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

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Lee W. Riley DATE OF PUBLICATION: November 2016 REGION: Brazil, South America REFERENCE: Rajan J, 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(1). doi:10.1186/s12911-016-0385-1.

The application period is now open for the 2017 CGPH Research and Reporting Fellowships. I4Y/Adolescent Health fellowships will also be offered in 2017, and the application will be released shortly. All students enrolled in graduate degree seeking programs at UC Berkeley are eligible to apply for these fellowships. Proposals for 2017 fellowships (research + reporting)

REGISTER HERE DESCRIPTION Please join us for the 2016 UC Berkeley Symposium on Zika. This half-day symposium will be results-oriented, describing the molecular pathogenesis of the virus, immunological studies, epidemiologic studies/surveillance, the reproductive health implications of ZIKV infection, entomological aspects, prevention efforts, and the local response to the epidemic. This event is free and open

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Eva Harris, Magdela Montoya, Chunling Wang DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Nicaragua REFERENCE: Waggoner J, Balmaseda A, Gresh L et al. Homotypic Dengue Virus Reinfections in Nicaraguan Children. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016;214(7):986-993. doi:10.1093/infdis/jiw099. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Infection with any of the 4 related dengue virus serotypes (DENV-1-4) is thought to result in lifelong immunity to

UC BERKELEY AUTHORS: Craig Steinmaus, Jane Liaw, Allan H Smith, David C. Dauphine UCSF AUTHORS: John R Balmes,  Anthony Nardone DATE OF PUBLICATION: October 2016 REGION: Chile, South America REFERENCE: Steinmaus C, Ferreccio C, Acevedo J et al. High risks of lung disease associated with early-life and moderate lifetime arsenic exposure in northern Chile. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2016;313:10-15. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2016.10.006. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Arsenic in