Los Angeles is emerging as a global health capital in the U.S. given its position as a major port on the Pacific Rim, gateway to Central and South America, and home to some of the largest and most diverse immigrant diasporas in the world.
Former USC President Steven B. Sample founded APRU in 1997 in order to capitalize on the emerging power and prominence of the Pacific Rim. It now comprises 42 premier Pacific Rim research universities located in 15 countries and fosters international collaboration among faculty, students and university leaders.
The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health collaborates with APRU to coordinate the Global Health Program Workshop at their yearly meetings. Mellissa Withers manages the APRU Global Health Program, which seeks to foster excellence in global health research, education and university impact across APRU.
- 10/28/18 – APRU Global Health Program Conference (4/26/2018)
- USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (4/14/2017)
- Register to compete in the 2017 APRU Global Health Case Competition (12/2/2016)
- New global health courses commence online—and around the world (9/1/2016)
- Students compete in inaugural APRU Global Health virtual case competition (8/9/2016)
- Training the Next Generation of Global Health Experts: Experiences and Recommendations From Pacific Rim Universities (6/23/2016)
- Students: Submit to the 2016 APRU Global Health Program poster contest! (4/25/2016)
- The APRU Global Health Program: Past and Future (4/5/2016)
- Register for the First Annual APRU Global Health Case Competition (2/25/2016)
- Mellissa Withers appointed to editorial board (1/15/2016)