The Roselyn Lindheim Award in Environmental Design and Public Health honors the life and work of Roselyn Lindheim (1921-1987), Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. A generous endowment from her husband, the late Richard Lindheim, her children, … Continued
The Alcohol Research Group, in association with UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, is currently accepting applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) for research training in alcohol studies. Fellowships at … Continued
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
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
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched … Continued
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
What makes a fair and sustainable agricultural system? How does the manner is which our food is harvested impact our health? How will global climate change and a growing population affect our food system? These are just some of the … Continued
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
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars program provides two years of support to postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers to build the nation’s capacity for leadership and research that addresses the multiple determinants of population … Continued
The purpose of this award, up to $2,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year, is to support graduate student research in plastics as they relate to health, the environment, and global waste and recycling systems. The specific project … Continued
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.”
We last reported on doctoral candidate Laura Stachel in 2010, when she won the Graduate Student Award for Civic Engagement at the Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service ceremony in 2010 and also became a Bay Area winner of the Jefferson … Continued
The School of Public Health received final approval December 6 to launch the Berkeley campus’s first-ever online degree program, which it calls the On-Campus/Online Professional M.P.H. Degree Program. Beginning Spring 2012, students will be able to earn a master of public … Continued
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
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
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
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.
Laura Stachel is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Health. She’s also an M.D. — an obstetrician who earned that degree at UCSF. In 2003, she left private practice to pursue public health. She earned her M.P.H. at … Continued
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
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.
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.
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.”