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Universitywide Global Health News

This page pulls together global health news from across Rutgers. To receive our monthly e-newsletter, a short, curated list of global health stories, events, and resources, subscribe to Global Health Connection.

Five Faculty Awarded Seed Grants

Five Faculty Awarded Seed Grants

COVID-19 testing, HIV prevention, opioid misuse, school readiness, and urban health inequity are the focus areas of five faculty-led projects that received seed grants from Rutgers Global Health Institute.

Radio Interview: Education Manager Arpita Jindani

Radio Interview: Education Manager Arpita Jindani

Global health involves many fields as well as local and international efforts. In an interview with the country’s largest South Asian radio station, Arpita Jindani of Rutgers Global Health Institute discusses COVID-19, food insecurity, community partnerships, and mobilizing volunteers.

Improving Cancer Care in Botswana: An International Partnership

Improving Cancer Care in Botswana: An International Partnership

In Botswana, there is a severe shortage of nurses who have advanced training in oncology and palliative care. To address the challenges this poses to the African nation’s ability to provide comprehensive cancer care, nurse leaders in Botswana and at Rutgers are collaborating to expand specialty education and training.

A Day of Unity and Global Impact

A Day of Unity and Global Impact

On June 17, Rutgers Giving Day, we came together as a community to support Rutgers students and faculty in confronting urgent global health problems.

Student-Produced Videos Offer Practical COVID-19 Guidance

Student-Produced Videos Offer Practical COVID-19 Guidance

“Masks?” and “Mental Health” are the first two videos in a COVID-19 educational series being produced by the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. Leading the project—and combining her passions, medicine and the arts—is committee co-chair Laura Palm, a medical school graduate and current doctoral student at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

On June 17, Help Rutgers Help the World

On June 17, Help Rutgers Help the World

On Rutgers Giving Day, supporters can help Rutgers Global Health Institute respond to global health threats, locally and around the world. The first $4,200 raised will be matched.

Health Care Lessons Learned from Other Cultures

Health Care Lessons Learned from Other Cultures

The experience of spending two weeks in Tanzania as part of a global health educational program opened nine Rutgers students to the realities of medicine in a low-income country. A portion of the donations to Rutgers Global Health Institute during last year’s Rutgers Giving Day helped support this year’s program.

The Real World of Global Health

The Real World of Global Health

The first graduates of New Jersey Medical School’s global health distinction program talk about what they’re thinking and feeling as they careen into the medical profession during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When ‘Global Health’ Hits Home

When ‘Global Health’ Hits Home

Much of Mansi Shah’s undergraduate experience at Rutgers has involved caring for marginalized populations, whether close to home or in another country. She’s come to understand it’s all global health, an outlook that will continue to inform her path long after graduation.