The Jorge Paulo Lemann Fellowship Fund provides support to top Brazilian students with a deep interest in the overall advancement of Brazil.
UCLA Professor James Macinko, guest edited a special edition of the International Journal for Equity in Health. The collection of articles summarize the progress made in reducing Brazil's traditionally large gap in health status and in access to health care, while highlighting important areas that require additional effort.
The director of the Center for Brazilian Studies joined colleagues from the Geffen School of Medicine at the UCLA Center for World Health, whose new initiative aims to improve health care infrastructure in Latin America.
Jessa Culver's winning poster project focused on responses to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Haiti. The UCLA senior plans to pursue an M.D. and M.P.H. in order to pursue a career in global public health.
Professor Hecht delivered the keynote address at the International South American Conference: Territoriality and Humanities at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizone, Brazil.