GloCal News

Regional Scientific Workshop Held at Hanoi Medical University

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

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.

Four GloCal Fellows Attend an Implementation Workshop in Accra, Ghana

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.

Data Drives Surgical Oncology Progress in Tanzania

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

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).

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

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.

Two GloCal Alumni Collaborate on Dementia and Frailty Research in Uganda

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. 

GloCal welcomes 16 new Steering Committee members

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.

2021-2022 GloCal Fellow, Stephen Okoboi, Receives K43 Emerging Global Leader Award

GloCal Health Fellowship alumnus, Stephen Okoboi, MPH, PhD, has been awarded with the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) K43 Fogarty Emerging Global Leader Award to continue his remarkable work in advancing HIV prevention and combating the HIV epidemic in Uganda.

Profile: Former Fogarty fellow Siana Nkya tackles sickle cell disease in Tanzania

“The way the Fogarty program is designed changed everything for me. The focus on mentored research and career development helped me become more successful as an independent researcher.”

Former GloCal fellow Dr. Archana Siddaiah publishes book on mental health

GloCal alumnus Archana Siddaiah, MD, made great use of her recent maternity leave to write a book on mental health in Kannada, the official language of the Indian state of Karnataka where she works.

GloCal fellow Dr. Ouambo Hervé featured in NIEHS newsletter

GloCal Cameroonian fellow Dr. Ouambo Hervé was featured in the October 2022 Global Environmental Health Newsletter of the NIEHS.

GloCal/UPCH Conducting Global Health Research certificate program initiated

Laptop with a zoom meeting going onOn Wednesday, October 5, 2022, the first class of the "Conducting Global Health Research" international certificate program was launched, with seven GloCal fellows from the U.S., Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Thailand, and Bolivia participating.

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

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!

New GloCal Site PI Council convenes first meeting

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

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

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!

GloCal alumnus Dr. Michael Mwachiro publishes book on mentorship

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

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

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

Current GloCal Fellow Lara Schwarz’s Research Highlighted in NIEHS Global Environmental Health Newsletter

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. Ms. Schwarz is one of three GloCal fellows supported by NIEHS this year. A PhD candidate in the UC San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Global Health, Ms. Schwarz studies the impact of environmental exposures on health disparities. She is spending her 2021-2022 GloCal Health Fellowship year assessing the role of wildfire smoke in driving adverse health outcomes – including COVID-19 outcomes – on each side of the San Diego/Tijuana border. She explores the question: How do differing social conditions influence the health impacts of environmental exposures?

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

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.

GloCal Alumnus Matthew Bramble, PhD, is awarded K01 IRSDA award from the Fogarty International Center to continue research in the DRC

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 HIV-related Kaposi Sarcoma research in East Africa

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

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

Apply now for GloCal Health Fellowship

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.

National Post-Doc Appreciation Week - Dr. Chemtai Mungo

In honor of National Post-Doc Appreciation Week, UCGHI Co-Director Craig Cohen would like to celebrate Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, FACOG. 

GloCal welcomes new UC Davis PI

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

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

Welcome to the GloCal Health Fellowship 2021-2022 cohort! 

GloCal welcomes new UCLA PI

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

GloCal fellow Monica Diaz, MD, begins new position as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UNC Chapel Hill

Recent 2019-2020 GloCal fellow Monica Diaz, MD, has just begun a new position as Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at UNC Chapel Hill.

Los científicos peruanos que buscan las nuevas variantes del coronavirus

GloCal fellow Pablo Tsukayama leads team of investigators including GloCal alumnus Guillermo Salvatierra in the search for new coronavirus variants in Peru.

Working Globally, Locally: GloCal Fellow Manages Tanzanian Project from California

Current GloCal fellow and UCLA orthopedic surgery resident Dr. Abigail Cortez is studying how to improve trauma care in low- and middle-income countries in collaboration with Tanzanian partners at the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute.

Former GloCal Fellow Studies Improving Retention in HIV Care with Emerging Global Leader Award

Former GloCal fellow Luis Menacho has received a K43 Emerging Global Leader Award from the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center.

Thirteen new GloCal Fellows begin their journey

Welcome to the GloCal Health Fellowship 2020-2021 cohort! 

Research During a Pandemic: COVID-19 Forces GloCal Fellows to Rearrange Their Lives and Projects

GloCal fellows work in and come from countries around the world. As COVID-19 rages, fellows are living through the choices the countries where their research projects are located have made to control the pandemic.

Tanzanian GloCal alumna continues to tackle Sickle Cell Disease

A recent recipient of an Emerging Global Leader Award (K43) from the National Institutes for Health Fogarty International Center, Dr. Siana Nyka Mtatiro is continuing her vision of building capacity for genetic studies in Tanzania.

NIA Supplement Fellows

Peruvian GloCal Fellows Dr. Miguel Sánchez and Dr. Willyams Reynoso have been awarded funds through a supplement from the National Institute on Aging - NIH to carry out ground-breaking research on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in their country

NIH’s Global Health Fellowships support junior researchers in low- and middle-income nations

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health highlights current GloCal fellow Racheal Mandishora.​

Unplanned Spaces: How movement patterns in rural Malawi impact HIV treatment and prevention

Current GloCal Health Fellow, Vania Wang, is using a geographical lens to examine movement patterns to help identify social determinants for HIV treatment and prevention in rural Malawi.​

A GloCal Fellow’s Passion: Freshwater for Fisheries and Human Health

GloCal fellow Amber Roegner discusses freshwater for fisheries at Lake Victoria in Kisumu, Kenya.

Bringing emergency care to Tanzania

GloCal fellow Hendry Sawe works on the frontline of emergency care and research in Tanzania.  

Twenty new GloCal fellows embark on a year of research

Welcome to the GloCal Health Fellowship 2019-2020 cohort! 

GloCal fellow wins Emerging Global Leader Award

Larissa Otero reflects on her GloCal fellowship and discusses her current work in pediatric TB. 

GloCal fellow Natalie Ferraiolo finds her calling at the US/Mexico border

From tattoo removal to mental health and family medicine, this former fellow is helping border communities in need. 

David Heller tackles chronic disease worldwide

GloCal fellow David Heller is keeping primary prevention of chronic, non-communicable diseases on the global health agenda.

First Fogarty dermatology fellow studies Kaposi’s sarcoma in Uganda

Dr. Aileen Chang broke the mold when she chose to investigate Kaposi’s sarcoma in Uganda as a GloCal Health fellow.

Eleven trainees begin GloCal Health Fellowship

The 2018-2019 cohort of GloCal fellows begin their year-long fellowship in July.

From surgery to policy, Juliet Okoroh seeks health justice worldwide

Okoroh, a 2017-2018 GloCal fellow, is the first researcher to examine the impact of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme on the cost of surgical care.

Back at UC, but still having global impact

Former GloCal fellow and current UC Riverside professor, Jennifer Syvertsen, reflects on her mentors, work in Kenya and plans for the future. 

Theater experience shapes this GloCal fellow’s medical career

Learn about Huan Vinh Dong's multidisciplinary approach to global health research and medicine. 

GloCal fellow Lauren Haack: from small town USA to advocate for Latino kids

Learn about this GloCal fellow's journey bringing culturally appropriate ADHD interventions to Mexico and beyond. 

In her own words: GloCal fellow tells her story from Tanzania

GloCal fellow Catherine Reuben Shari, MD, MMED shares her experience of getting accepted into the program.