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Project Map Spotlight: Improving Food Security in Tribal Communities in India

Project Map Spotlight: Improving Food Security in Tribal Communities in India

In Jharkhand, India, years of deficient rainfall have resulted in drought, leading to crop failure, food insecurity, and diminished livelihoods.This study is investigating the potential of indigenous foods in contributing to dietary diversity and nutritional value to improve food security in Jharkhand’s vulnerable tribal communities.

Project Map Spotlight: Reducing Health Disparities in Adult Vision Loss Via Technology

Project Map Spotlight: Reducing Health Disparities in Adult Vision Loss Via Technology

Adults are increasingly affected by progressive vision loss by age 65. Disparities in this health realm have broadened worldwide, but influencing factors are underexplored. School of Engineering faculty member Maribel Vazquez is investigating how emerging technologies—such as biomaterials, nanoscience, and microtechnologies—can work together to help address this inequity.

‘A Floodier Future’: Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

‘A Floodier Future’: Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

Government scientists predict 40 places in the United States will experience higher-than-normal rates of “sunny-day flooding” this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Niño weather system, according to the Associated Press. Rutgers climate scientist and core faculty member Robert Kopp offers commentary about the “repetitive flooding that disrupts people’s lives on a daily basis.”

A Healthy Serving of Nutrition Knowledge

A Healthy Serving of Nutrition Knowledge

This summer, students in the School of Health Professions course “Global and Public Health Nutrition” are learning to recognize how determinants of health, health disparities, and accessibility of resources influence nutrition status for diverse populations.

Project Map Spotlight: Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Tobago

Project Map Spotlight: Epidemiology of Breast Cancer in Tobago

A step toward improving breast cancer prevention and control in Tobago, this project, led by School of Public Health assistant professor Adana Llanos and colleague Wayne Warner, involves the collection and analysis of detailed breast cancer surveillance and epidemiologic data.