Gates Grant Awarded to Fund School for Global Health

The University of California receiveda $4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support planning for a potential system wide UC School of Global Health.

The proposed school will be multicampus, incorporating “five or more” global health centers with faculty from diverse areas such as health and biological sciences, social sciences, law, business and engineering.

Officials said the two-year grant of nearly $3.99 million will fund final planning efforts for the proposed global health school, which is expected to officially enroll students in the summer of 2011.

The school will focus on, among other things, providing solutions to issues such as migration, climate change and emerging pandemics. 

To apply for UC’s existent masters of sciences in global health, click here.

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