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UCSF Global Research Sept 2012


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UCSF Global Research Sept 2012

  1. 1. UCSF-Advancing Health Worldwide CollaborationsRepresentative Global Programs at UCSF Aravind Eye Hospital, India. Since 1991, UCSF UCS researchers study Trachoma, Sjrogen’s SyndromeUCSF -ASPIRE (part of Positive Health Program) and optical health delivery at the worlds largest eyedevelops capacity of clinics and hospitals in hospital.resource limited settings for the care of HIV posi-tive persons. University of Zimbabwe. Since 1994 UCSF re- searches HIV associated opportunistic infections, theUCSF Bixby Center focuses on maternal health. psychosocial challenges of prevention, and strategiesWomen with no access to trained health workers, in healthcare delivery.have high mortality in childbirth. Researchersdevelop emergency care procedures appropriate Makerere University-Uganda. Since 1998 UCSFto setting, and train health providers. researches how malaria and HIV interact with one another and the human host. Emphasis is placed onUCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research & strengthening the capacity of Makerere University toEducation examines air pollution and tobacco use, conduct independent well as effectiveness of cessation techniquesand policies in middle and low-income environ- Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Sincements. 2004, the FACES program has provided care and services to HIV affected families, and trains KenyanUCSF-GIVI Center for Aids Research (of the health workers in scientifically sound HIV/AIDS care.national CFAR network) facilitates research col-laborations and coordination in all aspects of AIDS Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) –Tanzania. Since 2005 this institutional Worldwide Healthresearch. Through mentorships and direct funding,CFAR fosters interactions between laboratory partnership has increased the capacity of MUHAS toclinical, and community researchers. educate healthcare workers in Tanzania.UCSF Global Health Sciences launched the first Foundation for Professional Development- South Af-Masters in Global Health, training a new generation rica. Begun in 2008, UCSF Nursing works to revampof scientists. These global health leaders identify curriculum and train a new generation of to major global health challenges and Aga Khan Health Services- Tanzania. In 2009 UCSFtranslate them into action in low- & middle- in- formalized a relationship with the largest private non-come countries. GHS faculty researchers also profit health care system in the developing with governments to develop and implementpolicy and training for HIV and malaria, and many Find more on the international affiliations page!more projects found on the UCSF InternationalDatabase. The Consortium of Universities for Global Health builds collaborations and experience among univer-UCSF Proctor Foundation addresses trachoma; sities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries,a blinding, treatable, bacterial infection endemic developing human capital and strengthening institu-in resource constrained settings. Research in and follow-up effectiveness in challengingenvironments and difficult to access populations is The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is a networkongoing. of Global Health expertise spanning the UC system. UCSF houses the Center of Expertise for Women’sUCSF School of Nursing’s WHO Collaborating Health and Empowerment. Other centers are: OneCenter develops human resources abroad by World (water, animals, food and society) and Migra-developing graduate nursing education programs tion Universities worldwide.
  2. 2. frequently asked questions Q Where is UCSF working? What kind of work is being done? A Access this information through the UCSF International Database. Here you can search by keyword, location and researcher. The map features pop-ups that highlight substantial programs geographically. Q UCSF is a public institution. Why are we concerned with the health of people so far from home? Health issues cross political borders. A Institutions worldwide recognize that research in health delivery is a vital component of health diplomacy and international security. Research con- ducted by UCSF supports the Millen- nium goals developed by the United Nations. Q Where do UCSF researchers get money to run these programs?UCSF researchers have been active in 97 countries. A The UCSF International Database lists funding sources for the projects, as well as dates and project titles.2011 has 175 funded projects with a component conducted abroad. Q I’m a researcher at UCSF interested in Global Health Sciences is (GHS) dedicated to A unique partnership between GHS and CTSI, CTSI- international research. How can I get improving health and reducing the burden of GHP facilitates communication and collaboration among help starting an international project? disease in the world’s most vulnerable populations. UCSF faculty conducting international research, edu- cational and training activities. The program facilitates A It integrates UCSF expertise in all of the health, Access information through the Global clinical and translational research aimed at reducing social, and biological sciences, and focuses that morbidity and mortality of major diseases in the devel- Health Research Support (GHRS) page expertise on pressing issues in global health. oping world. as well as the CTSI Consulting Unit on the CTSI Virtual home. CTSI Consult- UCSF’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute CTSI-GHP resources include the International ing provides access to global health (CTSI) facilitates the rapid translation of research Projects Database of UCSF research, the Global research experts with experience in improvements in patient and community health. Research Support web portal, a compendium of developing, setting up, and managing information and experience in international settings, and international research projects. It is a cross-school, campus-wide institute with the Global Health Consulting Service offering expert scientist leaders at its helm. assistance to researchers interested in global health. Contact: