Coming up at Rutgers: a virtual symposium in collaboration with a Greek university and an annual global health fair that is resuming for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.
The School of Public Health champions a commitment to equity and social justice and prioritizes its global approach to health education, scholarship, and community engagement. Many of Rutgers’ public health faculty are engaged in global health, given the myriad connections between the two fields.
Faheem Farooq recently finished a three-year fellowship in hematology and oncology at Rutgers that included a one-month rotation in the ABC News Medical Unit and substantial involvement with the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health.
Following a pandemic pause, institute core faculty member Mark Robson once again guides students through a public health-focused study abroad program in Southeast Asia.
In an opinion piece published by The Star-Ledger, Chancellor Brian Strom, who also is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute, writes about the 10-year anniversary of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences’ integration with the university.
Institute core faculty member Cara Cuite, a social scientist, and Mason Gross School of the Arts program director Jackie Thaw, a graphic designer, collaborate with Hudson County Community College to create art, gather food stories, and engage community members.
The founding executive director of Rutgers’ Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice believes that health is “perhaps the most pointed area in which the discrimination against people who look different” has tangible impact. She cofounded the Black Bodies, Black Health project and is a core faculty member of Rutgers Global Health Institute.
This medical school office is a hub for many types of global health activities, which involve people throughout the school and places around the world, including the school’s local communities in New Jersey and international partnership sites.
Recent educational events have featured presentations on supply chain resilience, digital communications, and financial goal setting. Helping small businesses is a way to address social determinants of health and help low-income and minority communities thrive.
Funded by Global Health Seed Grants, five faculty-led efforts will address disparities related to adolescent pregnancy and sexual health information, immigrant health care access, tuberculosis disease prevention, health communication training, and dementia among indigenous older adults.