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Designed to prepare students to lead tomorrow’s global health workforce, Rice 360° Institute for Global Health offers innovative undergraduate programs that engage students to design and implement new technologies to solve real global health challenges. Through the minor, internships, fellowships and Ph.D. programs, these early stage technologies are designed, evaluated, refined, deployed and scaled across the world.


We transform students into innovators and
ideas into sustainable solutions.


Rice 360º Institute for Global Health's innovation saves babies in Malawi


Mar 24, 2017

Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition

9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Applications available mid-December—check back!


Keynote Speaker: Tore Laerdal - Rice 360° Seventh Annual Undergraduate Global Health Technologies Design Competition


Bioscience Research Collaborative, Rice University

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June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020

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Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum has received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship. Richards-Kortum, the founder and director of Rice’s award-winning Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, is the first Houston scientist, the first Houston woman and the first Rice faculty member to win the award. 


In 2006, Elizabeth was a junior in high school in Waterford, Virginia and becoming a doctor was on her radar. On a whim, she and her mother, a physical therapist, emailed a small hospital in Malawi to ask if they could come for the summer to help. Six months later, the reply was: “Yes, come.” And they went, providing physical therapy and taking vital signs all summer long.


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