UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Richard A. Gosselin DATE OF PUBLICATION: July 2016 REGION: Sierra Leone, Africa and Nepal, Asia REFERENCE: Stewart BT, Kushner AL, Kamara TB, et al. Backlog and burden of fractures in Sierra Leone and Nepal: Results from nationwide cluster randomized, population-based surveys. Int J Surg. 2016; SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: The burden of injury is increasing worldwide; planning for its

“Our paper shows that duramycin efficiently blocks infection of numerous placental cell types and intact first-trimester human placental tissue by contemporary strains of Zika virus recently isolated from the current outbreak in Latin America, where Zika virus infection during pregnancy has been associated with microcephaly and other congenital birth defects,” said Eva Harris, PhD, a

Shane Fallon is a UC Berkeley School of Public Health Masters student who was awarded a Center for Global Public Health Reporting Fellowship this summer. Her summer project takes her to Peru, to explore the urban city of Trujillo and how its dietary changes have created a public health crisis of noncommunicable diseases. As one

Exploring the world to make a difference: CGPH Fellows embark on new adventures By: Amie Zhangada, Center for Global Public Health As the school year winds down to a close and summer edges closer, students across UC Berkeley anticipate traveling overseas. Whether it be an academic, personal, or adventurous endeavor, many hope to explore the

On Saturday, February 27th, a large group of students gathered at the Li Ka Shing Building on the UC Berkeley campus to participate in the first ever UC Berkeley Intramural Global Health Case Competition. 9 interdisciplinary teams of undergraduate, graduate, and PhD-level students from UCB—all together, around 60 students—gave presentations based on a complex global

Event Details Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:00 – 6:00 PM 545 Li Ka Shing Center, UC Berkeley **use elevator entrance @ 2nd floor lobby, same level as Pat Brown’s** Rsvp: Event Information In Sub Saharan Africa, 65-89% of adults own a mobile phone and of those, 80% use them for texting.  The ever increasing

Deadline: February 29, 2016 UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and The Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases are partnering up to provide students with an opportunity to attend this year’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference for free! The conference will be held on April 9-11, 2016 in San Francisco. We

UC BERKELEY AUTHOR: Maya Peterson UCSF AUTHOR: Carol S. Camlin, Tamara D. Clark DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 2016 REGION: Kenya and Uganda REFERENCE: Camlin CS, Ssemmondo E, Chamie G, et al. Men “missing” from population-based HIV testing: insights from qualitative research. AIDS Care. 2016;28(sup3):67-73. SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Men’s uptake of HIV testing is critical to the success of “test

Deadline: March 1, 2016 As a part of Innovations for Youth’s and Center for Global Public Health’s missions to support experiential learning for UC Berkeley graduate students interested in adolescent public health research, a graduate student fellowship opportunity to support adolescent research has been established. Fellowships in the amount of $2,500-$5,000 will be awarded to

The Monday after Thanksgiving weekend brought together a robust gathering of global health colleagues from universities across the Bay Area for an enlivened and collaborative dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of global health education and partnerships. This was the fifth gathering of the Bay Area Global Health Seminar Series since its beginning in early 2014,

In light of the current atmosphere of violence and political disorder in parts of the Middle East and North Africa, public health and innovation have recently been ushered to the back of the line in terms of regional priorities. It was up front and center at UC Berkeley the first weekend of October. While the

Upcoming 15th Annual Binational Health Week will highlight UCB-UCSF health collaboration in new UC-Mexico Initiative During the first two weeks of October, many distinguished guests from Latin America will be in the Bay Area for the 15th Annual Binational Health Week which will be hosted by the University of California, Berkeley, nearly a full decade