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Universitywide Global Health News

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In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

In Nepal, a New Generation of Health Risks

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy, along with associated health risks for pregnant women and their children, is on the rise in Nepal. Through a Rutgers Global Health Institute seed grant, Shristi Rawal is investigating the extent, possible causes, and outcomes of this problem.

Rutgers Advances Work on Climate Action Plan

Rutgers Advances Work on Climate Action Plan

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health the world has ever faced. At Rutgers, a task force co-chaired by institute core faculty members Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons presented a 43-page report outlining an 18-month process to identify the strategies Rutgers will take to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.

Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States: How to Stay Healthy

Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States: How to Stay Healthy

Rutgers expert Debra Chew discusses the evolving outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus and advises on how to stay healthy. Chew is a former epidemic intelligence officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the medical director for infection prevention and control at University Hospital in Newark.

Rutgers Global Health Institute Establishes Student Council

Rutgers Global Health Institute Establishes Student Council

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.