In Jharkhand, India, years of deficient rainfall have resulted in drought, leading to crop failure, food insecurity, and diminished livelihoods.This study is investigating the potential of indigenous foods in contributing to dietary diversity and nutritional value to improve food security in Jharkhand’s vulnerable tribal communities.
Rutgers Grad Inspired to Pursue Medical Career after Witnessing the Carnage of War Named Tillman Scholar
As an undergraduate at Rutgers University-Newark, Saul witnessed how social factors—poverty, education, food insecurity, transportation, and housing—impacted the health of people in his community. He felt compelled to explore solutions beyond the boundaries of the clinical setting.
Adults are increasingly affected by progressive vision loss by age 65. Disparities in this health realm have broadened worldwide, but influencing factors are underexplored. School of Engineering faculty member Maribel Vazquez is investigating how emerging technologies—such as biomaterials, nanoscience, and microtechnologies—can work together to help address this inequity.
Government scientists predict 40 places in the United States will experience higher-than-normal rates of “sunny-day flooding” this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Niño weather system, according to the Associated Press. Rutgers climate scientist and core faculty member Robert Kopp offers commentary about the “repetitive flooding that disrupts people’s lives on a daily basis.”
The pressing need for comprehensive mental health services for New Jersey’s young people—including youth in underserved and underrepresented communities—has inspired a Rutgers alumna to help transform youth mental health care and research in the state.