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Plastic’s carbon footprint

April 19, 2019
Researchers from UC Santa Barbara conduct first global assessment of the lifecycle of greenhouse gas emissions from plastics.

USAID project helps UC Davis continue long tradition of agricultural development in Egypt

April 19, 2019
The five-year, $30 million project will establish a Center of Excellence for Agriculture at Cairo University.

New report creates roadmap for US-Mexico cooperation on security, drug and border policy

April 19, 2019
UC San Diego white paper recommends establishing a joint taskforce combating fentanyl, developing binational criminal investigative operations and more.

Researcher finds dangerous levels of metals in liquor sold in Uganda

April 19, 2019
UCLA Extension’s Ochan Otim found traces of arsenic, chromium and lead in the spirits.

Air pollution impacts childhood development, new UC Merced study shows

April 19, 2019
Sandie Ha, professor of epidemiology found that children who live near major roads are at a higher risk for developmental delays because of traffic-related pollutants. 

From bean to cup: Anti-trafficking IdeaLab develops app for ethically sourced coffee

April 19, 2019
The Berkeley Coffee Project, an initiative under the Anti-Trafficking Coalition (a Blum Center-sponsored IdeaLab) is aiming to empower students to become more conscious consumers and educate them about labor practices connected to their everyday purchases.

Learning from failure: NextDrop’s water information pilot in Bangalore

April 19, 2019
UC Berkeley professors Isha Ray and Alison Post share their analysis of a mobile phone intervention to alert Indian households via text when to expect water supply.

Opinion: The impact of the technology revolution on tuberculosis

April 19, 2019
Michael Reid of UCSF's Institute for Global Health Sciences shares his thoughts on the of role of technology in treating TB. 

Building a TB-free world

April 3, 2019
Tuberculosis kills more than 1.6 million people a year worldwide, yet has flown largely under the global health radar – until now.

UCGHI Board of Directors welcomes new co-vice chairs

April 2, 2019
Jonna Mazet (UC Davis) and Lara Stemple (UCLA) will bring dynamic perspectives to UCGHI leadership. 

Zot n Clothes thrift shop held at UC Irvine cross cultural center

March 25, 2019
Coordinated by UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise student ambassadors, the event encouraged discourse on sustainable consumerism in fashion and shined a spotlight on a resource available to students on campus.

“Discovery” sparks movement to reduce impact of preterm birth in East Africa

March 22, 2019
This UCSF East Africa Preterm Birth Initiative program is aimed at defeating the stubborn global epidemic of preterm birth, the largest killer of children under five.

Sixth annual Climate Conference links science and justice

March 22, 2019
Ocean scientists and activists will discuss challenges and opportunities of climate change during UC Santa Cruz's free public panel April 11. 

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis (TB) granulomas

March 22, 2019
University of Michigan team uses the UC San Diego Comet and Stampede2 to create TB-formation models.

UC Merced Public Health undergraduate wins scholarship to conduct public health research overseas

March 22, 2019
Akhila Yechuri '18 will study the sociocultural barriers that slum-dwelling Muslim women in Hyderabad, India face in receiving adequate healthcare.

Bernadette Boden-Albala will lead UC Irvine's School of Population Health

March 22, 2019
Boden-Albala will oversee the development of the proposed school, building on the current Program in Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, and Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 

Oaxaca program tabbed as ‘Diversity Champion’

March 22, 2019
The Latinx Health Internship Program, a partnership between UC Davis Study Abroad and Child Health Family International, is “Diversity and Inclusion Champion” in international education for 2019.

Joshua Blumenstock: The knowns and unknowns of big data and poverty alleviation

March 22, 2019
UC Berkeley professor's approach could help open up major innovations in monitoring and mitigating the effects of natural disasters, health epidemics and migration patterns.

HIV self-test kits improve testing rates among sexual partners

March 22, 2019
UCLA assistant professor, Kathryn L. Dovel reports on her randomized trial in Malawi. 

GloCal fellow Natalie Ferraiolo finds her calling at the US/Mexico border

March 22, 2019
From tattoo removal to mental health and family medicine, this former fellow is helping border communities in need. 

Call for undergraduate summer internship/fellowship proposals in women's health, gender and empowerment

March 18, 2019
Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment COE offers funding to low-income undergrads for summer projects. 

Community engagement principles apply to global health

March 6, 2019
Community Studies majors at UC Santa Cruz find a road to public and global health causes and careers.

Mentoring to advance global health

February 28, 2019
Researchers from UC and around the world present a new supplement on mentoring in low- and middle-income countries.

Justice Movement

February 28, 2019
A symposium at UC Santa Barbara will kick off a global public history project on migration and environmental justice.

Superbug Slayer Dr. Steffanie Strathdee: 'How I Saved My Husband's Life — with Sewage'

February 28, 2019
This UC San Diego epidemiologist discovered what could become a powerful new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Tragic birth sparks obstetrician’s pursuit of global health PhD

February 28, 2019
Nicholas Rubashkin, part of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Science’s first group of PhD students, is working to ensure women’s rights are respected when they give birth.

Immigrant Asian American women may be at higher risk for breast cancer

February 28, 2019
UC Riverside research highlights differences in risk among Asian American women who immigrated versus their US-born counterparts.

Researchers hope to tackle methane emissions in manure through use of biochar

February 28, 2019
Professor Gerardo Diaz and his interdisciplinary team of UC Merced faculty will research how biochar can help reduce methane emissions from manure on dairies.

Low-income undocumented adults are largely locked out of health care in California, study finds

February 28, 2019
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that nine in 10 undocumented adults lack insurance. 

UC Davis alumni using solar power to fight jaundice on global scale

February 28, 2019
Nicole Ma is co-founder and CEO of the Los Angeles based Compassionlit, where she is honing in on her goal of creating a more sustainable and effective cure for jaundice.

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