Regional Scientific Workshop Held at Hanoi Medical University

May 10, 2024
An Asia regional scientific workshop for trainees affiliated with GloCal and other Fogarty LAUNCH programs was held at Hanoi Medical University (HMU) in Vietnam between May 8-10, 2024.

Former GloCal Fellow, Dr. Karla Rascon-Garcia, Begins Postdoctoral Position at Duke Global Health Institute

April 30, 2024
Karla Rascon-Garcia, PhD, an infectious disease epidemiologist and network science modeler, began a postdoctoral position at the Duke Global Health Institute on April 15th, 2024 where she will work under the mentorship of Dr. Steve Taylor and Dr. Wendy Prudhomme-O’Meara.

Amplifying Asian Immigrant Women Voices through a Study on Sexual and Reproductive Health Experiences

April 30, 2024
Dr. May Sudhinaraset and her colleagues launched the NIH-funded Bridging communities Raising API Voices for health Equity (BRAVE) Study, the first study to collect national data on the sexual and reproductive healthcare experiences of Asian immigrant women.

New UCGHI Advisory Council Members Representing Local and Global Regions of the World

April 30, 2024
Since the UC Global Health Institute was established, an advisory council (AC) of representatives across the University of California system has been essential to providing guidance on our strategies and priorities. Until recently, our AC has included a representative from each UC campus. This year, we welcome a new cadre of representatives from around the world as our regional members. 

Eight University of California Students Selected for the Center for Gender and Health Justice Summer Internship Opportunities Program

April 22, 2024

Eight University of California students from four campuses (UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Berkeley) have been selected to participate in the UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) Center for Gender and Health Justice’s (CGHJ) Internship Opportunities Program. This opportunity not only highlights the caliber of talent students hold at the University of California but also underscores UCGHI’s commitment to fostering future leaders in the field of global health and the CGHJ’s mission to support student involvement in reducing gender and health disparities globally.

The One Health Workforce Academies Creates Global Academic Connections in an Interdependent World

March 27, 2024
A global collaborative, transdisciplinary, and multisectoral public health initiative, the One Health Workforce - Next Generation was created to bring public health professionals and researchers around the world together to focus on the interconnection of the health of animals, people, and the environment.

The Power of Storytelling at UC Global Health Day 2024

March 12, 2024

Rohan Radhakrishna, MD, MPH, MS–Chief Equity Officer and Deputy Director of The Office of Health Equity at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH)–opened UC Global Health Day 2024 emphasizing the power of storytelling in our work as health professionals. It is a part of relating our work to the lives of the people we work for and within our communities. “We need to acknowledge and reflect, have language that's inclusive, include narrative and storytelling, have an intersectional approach and have diverse messengers and diverse platforms to reach people and rebuild trust,” he said.

UC Global Health Day Speakers Show How Health Professionals Can Make Change through Policy and Advocacy

March 12, 2024
On Wednesday, March 7th, nearly 500 committed health professionals and learners gathered from across California and around the world at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in-person and many people tuned in online for the 10th UC Global Health Day.

Four GloCal Fellows Attend an Implementation Workshop in Accra, Ghana

February 27, 2024

Three GloCal fellows and one GloCal Fulbright-Fogarty fellow joined other current Fogarty LAUNCH fellows in attending an implementation science workshop in Accra, Ghana from Feb. 19-22.

Maternal Health Rights for Farmworker Women: Teaching and Research for Action

February 1, 2024
In the heart of Santa Barbara County, amidst the agricultural landscape, pregnant farmworkers face a myriad of perinatal health risks.

How Midwifery is Essential to Black Maternal Healthcare

February 1, 2024
As we celebrate Black History and Futures Month, we also celebrate the work organizations like CHOICES are doing to improve Black maternal health outcomes in the U.S. CHOICES demonstrates that culturally relevant, community-based, affordable, midwifery centric reproductive care is the key to improving Black maternal health.

Deeper Than Race: How Reluctance to Examine Black American Diversity Obscures the Maternal Health Crisis - 2024 Update

January 17, 2024
Today, Black pregnant people are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white people in the United States. 

Household air pollution exposure and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children from HAPIN India cohort

January 17, 2024
Exposure to the household air pollution (HAPIN) is a leading health risk in populations in LMICs and accounts for an estimated 2.3 million premature deaths annually and 91.5 million disability-adjusted life years.

Data Drives Surgical Oncology Progress in Tanzania

January 16, 2024
The work that surgical resident Nathan Brand, MD, MS, UCSF, did for his GloCal Health Fellowship from July 2022 to June 2023 may on the surface appear on the dry side: a matter of methodically sifting through spreadsheets as opposed to the delicate artistry of surgery.  But the data that he and his team collected, cleaned, and analyzed for their project “Assessment of Current Surgical Oncology Case Volume, Capacity, and Priorities in Tanzania,” has the potential to significantly transform Tanzanian oncology.

