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Rutgers Global Health News
The health of women and girls depends on a complex interplay of biological sex differences and gendered social determinants. As a preview to the upcoming Anita Ashok Datar Lecture on Women’s Global Health featuring Planned Parenthood Federation of America past president Cecile Richards, Rutgers Institute for Women’s Leadership interim director Lisa Hetfield talks about the links among women’s health, family health, and global health, as well as the roles of passion and ambition in creating a more just world.
A new 4 Plus 4 Program at Rutgers enables aspiring physicians to explore their various interests and dive into global health issues as undergraduates. As long as they maintain a required minimum GPA and fulfill all pre-med course requirements, they are guaranteed admission to medical school.
African indigenous vegetables are loaded with micronutrients, but the residents of an urban slum in Kenya aren’t always able to reap the benefits. Rutgers food systems researcher Shauna Downs, with support from Rutgers Global Health Institute, is analyzing the local production and consumption of these nutritious crops with an eye toward improving health.
An international team that includes Rutgers scientists has made significant progress in developing a urine diagnostic test that can quickly, easily and inexpensively identify tuberculosis infection in people also infected with HIV. The findings were announced at the September 26, 2018, United Nations meeting on TB.
Do we still need doctors? Big Picture Science considers alternative sources of medical advice in a podcast that includes an interview with Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink, who offers “lessons from an AIDS fighter about ignoring the findings of medical science.”
Umer Hassan, an engineer who is creating a lifesaving device that rapidly detects sepsis, joins the faculty at the School of Engineering and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
President Masisi and his family attended the September 22 Rutgers football game as guests of Rutgers President Robert Barchi and his wife, Assistant Professor Francis Barchi.
There are nearly 400 academic courses and countless programs at Rutgers that address global health from varying perspectives. What’s in store for Rutgers students this academic year? Faculty discuss some of the university’s educational and experiential opportunities in global health, ranging from medicine and infectious diseases to social work, community development, and sociology.
Rutgers public health expert Christopher Ackerman teams up with a frog puppet to improve nutrition education in the South Bronx.
News 12 New Jersey interviewed Richard Marlink, director of Rutgers Global Health Institute, and Tanaya Bhowmick, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, about the safety, efficacy, and functionality of vaccines.