Cancer epidemiologist Hari Iyer had considered becoming a medical doctor. Woojin Jung has done work related to data science, poverty, and international aid policy. These Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty members, now in roles focused on improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, discuss the unexpected directions their career paths have taken.
Faculty Research Leads to Global Health Impact
The principal faculty of Rutgers Global Health Institute are innovators. They’re confronting diverse global health challenges – the critical issues that affect everyone, and the complex problems that are especially detrimental to the most vulnerable among us.
Oncology Researcher to Join Rutgers Global Health Institute
Wilfred Ngwa develops technologies that integrate with radiation therapy to improve cancer treatment. He also chairs the Lancet Oncology commission on cancer in sub-Saharan Africa and advises the Biden Administration. He will be a professor of global health and radiation oncology.
Meet Yonaira Rivera, Who Researches Social Media Communication and Public Health
A core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, Rivera explores the roles of culture, community, and communication in public health. For her work related to cancer health disparities in Latino communities, she developed a qualitative research method to study how individuals use social media.
White House Announcement Highlights Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health
During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the White House’s Cancer Moonshot program highlighted several initiatives to drastically improve cancer outcomes in Africa. Two Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health efforts were featured.
New Training Program Addresses Cancer Care Knowledge Gaps in Africa
The program, called Cancer Kitso, is being developed by the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health to educate health care workers about cancer care and prevention. Pharmacists Joyce Kgatlwane and Jiyeon Joy Park discuss their involvement.
More than 5K Americans took their own lives using aid in dying laws, Rutgers study finds
Understanding the characteristics of the people who use the law is important because it raises questions about whether this end-of-life option is broadly and equitably available, says Rutgers researcher Elissa Kozlov.
Rutgers Giving Day Effort Supports Cancer Care and COVID-19 Response in Africa
On Rutgers Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising event, Rutgers Global Health Institute raised $25,446 for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
Botswana Cancer Initiative Leader Discusses Parallels with AIDS and Progress on Oncology Workforce Training
Refeletswe Lebelonyane is a physician, public health professional, and program manager for the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health. In this Q&A, she provides updates on cancer care and prevention efforts in Botswana and reflects on her past experiences confronting HIV/AIDS in the African country.
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.