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.
- Upgrade needed for universities’ workplace wellness programs, new APRU survey shows (1/14/2020)
- Establishing Competencies for a Global Health Workforce: Recommendations from the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (3/26/2019)
- 2019 APRU Global Health Case Competition (2/14/2019)
- APRU Global Health Conference 2019 (1/15/2019)
- Planetary Health the Next Frontier: Association of Pacific Rim Universities Global Health Program Conference in Malaysia (12/20/2018)
- Global Health Leadership: Case Studies From the Asia-Pacific (12/10/2018)
- USC team wins APRU Global Health Case Competition (11/6/2018)
- 10/28/18 – APRU Global Health Program Conference (4/26/2018)
- Regulation of fine particulate matter in the Pacific Rim: perspectives from the APRU Global Health Program (8/4/2017)
- USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health (4/14/2017)