A grant from the New Jersey Department of Health is supporting the expansion of Rutgers Global Health Institute’s Equitable Recovery program. Efforts are underway to help underserved communities in Essex, Mercer, and Middlesex counties offer residents accessible COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
Many courses at Rutgers address global health, including “Biomedical Technologies Design and Development,” a Fall 2022 offering taught by Rutgers Global Health Institute core faculty member Umer Hassan.
Rutgers students are working to address health disparities and infant mortality, to understand why Black and Hispanic women are hesitant to get vaccines, and on other projects that benefit society as part of a new initiative.
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.
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.
Co-presidents Brooke Margolin, a public health major, and Laura Palm, a musician with an M.D. degree, talk about the effects of COVID-19 on Rutgers students’ lives, thoughts, and future plans.
Rutgers Leads Effort to Tackle Coastal Climate Crisis Through $20M National Science Foundation Grant
In collaboration with universities throughout the country, Rutgers is developing a plan to protect coastal areas increasingly threatened by extreme weather caused by climate change. Climate scientist and institute core faculty member Robert Kopp is the principal investigator.
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.
The curriculum uses health and wellness themes to teach language and literacy acquisition skills to pre-kindergarteners in New Brunswick who are dual-language learners from low-income Latino backgrounds.