New Graduate Certificate in Food Systems

The Berkeley Food Institute, the School of Public Health, and the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley have launched a new Graduate Certificate in Food Systems. The certificate responds to an escalating need to empower new leaders with … Continued

Roselyn Lindheim Award — 1/31/2019

The School of Public Health is accepting applications for the 2019–2020 Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health. Awards will consist of stipends up to $10,000 for one or two continuing graduate students. Recipient(s) must be registered during both … Continued

Yancey/Edgley Fellowship and Award — 3/31/2018

The Dr. Antronette (Toni) K. Yancey and Darlene Edgley Fellowship was created by Ms. Darlene Edgley to continue the work pioneered by the late Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey, MD, MPH. Dr. Yancey’s concern with the dangers of America’s sedentary lifestyle … Continued

SAGE-IGERT Fellowship Program — 10/19/15

The SAGE-IGERT Fellowship Program supports technology developments that will enable the conservation generation, or storage of clean energy, as well as innovative approaches to the  evaluation of new technologies. The fellowship includes 2 years of funding, opportunities for international experiences, … Continued

USP Global Fellowship Awards Program — 5/2/2014

The mission of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is to improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP offers annual fellowship awards of up to … Continued

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Schweitzer Fellowship Continues at Berkeley

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship has consistently chosen UC Berkeley health-focused graduate students to provide health care to the medically underserved.

University of California Human Rights Fellowship — 2/21/2013

The Human Rights Center is holding its annual competition for student fellowships in partnership with organizations working on human rights issues. Registered students at UC Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union are eligible, with priority given to graduate and returning students. 

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2012 at Berkeley: a quick look back

A year with leaping lizards and tailed robots, a $60-million-dollar institute for Berkeley, a theory proven 40 years later, a crucial election, and a transition at the very top of the campus food chain.

Berkeley alumni who won 2012 MacArthur Fellowships

Two Berkeley alums win MacArthur Fellowships

Two UC Berkeley alumni, both national leaders in their fields — one in fighting poverty, the other in battling disease — are among the 23 Americans named as this year’s recipients of coveted MacArthur Fellowships.

Tackling a global health crisis, one toothbrush at a time

A Public Health alumna (and professor), Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, shocked by what junk food had done to young teeth in parts of the world where decay had been nearly unknown, founded a volunteer project that’s now saving smiles in five countries around the world.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt and two other grad alumni receive high Cal Alumni Association honors

The magnitude of what the faculty and the students did back then still makes Schmidt reflective. “The consequence of our research,” says the self-confessed former nerd, with “our” meaning all those physicists and semiconductor-makers and others, “is that another five billion people will join the global conversation. That’s billion with a b.”

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Mumps outbreak: UHS offers information and immunization

As information about the recent mumps outbreak emerges, recommendations are being refined to maximize the impact of immunization measures. UC Berkeley students living in congregate settings (high density housing with shared eating areas and bathroom facilities such as campus residence … Continued

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A walk with mom

Six-and-a-half-month-old twins Thomas and Camille shared the spotlight at the Public Health commencement in Zellerbach Auditorium while their mother, Mi-Suk Kang Dufour, received her Ph.D. Alan Hubbard, associate professor of biostatistics, placed the doctoral hood over her head, which was … Continued

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The Peace Corps is very Berkeley

In the half century since the Corps was founded, UC Berkeley has supplied more volunteers than any other university in the U.S. — over 3,400 in more than 120 countries.

Call for papers: USAID competition on reducing urban poverty

Abstracts are due February 20, 2011, for a paper competition the U.S. Agency for International Development is co-hosting with the World Bank, the Cities Alliance, the International Housing Coalition, and the Woodrow Wilson Center. The contest is targeted at advanced … Continued

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The head of UCSF, a Cal alum, is named in a fierce Top Ten list

The chancellor of UC-San Francisco since mid-2009, Susan Desmond-Hellmann, a Berkeley alumna (M.P.H.’88) who already has a passel of distinctions, has been named by the daily industry newsletter Fierce Biotech as one of the Top Ten Women in Biotech.

Michael P. Wilson, (M.P.H. ’98, Ph.D. ’03) Wins Coveted Switzer Prize

Michael P. Wilson has been a member of the Switzer Network since receiving a Switzer Foundation fellowship in 2002. He is on the cutting edge of the emerging field of green chemistry. A product of the environmental health sciences program at the School of Public Health (M.P.H. ’98, Ph.D. ’03), he has been a research scientist at the school’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health since receiving his doctorate.

Progress report: two down, one nearly up, and one to go

On its journey to a new building, the School of Public Health has vacated its ancestral headquarters (Warren Hall) and watched (from temporary space in University Hall and elsewhere on campus) as that timeworn structure was obliterated (in 2007) and … Continued

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Ellie Schindelman

Earlier, the “prize patrol” had (also with GSI connivance) snuck into a computer-lab setting on the third floor of Haviland Hall, where public health lecturer Ellie Schindelman was team-teaching a class on using video for public health leadership and advocacy.

A portable tribute to Earl Warren

The name of one of Berkeley’s most distinguished alumni, Earl Warren (undergraduate class of 1912, law school class of 1914), three-term governor of California and history-making chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, graced a large building along Oxford Street for over half a century — until the structure was torn down in 2008 to make way for the badly-needed Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences, named for its lead donor.

Dominique Kerouedan

Between Africa, Asia and the European Union: My work in International Public Health

It’s very hot outside, the sun is burning, and the light is violent at noon. I walk alongside my sister on an earthy red path through sugar cane fields, on our way home from school. We are thirsty; the sugar cane is refreshing and delicious. This is Africa. This is Bouaké in the early 1960s when it still is in the middle of nowhere, a big village in the bush.

Public Health Hero is a Champion of Teens

Public Health Hero is a Champion of Teens

A summer job during high school proved to be life-changing for Barbara Staggers. The high achieving teen who aspired to be a ballerina or maybe a veterinarian was working for a recreation program for inner-city kids. “My job was to teach swimming and gymnastics so at the end of the day they’d be too tired to get into trouble,” she recalls. Among her youngsters was a quiet, beautiful 14-year old girl — until a man came to take her away. “He looked like the classic pimp from the movies and said he needed her to work,” recounts Staggers, who went to her supervisor. But when they phoned the girl’s mother, she said, “Let her go. We need the money.”