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.


New UCGHI Board Members Bring Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A diverse group of four new members has joined UCGHI’s board of directors, offering an opportunity to further promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the institute and across the UC system.

UCGHI Student Ambassador Program offers students leadership and career training in global health

Students across the UC system and Charles R. Drew University share reflections on the six-month UCGHI program committed to planetary health and women’s health, gender and empowerment.

Twenty-one new GloCal fellows embark on a year of research

This month the tenth cohort of GloCal Health Fellows begins their year of research directed at finding answers to pressing global health issues.

UCGHI celebrates Dr. Patricia Conrad's retirement

UCGHI extends our warmest congratulations to Dr. Conrad on her retirement from the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

UCGHI Program Coordinator off to medical school

UCGHI is thrilled to congratulate Program Coordinator Linda Shin on her journey to medical school this month.

UCGHI welcomes new UCGHI Co-Director and Program Assistant

It is with great enthusiasm to announce Ndola Prata, MD, MSc, as the next UCGHI co-Director and Roshni Desai as the new Program Assistant.

Climate change is driving plant die-offs in Southern California, UCI study finds

According to a new study by scientists at the University of California, Irvine, climate change is altering the number of plants populating the region’s deserts and mountains.

Ecocide gets a new definition, and UCLA scholars played a key role

Scholars from The Promise Institute for Human Rights, part of the UCLA School of Law, have played a large part in defining the new crime of ecocide, which could have significant implications for battling climate destruction.

Exploring brain health disparities through jazz

UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (UCSF MAC) and Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association explore key concepts of dementia and brain health equity through the lenses of neuroscience and jazz.

New research on aquaculture feed will test alternative ingredients to help minimize water pollution

At UC Santa Cruz’s ecological aquaculture lab, researchers are working with rainbow trout to test new sustainable fish feed formulas developed using alternative ingredients.

UCGHI Black Lives Matter Task Force Supports BLM and Institute-Wide Change

“My understanding of race and racism was set in place…It was more about, how are other people understanding race and racism and how can I help educate and be a part of adjusting, or even just re-imagining and de-colonizing minds around how race and racism is implemented in today’s society.”

UCGHI Incubator Awards: 2021 Winners

UCGHI launched its first UCGHI Incubator Awards program, a competitive planning grants program designed to stimulate multi-campus and multidisciplinary teams that also include local and international partners to propose innovative strategies for addressing significant global health challenges. Meet our grant recipients!