“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.
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.
Rutgers Global Health Institute director Richard Marlink is quoted in this Los Angeles Times story about the stigma and discrimination COVID-19 victims are facing.