Human rights workshop brings together global scholars to address health, gender, sexuality and other issues of our time

Thought leaders from around the world gathered for a unique two-day workshop that prompted discussion from multi-disciplinary perspectives around the global crises impacting human rights and ways in which these challenges can be addressed.

2019 Breman Global Health Fellows Conduct Research Abroad

Each year the Breman Global Health Fellowship is awarded to support students interested in global health and public service careers in a foreign country by funding clinical, field or laboratory research. In 2019, Agnes Premkumar and Miles Lambert-Peck received the fellowship and were able to participate in research projects in Costa Rica and Uganda, respectively. … Continue reading 2019 Breman Global Health Fellows Conduct Research Abroad

Global Health Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2019

The New York Times in partnership with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities are calling for university student submissions for the Asia-Pacific Case Competition. Details: The Asia-Pacific Case Competition challenges students to critically evaluate the global health policy ecosystem in the Asia Pacific and its potential to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 3: Ensure healthy lives and … Continue reading Global Health Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2019

WHO Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The World Health Organization has launched its first guideline on self-care interventions for sexual and reproductive health and rights in response to the growing development and use of new diagnostics, devices, drugs and digital innovations that are shaping the ways in which people interact with the health sector. Laura Ferguson, Director of the Program on … Continue reading WHO Guideline on Self-Care Interventions for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Medical student turns academic success into opportunity for Syrian Americans

Jamil Samaan

For Syrian-born Jamil Samaan, more Syrian Americans in science means better health When he was 10 years old, Jamil Samaan and his family came to the United States from Syria. School was a struggle — he didn’t speak any English. Despite the challenges he faced as a young immigrant in the U.S., he worked diligently … Continue reading Medical student turns academic success into opportunity for Syrian Americans

Revising National SDG Targets for the City of Los Angeles

In October 2017, Mayor Eric Garcetti committed to adopt and implement the SDGs in Los Angeles. With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Mayor’s Office partnered with four local universities to begin a comprehensive mapping of relevant activities and data to the SDG framework, including the 169 targets and 240-plus indicators. As the … Continue reading Revising National SDG Targets for the City of Los Angeles

APRU Student Poster Contest

APRU Global Health Program Student Poster Contest

Current undergraduate and graduate students of any university are invited to submit a poster for the 2019 APRU Global Health Conference. The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health collaborates with Association of Pacific Rim Universities to coordinate the Global Health Program Workshop at their yearly meetings. Mellissa Withers manages the APRU Global Health Program, which … Continue reading APRU Student Poster Contest