The UC Global Health Institute

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) mobilizes people and resources across the University of California to advance global health research, education and collaboration.

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Letter from UC President Janet Napolitano to the UC community

University of California President Janet Napolitano (Mar. 17) sent the following letter to the UC community about COVID-19.

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

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

Women firefighters face high exposure to toxic ‘forever chemicals’

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.

Leveraging human rights to change the criminal justice system

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

An incomplete victory

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

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

Working with UCSF, California Surgeon General aims to cut adverse childhood experiences by half

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, California’s first surgeon general, has a bold goal: cut adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in half within one generation.

Is there (still) a gender gap in politics?

UC Davis professor of sociology suggests there has remained a persistent gender gap in politics over the past 40 years.

Battling brain cancer on all fronts

UC Irvine neuro-oncologist Daniela Bota’s pioneering work is improving outcomes for patients with the most aggressive form of the disease.