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.
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.
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.
Corey Norton, a recent graduate and service award recipient, offers insights gained from his experiences with the Rutgers chapter of Engineers Without Borders.
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.
Umer Hassan, an engineer who is creating a lifesaving device that rapidly detects sepsis, joins the faculty at the School of Engineering and Rutgers Global Health Institute.