Proposal to bring Professor Relebohile Moletsane, Dube Chair in Rural Education at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, to UCLA to lead and participate in a number of discussions to explore commonalities between disadvantaged communities in the Los Angeles area, the U.S., South Africa, and other countries of the global south. The sponsors also propose to develop a collaborative research agenda focusing on health promotion, human rights, policy, and girls' education.
This award funds a proposal from campus equity advisors to bring Scott Page, a specialist in diversity, to campus for a discussion around growing health disparities.
This series of events, to be held in Winter 2018, brings to UCLA two leading scholars who connect ethics, governance, changes to nature, and human systems. Jedediah Purdy teaches constitutional, environmental, and property law at Duke University . Dale Jamieson is Department Chair and Founding Director of Environmental Studies and Animal Studies, as well as Professor of Philosophy , Law, and Bioethics at New York University and is author of Love in the Anthropocene.
Visiting Speaker Dr. Marko Vujicic, Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association will participate in the "No More Excuses: Transforming Children's Oral Health Care through Interprofessional Collaboration" conference, a cross-collaboration of five major UCLA departments and divisions to discuss and find solutions for combatting Early Childhood Caries and a pioneering event for systems-wide change in both the delivery of primary health and oral health care.
This one week residency by visiting speaker Prof. Dennis Culhane of the University of Pennsylvania is designed to galvanize transdisciplinary research and training in response to the homelessness crisis. In Los Angeles County, more than $1 billion in annual expenditures fund strategies to combat the homelessness and housing crisis. This is a critical moment for the UCLA research community to support policymakers with rigorous research to inform and evaluate these massive investments, including Measures H and HHH, while fulfilling our commitment to the public good.
Support for a 2013-14 Art & Global Health workshop/lecture series featuring training in arts-activism, arts-based health intervention methods, and behavior change communication.
Support for the Second Annual UCLA Blum Center Spring Symposium, which aims to: seek and facilitate collaborations among university schools, departments, centers and other entities by inviting their experts to offer multi-disciplinary perspectives in creating responses to improve health services and outcomes among Latin American populations, and; deliver the scientific program to the target audience representing faculty, researchers, students, health care professionals and community members working to improve health among Latin American populations.
Support for a three workshop speaker series to delve deeper into "Transmedia Storytelling for Good," featuring top experts in the field of transmedia.
Support for symposium, "Obesity Stigma: Psychological, Social, and Medical Causes and Consequences," to examine obesity stigma using an interdisciplinary lens, drawing from the fields of psychology, medicine, and sociology.
This award funds planning meetings to discuss and develop possible coordinated graduate and undergraduate courses, opportunities for student involvement in this area, collaborative research opportunities, and potential service activities.