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A study involving the all-women Nikumbuke Soccer League in Kenya is exploring the effects of women’s sports on social norms related to gender-based violence. Bloustein School associate professor Francis Barchi is collecting data via surveys, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews in the seven villages that have women’s teams.
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.
Core faculty member David Alland and fellow Rutgers researcher Soumitesh Chakravorty received the Edison Patent Award for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
A new Rutgers University–Camden health center affords residents access to free health care services and screenings without having to leave their Camden apartment complex.
In an op-ed for the Star-Ledger, Richard Marlink discusses the need to address cancer care and prevention disparities in sub-Saharan Africa, where aging HIV-positive populations face an increased risk of certain cancers.
The Lattimore Food Pantry ensures that tuberculosis patients—taking a cocktail of medications—are well fed for the six months necessary for treatment.