell which wildfires will burn out of control

September 23, 2019
An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the UC Irvine has developed a new technique for predicting the final size of a wildfire from the moment of ignition.

Testing chemicals for birth defects using stem cells, not mice

September 23, 2019
UC Riverside researchers are helping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency eliminate animal testing.

Establishment of UC San Diego School of Public Health approved

September 20, 2019
The University of California Board of Regents Academic and Student Affairs Committee has approved the establishment of a School of Public Health at UC San Diego.

Nutrition programs alone aren’t enough to support healthy brain development

September 18, 2019
UC Davis study looks at preventing studented brains, not just stunted growth.

Elephant seal 'supermoms' produce most of the population, study finds

September 18, 2019
UC Santa Cruz findings indicate high mortality rates for young elephant seals means long-lived females dominate the reproductive output of the population.

UC Davis scientists identify Bombali ebolavirus in bats in Guinea

September 16, 2019
UC Davis scientists detected Bombali virus in Angolan free-tailed bats roosting inside people’s houses in Guéckedou and Kissidougou.

Drone monitoring of ship emissions could save lives, protect health

September 13, 2019
UCLA students partnered with tech company on project that explored public health outcomes in L.A. and Long Beach port communities.

Climate change: a dirt-y business

September 12, 2019
UC Riverside scientist identifies increased rainfall may threaten food security.

How California wildfires can impact water availability

September 9, 2019
New Berkeley Lab study uses supercomputers to analyze hydrological changes in a California watershed following a wildfire.

If you don't want to provide abortions, don't go into healthcare

September 9, 2019
UCSF Monica McLemore explains in VICE why accommodations for conscience claims must be centered in the health care professions ethic of service to patients.

Malaria could be eradicated by 2050, global health experts say

September 9, 2019
According to a new report published by The Lancet Commission and UCSF on malaria eradication, a future free of malaria can be achieved as early as 2050.

UCSD receives funding from ending the HIV epidemic initiative

September 6, 2019
The San Diego Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UCSD has been awarded planning grants to help the federal government achieve its goal of reducing new HIV infections in the United States by 90 percent by 2030.

UCGHI helps lead One Health to Planetary Health

September 5, 2019
Learn how UCGHI has over its 10-year history helped lead a paradigm shift in approaches to global health challenges through its support of new ways of thinking about how human health, animals and the environment are intertwined.

TED Audiences get the dirt on soil and climate change from Berhe

September 4, 2019
UC Merced Professor Berhe's delivers TED Talk  “What’s Soil Got to do with Climate Change?” 

$16 million NIH grant will help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside

September 4, 2019

Bruce Link a UCGHI Board Member and a Co-Principal Investigator spoke of the importance of UCGHI to help launch Center for Health Disparities Research at UC Riverside.

Letter from UC President Napolitano in support of the College Student Right to Access Act

September 3, 2019

UC President Napolitano came out in support of providing medication abortion at UC campus health centers “as soon as possible.” 

Wildfires could permanently alter Alaska's forest composition

August 28, 2019
Berkeley Lab study finds evergreen conifer trees will decline and deciduous broadleaf trees dominate in a warmer climate with more wildfires.

UCLA Congo Basin Institute receives $1 million from Pritzker Family Foundation

August 27, 2019
UCLA has received a $1 million donation from the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation to support UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute.

Compost key to sequestering carbon in the soil

August 27, 2019
UC Davis study dug deep to uncover which agricultural systems store the most carbon.

Women giving birth in Uttar Pradesh, India, have worse experience at higher-level facilities

August 27, 2019
UCSF Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health new research looked at women’s experiences of patient-centered care in different facility types across the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

August 27, 2019
UC Irvine study finds absence of microglia prevents plaque formation.

Amazon rainforest absorbing less carbon than expected

August 26, 2019
Insufficient nutrient supply has not been properly accounted for in ecosystem models.

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