“Masks?” and “Mental Health” are the first two videos in a COVID-19 educational series being produced by the Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council. Leading the project—and combining her passions, medicine and the arts—is committee co-chair Laura Palm, a medical school graduate and current doctoral student at Mason Gross School of the Arts.
The first graduates of New Jersey Medical School’s global health distinction program talk about what they’re thinking and feeling as they careen into the medical profession during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A campaign led by graduate student Jack Hemphill is underway to collect, produce, and donate items that are in short supply during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rutgers Global Health Institute Student Council is responding to urgent local needs, such as PPE for health workers as well as food and personal hygiene products for community members.
The New York Times reports that the FDA granted emergency authorization for the at-home saliva collection kit that was developed at Rutgers by RUCDR Infinite Biologics. The laboratory’s COO and director of technology development, Andrew Brooks, said Rutgers has 75,000 test kits ready to ship and can process 20,000 tests each day, with a 48-hour turnaround. He expects other labs around the country to adopt it for their own use.
Rutgers experts offer insight and advice on a range of topics related to COVID-19.