From San Francisco Port to Dar Port – an SD4H and GloCal Collaboration

January 2, 2024

What began as chance encounters between fellows in the corridors of Mission Hall at UCSF in San Francisco, California, is blossoming into a transformative mentorship initiative that the fellows are christening "One Love East Africa Fellows" (O'LEAF).

Time to treat: Using circadian medicine for infectious diseases

December 18, 2023
During my MPH, I joined the Rijo-Ferreira lab and spearheaded an original research project exploring the applicability of circadian medicine to treat malaria.

Dr. Rohan Radhakrishna Connects Local Californian Health to Global Health

December 18, 2023
Rohan Radhakrishna, MD, MPH seemed almost destined for a career in global health as he reflects on his career trajectory. Now he gets to carry his vision out by leading the California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity (OHE).

Impact of telehealth in a student-run Shifa Community Clinic during Covid-19 pandemic and post COVID

December 18, 2023

The Impact of Crowd-Control Weapons on Healthcare Delivery and Mental Health in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Provider Perspectives

December 18, 2023
My capstone research project focused on the impacts of crowd control weapons (CCWs) on the Palestinian population in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, including civilians and healthcare providers (HCPs).

Barriers to Resettlement Services Access for recently resettled Afghan Refugees in the Sacramento area of California: A Qualitative Study of Providers` Perspective

December 18, 2023
I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan during a political crisis in 1996 when the Taliban seized control of the government.

Understanding AANHPI Food Security in O’ahu, Hawai’i: Research Reflections

December 14, 2023

HEAL Fellows on the Navajo Nation Provide a Means to Heal from Historical Wounds

December 5, 2023

In honor of November’s Native American Heritage Month, we want to share the work of two initiatives led by HEAL alumni with the Navajo Nation sites administered by the Indian Health Services (IHS): The Zero Suicide Initiative at the Gallup Indian Medical Center (GIMC) led by Dr. Safia Rubaii, MD, MPH and Adeline June, MPH, and the maternal and child health work at the Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC) in Shiprock, NM with Fellow Donna Dineyazhe. Their important work aims to transform health outcomes for the Navajo Nation.

University of California Researchers Continuing the Fight to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

December 5, 2023

The commitment to ending the HIV epidemic is alive and well across the world. Many University of California researchers are leading the way in education and research using innovative prevention, treatment, and adherence modalities.

UCGHI at 2023 NorCal Climate and Health Symposium

December 1, 2023
UCGHI Director of Education, Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan, and UCGHI Center for Planetary Health Co-Director, Dr. Woutrina Smith participated in a session at the 2023 NorCal Climate and Health Symposium, which focused on empowering the next generation of climate and health education through innovative approaches and accessible opportunities.

GloCal congratulates two alumni on beginning new faculty positions this fall!

December 1, 2023
In October, Dr. Juliet Siena Lumati (formerly Okoroh), started as an Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at Northwestern University. Additionally, in November, Dr. Amber Roegner began as an Assistant Professor of One Health and Environmental Toxicology at School of Environmental Sustainability at Loyola University Chicago, as well as an Institute for Racial Justice Faculty Affiliate.

UCGHI Center for Planetary Health Leadership, Federico Castillo, PhD and Samantha Ying, PhD, Awarded California Climate Action Grant

November 21, 2023
Among the many UC Santa Cruz-based awardees, a $1.99 million grant was awarded to help to equip California farmworker communities with new tools to address the damaging impacts of climate change on their health and livelihoods.

Two GloCal Alumni Collaborate on Dementia and Frailty Research in Uganda

November 15, 2023

The GloCal Health Fellowship is excited to share that two of its alumni are collaborating on a new research study to assess dementia and frailty among older persons in rural Eastern Uganda. 

From Seed Funding to Global Impact: Three Multi-Campus University of California-Based Initiatives Drive Health Equity

November 1, 2023
In 2021, the UC Global Health Institute launched the Incubator Awards program which is a competitive planning grants program that provided up to $10,000 in funding for multi-campus and multidisciplinary initiatives in the initial phase of the program and an additional $30,000 for three multi-campus teams. Here is an overview of their work from 2021 to present and what they aim to tackle in the future.

GloCal welcomes 16 new Steering Committee members

October 30, 2023

GloCal welcomes 16 new Steering Committee members from UC San Francisco, UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced and several of its LMIC partner research sites.

Latinxs and the Environment: Connecting University of California Students in Environmental Research and Social Change

October 30, 2023
UCR L&E students led their first two-day conference, “Latinxs & the Environment: Conectando a la comunidad Latina en la investigación ambiental y el cambio social,” which aimed to foster UC-wide engagement and promote and encourage research across all disciplines in environmental fields and in the Latinx community.