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Three Rutgers graduates who work in media, technology, and community engagement offer insight on professions that incorporate global health.
The serological testing will be performed in the laboratory of Maria Laura Gennaro, a professor at New Jersey Medical School’s Public Health Research Institute and a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to postpartum mental health, diseases of poverty, child feeding in farming communities, racial stigma in hospital care, and intimate partner violence.
On Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $25,446 for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
A grant from the New Jersey Department of Health is supporting the expansion of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Equitable Recovery program. Efforts are underway to help underserved communities in Essex, Mercer, and Middlesex counties offer residents accessible COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
Many courses at Rutgers address global health, including “Biomedical Technologies Design and Development,” a Fall 2022 offering taught by Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Umer Hassan.
A piece written by the Star-Ledger editorial board includes comments from institute director Richard Marlink about a model for global coronavirus aid that is similar to AIDS interventions in Africa and other regions.
Rutgers students are working to address health disparities and infant mortality, to understand why Black and Hispanic women are hesitant to get vaccines, and on other projects that benefit society as part of a new initiative.
Botswana Cancer Initiative Leader Discusses Parallels with AIDS and Progress on Oncology Workforce Training
Refeletswe Lebelonyane is a physician, public health professional, and program manager for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health. In this Q&A, she provides updates on cancer care and prevention efforts in Botswana and reflects on her past experiences confronting HIV/AIDS in the African country.
COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, where the ballet is a member company, are part of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Equitable Recovery program. The clinics, which are open to the public, helped the ballet’s dancers safely return to the studio and stage.