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In Memoriam: Maryam FarzaneganMaryam Farzanegan with a group of women and children in India.

In Memoriam: Maryam Farzanegan

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UCLA International Institute, September 7, 2023  Maryam Farzanegan, a longtime member of the UCLA International Institute, passed away last Saturday.

Farzanegan was affiliated with the International Institute for many years, where she taught Global Health 140 (Equity-Focused Program Evaluation in Global Health), Global Health 160 (UN Sustainable Development Goals: Path to Health Care as Human Right) and a 191 senior seminar (Health, Equity and Social Justice for Most Marginalized Groups: Global Perspective). She was an active participant in the Institute’s intellectual life. She had previously been a staff research associate at the UCLA School of Public Health.

She received her Ph.D. from the USC School of Education in special education with a public health focus and became a clinical associate professor of medical education at the USC Keck School of Medicine. One of the most beloved professors at both UCLA and USC, she was a kind, caring and wonderful human being who had touched many lives.

Farzanegan's research, teaching and personal interests focused on policies and programs related to the provision of equitable basic services for the world's most marginalized and underserved children.

Before teaching at USC and UCLA, she worked for more than 20 years at UNICEF in New York, Africa and Asia, as well as at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence, Italy.

Our deepest condolences to Maryam’s family and to all our colleagues, students and friends who knew and worked with her!


See XUNICEF blog post.