Biologist Shin-Yi Lin, one of the inaugural fellows, is working with state officials to implement Medicaid coverage for doula services in New Jersey. Research shows that perinatal doula support may improve birth outcomes—but it is often accessible only to those who can afford to pay privately.
In a lecture organized by Rutgers Global Health Institute, guest speaker Yehoda Martei discussed breast cancer care and outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Botswana.
The council, consisting of 52 undergraduate and graduate students from 19 different schools across the university, represents the student voice at the institute and will help foster global health collaboration across Rutgers’ academic disciplines.
Undergraduates enrolled in the Spanish for Health Professions program at Rutgers University–Camden are learning the specific language skills they’ll need to work as certified medical translators in their communities.
Rutgers welcomes senior government officials from Botswana to New Brunswick this month. They will participate in a leadership program as the next step in a unique partnership between Botswana and Rutgers that was launched in February 2019.