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Book Award for BCSM Co-Chair Seth Holmes

February 15, 2018

The 2018 Premio Iberoamericano Award Committee of the Latin American Studies Association has awarded an honorable mention to Fruta fresca, cuerpos marchitos: Trabajadores agrícolas migrantes en Estados Unidos, a translation of Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies by Seth Holmes, BCSM Co-Chair and Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management and Medical Anthropology. The award recognizes outstanding books on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities published in Spanish or Portuguese.

How Racism Gets Under the Skin

January 8, 2018

BCSM faculty affiliate and associate professor of Public Health Amani Nuru-Jeter is quoted in this NPR story “Scientists Start To Tease Out The Subtler Ways Racism Hurts Health.” She is working to understand how “the lived and social experience of race turn into racial differences in health.”


Video of Barbara Lee Event Now Available

June 13, 2017

In March 2017, Congresswoman Barbara Lee spoke at a BCSM event, "Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond." Speaking to a packed audience of students, staff, faculty, and community members, Congresswoman Lee shared her determination to ensure everyone has access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. The video is now available at this link.  The event was covered by the Daily Californian newspaper (click here) and by the Berkeleyan (click here)

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

April 1, 2017

Three of ISSI’s centers, Center for Latino Policy Research, Center for Research on Social Change, and Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, are among the founding partners of this new initiative to investigate human mobility, immigrants’ integration and the ways migration transforms societies around the world. The initiative seeks to bring together UC Berkeley faculty and students researching migration and leverage these connections for further innovation.

Migrant Farm Workers: Their Health Is Our Health

March 9, 2017

Berkeley Wellness featured an interview with Seth Holmes, BCSM Co-Chair, on his research with migrant farm workers. He discusses his findings about structural barriers to good health and recent changes that have both helped and hurt farm workers. He explains why migrant farm worker health matters to all Americans and what we can do to make a difference.


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