By: Joanne Chan and Amie Zhangada The Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub Investigator Program has awarded $50 million to its first cohort of forty-seven scientists, engineers, and innovators from UC Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF. An international panel of sixty scientists reviewed 700 applicants and selected 19 investigators from Stanford, 15 from UCSF, and 13 from UC

Seeking a graduate student for a practicum/internship in Sichuan Province, China, working with qPCR diagnostics for schistosomiasis. The student will build on the longstanding collaboration between Professor Robert Spear and former students with the Sichuan Institute of Parasitic Disease (SIPD) most recently addressing detection of Schistosoma japonicum in natural water bodies. The student will work

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Jan 3, 2017 On Friday, January 6, 2017, the second annual Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge will open for submissions. The competition seeks to provide translational solutions to critical global health problems around the world, with a focus on low-income and low-resource countries. Students from any

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Jan 3, 2017 For the first-time ever, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health will be offering an undergraduate summer minor in global public health. Enrollment opens in early February 2017 for this year’s summer program. The minor, designed to provide a summer opportunity for non-public health

Experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley are teaming up to evaluate an m-health intervention designed to improve healthcare and nutrition for mothers and babies in India, with a 2-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Maternal child health interventions in India have improved significantly in recent years, with much credit given

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Nov 15, 2016 On October 29, The UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health convened a symposium on Berkeley’s campus inviting a diverse group of experts from UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, UC Davis, and Stanford to provide updates on the status of Zika virus research. The

By: Robert E. Snyder, PhD, MPH Berkeley, CA, Nov 2, 2016 On a planet of growing cities, one of the greatest challenges facing our survival is the health and well-being of the most vulnerable urban residents who live in slums, whose population is estimated to have reached 1 billion in 2015. These slum dwellers face a number of

How might we change the world? How can we prepare students to be the global health leaders of tomorrow? How might we harness the potential of public health enthusiasts — so that, in the future, they can make meaningful contributions to improve maternal health and reduce mortality in children? How can we stave off emerging

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luis A. Rodriguez DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Mexico REFERENCE: Rodríguez LA, Mundo-Rosas V, Méndez-Gómez-Humarán I, Pérez-Escamilla R, Shamah-Levy T. Dietary quality and household food insecurity among Mexican children and adolescents. Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2016. doi:10.1111/mcn.12372. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Seventy percent of Mexican households experience some level of food insecurity (FI). Studies have shown positive

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Hans Oh DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Global REFERENCE: Koyanagi A, Oh H, Haro JM, Hirayama F, DeVylder J. Child death and maternal psychosis-like experiences in 44 low- and middle-income countries: The role of depression. Schizophrenia Research. 2016. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.012. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Studies on the effect of child death on the mental wellbeing of women in low-

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: San Paulo, Brazil REFERENCE: Rajan JV, Moura J, Gourley G, et al. Understanding the barriers to successful adoption and use of a mobile health information system in a community health center in São Paulo, Brazil: a cohort study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2016;16:146. doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Mobile

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Luo-Pine Zhang DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: China REFERENCE: Chen X, Zhang L, Huang J, et al. Long-term exposure to urban air pollution and lung cancer mortality: A 12-year cohort study in northern china. Science of The Total Environment. 2016;571:855–861. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.064. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Cohort evidence that links long-term exposures to air pollution and mortality comes largely