USC wins big at international global health case competition

An interdisciplinary team of students representing four USC schools won the International Emory University Global Health Case Competition Mar. 25, joining the elite few to have clinched first place in the event’s seven years. Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows

Part of an international collaboration between the USC Institute for Global Health, Operation Smile and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the annual Operation Smile Research Fellowship offers scholars the opportunity to assist in researching the genetic and environmental factors in the etiology of oral clefts in children.

Please join us in welcoming our third cohort of Operation Smile Research Fellows: Master of Public Health candidates Chantel Aftab and Ashkan Nasr, and health and human sciences undergraduate Mahmoud Hamza. Learn more about their interests and work in this Q&A.
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Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Environmental research is needed now more than ever, insiders say

By Zen Vuong

As scientists begin to find their political voices, three former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency insiders on Wednesday said the Trump administration should not sacrifice environmental quality and the health of the American people “for a coterie of special-interest stakeholders.” Continue reading Nation’s top environmental scientists say the EPA should not be weakened

Participate in APRU & The New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition

The inaugural APRU–NYT Case Competition will bring together the best minds from universities in the Asia-Pacific region to raise awareness and solve a pressing issue: The Future of the Pacific Ocean. Students will have the opportunity to be published in The New York Times International Edition and read by an audience of global leaders. Continue reading Participate in APRU & The New York Times Asia-Pacific Case Competition

Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet

Jonathan Samet INSP

The Institute of Public Health in Mexico (INSP) celebrated the career of Dr. Jonathan Samet, Flora L. Thornton Chair of the USC Department of Preventive Medicine and director of the USC Institute for Global Health, as part of its 30-year anniversary commemoration Jan. 27. Continue reading Mexico public health institute honors Jonathan Samet

Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study

Most people who lack adequate access to surgical care reside in low and lower–middle income countries and few studies have analyzed the barriers that determine their ability to access surgical treatment. Continue reading Patient Barriers to Accessing Surgical Cleft Care in Vietnam: A Multi-site, Cross-Sectional Outcomes Study

Monitoring HIV-Related Laws and Policies: Lessons for AIDS and Global Health in Agenda 2030

The National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI) has been used to monitor AIDS-related laws and policies for more than a decade. In this publication, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights Director Sofia Gruskin and co-authors identify five areas that should be included in the next iteration of the NCPI and justify that its approach is relevant to participatory monitoring of targets in the health and other goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Authors: Torres A., Gruskin, S., Buse, K., Erkkola, T., Bendaud, V., Alfvén, T.
Published By: AIDS and Behavior
Date: January 2017
Publication Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10461-016-1621-5