Schools in California, Other States Ranked on Global Health Efforts
Details of Report
For the report, not-for-profit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines reviewed 59 schools across the U.S. for their performance on various metrics, including:
- The amount of money each school invested in biomedical research that could benefit low-income populations (Robbins, U-T San Diego, 5/12);
- Commitment to licensing "medical discoveries" to promote access and affordability among developing countries; and
- Whether the schools offered its students access to opportunities for global health engagement and education (UAEM project summary, May 2015).
The top performing school was Johns Hopkins University, which received an "A-" grade (U-T San Diego, 5/12).
Meanwhile, the lowest performing schools, which both received "F" grades, were the University of Cincinnati and Wake Forest University.
Overall, seven California institutes were included in the list, and all but one were ranked in the top 20.
The California schools included in the report card were:
- UC-San Francisco, which ranked fifth with a "B" grade overall;
- Stanford University, which ranked 10th with a "B-" grade overall;
- UCLA, which ranked 11th with a "B-" grade overall;
- UC-San Diego, which ranked 13th with a "C+" grade overall;
- UC-Irvine, which ranked 14th with a "C+" grade overall;
- UC-Davis, which ranked 18th with a "C+" grade overall; and
- University of Southern California, which ranked 28th with a "C" grade overall (UAEM report, May 2015).