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
Every summer, students from across UC Berkeley eagerly plan and prepare for overseas adventures. Many have ambitions to explore the world, learn new things, create lifelong memories, and seek adventure. And for some, high on the to-do checklist is to improve the lives of those less fortunate, in resource-poor communities far, far away from the sprawling green lawns and clear blue skies of

Paul Gertler blogs: Good science gone wrong?

Good science gone wrong? Paul Gertler, professor, Haas School of Business and School of Public Health | 8/3/15 Most scientists want to tell the truth. We want to help people by answering important questions, and sharing what we learn. But the research endeavor is big and messy. And as we’ve learned from the climate change
When five UC Berkeley students assembled to enter the 2015 Emory Global Health Case Competition—the first time a Berkeley team had entered—they weren’t expecting to win. Nonetheless, they took the top prize at the prestigious international competition, which aims to promote awareness of and develop innovative solutions for 21st century global health issues. Twenty-four multidisciplinary
Emmunify, an innovation stemming from awards from UC Berkeley Hacking Health and BigIdeas@Berkeley, uses communications technology to help vaccinate more infants so they can live longer, do better in school, have higher cognitive abilities, less malnutrition, earn more as adults, and get out of poverty. The team, composed of UCB graduate and undergrad students and
On Wednesday, 12 November 2014, the third Bay Area Global Health Series Seminar of the year was held at UC Berkeley. The seminar series is a quarterly seminar collaboration between UCSF, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford which brings together global health experts from each school to talk about pressing global health issues. This topic
This year, USAID will fund fellowships for up to 20 UC Berkeley PhD and master’s candidates, for summer research conducted with a host organization in one of 7 target countries: Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Senegal, and South Africa. The USAID “RI Fellowship” provides $10,000 per student. Funds can be used for international travel/housing and other expenses incurred during summer
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The Finding Big Ideas Essay Contest challenges UC Berkeley students to write about a “big idea” which they have observed making a significant, positive, social impact in a particular community. This big idea could take many forms, from an inspiring new way of organizing community action, to an inventive technology, to a new institution, to a
Last Wednesday, the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health hosted its first Happy Hour event on the 2nd floor of Li Ka Shing. This event brought together staff and students, working in global health from several departments including public health, masters in development practice, engineering, business, and psychology. Staff and students met and collaborated