Plans are underway to transform the acclaimed UCI Program in Public Health into the UCI School of Population and Public Health. We are dedicated to educating the public health leaders of the future, fostering high-impact research that reduces the societal burden of human disease and disability, and transforming the health and wellness of communities on local, national and global scales. In partnership with colleagues in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences and UCI Health, we are raising the quality of life for people around the world, while also championing the principles of evidence-based integrative health. At our core, we encourage inclusive excellence in intellectual pursuits.
We develop innovative programs to identify optimal strategies toward healthy living, including aging in place, enhanced mental health, chronic disease control, cancer support, and stress reduction. Your gift will provide us opportunities to share our knowledge and current best practices with community members and to develop certificates and programs to train community leaders, educators, counselors and chief wellness officers.
With over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in public health, most of whom are first generation or underrepresented minorities, we have a unique opportunity to nurture a new generation of leaders of health that reflect the rich multicultural population of our community. Your gifts will support our mission to provide scholarships that promote a pipeline for diversity and equity.
The endowed chairs that you establish will provide the prestige and resources necessary to recruit and retain prominent faculty to advance our mission of research excellence and foster a culture of inclusion and diversity. Your support will help us recruit internationally recognized researchers in epidemiology, nutrition, global health, health services research, environmental health, occupational medicine, implementation science, and health policy.
Your partnership will fund innovative research projects and training programs designed to stimulate research and nurture excellence in key health areas, including chronic disease prevention (heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes), integrative nutritional science, human development (brain), environmental and occupational health, health equity, community engagement, and global health.
Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research to protect our clean air, safe drinking water, and green space. An investment in state-of-the-art facilities will result in new and critical discoveries of environmental risks to the health of our communities. Modern, fully equipped labs and teaching clinics will attract internationally recognized researchers and clinicians who will raise the stature of our already prominent faculty.