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Ambassador Program Prepares Future Leaders in Women’s Health and Planetary Health

July 7, 2020
Four UC students reflect on their UCGHI Student Ambassador Program experience earlier this year. Ambassadors select between two areas of focus linked to the two centers of expertise within UCGHI: Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise and Planetary Health Center of Expertise. The program provides a leadership opportunity for students at all educational levels across the 10 UC campuses.

UCLA professor and team find long-acting injectable cabotegravir is highly effective for the prevention of HIV infection

May 18, 2020
The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) announced today results from HPTN 083, a global randomized, controlled, double-blind study showing long-acting injecting cabotegravir lowered HIV incidence among cisgender men and transgender women who have sex with men.

Microbiome therapy protects against recurrent bacterial vaginosis

May 18, 2020

A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infection and problems with in vitro fertilization, new UCSF findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine on May 14, 2020.

Research During a Pandemic: COVID-19 Forces GloCal Fellows to Rearrange Their Lives and Projects

April 27, 2020
GloCal fellows work in and come from countries around the world. As COVID-19 rages, fellows are living through the choices the countries where their research projects are located have made to control the pandemic.

Chilean medical and midwifery students support the recent decriminalization of abortion

April 3, 2020
UCSF Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) surveyed  medical and midwifery students in Chile regarding their attitudes about abortion.

UC San Diego engineers and doctors team up to retrofit and build ventilators with 3D-printing

April 2, 2020

UC San Diego students, staff and faculty address one of the key challenges of COVID-19 outbreak.

Advancing Global and Community Health at UC Santa Cruz

April 1, 2020

As countries across the globe fight the coronavirus pandemic, UC Santa Cruz is creating a new program that will prepare students and provide research to solve current and future global health problems.

$2M Grant will galvanize COVID-19 response at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

April 1, 2020
To help combat the public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heising-Simons Foundation has made a $2 million grant to UC San Francisco to establish a COVID Response Initiative at UCSF partner hospital Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG).

More than 21,000 homeless people in U.S. could be hospitalized due to COVID-19

April 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to kill more than 3,400 people experiencing homelessness across the United States, according to new estimates from researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

PREDICT receives extension for COVID-19 pandemic emergency response

April 1, 2020
With the $2.26 million extension, the UC Davis PREDICT project will continue to provide technical expertise to support detection of SARS CoV-2 cases in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to inform the public health response.

A coordinated response

March 30, 2020
UC Santa Barbara researchers who have studied xenophobic reactions to disease outbreaks consider society’s response to COVID-19.

UC San Diego engineers and doctors team up to retrofit and build ventilators with 3D-printing

March 30, 2020
UC San Diego students, staff and faculty address one of the key challenges of COVID-19 outbreak.

UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

March 30, 2020
UC Riverside researchers’ mouse studies also show how a common nutrient can help babies of alcoholic moms

UC Berkeley scientists spin up a robotic COVID-19 testing lab

March 30, 2020
As doctors around the country scramble to diagnose cases of COVID-19, scientists at the UC Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) are creating from scratch a diagnostic lab with the capability to process more than 1,000 patient samples per day.

What the Ebola outbreak could teach us about how to contain the novel coronavirus

March 30, 2020
New UCLA study underscores the importance of public engagement and trust during health crises.

Coronavirus is sickening young adults and spreading through them, experts say

March 25, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb globally, a common misconception spreading with the illness is that it mainly affects the elderly while sparing younger people.

Coronavirus is sickening young adults and spreading through them, experts say

March 25, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb globally, a common misconception spreading with the illness is that it mainly affects the elderly while sparing younger people.

Tracking data used to identify biodiversity hot spots in Southern Ocean ecosystems

March 19, 2020
An international team of scientists used electronic tracking data from birds and marine mammals to identify areas of ecological significance in the waters around Antarctica.

Leveraging human rights to change the criminal justice system

March 11, 2020
UCLA Law alumna is working to change U.S. laws that cause unjust harm to incarcerated people of color — especially women.

Celebrating women across the UC

March 8, 2020
In honor of International Women's Day (March 8) and Women's History Month, we celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions—both big and small—of women across the University of California who have helped propel us forward to a more equitable world.
 

A catalyst for change

March 7, 2020
UC Santa Cruz’s Chancellor is a distinguished chemist fascinated by both the transformation of matter and the transformative power of a UC education.

Tanzanian GloCal alumna continues to tackle Sickle Cell Disease

March 6, 2020
A recent recipient of an Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) from the National Institutes for Health Fogarty International Center, Dr. Siana Nyka Mtatiro is continuing her vision of building capacity for genetic studies in Tanzania.

Do no harm: IGHS works to deliver patient-centered care to women worldwide

March 4, 2020
UCSF IGHS has played a major role in advancing the agenda for patient-centered care during pregnancy and childbirth.

Person-centred care for abortion services in private facilities to improve women's experiences in Kenya

February 28, 2020
Deputy director for UCGHI, Sun Cotter, February 2020 publication in Culture, Health & Sexuality,

$10 million grant will study children's religious views

February 28, 2020
Psychology researcher Rebekah Richert's award is the largest-ever humanities grant awarded to a UC Riverside researcher.

Campus focuses on impact of Triton women in leadership

February 28, 2020
Valuable insights shared by speakers at UC San Diego’s inaugural Triton Women Who Lead Forum.

An Incomplete Victory

February 28, 2020
UC San Diego Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies suggests despite the significant contributions of black women in making the 19th Amendment a reality, their role is often unsung.

National Academy of Engineers elects Kurtz into it's ranks

February 28, 2020
Professor Sarah Kurtz has become the first UC Merced faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Is there (still) a gender gap in politics?

February 28, 2020
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce, running companies and getting elected to Congress, there has remained a persistent gender gap in politics over the past 40 years.

Women firefighters face high exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

February 26, 2020
New study shows San Francisco’s women firefighters are exposed to higher levels of certain toxic PFAS chemicals than women working in downtown San Francisco offices.

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