For more information on the UC-México Initiative Health Working Group, please visit the website:
The UC-Mexico Initiative was launched in 2014 by UC President in partnership with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT). The goal is to create a sustained, strategic and equal partnership between UC and Mexican institutions to address common issues and educate our next generation of leaders. An Advisory Board comprised of high-level representatives from academia, business, and non-profit sectors advise the initiative on policy and resources.
The purpose of the Health Working Group (HWG) is to bring UC and Mexican students, faculty, and researchers in a variety of scholarly settings to focus on discussion, learning, and sharing information on various health topics. The activities focus on research collaborations and binational health demonstration projects in three priority areas:
- Maternal and Neonatal Health
The HWG is also developing a platform of online binational certificates:
- Health Leadership and Management
- Regulatory Sciences
The HWG is composed of two co-chairs, Dr. Stefano Bertozzi (UCB) and Dr. Jaime Sepulveda (UCSF) appointed by UC President Napolitano. The primary role of the co-chairs is to oversee all aspects of the HWG including guiding the subgroups, strengthening relationships with key officials from both countries, fundraising, and assuring to accomplish the goals of the HWG.