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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.

UC San Diego alum fulfills lifelong dream of going to space

October 23, 2019
NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, alumna of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is fulfilling a lifelong dream of space travel as she spends the next six months at the International Space Station.

UC Davis gets $85M to develop a One Health workforce for the next generation

October 23, 2019
UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise Co-director and principal investigator, Woutrina Smith, and team receive USAID award to support new project led by UC Davis One Health Institute.

UC San Diego researchers connect premature births to possible causes in central California

October 23, 2019
A UC San Diego-led research team has created an interactive map of preterm births and potential environmental and social drivers across Fresno County in central California.

UC Riverside helps secure the future of food

October 23, 2019
UC Riverside has created a program called Plants 3-D, which will train students to discover, design, and deploy biology and engineering solutions to the projected problem of massive-scale food insecurity due to climate change.

UC Merced students engineer art from trash for annual Yosemite facelift event

October 23, 2019
UC Merced Global Arts Studies program lecturer brings students to create art from trash found in the park as part of an annual effort by the Yosemite Climbing Association to preserve the natural beauty of Yosemite National Park.

On water sustainability, L.A. County earns C+ from UCLA environmental report card

October 23, 2019
UCLA researchers point to expected funding for stormwater capture and cleanup projects as a positive step.

UC Irvine-led study deepens understanding of the effects of media exposure to collective trauma

October 23, 2019
According to a new UC Irvine study, it’s not just how much media exposure an individual has to collective trauma but also the graphic quality of what one sees.

Climate change is coming for your cabernet

October 23, 2019
Partnering with UC Davis for the world's most ambitious cabernet sauvignon root stock and clone trial, Beckstoffer Vineyards is investing tens of millions of dollars. 

California’s crashing kelp forest

October 23, 2019
UC Davis study finds how disease, warming waters and ravenous sea urchins combined to kill the kelp and close the red abalone fishery.

UC Berkeley Professor, Dr. Bertram Lubin to mentor Cal students and focus on the social determinants of health

October 23, 2019
UC Berkeley Professor, Dr. Bertram Lubin, joined the Blum Center and the College of Engineering to serve as a senior advisor in global health.

California rolls out first statewide earthquake early warning system

October 23, 2019
Through an app developed at UC Berkeley, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announces the nation's first statewide earthquake early warning system that will deliver alerts to people's cellphones. 

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.

Plant diversity a casualty of high-severity wildfires

October 7, 2019
UC Davis study finds extreme wildfires are transforming forestlands into shrublands. 

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