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?

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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

It was standing room only at Thursday’s  UC Berkeley lecture on the 2014 Ebola Outbreak. Dr. Don Francis, who was on-the-ground when Ebola first hit Sudan in 1976, shared the lessons learned then and the monumental unique challenges facing West Africa today.  Catch the livestream of his talk here:

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health teamed up with Healthcare Leadership College in April in order to host a very successful session of the Global Health Leadership Forum (GHLF) in Singapore. This was the first time that the program was offered in Asia. Forty leaders from around the globe participated in the session, representing

Congratulations to our 2014 research fellowship and global health reporting internship recipients! This year, CGPH will proudly support 10 Research Fellows and 2 Global Health Reporting Interns. This year’s 10 research fellows will conduct summer global health research in India, China, Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Guatemala. CGPH’s new global health reporting fellowship, in partnership