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Meet Riva Touger-Decker, Whose Collaborations in Six Countries Address Nutrition, Tech, and Health Disparities
The institute core faculty member partners on education and training initiatives in several global health fields. Dietetics and nutrition, the role of communication and technology in health care delivery, and the relationships between discrimination and health inequities are among her areas of impact.
Rutgers students in clinical and non-clinical programs of study can volunteer to help with operations at the university’s on-campus vaccination clinic at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy in Piscataway.
In underserved neighborhoods in the city’s South and West wards, small business owners and local leaders are voices for their communities. Their input and guidance inform the rollout of initiatives to improve vaccination rates and help communities build resilience—a top goal of the Equitable Recovery for New Jersey’s Small Businesses program.
In an episode of the Bloomberg Balance of Power podcast titled “Responding to the Omicron Variant,” Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink talks about vaccination uptake, protecting older people, mask mandates, frustrations with government officials, travel bans, and holiday gatherings.
University experts in infectious disease, epidemiology, pediatrics, and global health share insights related to Omicron, which the World Health Organization has labeled a variant of concern.
Institute director Richard Marlink discusses social determinants of health in this NJ.com story about the Commonwealth Fund’s new report, “Achieving Racial and Ethnic Equity in U.S. Health Care: A Scorecard of State Performance.”
WHYY.org features the perspectives of New Jersey Medical School students Sebastian Acevedo and Angelica Lopez and assistant dean Ana Natale-Pereira related to a new scholarship program for medical students from underserved communities to become primary care physicians in Newark and surrounding towns.
Rutgers faculty member Simon Li, a principal investigator in the Rutgers pediatric clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, addresses questions about the vaccine rollout for this age group.
Rutgers Faculty Doctor Selected for National Training Program to Promote Diversity in Clinical Trials
Radiation oncologist Malcolm Mattes of Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is one of 52 physicians nationwide joining the Diversity in Clinical Trials Career Development Program, a five-year, $100 million initiative launched by Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation and partners.
Co-presidents Brooke Margolin, a public health major, and Laura Palm, a musician with an M.D. degree, talk about the effects of COVID-19 on Rutgers students’ lives, thoughts, and future plans.