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Drawing Attention to Women’s Health Challenges

Drawing Attention to Women’s Health Challenges

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.

New Rutgers Program Transforms Premed Student Experience

New Rutgers Program Transforms Premed Student Experience

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.

When Nutrition Isn’t on the Table

When Nutrition Isn’t on the Table

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.

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

Scientists Develop Rapid Test for Diagnosing Tuberculosis in People With HIV

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.

Skeptic Check: Heal Thyself

Skeptic Check: Heal Thyself

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.”

Global Health Innovator Arrives at Rutgers

Global Health Innovator Arrives at Rutgers

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.

The Year Ahead in Global Health Ed

The Year Ahead in Global Health Ed

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.

TV Interview: Rutgers Experts Discuss Vaccines on News 12

TV Interview: Rutgers Experts Discuss Vaccines on News 12

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.