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.
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.
Among the many impacts of a new partnership between Rutgers and Botswana will be improved cancer care and prevention. Because a key challenge in Botswana is workforce capacity in the health sector, an early action item will be to train more clinicians to provide the specialized medical services that are needed in oncology and related fields.
Assistant professor Umer Hassan, who grew up in Pakistan, remembers being fascinated by the handheld tricorder used to diagnose medical conditions on Star Trek. Now, he is working to recreate some of that technology in real life. As an engineer and a global health researcher, Hassan is developing biosensors that can quickly and inexpensively detect infections in people living with HIV/AIDS in underdeveloped countries.