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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On March 27, Rutgers Global Health Institute is participating in the fourth annual Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour event that inspires significant philanthropic support for hundreds of causes across Rutgers. Institute director Richard Marlink will personally match the first $500 in donations.