UC Global Health Institute
MARCH 2012
  Directors’ Update

The UCGHI is off to a great start in 2012. We had a tremendous turnout for UC Global Health Day on February 4 at UC Berkeley, with nearly 450 attendees. We are thrilled to see so many people from across the 10 UC campuses actively engaging in global health research and education.

We are proud to announce that we have funded 13 UC faculty and postdocs with awards ranging from $4,800 to $28,000. These small program awards, made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor, will support global health research, educational and partnership activities related to our three Centers of Expertise.
These awards fund faculty and postdocs on 8 of the 10 UC campuses, across a variety of disciplines. The donor has committed an additional gift this spring to enable UCGHI to keep building on the current momentum. We are thrilled to receive such generous support and thank the donor for this commitment to ensuring UCGHI’s role in developing future global health leaders.

In the coming year, the UCGHI will continue taking steps to unite and enable the UC global health community. Stay tuned for announcements about additional funding opportunities and events, like the annual Summer Institutes and UC Global Health Day 2013.

— Haile T. Debas, MD, UCGHI director and Thomas Coates, PhD, UCGHI co-director

Thank you for making 2012 UC Global Health Day a Success

The second annual UC Global Health Day — held at UC Berkeley on February 4th — was a big success, thanks to the nearly 450 faculty, students, staff and trainees from across the UC system. Video of the Welcome session and the two morning plenary panels are now available on the UC Berkeley YouTube channel. You can see photos taken throughout the day in the photo gallery.

The overwhelming success of the sold-out event was evident in the conversations that continued long after the end of the sessions.

We would like to thank the co-sponsors of the event: UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, the UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, and the Northern California International Health Interest Group. Special thanks go out to UC Office of the President, Division of Health Sciences and Services, and the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation for their generous support and ongoing commitment to educating future global health leaders.

UCGHI Awards $223,000 in Global Health Funding to 13 UC Faculty and Postdocs

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the UC Global Health Institute was able to provide program funding to faculty across the UC system to engage in global health research, educational and partnership activities. The general purpose of the 2012 - 2013 UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) Awards was to support efforts towards achieving a well-defined educational, research or partnership development activity consistent with the stated goals of the three UCGHI Center of Expertise (COE) — Migration & Health, One Health, and Women’s Health & Empowerment.

The UCGHI awarded 13 professors and postdocs from eight UC campuses with awards ranging from $4,800 to $28,000. The COEs selected the awardees at the beginning of 2012 based on criteria specific to their missions.

Projects to be supported through the UCGHI award program cover a range of topics, for example one researcher will study HIV risk among female sex workers along the Mexico-Guatemala border, and another will explore the effects of food security on women’s health and empowerment in Kenya.

Read the award announcement for more information.

News from the UCGHI Centers of Expertise

Migration & Health
7th Summer Institute to Be Held June 25-29 in Los Angeles; Follow @migranthealth on Twitter

One Health
One Health Featured at UC Global Health Day

Women’s Health & Empowerment
New Master's-level Course in WHE; WHE Member Co-authors Abortion in California: A Medical-Legal Handbook; Apply Now: UCLA Law - Sonke Health & Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship; WHE Co-sponsors Lecture Series; Second Annual Women’s Health & Empowerment Summer Institute at UCLA


Patricia Conrad, Director of the One Health Center, Elected to IOM

  Upcoming Events

March 22, 6pm, San Francisco: Wine and cheese reception for launch of Abortion in California: A Medical-Legal Handbook

April 18, 4pm, UCSF: Living and Dying in HIV-land: Political Violence, Health Care, and Experiences of HIV-positive Pupuan Women

April 25: World Malaria Day (UCSF and UC Davis)

June 25-29, Los Angeles: 7th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Global Health Activities at Every UC Campus
MARCH 2012 - UCGHI Newsletter

Please forward this newsletter to others who may be interested.