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Monkeypox Update | Bay Area and Beyond | August 25, 2022

Monkeypox Update | Bay Area and Beyond | August 25, 2022

With monkeypox now an international, national and state public health emergency, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance and UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences hosted an online update on the crisis. Experts from Bay Area Global Health Alliance member organizations UCSF, Stanford University, PRC, San Francisco Community Health Center, and Chevron, along with Santa Clara County Health Officer and Public Health Director Sara Cody, shared their perspectives.

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Building Community Resilience Against the Health Effects of Wildfires and Air Pollution | September 8, 2022

Bay Area Global Health Alliance members Americares, Stanford University, Public Health Institute, UCSF, and Google had a virtual conversation exploring the impact of wildfires and air pollution on the health of communities in the United States. The discussion co-hosted by the Alliance and Americares highlighted the most important concerns in this space and each panelist shared how their organization is working to build resilience, support preparedness/disaster management efforts, and address the health inequities resulting from climate change. At this virtual event, attendees had the opportunity to learn from leading experts in climate health, contribute ideas, and leave with action items to further climate resilience in their communities. Learn more.

Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Roundtable Discussion | November 15, 2022

Preventing the Next Pandemic: A Roundtable Discussion | November 15, 2022

On November 15, UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance co-hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on how to prevent the next pandemic. The online conversation featured award-winning science writer and author Laurie Garrett with: Jonna Mazet – Vice Provost, Grand Challenges, UC Davis; Chancellor’s Leadership Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology, Larry Brilliant – physician and epidemiologist, CEO of Pandefense Advisory, senior counselor at the Skoll Foundation and a CNN Medical Analyst, Thu Do – Director, Medical Affairs, Global Patient Solutions, Gilead Sciences, and Paul Wesson – Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine, UCSF (serving as moderator). Learn more.

Pandemic Preparedness and Response Conversation Series

Pandemic Preparedness and Response Conversation Series

Unbiased metagenomics hold considerable promise in our ability to rapidly detect and respond to emerging infectious disease threats. The scientists at the Chan Zuckerberg (CZ) Biohub and UCSF are working to improve scale and access to next- generation sequencing tools around the globe. Two colleagues from CZ Biohub and UCSF will join Alliance member UCSF to talk about their work.

IGHS Grand Rounds / CPPR Conversation Series with Anthony Fauci and Eric Goosby

IGHS Grand Rounds / CPPR Conversation Series with Anthony Fauci and Eric Goosby

Alliance member UCSF invites you to a CPPR conversation series/IGHS grand rounds hosted by the Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response and the Institute for Global Health Sciences at UCSF featuring two globally renowned infectious disease doctors, Anthony Fauci, MD, and Eric Goosby, MD. This is a unique opportunity to hear from two medical giants with extensive experience in the management and containment of infectious disease outbreaks.

Closing the Financing Gap for Climate Change and Health: Mobilizing Synergistic Funding

Closing the Financing Gap for Climate Change and Health: Mobilizing Synergistic Funding

Join Alliance member UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences at a webinar about closing the financing gap for climate change and health. To address the growing health impacts of climate change, the global community must make immediate changes in the climate and health sectors. In this webinar, climate change and health financing experts and advocates will discuss strategies and opportunities for advancing synergistic investment in climate and health programs and policies.

CPPR Conversation Series with Dr. Monica Gandhi

CPPR Conversation Series with Dr. Monica Gandhi

Join Alliance member UCSF for a conversation with infectious disease doctor Monica Gandhi. She’ll discuss her new book, Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook, which addresses the importance of biomedical advances and harm reduction strategies in ensuring equitable responses to current and future pandemics. Dr. Monica Gandhi is an expert in infectious diseases, specializing particularly in the care of patients with HIV and AIDS.

UCSF Teach-in: Responding to Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

UCSF Teach-in: Responding to Earthquakes in Syria and Turkey

Join Alliance member UCSF’s community at a teach-in to discuss the latest developments in Syria and Turkey, following a series of devastating earthquakes, including a. 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Feb. 6, 2023. The hybrid event, to convene in person in Pottruck Auditorium in Rock Hall on the Mission Bay campus and via a live stream, will feature members of the UCSF community who hail from Syria and Turkey. Refreshments will be served.

CPPR Conversation Series: Strengthening Health Security Systems

CPPR Conversation Series: Strengthening Health Security Systems

Join Alliance member UCSF Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action for a conversation with Resolve to Save Live’s Amanda McClelland. Amanda will join UCSF to talk about Resolve’s work building country capacity to prevent future pandemics, including the 7-1-7 target for outbreak detection and control. Mike Reid, MD, MA, MPH will serve as moderator for the conversation.

The Role of Exposure Notifications for Future Pandemic Response

The Role of Exposure Notifications for Future Pandemic Response

Join Alliance member UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action for a webinar on the role of exposure notifications for future pandemic response. During the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 40 countries and 28 US states deployed the Google-Apple Exposure Notification (EN) smart-phone system. Malekinejad and Skehan will discuss EN’s potential utility for responding to outbreaks of similar infectious diseases.

Building a Career in Global Health Conference

Building a Career in Global Health Conference

Join Alliance member UCSF at a conference designed for healthcare providers interested in starting careers in global health or integrating global health into their existing practices. The two-day conference will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully navigate domestic topics, such as project funding and job negotiation, and international topics, such as partnership building and program development.

Master’s in Global Health Information Session

Master’s in Global Health Information Session

Join UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences for a virtual information session on their Master’s in Global Health graduate program. Program Director Chris Carpenter, MD, MPH and Associate Director Ingrid Chen, PhD, MS ’13 will present an overview of the program and admissions process and will host a Q+A.

UCSF 2023 State of the University Address

UCSF 2023 State of the University Address

Join the UCSF community in watching UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood deliver his 10th annual State of the University Address, which will highlight achievements over the past year and current efforts to harness the power and possibilities of data science, including Artificial Intelligence or AI, across UCSF mission areas.

Advancing Care in Outbreaks of Special Pathogens: From Ebola Virus Disease to Lassa Fever

Advancing Care in Outbreaks of Special Pathogens: From Ebola Virus Disease to Lassa Fever

Join UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences for their event featuring Dr. William Fischer, Pulmonary and Critical Care physician and Director of Emerging Pathogens at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Fischer will discuss advances in the care of patients with Ebola virus disease including supportive care and pathogen-specific therapies and how we are leveraging these lessons learned coupled with new research to advance the care for patients with Lassa fever.

UCSF Master of Science in Global Health Information Session

UCSF Master of Science in Global Health Information Session

Join UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences for their virtual Master of Science in Global Health information session. Program Director Chris Carpenter, MD, MPH and Associate Director Ingrid Chen, PhD, MS ’13 will present an overview of the program and admissions process and have time for Q+A.