UC Global Health Institute

The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a UC-wide initiative that stimulates, nurtures, and promotes global health research, education, and collaboration to advance the University’s global health agenda.


Dr. Ushma Upadhyay’s Journey to Becoming Co-Director of the Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise

As a junior faculty member, Dr. Upadhyay was awarded a UCGHI fellowship through the COE--which funded her work--to measure reproductive autonomy. As her research has expanded, so has her involvement with the WHGE COE.

Dr. Rupa Marya  Brings Her Multitudes to All She Does

UCGHI is pleased to announce Dr. Rupa Marya as a plenary speaker and musical performer with her band Rupa & The April Fishes for the UC Global Health Day 2022 celebration at UC Santa Cruz.

Op-Ed: The FDA may be about to make the abortion pill more accessible

Co-Director of the Women's Health Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise, Dr. Ushma Upadhyay reflects on the future of safe and effective abortion access following the recent SCOTUS cases in her op-ed for The Los Angeles Times.

CHAT Study's 2021 Illustration Contest

The Women's Health Gender and Empowerment (WHGE) Center of Expertise’s newest signature project is the California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) Study. This contest is for artists to create three illustrations that will be featured on the pages of the CHAT study’s website and other communication materials. Submission deadline: January 9, 2022

The UCGHI Student Ambassador Program’s Personal and Professional Impact

We connected with five 2020-2021 student ambassador alumni who expressed how the energy and insights gained throughout their six-month experience will be applied to their future endeavors, all relating to justice and equity. Application deadline: November 15, 2021.

GloCal Health Fellowship congratulations two program alumni on receiving NIH K awards

The GloCal Health Fellowship congratulates two of its alumni on recently receiving K awards from the NIH Fogarty International Center. Dr. Helen Byakwaga (2014-2015) received a K43 award to continue her HIV-related Kaposi Sarcoma research in Uganda while Dr. Matthew Bramble (2017-2018) received a K01 award to expand his study of the consumption of cassava and the motor neuron disease known as konzo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

A bold Berkeley program is improving human lives in low-income countries

An innovative program based at UC Berkeley’s Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) is reporting remarkable results achieved by building multinational, cross-cultural partnerships to address needs in low-income countries.

UC Davis to lead groundwater and irrigated agriculture sustainability study

UC Davis has been awarded a $10 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to find ways to sustain irrigated agriculture while improving groundwater quantity and quality in the Southwest under a changing climate.

How one UC Berkeley initiative is championing for Latinx representation in the environmental science

The Latinxs and the Environment initiative is a 3-year-old effort which aims to establish a comprehensive program designed to generate knowledge and encourage increased study and research on Latinxs and the environment — both in the U.S. and abroad.

Former GloCal Fellow Advances Malaria Research and COVID Testing Capacity in His Native Peru

Former GloCal fellow Dr. Jaeson Calla used his fellowship for important molecular and cell biology research on malaria, which harms many children in Peru.

UC Global Health Day 2022 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

UCGHI invites abstracts for poster presentations and proposals for breakout sessions that exemplify the breadth, depth and transformative possibilities of current global health research, education, and program development. Submission Deadline: December 19, 2021

Apply now for GloCal Health Fellowship

Now accepting applications for its 2022-23 program, GloCal is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas.

Seeking applicants for UCGHI Student Ambassador Program 2021-2022

The University of California Global Health Institute is seeking applicants across all UC campuses and partnering with Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, for its 2021-2022 Student Ambassador Program.

October NIH Diversity Supplement Webinar

Please join UCGHI on October 28th in promoting National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Supplements for students, postdocs, and faculty in a webinar event. This webinar will amplify the experiences of three successful NIH Diversity Supplement recipients from UC Irvine, UCSF, and UC Merced.

GloCal welcomes new UC Davis PI

The GloCal Health Fellowship welcomes Beatriz Martínez López (DVM, MPVM, PhD) as the UC Davis campus PI for the fellowship. 

UC campuses earn top spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 Best Colleges rankings

Six University of California campuses rank among the top 10 public universities in the country, with all nine UC undergraduate campuses among the top 50 in the 2022 Best Colleges rankings, published today (Sept. 13) by U.S. News & World Report.

UCGHI Annual Report 2020-2021

We are proud to share with you UCGHI’s first annual report — featuring our biggest accomplishments during the last year. We invite you to learn more about our work and our vision for creating a stronger future for global health.