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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.

A Global Demand for Supply Chain Skills

A Global Demand for Supply Chain Skills

Climate change and large-scale disasters continue to wreak havoc worldwide. Core faculty member Kevin Lyons contributes his expertise in supply chain management to solve mounting challenges that affect the health of people everywhere.

For New Brunswick’s Poorest Residents, a Path to Better Health

For New Brunswick’s Poorest Residents, a Path to Better Health

Launched last fall at a Rutgers health clinic that serves the city’s homeless and indigent residents, the Health Passport to Healthy Living program encourages patients to actively track their health status using personal “passports.” Robert Wood Johnson Medical School faculty and students are leading this initiative.

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Prevention, Treatment Efforts Reduce HIV Infection Among Transgender Women

Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection, but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population are still needed, especially among those with lower income or people of color, according to a study led by core faculty member Henry Raymond, an associate professor at the School of Public Health.

On Rutgers Giving Day, a Snapshot of Collective Impact

On Rutgers Giving Day, a Snapshot of Collective Impact

During the 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $16,450 through donations from 162 individuals and challenge grants. The funds will be used to help Rutgers students and faculty confront health disparities, locally and worldwide.

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Examining Health Inequality, City by City

Public health faculty member Michael Gusmano expands his city-focused research to the BRIC countries, aiming to help policymakers focus their health efforts—and budgets—by pinpointing successes and disparities.

Dive in to “Water and Society” Course at Rutgers

Dive in to “Water and Society” Course at Rutgers

Global Health Education at Rutgers: An undergraduate course taught by Daniel Van Abs in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences introduces students to the politics of international water relations and the broad spectrum of ways that water influences societal development.

Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Video Series: Measles Outbreaks, Vaccination, and Public Health

Rutgers professor and pediatric infectious diseases expert Glenn Fennelly is featured in a five-part Contagion video series about measles. He discusses vaccination, individual state laws, exemption definitions, and the role clinicians and public health officials play in these measles outbreaks. Christina Tan, an assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey, is also featured.

Learning to Cooperate

Learning to Cooperate

Core faculty member Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of University Behavioral Health Care, discusses a Rutgers initiative to help New Jersey’s health providers better integrate behavioral and physical medical care.

Addressing Barriers to Surgical Care in Rural Ghana

Addressing Barriers to Surgical Care in Rural Ghana

Owing to a severe shortage of surgeons and surgical training in rural Ghana, many people are suffering—and dying prematurely—from treatable conditions. Faculty doctors Ziad Sifri and Harsh Sule created an online training program to teach surgical skills and diagnostic methods to clinicians 5,000 miles away.