‘A Global Effort’: Public Health, Medicine, and International Education in the Time of COVID-19

May 06, 2020
NAFSA's International Educator spoke with Allison Brashear, dean of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) School of Medicine, and Diana Farmer, chair of the UC Davis Department of Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of UC Davis Children’s Hospital, about the intersection of global medicine and international education, particularly during the current pandemic.

How to Grow a Global Classroom

April 22, 2020
During a UC Davis Global Affairs panel “Integrating Global Learning in the Classroom—Lessons from UC Davis Faculty” three faculty, who participated in the Global Affairs  Curriculum  Enhancement  Through Global Learning  2018–19 cohort, shared how they are integrating global learning outcomes, activities, and assessments into their courses and teaching techniques. 

Caring for Caregivers: UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant Helps Spur $3 Million NIH Grant

December 03, 2019
Ladson Hinton is a geriatric psychiatrist, social scientist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. With over two decades of interdisciplinary and intercultural research under his lab coat, he has become an expert on the sociocultural dimensions of dementia-related illness—and the caregiving this calls for.

LAURELS: Suad Joseph Receives Service Award from the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Diana Farmer Receives Global Leadership Award from U21

December 03, 2019
Calling her an “institutional cornerstone,” the Middle East Studies Association of North America recently presented its annual Jere L. Bacharach Service Award to Distinguished Professor Suad Joseph. U21 recently announced Professor Diana Farmer, a pediatric and fetal surgeon, as the recipient of a 2020 U21 Award for advancing global perspectives in her field.

Diana Farmer recognized for global leadership

November 21, 2019
Pediatric and fetal surgeon Diana Farmer of UC Davis Health has won a 2020 U21 Award for advancing global perspectives in her field. U21, formally known as Universitas 21, is a network of research universities, including UC Davis, that collaborates across borders and nurtures international knowledge exchange.

U21 Awards Honour Advocates of Global Collaboration from UC Davis and The University of Auckland

November 18, 2019
The 2020 U21 Awards have been won by remarkable leaders; Dr Diana Farmer from the University of California, Davis and Lydie Faure-Kilgannon from The University of Auckland. The U21 Awards recognise individual or team efforts in a U21 university, particularly the development of innovative or extraordinary projects within international Higher Education. The Awards celebrate the work of individuals who demonstrate a true global vision in higher education, who have furthered effective international opportunities for students and staff and improved collaboration within the university and with external partners. 

Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Focus Group Findings on Migrant Legal-Mental Health Intersectionality

November 12, 2019
On October 25, 2019, Raquel E. Aldana, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law, and Dr. Patrick Marius Koga, Director of the Refugee Health Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences, hosted their second forum on migration and trauma at UC Davis. The event was part of a project titled Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Improving Legal Assessment of Credibility through Science and made possible through a seed grant from the Office of Global Affairs.