A study involving the all-women Nikumbuke Soccer League in Kenya is exploring the effects of women’s sports on social norms related to gender-based violence. Bloustein School associate professor Francis Barchi is collecting data via surveys, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews in the seven villages that have women’s teams.
The council, consisting of 52 undergraduate and graduate students from 19 different schools across the university, represents the student voice at the institute and will help foster global health collaboration across Rutgers’ academic disciplines.
Undergraduates enrolled in the Spanish for Health Professions program at Rutgers University–Camden are learning the specific language skills they’ll need to work as certified medical translators in their communities.
Core faculty member David Alland and fellow Rutgers researcher Soumitesh Chakravorty received the Edison Patent Award for developing a rapid automated tuberculosis test that shortens the time it takes to get a diagnosis from seven weeks to two hours.
A mathematician may not be an obvious choice when forming partnerships in health-related investigations, but the idea of applying math in ways that impact people’s lives is something that Benedetto Piccoli, an applied mathematics scholar, finds exciting.