Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana

Project Map Spotlight: Advanced Stage Breast Cancer in Botswana

Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Botswana, and there is a dire need to improve timely access to care. Through research and training, the Botswana-Rutgers Partnership for Health is working to identify and address crucial deficiencies in information and support.

Project Map Spotlight: Improving Food Security in Tribal Communities in India

Project Map Spotlight: Improving Food Security in Tribal Communities in India

In Jharkhand, India, years of deficient rainfall have resulted in drought, leading to crop failure, food insecurity, and diminished livelihoods.This study is investigating the potential of indigenous foods in contributing to dietary diversity and nutritional value to improve food security in Jharkhand’s vulnerable tribal communities.

Project Map Spotlight: Reducing Health Disparities in Adult Vision Loss Via Technology

Project Map Spotlight: Reducing Health Disparities in Adult Vision Loss Via Technology

Adults are increasingly affected by progressive vision loss by age 65. Disparities in this health realm have broadened worldwide, but influencing factors are underexplored. School of Engineering faculty member Maribel Vazquez is investigating how emerging technologies—such as biomaterials, nanoscience, and microtechnologies—can work together to help address this inequity.