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UCSF-UCB Global Health Framework Program

Dates of Program Grant Support from Fogarty International Center: 2008–2011

The UCSF-UC Berkeley Global Health Framework Program (GHFP) was established in September 2008 with funding from the National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center to provide a new approach to learning among health professional students. Through the ‘Framework Programs for Global Health’, GHS created administrative frameworks to bring multiple schools together on the topic of global health and develop multidisciplinary global health curricula for students.

The program focused on providing selected students, early in their careers, the chance to work in multidisciplinary teams on global health projects during the summer at various international sites. The students spent seminar time doing background work for their team projects and learning GIS (global information system) technology that was incorporated into their projects.

UCSF and UCB have collaborative relationships with various international sites. The Framework program worked with these partners to host student teams for summer project work for a period of 6-8 weeks. Students worked in interdisciplinary teams carrying out projects identified as a need by the international sites, and in some cases, supported an existing project led by UCSF/UCB faculty. Sites for 2011 included Kenya, Zanzibar, and India.

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Program Contacts

  • Christopher C. Stewart, MD, MA, Co-Director, UCSF
  • Art Reingold, MD, Co-Director, UC Berkeley

Framework Oversight Committee

  • Dr. Christopher C. Stewart, School of Medicine
  • Dr. Art Reingold, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • Dr. Ogechi Ikideobi, UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • Dr. Peter Loomer, UCSF School of Dentistry
  • Dr. Carmen Portillo, UCSF School of Nursing

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