Climate change and large-scale disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. Core faculty member Kevin Lyons contributes his expertise in supply chain management to solve mounting challenges that affect the health of people everywhere.
Launched last fall at a Rutgers health clinic that serves the city’s homeless and indigent residents, the Health Passport to Healthy Living program encourages patients to actively track their health status using personal “passports.” Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty and students are leading this initiative.
Global Health Education at Rutgers: An undergraduate course taught by Daniel Van Abs in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences introduces students to the politics of international water relations and the broad spectrum of ways that water influences societal development.
Nursing science faculty member Susan Caplan, an authority on the assessment and treatment of mental health issues in Latino communities, offers practical tips for developing cultural competence while working in global health.
Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.