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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.

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

October 1, 2021

Encompass Scholars Program

September 28, 2021
This year-long program is unique and will provide up to 100 undergraduate and graduate students with soft skills, leadership, DEI training and more! Deadline: October 15, 2021.

National Post-Doc Appreciation Week - Dr. Chemtai Mungo

September 20, 2021
In honor of National Post-Doc Appreciation Week, UCGHI Co-Director Craig Cohen would like to celebrate 2019-2020 GloCal Fellow Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, FACOG. 

Apply now for GloCal Health Fellowship

September 9, 2021
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.

UCGHI offers UC Students online education in global health

September 7, 2021
This fall’s online global health courses offered by UCGHI will soon begin, providing education to UC students on global health issues from the foundations of epidemiology to health justice and mental health.

GloCal welcomes new UC Davis PI

September 6, 2021
In July 2021, the GloCal Health Fellowship welcomed Beatriz Martínez López (DVM, MPVM, PhD) as the new UC Davis campus PI for the fellowship. 

Salton Sea restoration efforts could fail without science

August 24, 2021
A group of UC Riverside scientists, engineers, medical experts, and economists have published a new report which offers path for transforming California’s most polluted lake.

New AI Institute expands UC Merced’s smart, sustainable agriculture effort

August 24, 2021
UC Merced becomes part of a multi-institutional research collaborative to develop artificial intelligence — or AI — solutions to tackle some of agriculture’s biggest challenges related to water management, climate change and integration of new technology into farming.

What you need to know about the delta variant

August 24, 2021

UC Irvine coronavirus expert Michael Buchmeier answers questions on the delta variant.

Drought and Climate Change Shift Tree Disease in Sierra Nevada

August 24, 2021
UC Davis study provides some of the first evidence that climate change and drought are shifting the range of infectious disease in forests suffering from white pine blister rust disease.

Time to Ramp Up UC Davis’ Response to Grand Challenges

August 24, 2021
The University of California, Davis has recently named Jonna Mazet — a highly distinguished professor of epidemiology and disease ecology at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and UCGHI board of directors co-chair — to the new position of vice provost for grand challenges. 

Berkeley students, staff and faculty launch Afghan scholar rescue campaign

August 24, 2021
A team of UC Berkeley staffers, students, scholars and faculty have launched a fundraising program to help Afghan journalists, lawyers and other academics flee their country as it falls to the Taliban.

The race to conquer COVID

August 19, 2021
From outbreak to vaccine, a new timeline captures UC’s historic mobilization against the coronavirus and the contributions of its many health care providers, researchers and scientists.

UC ranks first among colleges and universities in green power usage

August 19, 2021

The University of California ranks No. 1 among colleges and universities when it comes to green electricity use, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth

August 18, 2021
Individuals who contract COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth, according to a large study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Associated with Preterm Birth

August 18, 2021
Individuals who contract COVID-19 while pregnant face a higher risk of having a very preterm birth, as well as any preterm birth, according to a large study led by researchers at UC San Francisco.

Q&A: What is realistic when it comes to herd immunity?

August 16, 2021

When will we get back to normal? Professor of medicine at UC San Diego's School of Medicine, Dr. Chip Schooley, a national leader in getting students successfully back to campus, offers some insight.

University of California Health hospitals recognized among the best in California and the nation

August 10, 2021
The hospitals of University of California Health (UCH) once again have been rated among the best in the state and the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings.

Text-message ‘nudges’ can encourage holdouts to get COVID vaccination, study finds

August 6, 2021
New UCLA-led research indicates that simple text messages emphasizing the easy availability of COVID-19 vaccines successfully boosted the number of people who got the shot.

Meet our 2021 Summer Work Fellows

July 20, 2021
The UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise Summer Work Experience Program helps UC students gain valuable work experience by pairing them with host mentors from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the California Department of Conservation, and the California Department of Public Health.

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

July 6, 2021

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

July 1, 2021
Welcome to the GloCal Health Fellowship 2021-2022 cohort! 

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

June 2, 2021

Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Student Ambassadors

April 8, 2021

The WHGE COE is engaging UC students in a leadership opportunity to learn about and support programs related to women’s health, gender, and empowerment.

Planetary Health Center of Expertise Student Ambassadors

April 8, 2021
The PHCOE is actively engaging with students to provide education about 21st century planetary health issues.

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