2016

2015

  • International Aids Society 2015 Conference - In July the Program on Global Health & Human Rights presented a poster at the 2015 International Aids Society Conference in Vancouver, Canada. The poster, which focused on assessing changes in HIV-related legal and policy environments in Sub-Saharan Africa, reflected the findings of the program’s mid-term evaluation of the Sida-supported project “Strengthening Regional and National…
  • Professor Gruskin joins committee for 2016 rehabilitation symposium - Professor Sofia Gruskin has been invited by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) to join the Scientific Committee for IRCT’s 2016 Scientific Symposium focusing on delivering on the promise of the right to rehabilitation. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity for the global rehabilitation movement to come together to learn and exchange…
  • Roundtable discussion on the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: why prioritise talk over aid in the midst of the Ebola crisis? - By Jeffrey V. Lazarus, Dina Balabanova, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Karen Daniels, Kopano Matlwa Mabaso, Martin McKee, Tolib Mirzoev, Adnan A. Hyder and Sofia Gruskin, published by BMC Health Services Research.
  • 05/25/15 – Assessing Stress Amongst Adolescents in Los Angeles - Join us in supporting young scholars at this special STAR Program research seminar! Suravi Nahar and Raqibul Mollah are graduating seniors at the Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and have been working with the USC Institute for Global Health through the USC STAR Program for the past year.
  • 11/04/15 – HIV Decision Making and Linkages to Care: Research and Practice from Brazil - Eliana Zucchi, MPH, and Sarah MacCarthy, DSc, will provide an overview of critical issues concerning HIV/AIDS in Brazil. Although Brazil is widely recognized for its successful response in making antiretroviral treatment free and universally available, persistent obstacles remain. Eliana will discuss her work on psychosocial aspects underlying decision-making about HIV testing among adolescents with special…

2014

  • New York UNDP meeting focuses on HIV, human rights and law - Professor Sofia Gruskin traveled to New York as a member of the guidance group for a Global Commission on HIV and the Law stocktaking exercise hosted by the United Nations Development Program. Two years since the launch of the Global Commission report, UNDP hosted the meeting to establish a framework for determining the effectiveness of…
  • 06/12/14 – Assessing Risk Factors of Overweight and Obesity among Adolescents in Los Angeles - Join us in supporting young scholars at this special STAR Program research seminar! Anasazi Coronel & Rosa Argueta are graduating seniors at the Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School and have been working with the USC Institute for Global Health through the USC STAR Program for the past year.
  • Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop Orientations and Identities: Human Rights on the Global Stage Workshop - Leading scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of sexuality, health, human rights, international relations and development, came together at the workshop “Orientations and Identities: Sexuality and Human Rights on the Global Stage” May 28-30, 2014, to form the basis for the development of global research in this area. 
  • Melbourne 20th International AIDS Conference Planning Meeting - As one of the AIDS 2014 Track Committee Members, Professor Sofia Gruskin attended a meeting in Melbourne, Australia to help move forward the planning of the upcoming conference. The 2014 International AIDS Conference, which is scheduled to take place July 20-25, 2014, aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders from all over the…