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The UC San Diego Global Health Institute (GHI), is a UC San Diego campus-wide effort that aims to coordinate existing global health research and training efforts across the campus, and to generate new collaborations and educational programs to meet health challenges of global importance. Our goal is to serve as a resource for coordinating UC San Diego global health projects, courses, research, and training programs for the local global health community.

Mission Statement

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Think. Act. Impact.

In a world with constantly shrinking borders, global health is a growing concern. The University of California, San Diego is making an international impact with research and health care programs around the globe that fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Our Mission

The mission of the UC San Diego Global Health Institute is to facilitate research, education and public-private partnerships across diverse disciplines to address global health challenges in the 21st century, and to serve as a coordinating body for training programs, service and global health-related curricula.

The Global Health Institute's themes of focus:
  • Global Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health Technologies
  • Global Mental Health
  • Global Migrant/Refugee Health

Global Health News and Events

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A  Challenge to Dignity Conference 10/22 and 10/23

 CUGH Webinar: Planetary Health Education Framework, August 18th at 11-12pm EST.

Call for abstracts due July 16th at 5pm PST, UCSF 14th Health Disparities Research Symposium will be held virtually on October 14th and 15th from 9-12pm PST. 

Virtual Seminar on Global LARC Rights, USA and Argentina Perspectives on June 29th at 9am PST. Email for meeting link.

2021 UC Global Health Day creative expressions contest winners: video, photography, & poetry

This year's UC Global Health Day is on April 24, 2021 from 10-12:30pm PDT

3/23/21 7am The TASET project presented at a session during the UTMB Health 4th Annual Conference on Migration and Health 

UCSD GHI cosponsored the UTMB Health 4th Annual Conference on Migration and Health, March 2021

12/3 5-6pm Diversity in Medicine Lecture Series with Dr. Eliseo J. Perez-Stable

GLF Live with Jonna Mazet

Virtual Summit 9/24/20 9am-1pm, Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Refugee and Immigrant Communities hosted by the Northern Virginia Coalition for Refugee Wellbeing

Behrouz Boochani Just Wants to Be Free, by Megan Stack 

Public health and medical experts write letter urging DHS Secretary Wolf and Attorney General Barr to deny the dangerous rule proposed July 9th 2020

The Illusion of Inclusion- The "All of Us" Research Program and Indigenous Peoples' DNA, by Dr. Keolu Fox

Anti-racism statement by the UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, June 2020

CCIS event by Dr. Al-Rousan 6/8/20 12-1:30pm: Refugees must not be left behind in the global COVID response: Public health perspectives, register here

Webinar 5/6/20, 8-10am: Structural Competency During COVID-19 Part 3: Global Responses

• GHI collaborations January 2020: UNHCR meeting to enhance health screening training for providers working at the border


COVID-19 updates from UNHCR

UCSF Resilience and Emotional Well-Being Video Series

• UCSF Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers Webinar Series

COVID-19: Reflections and Updates, from Dr. Fauci, Dr. Farmer and Dr. Kim

Impact of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls and Young Women and Needed Responses

• Dr. Fauci: COVID-19 and its global impact on AIDS, TB and malaria, hosted by Friends of the Global Fight

UCSD Health COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds

UCSD COVID-19 Projects

Global Impacts of COVID-19 webinar series by the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy 

  Psychological First Aid, special report from Mayo Clinic

 Q & A with Dr. Chip Schooley on how SARS-CoV-2 spreads, vaccine trials underway and more

Race, COVID-19 and deaths of despair, commentary in EClinicalMedicine

Coronavirus Resources, curated by the Center for Globoal Mental Health (CGMH) at UCSD

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nationa CBS news documentary

COVID-19 treatment for Navajo, Zuni, and Apache Peoples, a report from Dr. Don Kraitsik

• How mental health care should change as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic

• Contextualizing Coronavirus Geographically, a special virtual issue of the Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

COVID-19: Another Unforced Error, presented by Dr. Schooley at Grand Rounds

COVID-19: The Tip of the Ice Berg, presented by virologist Dr. Ho 

COVID-19: A Coordinated Boston-wide Response, presented at MGH Grand Rounds

Confronting Coronavirus, a PBS NewsHour Special

Global Health Opportunities

Residential Research Group (RRG) Program

Call for participation in the Spring 2022 RRG, "How We Make It: Imagining Medical Justice After COVID's Long Haul"

Eligible applicants: UC faculty, recently graduated UC PhDs, UC doctoral students (must be enrolled and ABD at time of residency), and non-UC faculty.

Applications are due on Monday, August 2, 2021 by 11:59pm PST. 

Refugee Health Alliance

Refugee Health Alliance remote and on the ground volunteer opportunities.

CENEU Virtual Hybrid Medical Spanish Immersion Program

Upcoming dates for this intensive program designed for medical, graduate and undergraduate students: 6/14/21-6/18/21 Doctor-Patient Relationship Unit, 6/21/21-6/25/21 Patient Conditions Unit & 6/28/21-7/2/21 Doctor-Patient Relationship Unit, 7/5/21-7/9/21 Patient Conditions Unit. Learn more.  

UCGHI Student Ambassadors Program 

See 2020 program presentations and learn more about the application cycle that begins Fall 2020.

HFIT Clinic

The UCSD Health Frontiers (HFiT) is a student run free clinic located in Tijuana's Zona Centro. Fall 2020 applications due September 1, 2020.

UCGHI GloCal Health Fellowship 

Looking for individuals interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research and other global health priority research areas such as women's health, planetary health and non-communicable diseases. Now accepting applications for the 2021-22 program. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2020.

UCSD Global Health Entities

"The CDIPD targets diseases affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide, but which are largely ignored by traditional drug and vaccine discovery companies because they primarily affect the poor and underserved".

"The CGMH seeks to collectively find ways to improve care and treatment for mental health since currently, such healthcare systems are inadequate worldwide".

"The IPATH center is the first dedicated phage therapy center in North America, bringing innovative research and clinical practice to the field of medicine".

"The GHP offers interdisciplinary degrees (BA, BS and MA) that aid in the understanding and productively intervening in processes of health, illness, and healing across the globe".

See resources to learn more

"The CGT and its Pacific Leadership Fellowship program focus on academic inquiry and policy analysis of international issues".  

Additional UCSD global health entities