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Grant will support efforts to integrate climate change impacts into health sciences courses

October 10, 2018
Grant will support efforts to integrate climate change impacts into health sciences courses
Oladele Ogunseitan, chair and professor in UCI’s Program in Public Health, will use a $30,000 grant from the UC Global Climate Leadership Council to host a faculty training workshop in the winter 2019 quarter. Daniel A. Anderson / UCI

With a $30,000 grant from the University of California Global Climate Leadership Council, Oladele Ogunseitan, chair and professor in UCI’s Program in Public Health, will host a workshop in the winter quarter of 2019 to train as many as 20 faculty members in the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences to integrate the health impacts of climate change into the content of their existing courses. Each participating faculty member will receive $1,100 for doing so. The Global Climate Leadership Council was formed in 2014 to help the UC reach its ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025 as well as its other longstanding sustainability goals. In addition, the council offers guidance on incorporating these objectives into the UC’s teaching, research and public service mission.