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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.”
The pressing need for comprehensive mental health services for New Jersey’s young people—including youth in underserved and underrepresented communities—has inspired a Rutgers alumna to help transform youth mental health care and research in the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detecting signs and symptoms of malnutrition is essential for treatment and prevention. Rutgers faculty are teaching dietetic educators and clinicians in Malaysia how to incorporate this effective assessment.
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.
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.
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.