Lead-free housing policies and health-related social media are among the public health topics that Rutgers students are exploring through their internships with Believe in a Healthy Newark. The Rutgers University–Newark internship program is funded by a Global Health Seed Grant.
When it comes to global health, there is no off season. This summer, Rutgers faculty, students, and staff have been involved in diverse projects that address health inequities, both in the U.S. and internationally.
The serological testing will be performed in the laboratory of Maria Laura Gennaro, a professor at New Jersey Medical School’s Public Health Research Institute and a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to postpartum mental health, diseases of poverty, child feeding in farming communities, racial stigma in hospital care, and intimate partner violence.
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 undergrads majoring in social work are interning at New Brunswick social services organizations while also engaging in global health-oriented mentoring and education. This new internship program is a joint effort between the School of Social Work and Rutgers Global Health Institute.
Clinical oncologist Tlotlo Ralefala, the head of oncology at Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana and a collaborator with the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health, appears on the BBC News program Life Clinic to talk about her work and the rising burden of cancer in the country.
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 University Behavioral Health Care hired an additional 30 mental health clinicians this summer, specifically to work with school districts to promote the social and emotional health of the state’s students, teachers, and staff as the pandemic continues.