UCSF forum launches UC Global Health Institute, reports state impact

By Kristen Bole

What UCSF Global Health Sciences and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) will host a public forum titled, “A Center of Excellence for Global Health: Why Global Health Matters to California.” The event will focus on the future of U.S. and California leadership in global health and the release of a report on the multi-billion-dollar impact of global health on California. It also will include an announcement about the newly launched UC Global Health Institute. Panelists include three members of the CSIS Commission on Smart Global Health Policy, as well as experts from UC, Stanford University and private industry. The commissioners also will hold a roundtable discussion with UC and Stanford students. Media are invited to attend the event or view it via UCTV webcast. Where UCSF Mission Bay Byers Auditorium, Genentech Hall 600 16th Street San Francisco When Monday, November 9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Why Global health has a tremendous impact on California, both through the potential spread of disease in a highly mobile and multicultural state, and through the vast array of technology and biotechnology companies, global health experts and academic health centers whose business focuses on resolving global health issues. The new UC Global Health Institute aims to galvanize global health research and education across the university’s 10-campus system to help address the most pressing global health issues. Interview, photo and audio/video opportunities Leaders in global health from the CSIS and UCSF Global Health Sciences, authors of the economic impact report and students entering Global Health careers. Contact Media interested in attending the event or participating in the webcast should RSVP to Kristen Bole at [email protected] or call (415) 476-2743. On Monday, media can contact Paula Murphy, UCSF Global Health Sciences, by cell, at (415) 999-7241. UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. For further information, visit www.ucsf.edu.