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The School of Public Health champions a commitment to equity and social justice and prioritizes its global approach to health education, scholarship, and community engagement. Many of Rutgers’ public health faculty are engaged in global health, given the myriad connections between the two fields.
Among the recipients of the 2023 Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Chancellor Awards are core faculty and staff members of Rutgers Global Health Institute, who are being honored for their excellence in community service; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and mentoring.
Influenced by family experiences and her early research on health outcomes for aging Black populations, Hudson has carved a professional niche in medical sociology. An accomplished research leader, the core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute is now a vice chancellor at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Exposure to common cold-causing coronaviruses may contribute to pre-existing immunity to COVID-19, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Virology Plus. Rutgers Global Health Institute assistant professor Bobby Brooke Herrera is a lead author.
Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health researchers review treatments that could improve outcomes for patients in a region where cancer rates are rising significantly. The study is published in the journal PLOS Global Public Health.
Faheem Farooq recently finished a three-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at Rutgers that included a one-month rotation in the ABC News Medical Unit and substantial involvement with the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
Following a pandemic pause, institute core faculty member Mark Robson once again guides students through a public health-focused study abroad program in Southeast Asia.
In an opinion piece published by The Star-Ledger, Chancellor Brian Strom, who also is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, writes about the 10-year anniversary of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ integration with the university.
Institute core faculty member Cara Cuite, a social scientist, and Mason Gross School of the Arts program director Jackie Thaw, a graphic designer, collaborate with Hudson County Community College to create art, gather food stories, and engage community members.
The founding executive director of Rutgers’ Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice believes that health is “perhaps the most pointed area in which the discrimination against people who look different” has tangible impact. She cofounded the Black Bodies, Black Health project and is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.