Rutgers professor and pediatric infectious diseases expert Glenn Fennelly is featured in a five-part Contagion video series about measles. He discusses vaccination, individual state laws, exemption definitions, and the role clinicians and public health officials play in these measles outbreaks. Christina Tan, an assistant commissioner of health for New Jersey, is also featured.
Core faculty member Frank Ghinassi, president and CEO of University Behavioral Health Care, discusses a Rutgers initiative to help New Jersey’s health providers better integrate behavioral and physical medical care.
Owing to a severe shortage of surgeons and surgical training in rural Ghana, many people are suffering—and dying prematurely—from treatable conditions. Faculty doctors Ziad Sifri and Harsh Sule created an online training program to teach surgical skills and diagnostic methods to clinicians 5,000 miles away.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Rutgers scientists are part of a research team suggesting that bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals. Their “air bridge” hypothesis could shed light on how harmful bacteria share antibiotic resistance genes.
Tuberculosis researcher Christopher Vinnard of Rutgers’ Public Health Research Institute is developing a urine test that can pinpoint—easily and resourcefully—the effectiveness of patients’ TB treatment dosages. This new test would be more accessible to clinicians in low-income countries.