Congratulations to Bixby Director, Dr. Ndola Prata who is now the Co-director of the Center of Expertise on Women’s Health and Empowerment! The COE of Women’s Health and Empowerment has also been selected for funding by the UCGHI Board!
The UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) sponsors multi-campus Centers of Expertise (COE) that develop and lead UC-wide education programs, targeted multi-campus research endeavors, and sustainable international partnerships for implementing programs and interventions to improve health globally and in California. In the spring of 2016, UCGHI announced an RFP to invite proposals to renew existing or create new Centers of Expertise.
Two COEs were selected for funding after thorough and independent review by external reviewers, UCGHI leadership, and members of the UCGHI Board.
The COEs funded this cycle include:
- Ndola Prata, MD (UC Berkeley) Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning; Professor in Residence, Maternal Child Health; Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability
- Dallas Swendeman, PhD, MPH (UCLA) Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine; Co-Director, Global Center for Children and Families Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Funding awarded to the COE on Women’s Health, Gender & Empowerment is a renewal of the existing COE previously named Women’s Health & Empowerment which was co-directed by Drs. Paula Tavrow (UCLA) and Craig Cohen (UCSF).
The selected Centers of Expertise include faculty from all 10 UC campuses and the National Laboratories. They were chosen for their transformative vision and demonstrated clear plans for programmatic and financial sustainability.UCGHI will nurture these COEs over the next three years. During this timeUCGHI will work closely with the COEs to achieve their goals as part of the Institute’s overall programmatic portfolio. The COEs will also integrate their work with UCGHI‘s other multi-campus endeavors, such as in the area of global health education.
To visit the website for COE, click here!