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2021-2022 GloCal Fellow Angel Algarin Receives K Award and Begins New Faculty Position

September 19, 2022

Closely following the completion of his GloCal Health Fellowship, 2021-2022 program alumnus Dr. Angel Algarin has already been appointed to a new faculty position and received a K award to continue his global health research!

UCGHI statement in response to Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022

Last Friday’s news that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision declaring the constitutional right to abortion, is a gut punch to the local and global health community’s work in health, gender equity, and social justice.

UCGHI Welcomes new Director!

June 22, 2022

The UC Global Health Institute is excited to announce that Dr. Madhavi Dandu will serve as UCGHI’s new Director starting July 1st, 2022.

Center Name Change: Announcing the Center for Gender and Health Justice

May 31, 2022

After careful consideration and reviewing community feedback, the UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise is changing their name to the Center for Gender and Health Justice.

Dr. Tom Coates Reflects on a Trailblazing Career as he Fulfills his term as UCGHI Director

May 31, 2022

It is not an exaggeration to say that Dr. Tom Coates, PhD–the UC Global Health Institute’s outgoing director–is a trailblazer in the field of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) prevention research.

UCSF CHAT Study Aims to Break Barriers of Access in Abortion Telehealth Services

May 31, 2022

The California Home Abortion by Telehealth (CHAT) team at UCSF, led by Ushma Upadhyay, PhD, MPH, recently wrapped up a successful first year of research.

New GloCal Site PI Council convenes first meeting

May 25, 2022

On May 24th the GloCal Health Fellowship held its first Site PI Council meeting.

As UCGHI's Deputy Director, Sun Yu Cotter Works to Cultivate More Diversity in Global Health and Take Up More Space as an Asian-American

May 17, 2022

As a child of Korean immigrants who learned English at age five and a first-generation college graduate, Sun Yu Cotter, MPH, faced challenges in the process of achieving the level of success she has today.

The UC Global Health Community Gathers to Connect and Build Relationships at UC Global Health Day 2022

May 17, 2022
On Saturday May 7th, 270 people gathered at University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) in-person to take in the incredible work and wisdom of five inspiring plenary speakers, 50+ poster presenters, 13 breakout sessions and to connect with colleagues committed to transforming the field of global health at the UC Global Health Day 2022

Six UC graduates receive fellowships for projects in women’s health, gender justice, and empowerment

May 11, 2022

The UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise (WHGE COE) is funding $2,500 fellowships to six graduate students to provide seed funding for research projects of their own design.

GloCal fellow Schola Matovu, PhD, RN, awarded UCSF 2022 Jane Norbeck Distinguished Service Award

May 9, 2022

We are very pleased to share that current GloCal fellow Schola Matovu, PhD, RN, has been presented with the prestigious 2022 Jane Norbeck Distinguished Service Award from the UCSF School of Nursing!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: A UCGHI Student Ambassador Reflection

April 21, 2022

Content Warning: This post includes a statement on sexual assault awareness.

How Dr. Samantha Ying is Leading Social Justice-Focused Scientific Inquiry through Student-Centered Mentorship

April 3, 2022

“I can view the institution from the outside while I’m in it, which gives me this comfort to speak up.” For students who hear this perspective, they can feel empowered to do the same.

How UC Santa Cruz’s New Global and Community Health Program Will Work at the Intersection of Social and Natural Sciences

March 30, 2022

To UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) alumna Manya Balachander who majored in psychology and community studies, a unique aspect of the UCSC campus is that "you’re constantly surrounded by academic activism rooted in social justice,” she says.

GloCal alumnus Dr. Michael Mwachiro publishes book on mentorship

March 16, 2022

GloCal is excited to share that former fellow Dr. Michael Mwachiro has just published a book entitled Reflections on Mentorship: Inspiring the Next Generation!

A Message from UCGHI on Ukraine

March 9, 2022

How Drs. Adriann Begay and Cristina Rivera Carpenter Center Indigenous Relational Approaches to Medicine through The HEAL Initiative

February 22, 2022

As Indigenous women, Dr. Adriann Begay, MD and Dr. Cristina Rivera Carpenter, PhD, MSN, RN-BC of the HEAL (Health, Equity, Action & Leadership) Initiative recognize an important element to reaching their goals in healthcare including increasing accessibility in healthcare for the community of people around them who have had similar cultural experiences as them.

Dr. Vandana Shiva's Decades-Long Environmental Activism is Rooted in Health of All Beings

February 22, 2022

Dr. Vandana Shiva was born in the forests of the Indian Himalayan Region, her father a forester and mother a farmer. “I literally grew up between the forest and the farm,” she says. “That was my childhood–there was continuity between the forest and the farm because we worked with biodiversity.” But as she grew up, she learned that there were entities actively breaking that continuity.

How Dr. Ricky Bluthenthal Amplifies Ignored Voices

January 28, 2022

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD understands the very visceral and emotional challenge of working on Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) research in the early days of the pandemic that to date has claimed an estimate of 36.3 million lives.

How Dr. Brandi Summers’ Work on Geography and Blackness Intersects with Community Health

January 28, 2022

As a first-generation college student, when Dr. Brandi Summers, PhD left her hometown of Oakland, CA she had no intention of returning. “Growing up lower middle-class in the Bay Area and African-American, there just weren’t as many opportunities as I saw it,” she says. She figured leaving home would provide more opportunity, although she did not know exactly what future opportunities held, and it certainly was not academia.

WHO selects GloCal alumnus Stephen Wandera, MSc, PhD, MSc, as TAG member for the UN Decade of Health Aging

January 28, 2022

The World Health Organization has appointed GloCal alumnus Dr. Stephen Wandera to the Technical Advisory Group for the UN Decade of Healthy Aging initiative.

Dr. Rupa Marya Brings Her Multitudes to All She Does

January 5, 2022

The Women’s Health Gender & Empowerment Center of Expertise’s Internship Opportunities

January 5, 2022

GloCal Fellow Lara Schwarz’s Research Highlighted in NIEHS Newsletter

January 3, 2022

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) recently profiled the research of GloCal Fellow Lara Schwarz in its December 2021 Global Environmental Health Newsletter.

CHAT Study 2021 Illustration Contest

December 8, 2021
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 part of an ongoing collaboration between the CHAT Study, the WHGE COE, and the UCGHI Student Ambassadors Program to raise awareness about the telehealth model for abortion care.

Former GloCal Fellow Moses Obimbo Madadi awarded prestigious Calestous Juma Science Leadership Fellowship

November 17, 2021

GloCal is pleased to share that 2016-2017 alumnus Moses Obimbo Madadi, MBChB, PhD, has been awarded a Calestous Juma Science Leadership Fellowship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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

October 29, 2021
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.

GloCal Alumnus Matthew Bramble, PhD, receives K01 International Research Scientist Development Award

October 21, 2021
GloCal congratulates 2017-2018 fellowship alumnus Dr. Matthew Bramble on having just received a five-year K01 International Research Scientist Development Award (IRSDA) from the Fogarty International Center.

GloCal Alumnus Helen Byakwaga, MBChB, PhD, receives K43 Emerging Global Leader Award to continue Kaposi Sarcoma research

October 15, 2021
GloCal congratulates 2014-2015 Ugandan alumnus Dr. Helen Byakwaga for recently receiving a five-year K43 Emerging Global Leader Award from the Fogarty International Center to expand her HIV-related Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) research in East Africa.

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

October 5, 2021
Former GloCal fellow Dr. Jaeson Calla used his fellowship for important molecular and cell biology research on malaria, which harms many children in Peru.

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