Rutgers experts offer insight and advice on a range of topics related to COVID-19. This story will be updated periodically in order to share news as the pandemic evolves.
Rutgers expert Debra Chew discusses the evolving outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus and advises on how to stay healthy. Chew is a former epidemic intelligence officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and the medical director for infection prevention and control at University Hospital in Newark.
Every year, millions of people in developing countries die from tropical infectious diseases. Rutgers scientists are leading an effort to help researchers in these countries discover botanical compounds with medicinal potential.
During a seminar with the Rutgers cohort of 25 young African leaders, institute director Richard Marlink led a discussion about mobilizing three essential strategies to end the epidemic: follow the science, treat the whole person, and expand the health care workforce.
Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection, but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population are still needed, especially among those with lower income or people of color, according to a study led by core faculty member Henry Raymond, an associate professor at the School of Public Health.