UC Global Health Institute

Join us for the 2021 UC Global Health Day

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.

UC Global Health Day 2021 - Virtual Conference Event



University of California Press: Advances in Global Health Journal

The editors and publisher of University of California Press’s Advances in Global Health are pleased to announce that the journal is now open for submissions.

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UCGHI AAPI perspectives on anti-Asian violence and racism

The global health community has an important role to play in ending racist violence and raising awareness of the societal systems and structures behind this violence. Three AAPI members of the UCGHI community share their thoughts here about the violence against AAPIs, how it has affected them personally, and ways to end it. 

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

UC Riverside experts look at the potential impact of the passports, which are likely to permeate travel, education, and the workplace.

JAMA Publication: Analysis of State-Level Immigrant Policies and Preterm Births by Race/Ethnicity Among Women Born in the US and Women Born Outside the US

New JAMA publication by Associate Professor at UCLA, May Sudhinaraset and colleagues on state-level immigrant policies and preterm births among women born in the US and women born outside the US.

Navigating a year of heartbreak and hope: Q&A with Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of UC Health

Reflecting on the one-year anniversary since California enacted a hard shut down to curb the pandemic, Dr. Byington spoke about UC’s efforts to address the health crisis, where we go from here, and lessons learned from this extraordinary year.

The PHCOE is actively engaging with students to provide education about 21st century planetary health issues

Find out more on how the UCGHI Planetary Health Center of Expertise is engaging with and promoting planetary health related topics with UC and Charles Drew University students.

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

Student Ambassadors participate in monthly webinars with community leaders, engage with COE faculty mentors, and support WHGE COE programs related to addressing campus-based sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

Inaugural One Health Integration in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Black Lives Matter Competitive Grant Winners

The UC Davis One Health Institute announce the four winning projects from the 2021 One Health Integration in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)/Black Lives Matter (BLM) Competitive Grants Program.

Could California put solar panels on top of canals?

UC Santa Cruz researchers published a new study — in collaboration with UC Water and the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at UC Merced — that suggests covering California’s 6,350 km network of public water delivery canals with solar panels could be an economically feasible means of advancing both renewable energy and water conservation.

UCGHI stands in solidarity with Asian Americans and Asians in the Bay Area and across the U.S.

UCGHI denounces the horrific and racist attacks on people of Asian descent fueled by pandemic rhetoric that has amplified anti-Asian bias and discrimination.

How the history of spas and sex work fits into the conversation about the Atlanta shootings

Racism, misogyny, and anti-sex work stigma all intersect in the shootings that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent.

UCNet: Spark your creativity and celebrate global health

UCGHI invites UC community members and their partners locally and globally to share their creative vision of global health through the UC Global Health Day 2021 Creative Expression Contest. 

How immigration policies can harm health: Study sheds light on ‘public charge’ rule

One-quarter of low-income immigrants in California have avoided public programs due to fear of jeopardizing immigration status, according to a study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

UC Global Health Day 2021 - Creative Expression: Photography, Video, & Poetry Contest

The UCGHD 2021 Creative Expressions Contest  serves as a means to capture the passion and experience of our local and global community in public health during the pandemic. Contest winners will be featured at UC Global Health Day: Decolonizing global health to advance health equity on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Advancing Health Equity in Santa Barbara County and Beyond: the Latinx and Indigenous Migrant COVID-19 Response Task Force and Center of Expertise Internships

UC students now have the opportunity to further the work of the task force and other health equity organizations through an internship program offered by the  UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

NIH Diversity Supplements for your students, postdocs, and faculty

The UC Global Health Institute is committed to diversifying the global health workforce by launching our first campaign to increase awareness of the National Institutes of Health Diversity Supplements.

UC summit will focus on student involvement in the war on global hunger

The University of California is hosting a free online summit March 25 – 26, 2021 focused on the role that college students can play in ending world hunger and the related challenges posed by climate change. Register by March 12, 2021 for this free event.

NIH stands against structural racism in biomedical research

Press release on stand against structural racism in biomedical research by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins.

The future of the nation

How America’s increasing immigrant population is shaping the nation, and why UC Merced is ahead of the curve.

A 2014 State audit took aim at sexual violence on college campuses. Here's what's changed and what hasn't  

UCGHI Women's Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Deputy Director Dr. Jennifer Wagman shares insight on UCLA  campus and transparency about the sexual assault process and not enough training of employees and students.

A campus playbook for pandemic success

UC San Diego student participation in weekly testing protocols keeps COVID-19 infection rate at a low 0.2 percent.

A tangled food web

Trophic levels are an ‘insufficient’ measure of sustainability for today’s aquaculture policy, finds postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara’s National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS).

GloCal welcomes new UCLA PI

The GloCal Health Fellowship welcomes Sung-Jae Lee, PhD as new UCLA campus PI for the fellowship. 

UC Davis ranked among best in world, Nation for Veterinary Science, Ag

The University of California, Davis, took top spots in veterinary science, and agriculture and forestry, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject released (March 3). 

Study estimates excess deaths in US from COVID-19 pandemic unemployment 

UC San Francisco researchers now have an estimate of how many people may have died as a result of pandemic-related unemployment, a number that adds to the nearly 500,000 deaths that have been directly attributed to the virus itself. 

6 ways to manage coronavirus depression

According to recent reports, depressive symptoms are at least three times higher than they were before the pandemic hit, suggesting that the emotional cost of living through this time is enormous.

New research shows that agrochemical pollution of waterways affects the transmission of schistosomiasis

According to a recent UC Berkeley study published in Lancet Planetary Health, agrochemical pollution of waterways, as a result of widespread use of insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers, can alter the transmission of the parasitic disease schistosomiasis.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and feed the future research on rural resilience

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience (MRR) at UC Davis develops and tests ways for rural families in developing countries to improve their livelihoods and resilience.