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Alumni Profile: Ashley Lucas, MS '15

Ashley Lucas had worked as a nurse for 10 years before moving from Toronto to enter the GHS master's program and change the course of her career. Although she had done some clinical work and medical repatriation in Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East, she wanted to go deeper into the world...More

Educating, Empowering & Connecting Students and Alumni at CUGH Conference

GHS students and alumni showed up in force at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference held in San Francisco, April 9-11, 2016More

Alumni Updates, Spring 2016

Winnie Chan, MS ’15, recently returned from an elective in Shantou, ChinaMore

The Asia Pacific’s drive towards malaria elimination by 2030: The role of frontline health workers in the Philippines and beyond

Clemente Col is a volunteer malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) specialist in Palawan, Philippines. Of more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines, Palawan has the highest burden of malaria in the country, though the malaria map is quickly shrinking.More

Exposure to Poor Neighborhoods Raises Refugees’ Risk of Diabetes

Refugees who fled to Europe a generation ago are significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they initially settled in poor neighborhoods, according to a study of 60,000 refugees who came to Sweden between 1987 and 1991.More

UNITAID Forecasts Rising Demand for Malaria Diagnostics and Treatment

Two reports published by UNITAID today (April 25, 2016) project rising demand for malaria diagnostics and treatment through 2018, despite recent sharp declines in malaria prevalence worldwide.More

Malaria-Free World Possible within a Generation, Study Says

More than 30 countries actively working to eliminate malariaMore

Lancet Editor Makes Case for Planetary Health in CUGH Keynote Speech

Human health cannot be divorced from broader societal issues, and the future of human civilization depends on taking a new approach to our planet and its resources, argued Richard Horton, editor of the British medical journal The Lancet.More

Conference Addresses Role of Universities in Improving Global Health

More than 1,800 people from 50 countries came to San Francisco to discuss global health challenges and celebrate successes in a three-day conference hosted by UCSF Global Health Sciences.More

TV Series "Global Health Frontiers" Features GHS Staffer Solange Madriz

Faculty and staff from UCSF Global Health Sciences (GHS) played significant roles in front of and behind the cameras of a new television series airing this spring on PBS stations around the country.More

Roland Gosling featured in article on eliminating malaria in Swaziland

Roland Gosling, director of the Malaria Elimination Initiative, talks about eliminating malaria in SwazilandMore

UCSF Welcomes Global Health Conference

This weekend, UCSF plays host to more than 1,500 global health faculty, students, staff and researchers from around the world for the largest academic global health conference in the U.S.More

UN Special Envoy Eric Goosby Answers 5 Questions about TB

In 2015, the UN Secretary General named Dr. Eric P. Goosby, professor of medicine and director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy in Global Health Sciences at UCSF, UN Special Envoy on Tuberculosis. In recognition of World TB Day, Goosby sat down to talked about his role and how UCSF and...More

The MDG to SDG Transition: Implications for Healthcare Systems

Delivering on the broad and ambitious Sustainable Development Goal 3 will require an expansion in thinking to encompass the quality and efficiency of accessible care across the continuum of services — from community outreach, to primary and specialty clinics, to hospitals, and back to home or sub-...More

What do we need to achieve a grand convergence in malaria?

The pipeline of new tools to detect, treat, and prevent malaria has never been stronger. In collaboration with the Commission on Investing in Health Secretariat, PLOS has released a collection highlighting global health innovation that will help achieve a “grand convergence” in healthMore


Annual Multi-disciplinary Resident Research Symposium set for May 25

May 25, 2016
Global Health Sciences in conjunction with CTSI and the Molecular Medicine Pathway will hold its annual UCSF Multi-disciplinary Resident Research SymposiumMore

GHS Lecture with Dr. David Ndetei

June 3, 2016
Mental health care scale up in low and middle income countriesMore

Empowering Local Professionals to Create Data Tools

June 28, 2016
Meet the Informatics Hub @ Global Health Sciences and learn how empowering local informatics professionals to create effective data and technology tools leads to successful health outcomes.More