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Discussing the roots of racism in medicine with Douglas Haynes, PhD

In Part 1 of this three part Black history video series, UC Global Health Institute Director Tom Coates, PhD joined by Communications Director Kemi Amin discuss the troubling legacy of racism in medicine with  Douglas Haynes, PhD, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the UC Irvine. 

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.

Request for Letter of Intent: UCGHI Incubator Awards

UCGHI is launching a competitive grants program to provide 5 to 10 UCGHI Incubator Awards of between $5000 and $10,000.  

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

Current GloCal fellow and orthopedic surgery resident at UCLA, 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.

Global Funding must be in the next COVID-19 emergency supplemental

UCGHI Director Tom Coates calls for action now on global funding in the next COVID-19 emergency supplemental in his latest opinion piece in The Hill.

Kobe Bryant And George Floyd: America’s Tragedy And Horror In Two Lives

UC Irvine professor of history and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and member of the UCGHI Black Lives Matter Task Force, Dougles Haynes shares what responses to the deaths of Kobe Bryant and George Floyd reveal about the state of race in the U.S.

The Rx One Health Field Institute

The Rx One Health Field Institute is a transformative field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. Application deadline: January 31, 2020.

Panel Discussion - At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

UC Speaks Up and Courage First are hosting two virtual film screenings and panel discussions of the Emmy nominated documentary, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal. 

UCLA awarded $25 million to advance HIV research for women and children

NIH has awarded $25 million to the UCLA branch of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network, known as IMPAACT.

A dietary defense against disease

UC Irvine dietitian notes proper nutrition can boost your immune system without breaking your budget.

Case study illustrates need for researcher-community partnerships throughout research process

UC Riverside research paper demonstrates ethical perils and harms stemming from research practices exemplified in case study.

GloCal applications for 2021-2022 fellowships are now open

Now accepting applications for its 2021-22 program, the UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship is recruiting individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas.

2020 Election Series: The next president needs to think globally about COVID-19

UCGHI Director, Tom Coates, new piece released (Oct. 13) featured in Pacific Council on International Policy Magazine on multilateral health collaborations will provide a clear roadmap for COVID-19. 

"Learning from the Past and Working in the Present to Create an Antiracist Future for Academic Medicine"

Executive Vice President, Carrie Byington, MD, FAAP, FIDSA and colleagues identify individual, institutional, and community actions to create an antiracist future for academic medicine published in Academic Medicine Journal.

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers awarded funding for work to reduce gun-related intimate partner homicides

Led by UCGHI Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise Deputy Director, Dr. Jennifer Wagman, researchers from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health have received funding for work to reduce gun-related intimate partner homicides in Los Angeles.

Rethinking Wildfire | Cultural burning and the art of not fighting fire

For thousands of years, Native Americans in what is now California and across the West treated and nurtured fire like the natural resource it is through the practice of cultural burning.

All nine UC undergraduate campuses rank among the nation’s top 40 public universities, top 100 of all schools

In addition to all undergraduate campuses making the national top 100, UC also took four of the top 5 spots for social mobility.

Structural Racism, Lack of Hospital Access Leads to Higher Rates of Severe Maternal Morbidity for Black and Native American Women

New UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Stanford University School of Medicine study has determined that higher severe maternal morbidity rates for Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and mixed-race women may be reduced if they had delivered in the same hospitals as non-Hispanic White women. 

Comparing face coverings in controlling expired particles

UC Davis researchers show laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. 

International Institute webinar series focuses on global BLM conversation

The UCLA International Institute's “Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives ” webinar series will draw connections among unique, but interlinked, anti-racist struggles in the context of the global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

How UCR became a national leader in enrolling Chicanx/Latinx students

UC Riverside's Chicanx/Latinx population growth over the last half century has been driven by students.

Do masks provide a just-right amount of COVID‑19?

UCSF infectious diseases expert explores the idea that one of the benefits of masks may be that they provide exposure to enough coronavirus to build immunity.

Past wildfires offer future roadmap for forest management’s effects on water

New UC Merced research from the Sierra Nevada Research Institute (SNRI)  provides a method to monetize the water-related benefits of forest thinning.

UCSD and SDSU awarded $10M to bring COVID-19 testing to underserved communities

UC San Diego plans to deliver COVID-19 tests to regions that have been hit hard by the pandemic.

Make a plan to get to the polls. Here’s all you need to be ready to go on Election Day

UC is committed to helping our community participate in the civic process. Democracy thrives when we’re all engaged. Use your civic power to help your community and take charge of your future.

WHGE COE New Special Issue: Transformative approaches to gender justice in sexual and reproductive health

UCGHI's Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment prepared a special issue of Culture, Health & Sexuality journal on Transformative Approaches for Gender Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Fighting the health effects of climate change is the mission for new UCLA center

The UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has created the UCLA Center for Healthy Climate Solution.

Global fire outlook not good news, but mitigation is possible, analysis shows

Wildfires are likely to increase unless fossil-fuel burning stops, a new UC Merced paper indicates.

U.S. will revive global virus-hunting effort ended last year

A federal agency is resurrecting a version of PREDICT, a UC Davis led scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans.

Diversifying the sciences

Faculty at the UC Riverside have received grants from the University of California-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative to increase diversity in the sciences.

What’s next: The future of environmental justice

UC Irvine assistant professor of urban planning and public policy argues that the most effective environmental solutions will come from the communities suffering the most.

UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences tries to stop mosquitos biting amid the pandemic

Health experts cannot afford to lose focus on the fight against malaria – a mosquito-borne illness that is the deadliest disease in human history – even as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moving the Needle

New NSF-funded fellowship program at UC Santa Barbara aims to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in the environmental sciences via research and field work.

UCSC partners with CSUMB for postdoctoral training and mentorship program

A $4.2 million NIH grant to UC Santa Cruz’s Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells is funding an innovative program to address underrepresentation of minorities in biomedical faculty.

UCGHI WHGE COE Global Seed Grant Program announces three new awardees from Colombia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan

The UCGHI WHGE COE Global Seed Grant Program announces three new awardees from Colombia, Mexico and Kyrgyzstan working on violence prevention.

UC welcomes our next president: Michael V. Drake, M.D.

The University of California Board of Regents has appointed Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff.

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