Upcoming Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) office is hosting a variety of events in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. These events aim to prevent sexual and gender-based harm in order to create a safer campus for students at USC.  April 20 | 2:00 p.m., SKS 410 Creativity Showcase: Artwork through the Eyes of Sexual … Continue reading Upcoming Events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

Reproductive Justice for All

In her editorial published in The Hill, Mellissa Withers, assistant professor of clinical preventive medicine, describes the reproductive health consequences of replacing the Affordable Care Act, as well as the irony in President Trumps' re-establishment of the Global Gag Rule.  Read the article » Details: Authors: Mellissa Withers Published By:  The Hill Date: March 20, 2017 … Continue reading Defunding Planned Parenthood is a violation of women’s reproductive rights

USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH 2017

USC Institute for Global Health faculty and collaborators represented USC at the eighth annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health in Washington, D.C., April 7‑9. Innovation on display Assistant professors Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers, displayed their poster, "An Innovative Approach to Teaching Global Health Research Ethics," which describes their joint global health ethics course taught in … Continue reading USC takes part in 2017 Consortium of Universities for Global Health

04/20/17 – USC Preventive Medicine Career Panel

Come and meet graduates of the USC PhD programs in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior Research. Our panel of invited guests will share their experiences within and outside of the academic setting. This event is open to all students who are interested in learning more about career paths and opportunities in preventive medicine and related … Continue reading 04/20/17 – USC Preventive Medicine Career Panel

04/25/17 – Health Issues in Asylum Seekers

In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Cynthia Willard, medical director for the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles, discussed health issues asylum seekers face. An assistant clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, she is developing an asylum medicine program in the Department of Family Medicine, drawing upon her decade-long … Continue reading 04/25/17 – Health Issues in Asylum Seekers

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. With a $6,000 check in tow, the students returned to Los Angeles after a surreal whirlwind week in Atlanta synthesizing ideas … Continue reading USC wins big at international global health case competition

10/12/17 – Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

Register for this one-day conference highlighting emerging and established women leaders in global health. This conference is inspired by the large and growing number of women in global and public health, and frustration about the lack of diversity and representation of women in global health leadership positions. Women comprise as much as 75 percent of the health … Continue reading 10/12/17 – Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

04/03/17 – Smoking Selectivity among Mexican Immigrants using Binational Data

Smoking Selectivity among Mexican Immigrants using Binational Data

Using nationally-representative datasets from both countries, researchers examined differences in health selection of smoking, by gender, in 2000 and 2012. In this USC Immigrant Health Initiative seminar, Annie Ro, assistant professor of public health at University of California, Irvine, presents the findings.

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 … Continue reading Meet the 2017 Operation Smile Research Fellows