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New Database Better Enables Studies on Women’s Health by Making Research Measures Accessible

Women’s health researchers now have a new tool to help them with their projects—EmpowermentMeasures.org, a Database of Gender and Women’s Empowerment Measures—through the work of the UCGHI Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise.

GloCal applications for 2021-2022 fellowships are now open

Now accepting applications for its 2021-22 program, the UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas.

WHGE COE New Special Issue: Transformative approaches to gender justice in sexual and reproductive health

UCGHI's Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment prepared a special issue of Culture, Health & Sexuality journal on Transformative Approaches for Gender Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Fighting the health effects of climate change is the mission for new UCLA center

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solution.

Global fire outlook not good news, but mitigation is possible, analysis shows

Wildfires are likely to increase unless fossil-fuel burning stops, a new UC Merced paper indicates.

U.S. will revive global virus-hunting effort ended last year

A federal agency is resurrecting a version of PREDICT, a UC Davis led scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans.

Diversifying the sciences

Faculty at the UC Riverside have received grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative to increase diversity in the sciences.

What’s next: The future of environmental justice

UC Irvine assistant professor of urban planning and public policy argues that the most effective environmental solutions will come from the communities suffering the most.

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences tries to stop mosquitos biting amid the pandemic

Health experts cannot afford to lose focus on the fight against malaria – a mosquito-borne illness that is the deadliest disease in human history – even as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moving the Needle

New NSF-funded fellowship program at UC Santa Barbara aims to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in the environmental sciences via research and field work.

UCSC partners with CSUMB for postdoctoral training and mentorship program

A $4.2 million NIH grant to UC Santa Cruz’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells is funding an innovative program to address underrepresentation of minorities in biomedical faculty.

UCGHI WHGE COE Global Seed Grant Program announces three new awardees from Colombia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan

The UCGHI WHGE COE Global Seed Grant Program announces three new awardees from Colombia, Mexico and Kyrgyzstan working on violence prevention.

UC welcomes our next president: Michael V. Drake, M.D.

The University of California Board of Regents has appointed Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff.

UC Berkeley launches trial of saliva test for COVID-19

Scientists from the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), the same UC Berkeley group that rapidly popped up a state-of-the-art COVID-19 testing laboratory in March, are now trialing a quicker way to obtain patient samples: through saliva.

Redefining the role of public monuments

UC Davis, professor of art, architecture and urban history of the Middle East, explains global movement to topple monuments that represent white supremacy, slavery, discrimination and the exploitation of others.

$2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to UCI funds most comprehensive prison violence study to date

University of California, Irvine has received a $2.7 million gift by Arnold Ventures to conduct the most comprehensive study to date into the sources and consequences of prison violence in seven states.

Hand in hand across Africa

A new style of partnerships changes lives on the vast continent.

UC Merced welcomes Juan Sánchez Muñoz as fourth Chancellor

Juan Sánchez Muñoz took up his post today (July 6) as UC Merced’s fourth chancellor.

Mobile clinics can help address health care needs of Latino farmworkers

A UC Riverside study that sought to determine barriers to health care among Spanish-speaking Latino farmworkers in rural communities has devised an innovative health care service delivery model that addresses many challenges these communities face.

Air pollution’s connection to infant mortality

New UC San Diego study reveals air pollution, even from natural sources, has critical impacts on child health.

Still confused about masks? Here’s the science behind how face masks prevent Coronavirus

UCSF epidemiologist George Rutherford, MD, and infectious disease specialist Peter Chin-Hong, MD,  talk about the CDC’s reversal on mask-wearing, the current science on how masks work, and what to consider when choosing a mask.

Royal Geographical Society publishes special COVID-19 issue

UC Santa Cruz Professor, Matt Sparke, co-organizer of Global and Community Health program, highlights scholarship that contextualizes the pandemic.

UCGHI statement in response to the death of George Floyd

UCGHI stands in solidarity against systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice – atrocities that tear down the health and well-being of Black communities. 

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