About the Kiphart Center
The Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development was established to advance research, training, and community initiatives to promote global health, health equity, and social development around the world. Focusing on the social determinants of health, the Kiphart Center draws on expertise and resources from the University of Chicago to foster interdisciplinary work across the fields of public health, medicine, and the social sciences to build knowledge, train students, and incubate innovative interventions.
The Kiphart Center trains the next generation of leaders to contribute towards the goal of health equity through the following main initiatives:
“The Kiphart Center is unique, in that it brings together experts in global health and situates it in a School focused on the many factors that we know are related to health, with the vision to achieve transformative breakthroughs and improvements in the well-being of children, families and communities around the globe.”
– Deborah Gorman-Smith, Dean of the Crown Family School * Emily Klein Gidwitz Professor
Kiphart Center to launch at May 18 event focusing on global health efforts
Free event will include speaker Ertharin Cousin, panel discussion with UChicago faculty The University of Chicago will host a May 18 event celebrating the official launch of the Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development. Free and open...
$25 million gift to UChicago will support work on global health and social development
Commitment expands initiatives to address health challenges and social issues A $25 million commitment to the University of Chicago from the Kiphart Family Foundation will expand global health and social development research and educational initiatives to address...
Junior Faculty Award funds Alan Zarychta’s water system research in Honduras
Drought and extreme water scarcity throughout the world can fuel conflict that hampers growth, human health, and prosperity, according to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. This is exacerbated in vulnerable communities, particularly rural...